My new favorite past-time is creating Mail Art, and today, I’ll be using my favorite stamp sets and inks 🙂 I just received a new set to play with–Catherine Pooler’s Wild Garden Stamp Set. She has such beautiful and versatile stamp sets and wonderfully vivid inks!
So, here is another Mail Art creation!
I will also be using Catherine Pooler’s Ink Pads. Just recently I posted them on my Social Media and I received so many questions on how I label my inks, that I included a short blurb at the end of this post HERE. (The same post includes another piece of mail art, as well).
The piece we’re doing today is a masking technique with a little drawing and a little stamping, so let’s begin!
First I created a stencil on masking paper by Inkadinkado. I used a French Curve to draw the two arches of a banner on the stencil. I added a swirl on each side and closed in the banner with vertical lines. (Photo shown below is from a previous post, but the same technique). Then I drew in an address box snuggled in underneath the banner.
I cut out the entire image and adhered the banner on my A2 envelope. The masking paper has a removable adhesive, so you can pull it right off! Be sure to save the backing, so you can re-use the stencil again.
I stamped a pattern with Catherine Pooler’s Wild Garden Stamp Set around the stencil. I removed the stencil and, using my French Curve and ruler, re-traced the banner and address box on the envelope with a pencil and then went over them again with a Staedtler Fineliner pen. Then I wrote the name inside the banner with a Pentel Brush Pen. I addressed the box with a Staedlter Fineliner. I added a little shadowing to the banner with a Tombow Brush Pen #N75.
Right now Catherine Pooler is having a MOVING SALE…
This is my last post until after Christmas, so I want to thank you all for hanging out with me this year and..
Happy Holidays to you and your families!