Tuesday, October 02, 2007

September Postcards

This month's postcards were a bit of a challenge. The colors were royal colors: blues, purples and gold. I saw this really cool technique on someone else's blog using bubble wrap, and I though, oooh, bubble wrap is sort of symbolic of how royalty is insulated from the masses.

Well, it took me forever just to pop all the little bubbles, first squishing and twisting, then rolling with a brayer, stomping on it, you name it. Then layers of gesso, acrylic paint, spray colorwash, and gold leaf that each had to dry before I could move on.

So here's what it ended up looking like:

After all that, I didn't want to cover up the bubble wrap to much, so I kept the postcards simple but tried to go with the royalty theme:

Next month's colors are orange and indigo. Hmmm . . .


Nona Parry said...

MINE!! I recognise mine! it's the Top one :-)
It really is splendid IRL! Definitely worth the time and trouble ;-)

Wendy said...

Fantastic. What wonders with a piece of bubble wrap!