Stash Busters dives into Mail Art today. I know that there are loads of you out there and for good reason. There is nothing nicer than, amidst the bills and flyers, you find art in your mail box.
I've used this formula from the very beginning of my mixed media life. Everything in the following list is the way I work on a journal page too.
- Cut down and paint your cards
- Paint: gesso or regular paint
- Stencil with any kind of ink or spray
- Use gel medium to add the background collage layer, in this case I used stamped tissue paper
- Add the focal image
- Ad detail work (pen, foil, marker, etc)
I wound up using markers and gel pen to Sam the Royal Owl. I also add some foil around the edges of the card. Be a little careful of what you are adding and whether you should use an envelope. It's fun to get mail art that has been postmarked and handled. But be practical.
I hope you enjoy the video. Excuse an rough spots, I'm getting use to a new video editing program (Wondershare Filmora). There is a shopping list below but I encourage you to use what you have.
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