They All Include Handwriting

Here are three mail art postcards, all including handwriting, and all using up scraps of this or that.

This bird postcard was made by painting a background (including the blue blob I later turned into the bird) and pasting strips of handwriting practice paper around it.

Next, I covered my cardboard surface with scraps of handwriting practice paper and glued on a little drawing. Voila! Done.

This card featured a painted background, letters stenciled on, and then some paper scraps added. Plus some scribbling into the paint.

People, save your scraps. They are useful.

9 thoughts on “They All Include Handwriting

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I think handwriting and print is beautiful just as an object. I’ve always liked it, no matter what the words were actually saying. And putting it in collage just seems natural. !

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    I love what your handwriting adds to each piece – it is another way for your personality to be embedded in your art work. The practice strips in the bird piece are almost like patterns. I think my favourite is the third piece because of the layering of the different forms of mark making and the way that fragments of handwriting are placed in the composition.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    I still practice my letter forms and writing sets of two letters together. It makes patterns, that is just what I thought, too. And I love the look of torn up scraps with just parts of words. The mystery…

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