Hi, hi, hi.
My penultimate contribution to the the UKScrappers' Art Journey series is now available to read and download [here] from the forum.
And, fittingly for this week ... it has a postal theme! Surely you'd expect nothing less?
So today I'll talk you through one of the finished pages I created to illustrate my thoughts on art-journaling-with-postal-items:
The postal items used on the top half of this page have a very literal contribution as they came from the envelopes of contributor copies of magazines I recently had work published in ... and it's the magazines themselves which are the subject of the page.
So here the form matched the substance of the page:
And here I created a rather spiffy postmark hat for the heroine of the page:
I then filled in the gaps around her with a selection of circles cut from my collection [yes, I collect them] ... of security-envelope patterns:
For the record, you should know that I only collect the envelopes to use the patterns in my papercrafting ... I don't have an actual archive of pristine security envelopes stashed away.
The wording below came from the furniture brochure again and also remainder came from a magazine:
So, that's a closer look at this specific page but don't forget you can download my wider discussion about using postal items in general [free of charge] from the Art Journey section of the UKScrappers forum under 'Step 19' .
If this has whetted your appetite for using security envelopes on your projects: you could browse the Going Postal Pinterest board as they feature on there already, from last year, for example:
- I'll be back here tomorrow to share the 2nd art journal page I made for this week's Art Journey,
- and ... in Friday's post I'll share another card - both of which also feature security-envelope patterns.
OK, I'll leave you now, so you can go and find the silver lining [well, a patterned lining at least] within that pile of mail you've been avoiding filing away ...