This week Sunday Postcard Art has chosen to inspire us with an Asian theme. I have a lot of Asian-inspired stamps and ephemera so I actually made three cards this week because I couldn't decide on one approach.
The first card is all just stamping on acrylic. The sequin waste stencils on the top right and bottom left of the card were done with gold acraylic - which really does not show to its full advantage, just like today's ICAD (sigh).
Next I treated my bingo card substrate with ecru light bodied acrylic. Normally I use gesso before painting over but the ecru has a lot more opacity than the fluid acrylics I'm used to using so I thought one coat of that would be plenty. I also swiped down the centre of the card with Black Cherry Stayzon ink and added more stamping before adding a beautiful Geisha image from ARTchix Studio.
Last, I got an envelope with some Asian wrting on it and tore it up and added it to my card before painting. Using gesso as a base this time over the envelope and the bingo card, I then painted with Quinacridone Gold acrylic. I stamped that lovely lily (or at least part of it) along with the faux Hong Kong postage and then dabbed around the edges with burnt umber acrylic. Then I added the beautiful Geisha image, also from ARTchix Studio.
Visit Sunday Postcard Art to see the work of everyone else who is playing along with this week's challenge - and anyone can join in so why not make your own Asian-themed postcard? a note about the size of my cards - they are all 4X6 in real life, but depending on their orientation they look like they are different. I make them the same width when I scan them because if I don't, they can turn out to be giant-sized, consuming many megabytes of server space (and just looking odd on my blog).