Subscription Card Artwork

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, a...

Turn ordinary magazine subscription postcards into simple, yet fun artwork, inspired by Mark Montano's project found in "The Big Ass Book of Crafts".

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Step 1: Materials

To do this subscription card artwork project, my way, you will need...

  • subscription postcards from magazines
  • paints in dark colors, like black, green, blue, red, or grey
  • blue painter's tape
  • 1" wide flat brush or sponge brush
  • several old magazines
  • X-acto knife or scissors
  • spray adhesive
  • Mod Podge
  • simple picture frames (not shown but optional)

Step 2: Prepare and Paint Subscription Card

First, tape off 1/4" of border with blue painter's tape. Then, add a layer of a dark colored paint; here I'm using blue. Let dry completely before removing the tape.

Step 3: Add an Image

Cut out an image from an old magazine and use spray adhesive to attach it to the front of your painted card. Let dry completely.

Step 4: Complete!

Now, you can hang these up on your bulletin board or put in a few picture frames!

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