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Monday, May 31, 2010

Mail Art

Firstly, here's wishing you all a fab Bank Holiday Monday !!



Here is my first entry in the Lots To Do challenge blog for week 21, whose subject is........... yes you guessed it 'Mail Art'. I have had this stamp for absolutely ages and have never used it until now.  It's massive and I do like it now I have brushed the cobwebs off it at last. Love the words as it's obviously taken from an original postcard !

The stamp was inked with Versafine onyx black and stamped onto white card.  The card was simply coloured with cut'n'dry foam and Distress inks in old paper, antique linen and scattered straw using  the Tim Holtz swirl mask to add a bit of contrast. I went over areas (ie the postage stamp) with a waterbrush which sort of bleached out the ink in an interesting way.

I then just highlighted the Post Card words with a red Marvey Le Plume II pen to finish.



Sid xx

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9 comments:

  1. Wow Sid, it looks like a genuine post card!! Fantastic
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  2. What a brilliant stamp! Great postcard! x

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  3. This looks fab Sid, so real and vintage

    Thanks for playing along with us over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxxx

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  4. Great stuff...love the intage look!

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  5. Wow Sid love the stamp and what a fantastic piece of work

    Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

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  6. This is great Sid, I love it.
    It looks like an original , Its brilliant. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Sid this is too fun...love all the techniques you used... Gonna have to try the bleaching one if you don't mind. Looks wonderful !

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  8. Sid, I just love this one, it is fantastic!

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