Tag Archives: collage

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.

Stencil Guy

These are all mail art postcards made using the same figure. Let me think how I did these…

I cut out the figure from a paint card. I like the stiffness of the cardboard and yet it is not too thick.

Then I took some already-painted postcards and did my work. The first two are stencils with some details added.

The last card is the figure itself – I turned it over to the non-paint color side (you can see the black painting seeping around the edges from when I used it earlier) coloring it yellow and gluing it down.

One figure, reappearing in multiple roles…

 

Going From One to the Other

 

Mail art postcard,

First I made the background of collaged magazine papers. Then I drew the bridge and other details with India ink. Last, the little red figure was set in place.

There, my part of the story ends, and you supply your own next chapter.

June, 2017.

Woman Wearing Glasses

These mail art postcards were made with found papers and two drawings from my little sketchbook of the head of a woman with glasses. I don’t remember where I drew her, or when, and she never knew it happened. Anyway, this is how it all ended up. I’ve put her in two new situations.

 

Ink Strokes

The postcards were made in May, 2017, using India Ink on top of a collaged background.

Lined Up

Here are some recent artist trading cards. I started with casual line drawings I had done here and there, glued them to the card with whatever else seemed to fit, and then added some paint. Or not.