Postcard 03/02/10 was fun to put together. I started by applying a thin coat of gesso to the postcard. While it was still wet I took and ordinary plastic bag from the grocery store, crumpled it up, and smashed it down on the surface of the gesso. It left this wonderful lacy pattern. I felt it still needed more though. I wanted to keep the lacy effect so I needed to keep whatever I did light. I took some yellow watercolor and did some swathes of color on the card. Then I took a very watery brush of black watercolor and painted along the edges. The paint began to run and I tilted the card this way and that to get some more somewhat lacy effects. I love the way the edge of the watercolor sections have a bit of a dark outline. This feels sort of map-like to me. Oh, and if you click on the image you get a much better view of this one.