More mail art featuring people painted in silhouette using stencils.
I make these mail art postcards by painting the shiny side of the card (remember, I am using cardboard from discarded grocery product boxes such as cereal, ice cream pops, etc., so I mean the printed side of the cardboard). I let it dry very well. Then I take my cut-out person and use it as a stencil – I paint over the whole card in another color. When I peel up the stencil, there is a silhouetted person.
I use the painted stencil figures, too – these will appear, or have appeared, in other mail art or artist books or whatever.
Then, I pick some text at random and add it to the card. It is interesting to me how fitting these little bits of conversation seem to be for each person, without any effort on my part to make a conscious choice.
Reminds me of when you hear a snippet of talk as people walk by on the sidewalk or from the next table at the coffee shop. Just a little bit of intriguing conversation and then no more – it’s tantalizing!