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Royal Air Mail - Unruly PaperArts & Leaky Shed Mail Art!

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

Other Supplies:
Pattern Paper
Vintage Air Mail Labels
Used Envelope

So there you 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


  1. I LOVE THIS... Awesome!!! Great layers and textures!!!

  2. Love this, Roni...knew it was yours as soon as I saw the first photo. Love all the layers and textures you put into this piece. It's fun to decorate the envelopes and packages I put in the mail, too--the guy in the post office looks forward to seeing what I'm sending out.

  3. WOW, This is mail anyone would love to receive. you brought all the elements together perfectly!

  4. Layers and layers and layers. I love it!

  5. Roni I am loving all the wonderful elements you have combined on your envelope. Beautifully Done! xx

  6. How exciting it would be to receive this envelope through the post! I love the collage and the colours. Julie Ann xx

  7. I love this - the colors and all your wonderful details make it so special!!!

  8. Awesome mail art. Love how you toned it down with the silk glaze. Great use of the collage images, too!

  9. Fabulous, Roni! Who wouldn't love to find this in their mailbox???


  10. Absolutely wonderful collage! Helene from UPA


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