I have put some analogue collage cards in the shop for the first time. Often I play with collage late into the evening and if you are on instagram you would have seen these posts often referred to as ephemeral. I have decided that I would keep some of them and make them cards. I use either Fabriano or Arches 300gsm smooth paper, sign them on the back and provide a brown Kraft envelope. These are original hybrids, great fun to make and are a bit dadaesque.
I always make cards for the Alphington Open Studios and have been told that they are sometimes collected and then framed by the purchaser.
The artwork in the shop can be posted Australia wide for free.
On a different subject I would like to tell you about Gertrude & Smith, a new venture by my son. He commissioned me to make some gift cards to include in his new on-line gift box (hamper) business. I have also been styling for his photographer and have had several of my paintings featured in his pictures.
Please have a look at his site and keep him in mind for that very special person you need a gift for. He is curating gifts from all over Australia, working with people that care about sustainability and are artisan small batch makers.
https://www.gertrudeandsmith.com.au/ and instagram: gertrudeandsmith