This mail art piece is made with a test page for stencils and rubber stamps. This is what you can call 'intuitive mail art'; just take something you have lying as a test piece and see where your mind takes you to make of it.
I used this test page for a few stencilgirl stencils in my art journal, the Carmen's Veranda background flying birds for my Film Noir series, the Lost Coast Designs ATC Shrubbery background for the Day ATC and the bubbles border for the Circle ATC swap, but in the end I decided to use a different circle border instead. I began with stamping the border on all the sides to make a frame. Then I added color to the background, diluted Sailor Jentle Apricot fountainpen ink to the center circle and within the circle border (not diluted). Interesting fact, the ink mixed with part of the shrubbery stamp on the bottom and turned into a greenish color. Due to the border stamp it looks like a rolling hill. I stamped the shrubbery piece through out the bottom to accentuate the hilly look and then I thought "I have the perfect stamp to place on that hill!" The gorgeous Ballerina with stars silhouette stamp came to mind. I stamped her with Staz-on black, it looks like she is floating on the hill. The awesome new Miscl. word set from LCD actually contain the words "fly"and "float" - I stamped the large words piece on tracing paper, ripped out these words, adhered it, colored the edges with the apricot color and doodles a border around it with a black steadtler fineliner and called this piece done :) I really love the airy feel this piece has. And this was definitely fun to do!
By the way, if you are in the EU, the LCD and CV stamps are available through Inkadinkadutchies. Just send them a note through the contact page if they are not listed on the website.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)