Wednesday, August 8, 2018

ART FROM THE ROAD: Sunday Postcard Art (08-05-18)

The challenge this week at Sunday Postcard Art had me dusting off more art supplies! The owner of this site, Mandy Chilvers, is also hosting and has asked us to use some form of "crackling" in our artwork.

The result of crackling always makes me think of things vintage so I decided to use something from my Tim Holtz' paper doll collection. I found a scrap of designer paper in shades of brown and I trimmed it to the size of a standard postcard (4" x 6"). I adhered the designer paper to an index card to give it some stability and then added some color around the edges using a blending tool and Ranger's Distress Ink in "Gathered Twigs."

Next, I applied a medium coat of "Rock Candy," the clear Distress Crackle Paint from Ranger. After drying several hours (allowing the paint on the surface to "crackle"), I added more "Gathered Twigs" ink over the top to try to get some color between the cracks. I adhered some washi tape across the bottom to ground my two vintage friends, then stickers from my Tim Holtz' "Chitchat" collection.

A couple of close-ups to better show the crackle finish:

What a fun challenge! Please take some time this week to be creative. It's great therapy! If you would like to participate in the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, you will find the details here.

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  1. I love those Tim Holtz images, Kay. You've created a perfect card for them, and shared with us the story of the card's creation. Thanks for sharing! Well done.

  2. fantastic Kay. those layers of crackle are divine

  3. These two pals make me smile, and your use of the crackle is just perfect...inspired, my friend!

  4. This is fabulous Kay, the Tim Holtz has always been one of my favourite crackles xx

  5. Gorgeous postcard!!!
    The Rock Candy crackle is my favourite forever I think, and this was just the perfect addition here.
    The tones, lovely ladies images, and whole composition is absolutely beautiful. I love your card in this vintage style!!
    Hugs, Coco


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