Chris Dunmire runs The Creativity Portal. If you’ve never visited, do take a peek. You may never come back, but I’d rather have you slip into the rabbit hole of wonder and creativity than not see it. Chris is turning 40, and wants postcards. You don’t have to ask me twice.
I wanted to make a collage postcard for Chris, something that expressed a wish and was fun to make.
After some thought, I wanted to send Chris the traditional three magic wishes. Because Chris is a powerful woman, I wanted the wishes to be women.
Three women, watching the dawn of a new year, each with the power of a wish. One represents travel and international friendship, one represents color and self-expression, one represents words and thoughts–all happy, of course!
Start with a base of Strathmore, ready-cut 5×7-inch watercolor paper (cold press). I cut out the cloaks–from a map, a piece of shaving-foam marbled paper, and a book page. Then I cut out the hair from black paper and sprayed it with a product called Goosebumps Texture Spray by Tsukineko. The spray adds a gloss and speckles. I used it to add gloss and texture to the hair, to separate it from the background.
When I was done, I created a morning sky with the marbled paper, added a mountain horizon with black paper that covered the rest of the card. Then I added the three wishing wise women and their hair.
Of course, the second I completed the card, I wanted to make a series–lighter background, different cloaks. Maybe different hair. It might be irresistible to try.
Happy Birthday, Chris!
–Quinn McDonald loves making single-page art journal sheets that she brazenly calls postcards and mails.