Creating Your Own Mixed-Media Postcards taught by Molly Anthony
June 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CDT
Postcards are a fun and simple way to keep in touch with loved ones and to let them know you’re thinking of them. Sending a postcard with your own artwork adds an even more personal touch! In this class, we’ll talk about different options for creating your own postcards, requirements for sizes and postage, the best materials to use for mailing and discuss some options for postcard projects and swaps (including Wet Paint’s Summer Postcard Project!).
- You will need either pre-cut postcards or a larger sheet of heavy paper (watercolor paper works the best) that can be cut down into cards (minimum size is 3.5” x 5” and the maximum size is 4.25” x 6” to qualify for the postcard rate). Wet Paint has a selection of both pre-cut cards and pads of paper depending on the type of paper you prefer to work with. Keep in mind that it will need to be sturdy enough to go through the mail.
- Paint – acrylic and/or watercolor
- Brushes and/or palette knife or scraper
- Collage materials
- Glue or adhesive of your choice
- Your favorite pens, pencils, markers
- Optional items:
- Rubber stamps/ink
- Washi tape
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Molly Anthony is a writer and mixed-media artist living in Richfield, MN. For the past several years, she has worked to build a daily creative practice and find ways to incorporate art into her daily routine. In 2019 she began her third year of a 365-day art journal project. She finds inspiration during her morning walks with her dog and uses objects they find along the way as art tools and writing prompts. She developed her Found Object Creativity Kits as a way to inspire others to seek inspiration from unexpected places and one of her kits was featured in the 6th International Recycling Art Exhibition hosted by the Gachi Art Movement in South Korea in 2017. Her stories and artwork can be found on her Instagram account @mkranthony and her website TheFoundArtWalk.com.