These are the four different (from usual) techniques I tried here.
First, collage, which I admire very much when made by others, but have never quite got the hang of.
Second, stamping, with which I challenged myself in this previous post and am trying again. I made the paving by making a stamp for the paving stones and stamping with copper on to navy blue card.
Third, using shiny paper foils. I love foils, especially the ones with patterns and text. I have dear friends who selflessly provide me with sweetie papers.
Fourth, monoprinting on glass, using shiny paints and watercolours. If you're wondering what the white bits are, they are the remains of pieces which were collaged on but were hurriedly taken off. It's a challenge.
Gave it a photo-editing spritz and made it lighter, to become the top part of the postcard background.
Then painted a page to make the "curtains",
added sequins and beads,
all of which made the postcard.
A strange flower rises from the paving.