February 27, 2008

Postcard Art

Before starting, I like to pull all the materials together for color and composition. The base for the project is a piece of plywood cut down to a 5x7 size. Next glue the background paper onto the plywood and trim off the extra with a sharp knife. Place the postcard in the middle of the paper and adhere it and any other embellishments. It's time to get out the drill and put some holes in the upper right and left corners. I think it would be nice to drill a hole in the bottom center to add a crystal drop. Feed the ribbon through the wholes and tie off. It is fun to use pinking shears for a bit more interest on the ends of the ribbon.
The great thing about this project is that you can personalize it with family pictures, memento’s from a trip, a mini picture or other three dimensional embellishments. It might be fun to make a collection of these and arrange them on a wall that otherwise might be left empty. Clip art is very easy to find now on CD's and the subject matter is endless!

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