Monday 3 March 2014

Art Postcard - Life

Created for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge where the theme is "Newspaper", and also filmed for You Tube.  Since I don't buy newspapers, I used a commercially produced scrapbook paper with a vintage newsprint design.  This was torn up and added as part of the background.

Cardstock: Taffetta Smooth White  325gsm for the postcard & 160gsm for the fishtail die cut
Newsprint Paper - From Stash (Manufacturer Unknown)
Die - Die-Namics (Fishtail Flag Stax)
Spray Inks: Sticky Fingers (Autumn Gold); Glimmer Mist (Frost)
Archival Inks: French Ultramarine, Potting Soil
Versafine Ink: Black
Faber Castell Pitt Pen - Black (Brush Nib)
Viva Ferro Paints: Iron; Amber Gold
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint: Carbon Black
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist: Biscotti
Distress Tool: Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Ideaology: Gears, Numerals
Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer
Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Black Soot
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Damask); Tim Holtz (Stuff To Say)
Stamp Positioner: Woodware
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Ribbons from stash - Blue Polka Dot, Twill Tape (manufacturers unknown)
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Scor Tape


  1. Another amazing work, Rach0113! I have so much fun watching your videos and I love the fact that you actually take the time to show us the products and colors that you're using! Please keep these tutorials coming...I've learned so much from you!

  2. Oh this is really fabulous. And thank you very much for your you tube part.
    I love your design and color use. Thank you Anneke.

  3. So marvelous!! Love the colors and how everything looks like it belongs together. I have to try making this!! Of course, I say that when I see any if your works...

  4. This is such an amazing piece of art. I, too, always learn from you. Your attention to detail and knowledge of how to use products beyond their standard application always inspires me. Gorgeous layering and depth of colour.

  5. Brilliant postcard, and a great video. The colours are great, and I love the layout.

  6. As always your beautiful layering and artful techniques become beautiful pieces of art :) Collage is my absolute favorite art form; sometimes I get a bit down because I'm not better at it but when I watch you create a piece, somehow, in some magical way, hope bubbles up once more and you inspire me to keep trying. Thanks Rachel, just for being you xoxo

  7. Hi Rachel - this is typical of your beautiful work. I've actually found out how to follow you properly now so I'm not in any danger of missing anything you post in future! I'm in awe of you every day and you have had such an influence on my life so thank you for being so special and for adding something unique to this wonderful world of art.

  8. Wow! This is stunning! Great colors and images. I love this.

  9. ALWAYS amazing art from you. Love what you share. Love your style, color choices, and your You Tube tutorials. I have felt so inspired each time when I have seen one of your tutorials.... Thanks a Lot !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  10. I just watched your video on Youtube. So creative! Love your use of colour! Many thanks!

  11. It's always a treat to watch you great your wonderful mixed media projects and this one is no exception it is absolutely gorgeous - THANK YOU for taking time to take this time video and sharing it with us all.
    Warmest best wishes,

  12. Just found your work and really enjoyed watching you create a piece. Thank you for shareing your talent with the rest of us. As the others say what an inspiration. One question - on the You Tube video for this postcard it looked like some kind of bulb to spray the shinny finish. What is the instrument and what is the fine grained glitter? Thanks