Recently, I was asked to help out a wonderful little girl from Pennsylvania with a class project. The teacher of her class asked that each child contact people from far and wide to mail them postcards.....hence, how I got involved. Not being one for the ordinary.....I opted to make Veronica a girly-girl in yo' face postcard unlike any that she or anyone else in her class would receive. Sit back and enjoy the tutorial.....
- 1 - 4" x 6" (3/8" thick) piece of wood, sanded
- Scrapblog.com creation
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Hot pink acrylic paint
- Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage (or any decoupage medium you prefer)
- Foam brush
The first thing you need to do is go to Scrapblog and create a front and back for your postcard (remember to even add your mailing address to your design). Scrapblog is an addicting program where your creations are limitless!!! It's very easy to play around in, and there are how-to's located on the website, if needed. Also, you can purchase points to obtain "extra special" stickers, backgrounds, etc.....but it's not necessary in order to create any project you desire.
Once you've got your Scrapblog postcard designed, click on "publish".....then click on "file" where you'll find "export as JPEG." You'll be asked to "download" your page(s), and at this point you can rename it and pick an area where to save it. I find saving it with all my pictures is much easier to locate, but that's totally up to you. Now on to the putting it all together!
Paint one side of your piece of wood with white paint, and let dry.
Once completely dry, paint on a second coat, and let dry. Do the same process on the other side of the wood.
Apply a band of black paint around the edges. Let dry completely, and then add a second coat.
When the black paint is completely dry, check for painting oops, and touch up, as needed.
Using the end of your paintbrush (one with a flat tip is ideal), add hot pink dots evenly spaced all around the edges. Let dry.
Take your Scrapblog creation and trim the excess paper away from your design. Do this for both pages.
Apply a light layer of the Collage Pauge to one side of your painted wood piece. Taking care, center one of your Scrapblog creations onto the wood. Then apply another thin layer of the Collage Pauge over that. Let dry completely.
Apply a second coat, and let dry.
Do the same process for the other side of the wood. Once you've completed applying your Scrapblog creations to the wood piece, add a coat of Collage Pauge to the edges. Let dry overnight.
Once the postcard has cured overnight, take a clean cloth and give the whole piece a good buffing to remove any tackiness that may remain.
Now that you're ready to mail your postcard, you will have to take it to the post office to have it weighed and posted. This is considered an unusual shipping material, and special fees apply. All said and done, it cost me $1.72 to mail.....but it was worth it for one lucky little girl in Pennsylvania!
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