Sunday 21 May 2017

Happy Mail by Farrel Tailor

Hello there Colour Blast Lovelies!!

Farrel here to share with you all a project I created for a dear friend of mine. A mixed media happy mail envelope. I had some goodies that I needed to post and wanted to give her something a little special and here is what I came up with using the amazing Colour Shimmer Dusts.

So the first step was to apply a coat of White Heavy Gesso all over the envelope. I did this mainly to cover up the printing on the envelope but also to let me move the shimmer dust around before it dried.

Once dry the fun could begin!!! So I sprayed a small amount of water onto my envelope, dipped my dry paint brush into the Sunflower  Colour Shimmer Dust and tapped onto the water. Then using a straw, I blew the dust around.

I have a few process shots of the different colours I used but here they are in order - Paris, Passion, Candy, Peacock, Amber, Lollipop and Midnight.

I made sure to dry in between colours and dabbed the excess off with a paper towel. I then added some stamping using black archival ink.

I felt like it was missing something...I know it looks really busy but it seemed a little flat to me so I decided to splatter using Colour Shimmer Cube  Sienna. Much better!!

The last step was to seal the envelope and I did this using hair spray. And just like that we have happy mail art!!!

I hope you enjoyed this and would love to see some of your mail art! Thanks for dropping by xx

1 comment:

  1. That is SO clever and a very beautiful piece of art. I am sure the mailman is going to have lots of trouble handing it over, it is too gorgeous to give away.