Time to Clean : Mixed Media Mail Art
I haven’t done a lot of baking or creating as of late. We have been very busy preparing for our new school year, bathroom remodel and vacation preparations for our upcoming anniversary trip. In the midst of cleaning out our bathroom, I have been going through various spots that have long been overdue for a thorough cleaning. It feels good to get rid of stuff and the idea of keeping only the things that bring me happiness, makes my life feel less cluttered. Here’s hoping I can get the rest of my house de-cluttered before construction starts.
7th Anniversary ATC Swap
After almost a month, the post finally delivered my ATC’s from Mia. As you can see, she sent me not one but three! They are SO beautiful and I absolutely LOVE the bird that she sent me. Thank you so much, MIA!
Here is my daughter with her ATC that she has displayed on her dresser. Sorry that my picture is a bit blurry. 4 year old’s don’t like to stand still.
Creating the Mail Art
I started by covering my postcard with book paper. I used homemade texture paste and the Lacy Lotus Repeat Stencil by StencilGirl. I sprayed the background with Dylusions ink spray.
Next, I edged the postcard with black gesso and then layered a bunch of scrap items from my table (book paper, linen fabric, stained paper towel, string, stamped teabag, and painted chipboard).
At the end, I splattered a bit of the black gesso to give it the black flecks. The stamps are from PaperArtsy, Pink Persimmon and Wendy Vecchi.
I am joining the ladies for T day hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Today, my tea is Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend by Teavana. It is delicious iced or hot. I am not a iced tea person myself so I always choose hot.
Happy Tea Day,