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Travel Postcard for the Discoverer


Travel Postcard
By: Chris M. HerrmannArtistic Guide

Finished card size: 3.75" x  5"

Post card (River City)
Script (Hero Arts)
Lily Pad Postage Stamp (Another Stamp Company)
Canceled postage lines (Stampa Rosa) 
Assorted postage marks (unknown)
1 piece matt card stock 
Sepia Ink Pad (Ranger Industries)
Distress ink pads - (Ranger Industries) 
   Vintage Photo
   Tea Dye

Nick Bantock Collection - (Ranger Industries)
   Sapmoss Green
   Vandyke Brown
    Damson Plum
    Cerulean Azure
Jet Black Archival Ink Pad (Ranger Industries)
Adirondack pens: Pesto, Butterscotch, and Stonewashed (Ranger Industries)
Paper cutter of choice
Small sponge cut into several pieces


  1. Stamp Post Card image onto card stock with Sepia Ink Pad.
  2. post-card-1

  3. In the upper right corner, stamp large postage stamp in black ink. Stamp over image with canceled postage lines in Sepia. Add color with pens. 
  4. post-card-2

  5. Stamp script to left with Cerulean Azure.
  6. post-card-3

  7. Add assorted postage randomly on page moving stamp a bit while stamping, to give a double stamped or blurred look.
  8. Starting with Tea Dye ink on a sponge and eventually changing to Vintage photo, add color starting at the edges, working towards center.
  9. post-card-4

  10. Wasn't that easy? I make these and use them as book marks. Don't forget to sign your work.


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