I was experimenting with Stazon Ink. I stamped directly from the pads on white card stock. I used Brown Timber, Festive Red and Rusty Brown. After stamping I didn't have regular alcohol so I put Vodka in a spray bottle and sprayed my piece. I then while it was still wet placed another piece of card stock on top and ran a brayer over it. My second card stock piece has more of a water color look to it but is more permanent than water colors. I was pleased to see that by spraying with alcohol the ink bled covering the white spaces. The Festive Red was too bright so since I was experimenting I went ahead and brushed Walnut Gel stain by Americana. By the way this is a fun gel stain to play with on paper.
I drew the banner in PhotoShop. Then after it was printed cut it out. I went ahead with a black Sharpie and edged it. The mail art had a regular tag for the address but I wanted to do something different. As I said at the beginning I decided to just free letter the person's name on it. I'm not sharing the name here as I want it to be a surprise.
The Happy Halloween is sticker letters which have been in my stash for over a decade. I took the letters I wanted to use and stuck them on a deli sheet. I then eBrushed the letters with a bronze Sharpie. The bonus is I now have the deli sheet to use in another project. :-)
The skeleton hands were stamped on deli paper and glued down with Mod Podge so they became more transparent..
After everything was glued down with Mod Podge I then went and brushed Mod Podge over everything to seal it.
Have you ever created mail art?
That's all for now. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!