How long do you scrap?
For a long time without knowing it, because I decorated my album but I'm really leaning on scrapbooking since I retired in 2006.
What do you do in Scrap?
I like everything : pages, albums, altered items, ATC mail art ... I also try all the styles, now I am very interested by mixed media and Clean & Simple style.
What are your favorite colors?
Everything depends on pictures, I do not really have a preference, I think I use all of them . By cons, while in my dress or in my home, I often use neutral or pastel colors, I realize that when I scrap, I search bright or flashy colors...
What brings you scrap?
It is my great occupation ! I always have an "afterthought" about scrap in my head... I can let my creativity express and implement all kinds of techniques that I used separately (collages, paintings, watercolors, embroidery, sewing...) by combining, to my greatest happiness...
The scrap also enabled me to have lots of friends through the forums where I step in; to pass on what I know what I know while animating workshops or through my blog and finally take a "business Vocational" becoming a demonstrator for an online shop (www.placedesloisirs.com).
well documented sites :
The mail art of all kinds:
Addresses of blogs by artists from around the world:
A forum of mail art:
Definition: Mail Art also called Postal Art (or Posted Art ) is a form of art using elements of postal correspondence as well as the majority of the artistic disciplines.
This term covers all artistic creations traveling by post, with an address, a stamp and was postmarked.
. 1 envelope
. Ink type "Distress" "
. Ink type "Stazon" "
. Ink type transparent Versamak "
. Rubber stamps
. Transparent Powder to emboss
. Small rectangles of cut-n-Dry
. A teflon carpet
. Mini spray
. An electric embossing gun
Deposit traces of ink by rubbing stamp ink pads on the teflon carpet , without mixing them. Vaporize 2 or 3 pschitt of water above and rub the envelope on it with a fast movement while turning.
If the envelope is not sufficiently inked, just dry it with embossing and repeat the same maneuver. However, it is interesting to keep non-inked areas.
With the cut-n-dry, take "Distress" ink of a different color of those previously used, and ink the edges of the envelope in a rotating motion from the teflon carpet to the envelope.
By supporting more or less with the cut-n-dry, we obtain yields of different color effects. Tinting also any not inked "holes" on the envelope.
To soften the colors, sometimes too bright, I spent a very thin layer of white acrylic paint, applied with a plastic card. Let dry.
Ink a cracked stamp with the "Stazon - always ink by tapping the ink on the stamp and not the reverse - and apply on the total surface of the envelope.
Affix also in three places (in a triangle) a writed stamp.
Finally, apply stamps doodling like to decorate a corner.
Choose fancy rubber stamps - Here I used 2 butterflies - ink them with transparent ink and stamp on the envelope, cover with transparent embossing powder.
Heat with an embossing gun
Then, for emphasis them, just rub it around with a color of contrasting "Distress" ink.
And now, the envelope is complete. Be careful to always think about leaving a place for the address (write it with the hand directly on the enveloppe or on a label) and for tht postal stamp.
To complete your submission, you can attach a card you cut in card stock, tint it with the same colors of "Distress", and using the same stamps and the same techniques. Some peel-off finish the decor.
And now, it's over!
The mail art:
The card :
Good Mail Day
A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art.
Readers will learn to create decorated and illustrated envelopes, faux postage and artistamps, find penpals, make a mail art kit, and much more!
I can't say enough about this book. It gives me all kinds of FEELS.
This book would be a wonderful Christmas, birthday, or other present to give to somebody you love.