Wednesday, December 10, 2014

a layer of loveliness

Oh yes...winter....  Time for another iHanna DIY Postcard Swap!
This time I was torn between two ideas, and this one won out because it took less time...
...but at least I already have a plan for the Spring Swap!

For these cards, I was inspired by the leftover paint on some transparency film I use 
to hold my GelliArts printing plate down while I'm making prints.  
There was a bit of randomness here and there; 
haphazard, unintentional art, on this see-through surface.
And when I put it over some of the gel prints I made, it created this cool effect.  
This was the perfect project for me right now.  
Creating without thinking, just letting the layers create themselves.

I decided I would add some paint to the transparencies while I was making the gel prints.  
Just cleaning the brayer and allowing it to roll off the edge of the scrap paper onto the film, 
or cleaning the stencil and adding a "stamp" of sorts to the film.

I made quite a few gel prints, but I stuck to the Bristol (card stock) prints for the postcards.

It was fun seeing how the transparencies and prints went together.

I decided to sew the transparency to the card stock, and threw in a magazine clipping... inspirational word that would just "float" between the layers.

 And a sweet bonus!?  All the scraps of transparency and gel print that I have left to play with!

XO, Sarah


  1. Hi Sarah, your postcards are awesome & very creative. Love the colors and your idea a lot!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Hanna for visiting and for your sweet comment. And thank you once again for hosting another fun swap!

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  3. Dear Sarah,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard, "Discovery", that I received through the iHanna DIY PC Swap. I love the card and thank you for sharing your technique here. I really like the way the word floats beneath the transparency layer. Gotta love the mailbox art and I am so happy to have this in my collection. Be well, happy and enjoy your holidays, Ellen MikaBrown

    1. Hi Ellen Mikabrown. Do glad the postcard arrived to you and that you like it.

  4. Love the layers with the transparency and the words :-) Merry Merry

  5. I think my previous note got lost in the web...

    Thank you so much for the lovely postcard "Gratitude." I love the colors and the interplay with the background and the transparancy. The message is evs especially meaningful to me this time of year. I wish you the happiest of holidays. Nikki

    1. I'm so happy my card has meaning for you! Thank you for your sweet words.