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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:
Die-Cut
Pattern Paper
Vintage Air Mail Labels
Used Envelope

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


Comments

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    :)

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  10. Absolutely wonderful collage! Helene from UPA

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