Saturday, July 12, 2014

Circus Mail Art Part One

Hello it's me Tera again here with a super fun 2 part Circus Mail Art series. 
I love this awesome plate of rubber, It is super awesome with the new USPS Vintage Circus postage.

Stamps used: 

Admit One Ticket 1 1/4 x 2 1/2Striped Border Arrow 1 1/4 x 2 3/4Strong Man 3/4 x 2 1/2Zoltar Machine 2 1/4 x 4Circus Lady 1 1/4 x 3 1/2Bearded Lady 2 1/4 x 2 1/2Shoes Hanging From Wire 1 1/2 x 5Circus Strongman 3 3/4 x 3 1/4Spinning Swing Ride 3 1/4 x 4 1/2Under The Big Top 1 1/4 x 3Bulls Eye Target Solid 1 x 1Be True 3/4 x 1 1/2Bulls Eye Target Open 1 1/4 x 1 1/4The Greatest Show 3/4 x 1 3/4

I started by stamping out my envelopes and a set of "masks" to mask off the areas i don't want covered by sprays. (Below you can see I used scarp paper to create my masks)

Look how awesome these envelopes look even with out color! 

Below you can see the parts I masked off

Next I sprayed the envelopes with a homemade ink spray then removed the masks and allowed to dry

To finish of my pieces I added my postage stamps and tried to match the colors in them by using my distress markers and a water brush for a fun vintage feel. 

I hope you all enjoy these and have fun creating some of your own! 


Annie said...

These envelopes are really fun! A circus theme is perfect for some summer mail.

Tera Callihan said...

Thank you!! :D

chaddy233 said...

Absolutely ADORE these envelopes!!!

Terri said...

Totally adorable envies!!

Lindart said...

LOVE these envies! I love making envies too, but always forget to, I need to make a pile to have on hand! your tutorial is awesome, and I will try it!