Sarah’s Juicy Postcard Process

A mixed media process video and some fun mail art inspiration today, I hope you like it.

Postcard by Sarah G

I was thrilled when I saw that one of my long-time participants in the DIY Postcard Swap, Sarah, made a video on how she created her postcards for the last swap! I’ve made several videos myself of my postcard process, but it’s always fun to see how others approach it.

The above postcard was made by Sarah for me; I got from her back in 2017, and this one is from fall 2018:

DIY Postcard by Sarah - sent to me in iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap Fall 2018

Isn’t her art lovely? We’ve got a similar aesthetic so of course I love her postcards, although my messy process creates nothing as delicate and beautiful as these work of art postcards. And to be fair, I treasure all DIY Postcards I get in the DIY Postcard Swap and I’ve kept all of them.

Anyway, I thought I’d share Sarah’s quick video today, to inspire you to make some mail art yourself, and maybe sign up for the swap, if that is something that you’re into too?

Video: Sarah’s Postcard Process

Painting on magazine images…

If you can’t see the video embedded above click here and remember to leave a comment on the video, to tell Sarah I sent you!

If you make a video about your postcard process, be sure to let me know – I want to see it!

Sarah G (known online as Juicy*S) joined this year too, and she let us know:

I look forward to this swap every time Hanna organizes it! It is always a way to get inspired and I need this now even more than ever!

Here are a few of Sarah’s DIY Postcards from last year:

Postcard 1  made by Sarah G for iHannas DIY Postcard Swap #diypostcardswap #mailart

Postcard 6  made by Sarah G for iHannas DIY Postcard Swap #diypostcardswap #mailart

Postcard 9  made by Sarah G for iHannas DIY Postcard Swap #diypostcardswap #mailart

Postcard 4 made by Sarah G for iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap #diypostcardswap #mailart

Postcard 5 made by Sarah G for iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap #diypostcardswap #mailart

I long for summer when I see these. How about you?

In a blog post from last year, Sarah also wrote about making these postcards:

I have been swapping cards this way for 6 years! I had to look back at my posts and photos of all the cards I’ve made to figure this out. In the past I’ve managed to make more than the ten cards I needed for the swap, but for the past two swaps, I only made the ten.

It is a process of letting go when I put the postcard stamp on and drop it into the out-going mail slot at the Post Office. With only ten cards, it is a little more difficult to do this! I may make another batch like my recent cards, because it was so fun and I kept it pretty simple.

Then, I’ll have some originals to share with others. I always scan my postcards so I can have them printed (via Moo).

Read more about the swap I host here – and join us, it’s not to late!

2 Responses

  1. Hanna! My goodness, how honored I am to be featured here! I have been following this blog since I first started art journaling, longer than any other art blog. In fact, there aren’t many from that early time that I continue to follow. You continue to inspire me, and I LOVE your swaps. I, too have ALL of the postcards I have received over the years…so many that they have their own drawer in my art cart! Thank you, Hanna! XOXOXOXOXOX

  2. Thanks for sharing Sarahs process! Its always so much fun to see what styles and ideas other people are exploring!

    One of the things I really enjoy about your swap is the sheer variety of ideas and processes people use to make postcards for your swap! So much fun!

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