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Turn annoying magazine subscription cards in to beautiful artwork.
You know how annoying it is to open a magazine and have to rip out all of the subscription post cards! I just hate it. I also hate when the fall out and make a mess. So I decided to use them for art and now when I open a magazine, I’m always happy to see them. I know it sounds nuts, but if you can make just a few things that annoy you work for you in some way, you’ll be a lot happier. Trust me on this!

(Photography by Auxy Espinoza)

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects » © 2019 Mark Montano / Simon & Schuster · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a framed decoration. Subscription Card Artwork - Step 1
    Step 1

    Working on some newspaper, tape around your subscription card 1/4 inch all the way around.

  • How to make a framed decoration. Subscription Card Artwork - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill in the area with your tempera paint.
    DON’T WORRY: If you can see the printing underneath, that’s part of the art!

  • How to make a framed decoration. Subscription Card Artwork - Step 3
    Step 3

    When the paint dries, ink your rubber stamp with the embossing ink pad and press firmly onto the painted area, making sure to center the image.

  • How to make a framed decoration. Subscription Card Artwork - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sprinkle the gold or silver embossing powder while the ink is still wet. (you will see the particles stick to the stamp's design).

    Set the embossing powder with your heat gun or hair dryer.

    DON'T WORRY: If your paper warps. Just press it overnight in between some books.

  • How to make a framed decoration. Subscription Card Artwork - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove the tape and place your card in a simple frame, and you've got some great art!

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artjunkie *.
artjunkie *.
pretty. i like the blue ones
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Coreeoreeo
Coreeoreeo · San Antonio, Texas, US · 1 project
a blow drier will work?? right??
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Ashley H.
Ashley H.
I have this book, and it is so awesome.
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
amazing
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