Mark making on DIY Postcards

Finished DIY Postcards for iHannas DIY Postcard Swap spring 2020 #diypostcardswap

Let me just say that you can still join the DIY Postcard Swap , I’ll close it when I wake up on Monday (the 11th of May) and after that I’ll start sending out address lists to everyone who has joined this glorious anniversary year! Yay!

Don’t hesitate, you can make 10 postcards this weekend! I believe in you, and would love to have you join us.

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

But today I’m sharing two fun and colorful videos with you, of me finishing my own postcards for the swap. My hope is that it will inspire you to jump in, or simply do something creative for yourself this weekend.

Blue Postcards

If you haven’t seen part 1 and 2, it’s not required watching of course, but you’ll find them in my previous blog post Mixed Media Postcards Layers | Process Video Series, as well as on YouTube. I levitate toward warm colors, but I had fun also reaching for green, black and a lot of different blue colors when creating these postcards.

If you can’t see the video above here is the link: Diving into blue Postcards / Mail Art – Let’s make DIY Postcards [part 3 of 4].

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”

Finishing my DIY Postcards

In the last part of the series, I’m making marks and finishing the last couple of postcards I started with collage. They’re all pretty abstract, and I could have added more collage or a word or sentiment too, but I’m going to be content with them like this. Sometimes you’ve gotta know when to stop, and when to finish it up.

If you can’t see the video above here is the link: Finishing touches & Mark Making – part 4 of 4 in my process series of creating my postcards spring 2020. You can also save the entire playlist if you want to see them all in the right order, and videos from previous years when I’ve painted and collaged in different styles. :-)

I hope you like the process videos, let me know!

And like I already mentioned, you can sign up for the swap until the 10th. Yay!

7 Responses

  1. I always love your videos, Hanna. You are so encouraging and inspire me to be more creative!

  2. thank you iHanna, I love how bright and cheery your postcards are…this is such a wonderful way to connect with other creative artists! I’m ready to send all my postcards off from the UK to the USA!

  3. You make great postcards, Hanna! I love them.
    I’ve been making postcards too (for my favourite swap). Yours <3
    Haven't been joining for some time, and I am so happy I joined this time.
    Thanks for hosting this, Hanna! And thank you for making great blog post and showing the world so many fun, creative projects.
    Warm greetings from Norway.

  4. It’s always so much fun to watch you create! Thanks for sharing your process videos with us! I haven’t done abstract before, so this was an interesting peek into the process! Thanks!

  5. I am part of your postcard swap and loving it! It was such a thrill to mail the cards out, letting the art go off into the world. Now the anticipation of what might show up in my mailbox. I have received 2 so far, and I want to mail a card back to these artists. Is that something that others feel too? Do we mail back to the artists that sent us cards?

    I am so glad i joined and I look forward to the next swap in the fall. Thank you for holding this swap!

  6. OMGSH! I saw these when I finally went to visit like and subscribe and save a BUNCH of your videos from your YouTube channel! I’m starting these with my 11 year old today & we’re going to gather a bunch of friends addresses & send out positive sayings on them. We will be enveloping ours cuz of COVID germs & travel germs smidges etc. I need to get her working on art again & over summer learning some kindness & laying-it-forward actions! She has an LD & we’ve always focused on catching up in school but, this is a great summer to focus more on caring, love, kindness & how to spread it. If I can get her to do some rocks I might do that too. Thank you for these videos so many new fresh ideas!

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