Tuesday, 5 January 2016

More mail art....

Hello everyone,

and happy New Year to you !

Over at VivaLasVegaStamps! we are totally smitten with mail art. So I thought I'd share this envelope with you. I made this for a swap with a friend. I hope she has got it by now and this doesn't spoil the surprise !


Here's the front and the back.

I coloured the envelope by brayering it with blue, green and white acrylic paint until I was happy with the result. I then stamped it with a great variety of VLVS! Stamps using different colours (similar to the paint colours and grey and black) of Archival Ink. And that was it, really. 

I used the following stamps: 


Thank you for stopping by today ! 




14 comments:

  1. Corrie, I noticed there is no warping/buckling of the envelope which I find can sometimes happen with paint application. I'm wondering if using a brayer for application helps eradicate this problem.
    The colours are so "fresh" with the brilliant use of stamps, that's some collection appearing on this art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. You are right Lynne, the use of a brayer helps keeping the envelope flat as the layers are very thin... ie. fairly dry.. Glad you like it !
      Corrie x

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  2. I was kinda hooked on mail art before but when Tera started showing her stuff on VLVS I REALLY got hooked. Didn't think it was possible, but now I'm even more hooked! Wonderful envie, Corrie.

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  3. I think this is something I need to try! Why send mail in a plain white envie?! I love this idea!

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  4. Bet the postman would like to deliver envelopes like this, and I know I would love one to come through my letterbox! xxx

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  5. Lekker heldere kleur (die moet opvallen in de post...) Weet niet waarom, maar doet me aan mannenpost denken... Groetjes, Gerrina

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  6. Gorgeous - wonderful colour and stamping. I've just found some old envelopes in a box, so I'm very tempted to go and play, though there are other things I ought to be doing.
    Alison xx

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  7. Prachtig ! Te mooi om open te maken !
    Groetjes
    Margo

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  8. Love your color palette here, Corrie--very festive! Why am I not seeing brayer lines? Inquiring minds want to know. I just can't seem to get rid of them in my projects. Great combination of stamps, too!

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    1. Hi Kay, the secret is very little paint and rolling very lightly. Have a look at the PaperArtsy you tube channel. There are some videos of making masterboards using paint & brayer. Mwah! Corrie x

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