|Designs for Front|
I've got a groovy little pocket page project to share with you. I chose Altered Pages collage images based on a bright color palette. Although they aren't all technically from the 70s, I think they give you the same feeling.
There are a lot of different ways to begin this project. A pocket page is basically 9 little mini works of art in a collection, with embellishments, notes and you can even work in a surprise or two. I like to start my pages with a single large collage cut into 9 pieces. It allows for a nice even distribution of colors and textures. Once they are cut apart, each one gets personalized.
|Designs for Back|
Once both sides were complete, I dipped the edges into some Neon ink and then embossed it to make a little frame on each one. Let me tell you one tip that I learned along the way...trim each card about 1/8 of an inch smaller than you normally would for this project if you are going to emboss the edges. It's a tight fit and the embossing powder fights the pocket page if it's the standard 2.5 x 3.5 size card. Lesson learned!
I used all sorts of embellishments from Altered Pages, as well as from my own hoard?...stash?...collection! I even used earrings that probably haven't been worn in 30 years.
|This little pocket was made with a small size floral design and squares of foam adhesive.|
I've still got a few squares to complete on this one and I want to write a letter to put into one of the pockets, but it's well on its way. I hope you're inspired to create a little bit of mail art to share with someone. Spread peace, love and kindness through the mail. You'll be sharing a smile.
Groovy! Now check out the products used in the links below.
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