It's that time again, for the Postman's Knock postcard swap.
It was my turn to make one with the theme of
Using a blended paper and gesso background, I did a gel medium transfer of a lovely bee
(many thanks to The Graphics Fairy).
Would you believe it, but this came out absolutely perfectly and this was the one time when I wanted to distress it quite a lot! So having transferred the image I set about distressing it with a small sanding block. With a soft cloth I then polished and polished and polished to get a totally smooth finish.
I composed a Haiku poem
"Humming to herself
Her spirit soaring free, soon
she was taking flight."
printed it off on vintage paper and stuck it onto the bee.
I 'grunged' the edges, added corner markers and further gesso'd this to soften the effect.
I then gave it a couple of coats of Mod Podge to protect it, although I sent this one in an envelope because the last 2 sent 'naked' got damaged in the post.
I know that Penny has sent the one she has made for me (with my chosen theme of 'Yee ha! Ride 'em cowboy!')
but the Bank Holiday weekend has delayed it's delivery:0(
I know it'll be gorgeous and I can't wait to get it.