I have an extensive postcard collection, which you can view at my other blog, Postcards, etc. I am in a quandary about what to do with all those cards. Trash them? Sell them? Recycle? Use them? I find it hard to do any of the above. I do, however, scan them and use the images.
This collage uses a vintage postcard - a nifty fifty's one with the lady and the horse. How very Dale Evans. I have scanned the original, and used a smaller printed version of the card. I also used a vintage - original Cold Remedy label, original vintage stamps - to go with the post card-y theme, and store bought embellishments (rub-ons, stickers, etc.) My favorite thing, perhaps, is the quotation by Marilyn Monroe. I love using words in my collages! (I guess I can't help that I was an English major.) The entire piece is mounted on an 8 x 8 canvas and sealed.
I love the overall effect - a little vintage, a tad western, a little kitsch, a bit artsy. The message is fun, too. Who wouldn't agree with Marylin Monroe:
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I get to be a woman in it.