October 14, 2011

WDD Postcard Exchange: Technique Video #1

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Sign up for the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange HERE!

My inbox was been bursting with emails from people signing up to participate in the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange! I’m thrilled to pieces with the response this project has garnered thus far. International Diabetes Federation, which organizes World Diabetes Day, is helping to spread the word, so I’m waiting a few more days to allow more participants to join. Right now, I intend to email the names and addresses of postcard buddies to all participants late next week, but if that changes I will let you know here on the blog and on the Facebook page.

I know people are excited to get that information, but even without a name and address, I hope you have either started making or you’re contemplating a postcard design. I want this project to be as easy as possible for everyone, and I don’t want anyone to spend a lot of money on art supplies, or any money for that matter, if they don’t want to or are unable.

This video is to help if you’re feeling unsure about how to get started. I designed the postcard in this video for those who would like to use things you probably have in your home. I use a catalog/magazine and all-purpose glue for the collage technique, but collaging is wonderfully versatile. You can use any kind of paper, like magazines, colored tissue, construction paper, patterned paper, a variety of different adhesives, and you can use scissors, or you can try tearing paper to create a more textured look. Like I say in the video, this is only an example of what you can do. Take the idea, alter it, and make it yours!

(Note: When I say “5 1/2″, I meant “3 1/2″)

Check back in a few days for how to make a simple postcard for less than $5 using inexpensive, basic art supplies. Happy postcard making!

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7 Responses to “WDD Postcard Exchange: Technique Video #1”

  1. Karen G says:

    Waaaa, you only used the FOOD BOX in the making of the post card. I was really hoping that eating cookies while crafting the post card was a required element. :( Oh well, I may just have to eat cookies while crafting anyway!!

  2. Kelly Booth says:

    I agree with Karen, I think cookies should be a required part of this project!

  3. kim says:

    great video. i have to get started on my postcard idea, and now i have a place to start! thanks leeann 8)

  4. Michele Towne says:

    Thanks now I know how I’m going to do mine!! But it will be a little different!!! I have a lot of stuff in my house with kids and all!! I’ll get going on it on Monday morning when everyone is out of house today Sunday I’ll collect the stuff!!

  5. shannon says:

    thanks for the tips, lee ann! gonna get started on mine soon!

  6. Kate says:

    Perfect! Thanks for the ideas. I am SO not a creative person but I’m very excited to participate in this project!

  7. Nadine Hammond says:

    Thanks for the tips! I am looking forward to making my postcard, and doing the pen pal thing!!

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