Tag Archives: mail art

Mixed Up

These postcards from June 2017 have a lot going on – paint, collage, India ink – even some of my handwriting practice work. When in doubt, just keep piling it on!

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Printed Matter

These postcards all contain print. You know how much I like print. Here is is, again.

Orange Purple Red Yellow

A family resemblance but then they do have their own characteristics, too. Postcards made in June, 2017.

Gesso First

When I make mail art postcards, I use recycled cardboard cut to size, and I usually paint or collage or whatever on the shiny side, not the soft, absorbent plain side. I like the slick feeling of that surface.

Except when I don’t, and I gesso over it with a thick coat showing the strokes of the brush.

This mail art postcard shows the latter art path in action – gesso and then colors and spatters on top.

The card was made in June, 2017, acrylics on gessoed recycled cardboard.

Repeat #3

This time I have returned to squares and rectangles. I tend to use the card as my inspiration, it’s shape, I mean, and starting from the outside edges paint into the middle. Sometimes adding scratches or bars or…

These postcards are from 2017, acrylics on recycled cardboard.

Repeat #2

I come back to favorite motifs more than once. Or twice. Or one hundred times, maybe.

These postcards are from September, 2017. Acrylics on recycled cardboard.

Repeat

I return to certain motifs again and again. In these postcards you see intersecting lines.

Acrylics on recycled cardboard, 2017.