Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do Not Disturb ATC

I had some extra images that were similar to the Do Not Disturb postcard I made a few weeks ago, so decided to make an ATC version. I am auctioning this one on Listia:

Do Not Disturb - Original Collage ATC/ACEO. Check it out -

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fancy Jewelled Hat Pins

I've made these in the past for some swaps and decided to join a few more swaps recently since they are fun and easy to make. I also made a few extras to sell. I'll probably put them up on Listia. If they do well there, I'll make more and put in my Bonanza shop.

Several are unmatched as I didn't have more than one of some types of beads. But, I think they turned out well!
You can find my Fancy Jewelled Hat Pins on Listia!

Destination First Class Postcard

I really like how this postcard turned out. I'm really getting in the mood to ride my bike more, so this postcard is a reflection of that. This was made for a swap.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Grocery Box Postcard

I've joined quite a few swaps on swap-bot recently for trading handmade postcards.
This one is to use part of a box or carton, such as a cereal box, etc. I don't eat processed faux food, but there are some real foods that come in containers of some sort. So, I adapted the little cardboard 'wraps' that go around the tubs from cream cheese, etc. I think they worked quite well. I mounted them on thin posterboard with Scotch Permanent Glue Stick and coated the front and edges with one thin coat of Plaid Royal Coat Découpage Finish.

This one is going to The Netherlands. My scanner cut the right edge off the image - both sides match, so it should look like the left edge with the cow's head and the text intact. It is 3 pieces of the package cut to fit the 4x6 inch postcard.
This one is going to Canada. This one was a little tricky as the 'box' was so small, but it worked out with a couple of little extra pieces to fill in the slot where the plastic lid came through (bottom left, above the Meyenberg name.)

I have several more postcard swaps coming up in the future. But, tomorrow I will be making several sets of beaded hat pins. I've made a few of these in the past year & they are kind of fun to do. I try to make them look a bit vintage, so we'll see if I succeed again. I'll share my results here tomorrow night.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mail Art Postcard

I just made my first postcard! I made it for a swap. I really like how it turned out!

I used some poster board, cut to 6 x 4.25 inches. I made the graphic for the back of the postcard in PSP.
Then, I used some images that came in on today's junkmail and a little text sticker for the collage.
I used Scotch Permanent Glue Stick to adhere the graphics to each side of the poster board. Then I covered the front and edges with one thin coat of Plaid Royal Coat Découpage Finish.

I like how it turned out! I will be making more of these in the future. They are just a larger version of an ATC (Artist Trading Card)!