Want to Get Together, Girlfriend? : Mixed Media Mail Art
I am going through girlfriend withdraw. We have been house dwellers for almost a month due to sickness and I am missing my time with friends. Every other week my cousin and I get together at my hubby’s Grandparents and we spend a few hours chatting and chasing after our little people. Some weeks we get in a lot of conversation while others we can’t seem to string together a coherent conversation due to the constant interruptions.
This week I am looking forward to getting together and catching up with my cousin now that things have slowed a bit. It may be a bit crazy with 6 kids because it’s impossible for them to get along all the time, right? I try to remember that this needy stage will not be forever. And before I know it, we will be sitting, drinking tea, reminiscing and wishing our noisy little ones were around us creating chaos.
So, as I made this piece of mail art, I thought about my cousin and our bi-weekly meetings. Even though our lives have kept us from getting together in person, she is never far from my thoughts.
Creating the Mail Art
I started off with a plain index card and covered it in vintage papers, pattern paper and trims. I then covered the papers with a coat of gesso.
Next, I stamped a Japanese wave stamp and embossed with Lindy’s embossing powder. I sprayed the background with several Lindy’s colors (Red Hot Poker Orange, Sea Mint Green, Glory of the Seas Gold, Merci Beaucoup Mint Embossing Powder).
Lastly, I layered some PaperArtsy stamps that have been colored with Lindy’s, stamped tissue paper, fiber, washi tape, handmade flower and a TH paper doll.
Happy Tea Day,