Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Mail Fun

Been busy making happy mail for some art journalers that is seriously overdue! Stealing moments to do this. 15 minutes here and there. My kitchen table has barely been recognizable this past week, as it's full of the yummy artsy goodies all over the place. Hubby's working very late most nights this week, so I figured it's a good time to do it. :)

Top left: making 12 sets of numbers from 1 to 31, identical to the ones I use in my DLP project.

An index card prepped with clear gesso gave the paper extra tooth for the paint to grab on to, and wow, loved the results! I used pencil crayons, Neocolor 2 crayons and Inktense pencils, then added smaller details with a black fine-line Sharpie and white with the Uniball Signo white gel pen.

Here, I re-created my 2014 DLP journal cover. That was fun!

Completely deviating from my usual color palette! The last few weeks I have made a huge pile of Gelli-prints. The background of this one is one of them. I really loved how the excess paint created an interesting texture. I added a chevron mask to the plate before I pulled a print. Next I added dimension with a black Stabilo All pencil, and added some stamped flowers using my own hand-carved stamps. Then added more details with a Bic White-out pen, a fountain pen and other fun details, including modeling paste through a stencil, then adding shine with Inka Gold paste. FUN FUN!

This was a really quick doodle, not spending any time thinking through things. I kinda like it! I started with an old print using Dylusions ink sprays through a stencil. I added doodles with fountain pen, a black Stabilo All watercolor pencil and the Bic White-out pen.

Hope will fall like rain. Isn't that great? It's a line from Toby Mac's Speak Life song. It's my favorite inspirational song ever. I included those lines in an illegible way in the background of my watercolor bubbles, seen on the right of above photo. The flower on the left is a hand-carved stamp, with many added doodles on top. Sequins make anything look prettier, right? Oh, and the best for last: the kraft envelope: it's a recycled bag from my friend's scrapbook store. I cut the bag into four, sewed the edges, added deckled edges where it needed it, added washi tape, and glued down my flower. :) 

Just had to share, as it's so fun to do. :)
Happy creating!