What do these all have in common?
They're all recycled art cards made from empty boxes.
These are 4x6 Post Card Mail Art Cards, and yep you CAN send them right like this
Wanna make some"
OK.first you must find a few boxes and most any will do.
You can see here what Punkin and I mostly eat in the place of cookies and candy:(
here's one more
and a couple more even
so the first thing you do is to flatten your box so you have a canvas to play with
then you measure the size card you want to make
next you cut it out
and I generously applied Gesso for texture or "tooth" to the smooth card
and I used this thingy for laying down tile to comb through, but anything will work
then I took some alcohol inks and drizzled but you can paint or use anything for color
I then added a little chalk with a dry brush because it was looking to pinkish
and I decided I wanted more texture so I tore strips of tissue paper
and glued them all down with a medium glaze which works as a glue or "topcoat" sealer
and I trimmed it to the card size when it was dry
now the fun part is where you can just glue any images you have handy
and I smudged on a little more inks
and here I really wanted a heavy texture so I liberally brushed on some pink tinted beeswax and while it was still warm stamped some imaging with rubber stamps and then took a little brown wax shoepolish and rubbed it into the wax indentions
and of course I kept on adding more embelishments
and when I felt it was finished I added some quotations I cut from an old book
Who says ya need to run out and buy stuff?