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Matte Postcards

Project Description: Create unique postcards with Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film.

Designed by: Sara Ferret

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


  • Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film
  • Brusho Watercolor Ink Crystals
  • Guillotine
  • Cadence’s Black Gesso
  • Cadence’s Texture Paste
  • Water
  • Ranger Archival Permanent Ink
  • Birgit Koopsen’s Carabelle Studio “Stitched Mixed Media Background” Stamp
  • AB Studio ID-284 Cross Stencil
  • AB Studio ID-258 Mima Molina
  • Faber Castell Gelatos
  • Plastic Spatula
  • Dryer
  • PC-1M Fine Tip Marker
  • PC-8K Posca Marker Pen
  • Paint Brush
  • Sewing Machine
  • Sabillo-All Watercolor Pencil
  • Stabilo’s Woody
  • Tim Holtz’s Stickers
  • Sarisdesara Sari Ribbon
  • Ranger’s Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks: Yellow, Blue, Green, and Pink

Steps to Make This:

  1. Start by cutting a postcard shape of 4 X 6” out of the Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film with the guillotine. (You can make 4 different chromatic postcards in yellow, blue, green, and pink).
  2. Use watercolor crayons like Ranger’s Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to draw circles of different sizes on each postcard. Make sure to use different shades of crayons within the same shade
  3. Add Brusho from ColourCarft pigments of a similar tone to one of the circles.
  4. Activate the pigment with water, the Matte Dura-Lar Film perfectly withstands the water and the heat of the dryer.
  5. Use the Stitched Mixed Media Background stamp with Ranger Archival permanent ink to stamp on our postcard. (You can select a different background stamp motif for this series as different sides will be stamped on).
  6. To create a bit of volume, use an AB Studio ID-284 cross stencil with Cadence texture paste and a plastic spatula, then blow-dry.
  7. Add a black touch on all the postcards by using another template from AB Studio ID-258 Mima Molina with Cadence’s black Gesso on a small sponge to apply on the postcard.
  8. Use Stabilo’s Woody 3 in 1 wax, with the same tone as the of the same tone, in one of the circles, which we already have drawn on each of the postcards, we make a circle around it.
  9. Afterward, I used Faber Castell Gelatos in the corner of the postcards, making three rectangles all the same colors as the postcards.
  10. Then use PC-1M Fine Tip Posca Markers Pens to make doodle-style writing on each of the postcards.
  11. You can continue to use these markers to make splashes. You can use paint from the marker by pouring paint and give the marker small strokes with scissors or a slightly heavy tool.
  12. With the black PC-8, K Posca Marker Pen makes three dashes in three corners of each postcard.
  13. Then use the black Sabillo-All watercolor pencil to mark the entire outline of the postcard and with a wet brush to activate the outline color.
  14. With a sewing machine freely sew the entire outline of the postcard and then the circles.
  15. Lastly, sew a piece of Sarisdesara Sari ribbon onto the postcard and add the feeling on top of the ribbon or where you’d like. You also have an option to add Tim Holtz’s stickers.
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