Monday, January 31, 2011
#62 series, the process
I have a drawer full of folded up maps and am determined to use up a lot of them before the year is out. I used my paper cutter to cut strips out of several of them.
Then I used YES! paste, an all purpose glue, to adhere the strips to the piece of matt board I had selected. It was a messy process to do this, which I don't like. I don't like having sticky hands! I tried to create something that looked like a new place.
After the glue dried, which took less time than I thought it would, I turned the piece over and cut it up into 4" x 6" pieces (10 cm x 15 cm) I was able to get 4 postcards out of the piece and some scraps which I'll use a tiny art piece.
I decided to attach the butterflies, see previous post, using Golden regular gel (matte) medium. That worked nicely to dull the cards down.
I think these will make it through the mail machinery without a problem.
I'm going to try this method again tomorrow, to see if I can do a better job with the surface.
Oh, yes, I also like using Tombow double stick tape in the roll on applicator. Expensive but easy to travel with and good for large areas. I really like Uhu brand adhesives, but couldn't find the roll on at my locally owned art supply store and i do like to support them.
By the way, I do not get paid or get freebies by talking about these products that I use.