Monday, 28 May 2018

Space Girl Mail Art | Viva Las VegaStamps

Hi everyone!
Popping in today to share my latest design team project for Viva Las VegaStamps, and this time it's a mail art piece I have to share. I recently had a giveaway over on my Sue Plumb Designs Facebook page to celebrate {inter}National Scrapbook Day and needed to post the prize out to my lucky winner, so I figured why not kill two birds with one stone and use the box as an opportunity for some fun mail art.

I recycled a pizza box I had previously received scrapbooking supplies in, so I had some details on the front I had to cover up first, which I did quickly by roughly applying some Colour Blast black heavy gesso with a wide brush. I then cut an 8x8" piece of cardstock to use for my address label and stamped out my design.

I was dying to use one of the Space Girl stamps designed by Katy Paltridge (daughter of Fiona) from the new release plate #1501, and I chose some complimentary stamps to use along with it. I used the word Starbound and also the Grungey Strip of Stars which were both from the astrologically themed new release plate #1500. The final stamp I chose was the Sky of Stars Background, which has been one of my recent favourites. 

I then used a selection of Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and a water brush to add some colour to my images. (Using watercolour pencils is one of my favourite colouring methods for stamps - quick, easy, accurate, and I love the look of them.)

Once I had added all the colour, I adhered my label to the box using Miracle Tape and then used a white Sharpie pen to add some "star" detail and give it a "galaxy" appearance.

Then it was simply a matter of adding the recipient details to my label and then sealing over it with clear packaging tape to protect it.

Here's a list of the VLVS stamps I used:
- "Aquarium Space Girl" from plate #1501
- "Starbound" from plate #1500
- "Grungey Strip of Stars" from plate #1500
Sky of Stars Background

Thanks for stopping by so I could share this - I hope I have inspired you to get inky too! I will be back soon with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping! X

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