I've put together a really cute and easy project just in time for Valentine's Day! I made this adorable little art piece that looks like a postcard... a great little gift that's ready to display or even frame!
I started off with a piece of cardboard left over from matting photos... I have a stack of 5x7 inch pieces that I rescued from a frame shop (I'm always looking for fun ways to use them). You can use the same type of mat board, a piece of cardboard cut from a cereal box or mailing box, or even a small canvas. I also doodled a little design on a piece of scrap paper... dreaming up ideas for decorating my postcard.
Next, I painted the postcard with two coats of acrylic craft paint (I used Americana paint in Spa Blue) and let it dry. I went back and added a scalloped border with white paint, too.
When all the paint was dry I used a fine tipped sharpie marker to add some details. I added little dash lines around the scalloped border, as well as a line to divide the address part of the card from message part. I used my best handwriting to add the words "post card" along the line... I've seen vintage post cards like this and thought it would be cute! Don't forget to add four lines for the address!
I thought my postcard could use a stamp, so I painted a little white square in the upper right hand corner. I used a pink marker to add a heart in the center of it, and my fine tipped sharpie to add detail around the edge.
Just add a message and address your postcard, then give it to the person you love!