Postcards in the making

Paper 1

Hi there! I hope you’ve had a beautiful weekend? Mine was great. You can still sign up for the DIY Postcard Swap, but later next week I am closing the swap and will start sending out addresses via e-mail to all +200 participants. If you haven’t gotten your addresses by Friday, please check your spam folder and then contact me and I will re-send them your way ASAP!

Paper 1 cut into 4 postcards

I have been blogging for 10 years, but this is the first time I’m writing a post and publishing it from the air, in an air plain! Let’s see how it goes… I have been traveling this weekend, but a while back I started painting a few sheets of watercolor paper, covering them with acrylic paint. I did the same thing for another batch of postcards for an earlier DIY Postcard Swap. I really love this way of working.

Paper 2 for postcards

I’ve been painting in one sitting, and then turning the paper over and cutting it into four equally sized papers to use as postcards. This time around, except for painting squares of color, I also used some of my precious tissue paper.

Paper 4 for postcards

I am thrilled every time I find a patterned tissue paper. I especially can not resist one that is polka dotted, and now I have several in different styles in my collection. I recently bought a new gel medium and that’s what I am using to adhere the tissue paper to the dried painted papers. Then when everything is dry, you get to make the postcards.

Cutting 4 postcards from one paper
I love turning the pieces over to see what I get. I love making postcards!

Curious of what kind of postcards other’s are making for this swap round? Check out this post, and feel free to sign up for the swap if you’re a quick crafter. Postcards should go out before next weekend.

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11 Responses to Postcards in the making

  1. jenny says:

    hi hanna-looks like your blog post from the air was a success! congratulations on 10 years of blogging!!!!! so happy i’ve found you and thank you for all the work and inspiration you share. i think your blog is one of THE best blogs i’ve ever seen. colorful-fun-creative-inspiring-always a joy to see your posts :))) i have my postcards all ready to go, it’s been so much fun, i wasn’t sure what direction i wanted to go but once i started playin…it all came together like magic! can’t wait to get them in the mail and start finding postcards in my mailbox =)

  2. Susan C Hammond says:

    Hanna,
    What gel medium are you using? Any you don’t recommend?

    • iHanna says:

      Hi Susan, I won’t recommend any special brand, because the one I was using here is Swedish, and I haven’t found one that I can’t use. My recommendation would be to buy a small bottle of what ever and see if you like it! I usually work with a glue stick, but for tiny words and tissue paper I like gel medium. :-)

  3. Linda says:

    Just finished scanning my cards for my first time in this swap. I can’t wait to get my list and send them out.

  4. Lisa says:

    ooooooh drool !! these are AWESOMNESS !! now firstly I have to say thank you too as This is first time Ive joined a postcard swap and now Im obsessed ..I cant even remember how I found you but glad I did !! secondly yessss please tell what Gel Medium do you use ?!

    and back to your beautiful postcards wow im so in love with them .beautiful pops of colours.

    mine are on my blog.

    hugs xo

  5. Simone says:

    I am looking forward to sending my postcards out. Can’t wait to see what I receive! I have had fun making the postcards. I love reading your blog. Great job with 10 years of blogging! x

  6. Prairie Jill says:

    Ooh, these look gorgeous!! I’ve just finished addressing my 10 postcards and will take them to the post office tomorrow and send them on their way. I loved making my cards, and am eagerly looking forward to receiving cards. Thank you so much for hosting the swap, Hanna!

  7. Chris says:

    Okay, sweetie, I just printed out my labels, glued on my backs, and am ready to fine tune my postcards and send them out. And LOOK at what you’ve done! Your tissue festooned postcards look wonderful! I have to admit, I don’t have much patterned tissue paper and what I do have has been given to me. So I really want to go out and look for patterns now! It’s so delicious looking, isn’t it?

    Off to read about your 10 year blogversary! I remember when I first heard about you from Diane’s podcast, and then bought your first book… you’ve been a delight ever since.

    xo
    Chris

  8. Polka dots just make me happy – it’s a fact of life. Your cards are marvelous. And I love that you give yourself a little surprise/treat by cutting and then turning the paper over to see what’s appeared. How fun!

    Many thanks to you for organizing this delightful project.

  9. Claire says:

    Your postcards are lovely! The colors you use are so happy.

  10. Sarah says:

    Hanna! I love these bright and beautiful creations! I was so happy to receive on of them in the mail! Thanks for once again arranging your signature swap. I look forward to it every time! XO

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