1.) The first layer was the tissue paper that I glued on as a background with lots of yellow and some red and orange spots around. Secondly I made a template for a circle and created the yellow sun in the middle of the piece. While I waited for that to dry I used red paint to add circles around the edge of the postcard. After the yellow circle was dry, I covered it and spatter red/orange paint around the edges of it to show a sun blowing up of light. I did multiple layers of that until it looked right, and then added the text. I cut out letter shapes from a magazine and then glued that to the post card using modge podge. After that was dry I colored the letters yellow and outlined them in sharpie marker. After that I made random splatters of red paint around the edge and cleaned up the edges of the sun to have a sharper look. My final touch was some sparkles around the letters but not in the sun or on the letters.
2.) My word was "light". I portrayed it by using very light like colors like yellow, orange and red to represent sunlight. I made a sun in the middle exploding with light and colors. Then I just added the word "light" using cut out magazine pages. This I colored yellow, again the show off the colors of the sun. Then I just added random red design around the edge for some extra color.