Monday, December 18, 2006

My Postcard: Mystery Poem Postcard # 5

I was working on an artist trading card swap using only junk mail so I had saved the junk mail that arrived in the last few weeks.

The entire background including the black color and the gold edging was from a DKNY advertisement.

I needed an image of a man who this woman might not be attracted to. I selected this man’s face from The Wall Street Journal. I left the charts to show that he possibly is a boring business man who this sexy woman may not be attracted to.

I wrote the poem on the computer and printed it off on the printer. It was too stark white so I added color with a Ranger brand distress ink applied with a stipple brush.

A top coat of Golden acrylic gel medium in soft gloss was added. The scan of the postcard shows little lines and those are just the lines of the clear gloss sealer, in real life those are clear and those are just brush strokes. I wanted to seal it so that it would be more durable in the mail.

The size is approximately 4x6 inches.

This was for a swap-bot swap. You can read more about the rules and how the poem's words were found in my other blog entry, here.

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