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Make It : Watercolor postcards

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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

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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!


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