Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - School

This week's theme is school.  For my postcard, I painted the background with black gesso.  The background images (pencil and numbers by Oxford Impressions) were stamped using white gesso.  Vintage inks were sponged over the white gesso to add a tint of color.  Edges were also gessoed and tinted with ink.  The photo is from Rock Candy Studios and the words are computer generated.  Fun theme!  The colors didn't translate quite right after being scanned but that sometimes happens. (EDIT: I took the piece down and reworked it by adding yellow acrylic around the edges.  This seemed to improve it a bit!)  To see other school themed postcards, check out Sunday Postcard Art.

16 comments:

Lori Saul said...

This is wonderful Dianne- it really captures the essence of an aspect of shool- there were always (those) boys! It was all a part of education- not just book learning. Beautiful and thoughtful work here!

libbyquilter said...

love this one~!!~
perfect images to carry your "class clown" idea~!!~
one of my favorites for sure~!~

:)
libbyQ

Martina2801 said...

WOW - this is just so stunning! Amazing interpretation of the theme.

herminesplace said...

Fantastic :o)

Darlene said...

What a great postcard!!! Reminds me of all those class clowns who would create trouble in the classroom.

Rhonda said...

This is great! Didn't we all have one or two of those in our class? Cheers!

Femmy said...

great card!!

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful card, love the whole idea

Hella said...

Love the idea. There were always those kind of kids...super!

peggy gatto said...

Perfect, wish I had thought of this !!!!!
Also, loved the comment on my blog about your daughter's calender, being your calender!!!
So true!!!!

Limar said...

Love your twist on the theme, and the colors :)

terri d. said...

perfect photos for class clowns. love your postcard, made me laugh tonight!!

Judy said...

Brilliant card, Dianne, there was a class clown in every classroom, dare I say it was sometimes ME!

Cindy McMath said...

Oh my gosh, Dianne this is fantastic! What class didn't have at least one or two clowns - these fellows fit the bill perfectly. Love your background. Thanks for explaining your process.

Cindy :)

Michelle Murphy said...

great piece..we were playing with gesso yesterday in stamp group and it was so much fun.

Dayna Collins said...

Great image, great use of it! Thanks for making me smile.