What materials will be needed for work?
-Base for the postcard (I used a rectangle of white cardboard measuring 16×13 cm)
-Patched white paper, on which the pattern will be cut (in the size of a double-folded base for a postcard)
-Printed on the printer pattern, which we will transfer to paper
-Other ornaments: ribbons, beads, laces and so on (in addition I used feathers, because as a pattern I chose the silhouette of a bird)
-Barochka for water
-Paint (better gouache, because when drawing gouache uses less water than, for example, watercolor, therefore, the paper will not exhaust from excess moisture)
So, let’s get to work.
First, we will prepare the basis for the postcard. Take the cardboard, we put under it an unnecessary sheet or oilcloth, so as not to stain the work surface and hanging the desired color in the palette, we will do a color stretching.
I used the blue color and gradually added more and more white gouache to it, resulting in a smooth color transition that would very well serve as a background for the postcard.
If desired, you can decorate a few pieces of cardboard in this way in order to choose the best one for the idea, and use the others with a different design or for another idea.
In any case, they will not be wasted for nothing.
The next step is to transfer the pattern from the printout to thick paper. To simplify this process, you can attach a printout and a white sheet to a window or other transparent flat surface and translate the drawing. You can draw your pattern, drawing on a ready-made template. Here, everyone chooses his own. When the drawing is transferred to paper, we begin to cut it with a clerical knife. Be sure to place an unnecessary notebook, a stack of paper or oilcloth under the picture – the working surface will remain intact and it will be much more convenient to cut out.
When the pattern is cut, the final step is to connect all the details together. We glue our “clipping” on the basis for a postcard and decorate it, as fantasy tells us.
Here such a postcard is obtained from completely unpretentious and improvised materials.
Creative success to you!