for making note cards from photos
Cardstock: One that I have used is
are lots of places to order the blank cards from and many different brands. Look
in the phone book under Paper Dealers or try Kelly Paper – www.kellypaper.com
Plus - www.paperplus.com. Aaron Bros.
carries Strathmore cards that have a beautiful deckled edge and come prepackaged
with matching envelopes. Be sure to get the
right size and color envelopes for the cards that you order
Spray Glue: 3M “Super 77” works best
Clean dry cloth
Crystal Clear Bags:
Order from Impact Images – www.clearbags.com
Turns out they also sell
the cardstock and envelopes now so you can order everything in one place.
Step 1: Get good quality photos done of your work and have 4 x 6 reprints made of the best ones. Remember that the notecard is going to be the exact picture so make sure there is nothing extraneous in the image and there are no shadows or other imperfections.
2: Get an old cardboard box.
At the bottom center of the box tape or glue down a riser.
The riser can be anything like a piece of Styrofoam or pieces of
cardboard glued together or a small box or whatever as long as it is smaller
than the size of the photo and high enough up that your fingers won’t touch
the bottom of the box when you grab the photo.
3: Place the photo picture side down on the riser.
Spray the entire surface of the photo back with the spray glue.
4: Carefully pick up the photo by the edges trying not to get the glue on
your fingers. Do not touch the front
of the photo, the glue will not come off and the photo will be ruined.
Center the photo over the front of the notecard and gently drop it in
place. Once it is in place it cannot
be moved so do your placement carefully. With
a clean dry cloth gently rub the photo down.
Allow to dry for a few minutes.
4: Sign the card. I usually put my
artist signature on the front under the photo.
You may also wish to invest in a stamp that has your name and copyright
information and any other info to stamp onto the back.
Step 5: Let the ink dry, then package in a clear
Step 6: Sell lots of them!!!!
You don’t have to use the entire quilt as the image. Use a close-up on an interesting portion. Several images can be derived from the same piece.
If the quilt is an odd size compared to a
photo’s dimensions, take the picture of the entire quilt and just trim away
the edges of the photo that are not the quilt.