Art Joy Postcards – Share and Care With a Card

Hi Messians, this is Clare with a super versatile tutorial for the season of Ubuntu.  What better way to share some joy with family and friends near and far than by sending some snail mail? I will tell you what is better – hand made snail mail!

Hi Messians, this is Clare with a super versatile tutorial for the season of Ubuntu. What better way to share some joy with family and friends near and far than by sending some snail mail? I will tell you what is better - hand made snail mail! Supplies -Mixed media paper pad 11”x14” or any paper which will be stiff enough to hold paint and be sent in the mail -Selection of heavy body acrylic paints in a complimentary palette -Plastic card -Palette knife -Texture making tool -Pens and pencils for mark making -Newspaper to keep your surface paint free -Metal ruler and knife or a paper cutter For these postcards we get to create with abandon as minimal or hectic as you like on a sheet of mixed media paper which will then get cut into smaller artworks and sent out in the mail

Supplies

  • Mixed media paper pad 11”x14” or any paper which will be stiff enough to hold paint and be sent in the mail
  • Selection of heavy body acrylic paints in a complimentary palette
  • Plastic card
  • Palette knife
  • Texture making tool
  • Pens and pencils for mark making
  • Newspaper to keep your surface paint free
  • Metal ruler and knife or a paper cutter

 

For these postcards we get to create with abandon as minimal or hectic as you like on a sheet of mixed media paper which will then get cut into smaller artworks and sent out in the mail.

 

 

Art Joy Postcards - share and care with a card

Art Joy Postcards - share and care with a card

 

Action  steps

  1. Paint lots of different sheets of paper using a variety of colours and textures.
  2. Doodle or write all over the dry pages.
  3. Cut them up and write lovely notes to your friends.
  4. Repeat!

CLARE

Clare is originally from the north of England and has lived in the mid-west of America since 2003. Her workplace is the local library where she is a part time librarian, which is good because she loves books. Her favourite part of art journaling is the opportunity to create with no pressure and usually no finished idea in mind and the chance to create a sketchbook and fill it up however she wants!

10 Comments

  1. Anna Wukich

    Yes! I’ve been doing this with cereal boxes. It’s really fun.

    • Alyssa Rothwell

      Oh that’s a great idea! 🙂

    • Clare Etheridge

      Such a good idea!

  2. Phill Rushmere

    These are great Clare! You know I love me some snail mail!!

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  3. Debbie Bamberger

    Yay! I’m doing it!

    • Clare Etheridge

      Hurrah! Can’t wait to see.

  4. Julia Bethmann

    Looks so fun, love your color choices!

    • Clare Etheridge

      Thanks, they are very fun to paint!

  5. Maura Flood

    These are great, Clare. I’m going to make some in my favorite bright colors, and maybe another set for Halloween/Dia de los Muertas. Anybody want one? Just send a message on IG to @mauramagpie

    • Clare Etheridge

      What a good idea! I bet they will turn out really well.