Thursday, September 2, 2010

Postcard Art!




So....i used to be quite the traveler back in college. i studied abroad and also did a working internship at a design firm in London after graduation. Between the two summers, I visited the following places: France, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland, Germany, England, and Egypt. I collected postcards from each city and wrote my favorite things on the back. They've all been stuck on my parents fridge for the past 5 years.

Those were hands down the most special times in my life. I needed to include them in my new town home somehow so i decided i'd turn them into art :) You should know, no postcards were harmed in the making of this collage! they're too special to me so i made color copies of each one.


First step, cut out the postcards.


Next, get your frame. I used these shadow box style frames from ikea. i liked that they were already matted with a thick border. I took the matte board out and traced the opening on the backing piece. that way i knew my exact size and location where the postcards needed to be


Make sure you have a good spray mount. Cheaper ones wear off and peel quickly. Start spraying your postcards and placing them randomly on the backing piece.


Make sure to cover the square you traced completely. No spaces peeking out! :)


Once you're finished with that, you're done! Just put the matte board and backing piece back in the frame and close it. Easy easy easy :) and cheap too! only had to pay for the frames




Hope you liked my project! Let me know what you think :)

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31 comments:

  1. Hello! ...following your from Friday blog hops! :)
    I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!
    ...would ♥ to hear from you too! :-)

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    Best Regards,
    Des

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  2. What a great idea! Love it! I'm a new follower from Fun Follow Friday! Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and follow back.

    Andrea
    http://365daysoflifebehindthelens.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a great idea! Thanks for posting it.

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  4. love that idea! i have taken photos of my travels, printed them out in black and white, and they hang on the walls in my dining room. this would be a fun addition!

    stopping by from fun to craft

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  5. Oh I totally love this. Thanks for inspiration...as of now I'm trying to put together cheap wall art for my new apartment. I will definitely try this! Check out what I have so far on my blog (: http://michaelanoelledesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/you-are-my-sunshine.html

    Stopping by from fingerprints on the fridge feature yourself friday.
    Happy weekend!

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  6. New friend / follower from fun follow fridays... have a great weekend !!!
    :)
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  7. I wish we could do a little traveling..maybe in a few years :)

    Following from the Fun Follow Friday!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. What a fun way to be creative, use memorabilia, and relive your trips! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

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  9. I love this unique way to showcase your memories.

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    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com

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  10. What a fun way to remember your travels!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    Cheers!

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  11. Genius is what I think! Great idea instead of having old postcards gather dust.
    Following you from the blog hops. Stop by Dina's Days!
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  12. Super cute! Way to showcase something that means a lot to you! Great job!

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  13. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  15. Spotted your link at Whatever Goes Wednesday. I've got a bunch of cool postcards and no idea how to feature them. This is a great idea! You make yours look so nice.

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  16. Such a great way to display pictures of all the wonderful places you have visited. Great idea!

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  17. What a great way to display postcards. Love it! Stopping by from...It's So Very Cheri!

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  18. I am loving your postcard art idea. I never thought of that!! FUN :)
    I'm a new follower from WW! So glad to have found your blog, it's so cute. Hope you can stop by and say hi.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Shopper Gal
    http://www.shoppergal.com/

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  19. Congrats on your feature. What a great idea!! :)

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues
    http://www.mom-a-logues.blogspot.com

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  20. LOVE this idea. So creative!!! I think this is what I need to do for my NYC themed pool table room! LOVE IT!

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  21. Ooh, I love it! I even have two of these *exact* frames waiting to be filled with something lovely. Now I just need to start actually traveling so that I can have some fun postcards to put in them...

    Stopping by from New Friend Friday. Happy Friday!

    Lu of just Lu :)

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  22. What a terrific idea. I have all the postcards my sister sent me over the years when she was in the travel industry. I think the shadow box frame really makes it look like art.

    Hope you'll stop by, we're giving away a super Roxy girl's bedding ensemble for our weekly "Giveaway Friday" party. And take a look around Atticmag -- we have lots of design ideas :D

    Jane T. visiting from frugal friday

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  23. what a fun way to remember your travels! I wish I had taken the time to travel when I was younger and didn't have 4 kids! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  24. Very cool way to display all the fun places you've been. Thanks for sharing at Socialize with me Monday til Sunday.

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  25. You have been featured at SSB! Please check out your feature at the link below and feel free to snag my featured button for your blog!

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/09/mad-skills-monday-link-party-25.html

    Please visit again soon! xoxo
    Ginger
    SSB

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  26. This was one of my favorite projects from last week's Mad Skills party, and I will be featuring it tomorrow morning!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  27. Found you from Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. This is a really cool idea and SOOOO simple. Love it!

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  28. Very cute postcard art! Love it!
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  29. LOVE the way those turned out! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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let me know what you think :)