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a little mail art with Altered Pages and The Robin's Nest

You may know I really enjoy creating my own collage backgrounds, and Altered Pages 
keeps me well supplied with a huge variety of ephemera with their Vintage Text Collections.

However, if you've ever made backgrounds like this, you may know that it can be difficult
to stamp on them.   While this is great for some effects, sometimes I want a clean, polished look.

FOUND IT.  The Robin's Nest  has some beautiful rub-ons, and they are perfect for applying over bumpy, collaged papers, like in this mail-art postcard:
featuring Altered Pages Vintage Text Collection and collage image
Viva Rub-On from The Robin's Nest
It applied like a dream over all those "seams," and the color is gorgeous.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
:)trisha

Comments

  1. Ah, rub-ons - so that's how you did it! I wondered about how you achieved this effect with collage. This is looks great, really pretty and a simple but great sentiment that goes so well with the image. Lovely 'vintage' postcard. Julie Ann xxx

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  2. WOW! It's beautiful Trisha! I have a hard time covering such cool backgrounds as well, the rub-ons are a great alternative!!

    TFS!!

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  3. Thank you, Julie Ann--I really like the collagey backgrounds for mail art, it's a great way to keep things interesting, but FLAT for mailing!

    :)

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  4. I love the combination of the products!!! What fun to receive a wonderful piece of mail art like this!

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  5. This is so pretty & girlie Trisha!!!! I usually don't use rub-ons, but this one looks like it was stamped. Thanks!!!

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  6. OMG, you did such a fabulous job of matching your colors to those rubons. TRN has wonderful rub on that go on so smoothly. TFS

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