Some Altered Vintage Postcards by me, iHanna. Enjoy.
Each swap round I try to experiment a bit with my postcards. I mix it up, change things around, try new ideas and techniques. This time I started on unused, vintage postcards as the base, and added lots of acrylic paint on top of them. Some are covered, some still has a bit of the motive peaking through.
After a not so happy start smashing paint and bits of tissue paper on some of the vintage postcards, I finally made peace with them and finished them this week. The new pink Posca pen I bought came handy in helping me feel artsy, and finally actually liking my postcards! I went over almost all of them with the pen nib, and made them polka dotted. The combination of pink + dots makes me happy, and I hope that they make the recipients happy too!
Then I looked through my pen pouch for a good black pen, to write some kind of message on each postcard. Even though I have lots to chose from, I couldn’t find the perfect pen… So in the end I decided to try my very abused steel nib calligraphy dip pen and some black ink. I have seen so much beautiful calligraphy lately in my instagram feed, but it was a long time since I practiced this art form. My Lamy Safari was empty, so I used the dip pen and did a few test swirls, and then just wrote out some messages about creativity and happiness. Not perfect, but perfectly imperfect and quirky fun. I hope.
Happy Wishes to you!
Altered Vintage Postcards
PS: Next weekend I’m posting Spotted Photo Theme of Christmas, looking through photos from past years. If you’re into photography you should join and post your own compilation of Christmassy photos!