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How To Make Easy Art Postcards

Posted by Kim Dellow

Making an art postcard to send someone is a beautiful way to show them that you are thinking of them. Why not try these simple but effective watercolor postcards?

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Hi, it is Kim Dellow here with a simple but effective watercolor postcard for you to try. These are just perfect for making in bulk and are a great way to send someone a quick art note to say that you are thinking of them! They work really well with this gorgeous bird stamp from Hero Arts but you can use other stamps too, they do not have to be silhouette stamps they could be patterns stamps or more detailed stamps if you prefer.

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Here Is What You Will Need:

  • Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise
  • Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Pen Ivory
  • Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Pen Dark Chrome Yellow
  • Hero Arts Clear Color Layering Stamps Bird & Branch
  • Strathmore Watercolor Postcards Blank Postcards
  • Tsukineko VersaMark ink
  • Acrylic Block Starter Set 5/Pkg
  • WOW! Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
  • Embossing Heat Tool With Stand
  • Kitchen towel
  • brush

How To Make:

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Ink up the bird stamp with the VersaMark ink and stamp it on the postcard front, quickly repeat for the legs.

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Cover the ink with embossing powder then tap off the excess onto a piece of spare paper so that you can return it easily to the pot.

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Now heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

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Repeat the process, Steps 1 to 3, for the branch and leaves.

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Once you have built up your embossed image, press the Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brush Pens onto an acrylic block, this is going to be your palette.

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Pick up the ink on the palette with a wet brush and brush it in a rectangle over the embossed image. Add the different colors to different areas of the image.

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Before the inks dry, dab off any color from the embossing with a kitchen towel. Then let the project dry completely.

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There you have a lovely postcard ready to send to a friend or loved one whenever you want!

Kim Dellow