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I FINISHED MY STARS I FINISHED MY STARS! The last assignment I chose to do was entitled Postcards from Magical Places (worth 3 stars.) The task: Design the front and back of a postcard that might be sent from the location of a movie or a work of fiction. Both sides of the cards must be created as graphics.

The front should use graphic design elements that provide a sense of place or use the classic motifs of old postcards (“Greetings from ______”)_, both pictures and text. The back of the post card should contain a stamp and postmark that fits with the theme of the movie, as well as an addressee and a message that fits the plot as well.

I had a lot of fun creating this assignment. I used GIMP to make my design. I based it on a work of fiction, aka my character Blair. It is truly amazing how much I have created for my character, and how each week her story is able to grow. This postcard comes from one of her first love, back in NYC. They haven’t spoken in almost a decade, but that hasn’t changed his feelings for her in anyway. I am really excited  to build  this story as the weeks go on.

I started off with this picture of NYC


I then added “Greetings from NYC” because that is about as cliché as a postcard can get. I then added this postcard template. A6 postcard template-2

in order to have something stable to put my postcard letter in.

I found an address for Blair by searching streets in Detroit. I then wrote the message, trying to keep it semi- appropriate for a postcard. The first thing I wrote was WAY too intense, and I will definitely save if there is ever a letter assignment.

The next thing I did was take a stamp and a post marker and pasted them onto my design.



I ended up having to crop the post mark so I would just have the New York one, since the card was coming from NYC. I had to figure out how to make it transparent so you could see the stamp underneath, and after some intense searching on GIMP, I ended up figuring out how to do it, and I am super pleased with how it turned out.

I just really liked this stamp that I found from the 60s, and I thought it fit well into the postcard. I also turned it black and white to add to the black and white of the postcard theme.


Here is my final piece.


I finished the week with 14.5 stars.




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