Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Un-Mailed Envelope Art

I've said it before but it's true.  Sometimes I make something that even surprises me that "I" made that!  When that happens, I have to keep the piece around for a time while it sinks in that yes, "I" made that.


In this case it is a couple of altered art envelopes.


I did eventually decide to mail them but could never decide on a recipient.  I just couldn't choose one artist friend over another. 


Both envelopes were created in 2014 and are created with rubber stamps and Distress inks.


I always thought I'd share them after they went traveling to new homes.  I've spent too much time frustrating myself over who I would choose to send them to.  So here I am sharing them finally, but they still live with me.  And I still love seeing them. 


I love my vintage men stamps.  They're my secret boyfriends.

Happy Un-Mail Day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Watercolor Experiments

I've taken a couple of watercolor experiements and turned them useful.

This one turned into a postcard and went off into the mail.


Even the address side was stamped using watercolor paint.


This one turned out nothing like it was in my mind.  I wasn't sure which way I would use it.


Turned the opposite direction I saw a blue forest across the lake.


I needed a birthday card for my granddaughter who loves skulls at anytime of the year.  And blue is her favorite color.



This is what the blue forest turned into.


I'm glad some of my experiments are being useful.