Here are some mail art postcards. How did I make these? First, I cut out some figures in various poses. Then I selected some already-painted postcards. I set the figure on the postcard and then painted over the whole thing. The figure acted as a stencil.
When I peeled up the figure, I had a stenciled postcard and a painted figure to go into some other composition later on. Some postcards got some words to say and others are just quiet pictures.
Try this technique. It’s always a surprise what will emerge.