Mail art postcards

A conversation with a friend about pen pals prompted me to think about sending out some actual mail to a few friends and family just to let them know I was thinking about them.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerentityHill.com #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaIn this age of electronic mail, it is always nice to receive a physical reminder that you are thought of and mail art postcards are quick and fun to make!

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerentityHill.com #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaHere are the supplies I used:

  • Watercolor postcards
  • Watercolors and a small brush
  • Baby wipes
  • Doodling markers and pens
  • Acrylic paint and makeup sponges
  • A couple spray inks
  • Modeling paste
  • Handmade stamps + letter stamps and black ink pad
  • Words from magazines and glue stick
  • A variety of stencils

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerentityHill.com #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI started all the postcards by randomly adding watercolors to all of them with a baby wipe. This is a quick way to lay down a background.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerentityHill.com #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI then chose a stencil for each card to create a feature element. The stencils used above were the the Graffitti Bit, the Painted Cat Bit, the Circled Face Bit and the Radar Remnant.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerentityHill.com #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI also used the Family Bit, the Sequin Waste Bit and the 6×6 Tatting stencil. For some of the postcards I sprayed through the stencils, some I added modeling paste, and some I added paint with a makeup sponge.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerentityHill.com #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI then had some fun with my markers and pens, and finished off the postcards with a phrase of some kind that I have been collecting from magazines. Now to pick the recipients of some fun mail art postcards!

Thanks for joining me today!

Consie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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