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.
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.