I LOVE postcards. I love sending them, receiving them, and just collecting them. I love postcards from vacations, museums, restaurants, and especially postcards that are handmade. These postcards were inspired by vintage hand-colored photographs-
I used an inkjet printer to print photos from trips onto watercolor postcards. Then I painted them delicately with watercolors- just highlighting a few areas with color. Don't flood your print with water, you may lose some detail of the printed image.
Here are some hand-colored photographs for inspiration-
Image via 16 Stone Vintage
image via Nono's photos
Image via servatius.blogspot.com
Remember, just because you're back from your travels doesn't mean it's too late to send a postcard- people always love to hear about a vacation!