Today after meeting my accountant to talk about taxes, I spent the afternoon working on finishing up my Inspirational Card Deck Swap hosted by Jennifer Brogan over at "In Search of Dessert". I will be shipping the cards out next weekend or sooner if they are dry. I had already added quotes and paint and stickers and stamps to the fronts. Today I worked on the backs to adhere my personal information(name,blog,etc.) that I had printed onto mailing labels, outlined around those stickers with crayons, and hand-printed my on-earth location with permanent marker. Then I edged each card in gold or silver leaf pen. I am thinking I want to spray them with a sealer, but am a little nervous about lettering smearing or their not drying quickly for mailing. Does anyone have suggestions for what sealer would be best? They are not due until the 29th, but I was allowing plenty of time for delivery. Plus it doesn't seem quite right to drop them on her on the very last day. This picture shows the backs before I finished hand lettering and edging. When I complete the set I will post a picture of the fronts.
I also sprayed the back of my Seuss inspired ATC's from my post earlier this week with various inks through my Julie Fei-Fan Balzer stencils. Then adhered my info on those. These are some of the designs on the backs.
Next I created three more ATC's. I had cut old Christmas cards to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rectangles. I then lightly brushed on gesso to mostly but not entirely obscure the designs and colors. I did both sides at once, so when I laid them down on the table, they got squashy designs on them that are so pretty. I decided to tangle some of them and add Silks Acrylic Glaze and glitter. I left some of the card peaking through on each one. I also finished the backs of those cards with the ink spray as on the cards above.