Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Mail Art

This is the challenge from the Three Muses today. I decided to go for wild and vibrant, a bit different to my usual entries! So I took one plain white envelope and put on it a few small blobs of green acrylic paint (I chose acrylic so it won't run if it gets wet in the post) and scraped them across the paper with an old credit card. When this had dried I did the same with turquoise and then yellow paint. I left a fairly blank area in the middle for an address to be written. I then stamped on some images, mostly from Tim Holtz's stamps from Stampers Anonymous, using Stazon ink (again because it's waterproof) around the edges.

I just have to make a card to go in it now!

17 comments:

Willy said...

Love your wild and vibrant, Jackie!

indybev said...

I love the riotous colors, Janine. What a treat to find this in the mailbox!! Well done. Thanks for joining us.

Lori Saul said...

Yes lovely colors and design!

Faye said...

Wonderful idea to make it waterproof, Jackie. And the colors are so gorgeous. What a beautiful combination!

Coffee Messiah said...

Very nice and it should be easy to make a card too ; )

Cheers!

Sarah Schwerin said...

A very cool piece of mail art Jackie!

luthien said...

hello jackie :)
thank you so much for leaving that very sweet comment on my blog :)

i love the way you've decorated the envelope! it's so much more fun to receive something like that isn't it? not that we receive a lot of snail mails now, which is a pity ... i also LOVE what you did with the pringles lid!! that's awesome!!

HUGS!
luthien :)

Judy said...

Love the colours, Jackie, very summery!

Nan said...

Hi Jackie....we were both in an orange mood this week! I love your envelope and will be trying your method. It just sounds like fun!

Sandy said...

Wow stunning and colorful mail art.
Fantastic work.

Junibears said...

Such a pity we don't get electric bills in envelopes like this!
Stunning work! xx

johanna said...

what a wonderful combination of colors!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Wonderful design/mail-art and I love the colors!!

Taluula said...

So many beautiful pieces of mail art this week through the Muses letterbox, and this one Jackie is summery with such bright and happy colours. Thank you also for sharing how you decorated your envelope so that I might try your technique myself.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Nettie said...

fabulous piece Jackie and you know it will make a gorgeous journal spread, in fact that is what I thought it was till I read the text!

Ozstuff said...

Who wouldn't enjoy receiving such a stunning envelope in the post!! Jackie, I love your take on the decorated envelope theme. It is stunning and vibrant with those amazing splashes of my favourite colours. Wow!

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