This month Altered Pages is teaming up with Unruly PaperArts for some artsy fun!
This month Unruly PaperArts April theme is Mail Art & Moos.
Two of my favorite types of art to create so I was very excited.
Each month Unruly PaperArts shares Reader Art Quest Creative Prompts ~ to inspire and encourage you to create art ~ they then request you to share that art. This months Reader Art Quest prompts are "Teacups & Tiaras" along with the photo (shown below) - tea cups, tiara, peacock feathers, etc... Beautiful isn't it?
As I took inspiration from both the theme for April - Mail Art and the Reader Art Quest creative prompts I came up with today's contribution...
Royal Air Mail
I like to start out with used envelopes for my mail art but finding one using stamps is few and far between anymore.... but luckily I had this envelope stashed away for use one day. Just didn't know it was going to be for art! I started off by spritzing the envelop with several colors of Dylusions Ink which were way too bright for this color scheme but I knew that going in. I covered the spray with a layer of Pink Grapefruit Silks Acrylic Glaze which not only toned down the bright colors but added a beautiful luster to the entire envelope.
I then started layering on various elements...collage images from several different AP Collage Sheets, peacock pattern paper, die-cuts, vintage air mail labels and a couple crowns/tiara's from Leaky Shed that I colored with Guilders Paste. Basically, I just had lots of fun!
Altered Pages Supplies:
Collage Sheets: 701 Victorian Tea; 2096 Royalty In Action; 140 London; 3032 Tea Party
Vintage Air Mail Labels
So there you go...my bit of Mail Art...
I encourage you to pull out an envelope (new or used) and give it a try...
Have a creative day ~
Ink Stained Roni