Friday, April 22, 2016


Hello everyone,

Today it is my turn to share a project with you. I have made a postcard with a little step-by-step to show you how I made it. As always I'll start with showing you the finished article.
I suggest you get a nice cuppa and sit down and enjoy !

And here is how I made it :

I finger painted a pre-gessoed piece of card stock with 4 colours of Dina Wakley's acrylic paints and also some white by Americana. 

FInger painting is great fun and you have a lot of control. 

This is how it looked after I finished... 

Next I used a Dylusions Stencil and with the same colours of paint I started stencilling. I used a blending tool for this. 

I did the same with the white paint and this is how it looked. 

I thought it was a little too bright and decided to put a wash of diluted white acrylic paint over the top. I liked this much better. 

Next I used this number stamp and some Archival inks in similar colours to add some interest. 

Here is a close up of how that looks. 

Next I stamped the fence (a complete list of the stamps I used is at the bottom of this post). 
As you see the stamp doesn't quite reach the top and the bottom of the card but with a black pen that is soon corrected... 

Here is how that looks.. 

Next I stamped the Rooster directly onto the card and onto some Mixed Media paper. I also stamped the word Wanderlust and cut it out. I used some of the pink paint to go around the sentiment for extra interest. The Rooster on the MM paper was cut out and glued onto the one on the card. That way your stamped image looks perfect even if you didn't cut it out perfectly. 

And here is the finished result after I glued everything on the card. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


ginag said...

Love your sense of whimsey, maybe your rooster art will continue and we will see where the wanderlust will take him!

Renee said...

Love it! Thanks for the tute!!

Paulien said...

Great Tutorial, Corrie! Luv' all the bright colors and the stamps you used!

Roz M. said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I really like your beautiful background - thanks for the great tip about using the black marker pen to "extend" the stamp design: brilliant!