Ok, if you have any troubles feel free to leave a comment or mail me.
Bone Folder or Spoon
Pens, pencils, crayons and paints such as acrylic washes and gouache work well also (basically anything that is flat)
You will need to cut a piece of card stock to 4inches x 6 inches, you could also use cartridge paper though you want something fairly smooth for the clear contact to adhere to. Index cards that are the same size and old dividers are good to use also (it also means you aren’t wasting them by throwing them out).
Draw your design onto the piece, you could also try experimenting with some small collage / paint into it, you can do anything that is able to be contacted over and not be more than a few mm thick..
Once you are done, cut a piece of clear contact slightly larger than your postcard, it will be easier to cover the whole piece if you slightly misaligned the two..
Pull the paper off the contact and leave with the sticky side facing up, place one end of your postcard to the contact and slowly and carefully from that end lightly attach the postcard to the contact, this will help to avoid any air bubbles. If you were to place it straight on top of the contact, chances are you would get bubbles and that’s a pain to fix.
Take your bone folder or spoon and smooth over the contact making sure it is well adhered to the postcard. (do this on a plastic surface such as a cutting mat so you don’t ruin another piece of paper and have more hassles than you need, it also works to keep the piece more stable while you rub it down).
Turn the card face down and carefully trim the edges off, I recommend a metal rule for this as you wont cut into it and will have a clean edge.
Draw a line down it and add some in for the address (you can leave the other side blank if you wish) make sure to leave enough room to write in the address).
Voila! Your postcard is ready to be written on and mailed!
I would love to see your postcards if you make some!