Recently I was asked "What is it you really do for your job?" So, I thought I'd show you what I do with a vintage postcard. In the beginning there was an old, old postcard... I bought that postcard, and proceeded to "fix it up."
That means, cleaning up all the ink marks, crease marks, color fading, removing the dirt marks. Now I NEVER, EVER change the original artwork. I'm taking the original artwork and bringing it back to how it looked originally. Some of them are so beautiful that it seems a shame that others, such as yourself, won't see it. This is why I do what I do.
The colors are only from that postcard. That is often the hardest part. Finding the cleanest part of the card to use. I NEVER, EVER remove an artist's name. That is their art, not mine! I NEVER, EVER remove a company name. They printed it and published it originally. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be seeing it. I always try to search for the artist and company to make sure I'm not using a product I shouldn't be using.
This is one postcard I worked on today. It took me an hour and a half to finish this. This is an easy one. Imagine how long it takes me to fix up a difficult one.
A great feeling of accomplishment! So, I hope this lets you know "what I do." If you have questions or have an old card you would like "fixed up", contact me.
So, Enjoy the day!! and Smile, the weekends almost here!
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