Monday, June 11, 2012

Remember..........

..................this black hole??? Well i finished this little piece of MailArt and sent it on its merry way.........and i know it has arrived safely............so now i get to 'Show and Tell'. lol! ........do you every have random stories pop in your head? You know silly stuff that you dismiss as soon as they show up?..............well a MailArt buddy sent me a picture with some cute little giraffes on it and one thing led to another and the idea of how do stars get into the sky over Africa??? And the idea of kites tied to the necks of giraffes carrying the stars into the night sky popped in my head and i set out to illustrate that on this envelope.. I think i achieved the effect of day turning to night.......i love the way the stars turned out....i used acrylic paint and an old toothbrush.....the kites i made harder than they needed to be but i had this wonderful material in pink and yellow and wanted an excuse to use it...........the string was fun and fairly simple..... .........I'am the Queen of Biting Off More Than I Can Chew............the leaves i cut each one out individually and THEN painted each one individually trying to achieve the color gradient i wanted ....the leaves started out fun but i thought i would never get them done! .....the flowers came from a magazine perfume ad i do believe......... I probably like the flower effect the least........I mean it works just not as well as i hoped.......I find that cutouts from magazines work best if the pieces are kept small and this was a rather large piece so it was hard to keep smooth and the tree limbs kind of blend in with the flowers too much... i'm so curious to know if everything i glued on there stayed put....the mail lady was afraid maybe i made the address box too small but she took it anyway.........geesh........whew! all caught up on MailArt...... :)I have a sketch to show you and i even had it scanned in and loaded onto a flashdrive at OfficeMax but when i got home it turned out not be a very good scan so gonna see whats up with that.......may just say the heck with it and take photo of it the best i can and show you.......Its too big to fit on my little scanner at home........teach me to work too big....Hugs! deb

3 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh how cool is this. Lucky recipient yesserri!!! xox

Lori said...

That is very cool!

Katiejane said...

This is so neat! You really put a lot of work into this! Someone is a lucky recepient.