The second batch of Postman's Knock postcards were posted yesterday and the one I made has been received and I have also received the one made for me.
The theme I was making for this time was 'Rust' and it was for Sue.
|"You rest you rust" by Helen Hayes|
I found the quote by the actress Helen Hayes,
"You rest you rust".
I made a paper collage background, lightly gessoed. On top of this I did a gel medium transfer of Helen Hayes
(I was really pleased how this came out,
not having been very successful before).
I stamped the quote onto masking tape
which I tore into strips and stuck on.
I edged the postcard with Distress embossing powder,
creating the circular rust marks the same way.
Finally I coated the card with several layers of Mod Podge. Interestingly, when I did this the masking tape
became quite see through.
I have also received the next interpretation of my theme,
"Yee ha! Ride 'em Cowboy",
this time created by Jill.
Jill explained to me in an email that she made her way across America in Greyhound buses in 1977 and had kept a bagful of ephemera from that time, convinced she'd need it sometime - she was right! She was also rather worried that it was too tatty - well as you know, as far as I'm concerned there isn't anything that can be too tatty!
She used original maps, Greyhound bus information, superb images, and a lot of thought!
This front flap opens to reveal this..........
which further opens up to reveal this........
Then on the left hand side you see this.........
which opens up to show this........
and this is in the middle.
I think I've shown it all - I tried to photograph it in its entirety but it didn't really work.
This superb panoramic postcard is an absolute treasure, and treasure it I will.
Thank you, Jill.