This month's challenge at Inkadinkadutchies is mail art and this is what I made for it.
Postcard Backgound and Typewriter from Carmen's Veranda and Pencil border and Loopy Calligraphy from Lost Coast Designs.
home made ecoline spray in amber and moss green. Lemon Zest Dylusions spray. Kaleidakolor autumn leaves stamp pad, Versa fine vintage sepia, memento tuxedo black. Diamine Golden Sands shimmer ink. White craft paper.
How I made it:
On the front I stamped the typewriter with tuxedo black, then masked it. Then stamped the postcards background with versafine vintage sepia, made sure that the pattern covered the whole envelope. The back I stamped with loopy calligraphy and the pencil borders with the autumn leaves stamp pad. I love the color gradients shown.
I chose ecoline inks with similar colors of the ink pad and sprayed them on the envelope by using mini misters.Together with the bright yellow of the Lemon Zest Dylusions ink spray they made a nice blend. I then splattered some Golden sands ink on it and heat dried it with my heat tool. took away the mask of the typewriter and colored parts of the typewriter with the same amber and moss ecoline with an aquarel brush. Then made a cut through the typewriter to fit in a piece of white craft paper for the address and glued it in place.
Tip: before mailing off pieces like this, always seal it with a sealing spray, so it doesn't bleed through when it comes in contact with water.
Hope this inspired you to join in with this month's challenge.