I’d like to share some things I’ve been doing with vintage postcards to create one-of-a-kind cards and display pieces. Most of them don’t involve painting, but what artist can resist working with these wonderful turn-of-the-century bits of art and the amazing array of papers and embellishments available today. Color, texture, glitter and glitz!
For this first piece, I covered the top of an unfinished frame with torn pieces of postcards that were either too damaged, or just too ugly , to use in any other way. I painted a violet on the upper left corner, mounted the postcards on pretty paper with transparent photo corners, added a gold sticker embellishment and distressed everything with a spritz of walnut ink.
I made this little display piece by mounting a card onto a pre-cut photo mat covered with scrapbook paper. I cut an opening in the paper so the writing on the back of the postcard would show, and embellished with paper roses that I made, beads, charms, stamps and stickers.
In my next post, I’ll show you some of the greeting cards I’ve made. They’re wonderful for any occasion, and the card isn’t just a greeting, but a gift as well.
By the way, the little display easels may be purchased here.