Monday, August 19, 2019

Mail Art Monday

Hello Crafty Friends!

Tera here again...
Today I want to share a little mail art Monday love with you all!

This is an envelope that I will be sending out to my niece soon.
I wanted something fun and sweet for her, so hopefully she likes this...
(she doesn't like my "creepy" stuff)

Stamp Used:

I started by stamping Otto on an A2 sized blank envelope using memento ink.
(I stamped him slightly off the edge to give more room for an address).

Using an alcohol marker I base colored Otto.  Then, I used a mini playing card to mask off a box for the address.  I used a black micron to trace around the card. With a distress blending tool and salty ocean distress ink, I added my base in layer to the envelope. 
(notice I got some on Otto, this is ok. It is water based if it drives you crazy you can lighten it with water)

I used a variety of water based and alcohol based markers to finish my coloring.
(i added green highlights and dots, which also hides the ink opps. Now it's just his texture ;D )

Now, we build the depth. Using the same blue and a distress layering stencil I added dots/blobs.
(and honestly I even love it at this point, and could have left it here.)

However, If you know me, I needed more... 
SO, of course I used a few distress oxides and 2 more stencils to really build depth. 
Finally I added a few flicks of picked raspberry distress Oxide spray ink to match the teddy bear and add more visual interest.

I hope you all like this as much as I do!
Now I need to make my niece a card to go with this...
(I'm trying to get her hooked on mail art... haha)

Have a wonderful week!

1 comment:

Julie S said...