Monday, September 15, 2008

Season Greetings Mail Art

I've been creating these mail arts one after another and very soon, I think I might be addicted to! Here's my third mail art which I've chose to go with the colour green here.

Here are the steps.

1) Use a pattern paper as the base of the card. Distress the edges and ink it with black soot distress ink. Mask some paper doiley on it using frayed burlap distress ink.

2) Attach a strip of "Clear Tape" on the bottom of the card.

3) Cut out a circle shape from a white card stock and ink it with faded jeans, shabby shutters, pine needles and old paper. Stamp an image on it using frayed burlap distress ink. Then, use the "Water Distressing" technique on it to create the distressed effect.

4) Stamp an image using black solvent ink on another piece of white card stock and distress it's edges with the scissors distressing technique and ink it with frayed burlap distress ink. Paste it to the middle of the circle and add a mini brad on one of it's corner and staple on another.

5) Use the "Net Stitching" technique to stitch around the circle.

6) Cut out a vintage Christmas clip art to place it on the upper left corner of the circle. Stamp the title using black solvent ink around the circle.

7) The address box had been stamped on a white card stock and cut it out. Ink the edges using frayed burlap distress ink.

8) Add some crackle accents to add some glossiness and dimensions on part of the clip art.

It has been so much fun creating these mail arts. I'll be featuring Queenscraps Oct kit very soon. So keep an eye for it.

Sources: Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Making Memories; Stamps: Prima Marketing, Making Memories, Norsk Stempleblad AS; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Brads: Making Memories; Others: Prima IOD Clearly Tape, zig pens, Ranger Crackle Accents, staples, floss for stitching, Glue Dots and other adhesives.


Chantal Delage said...

Once more time, I love your work.

You are an Artist.

I thank you for the steps.

Chantal from France

StrawberryPia said...

These mail arts are fantastic PT! Love everyone od them! Thanks for the inspiration! *hugs* Pia

Kiki K said...

At my teens I used to make envelopes with scrap from magazine advertisements mostly. With this series of your they came up in my mind again!!! lol Thank you! You're always so inspiring!
P.S. Love love LOVE this last one :)

LaY hOoN said...

WOW !!! Make me drool .

paulien710 said...

ohhhhhhhh soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

i just love your blog so much!!!!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi from Oregon, USA. I absolutely l-o-v-e this 'mail art'. However, I am a bit confused. Can you tell me whether these are a type of 'postcard' or are they an 'envelope' in which to place a letter? The ones you've created are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing these with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Hi from Oregon, USA. This 'mail' art is so cool. Have just one question. Are these postcards...or are they actually an envelope in which to place a letter? Yours are just fabulous!

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...


These Mail Arts are kind of postcards not envelopes. All your messages will be written right behind the card.

Misspyssel/Cecilia said...

wow is all i can say :)


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