Friday, 15 January 2016
Slide Mailer for PaperArtsy Transparent Art Theme
Over on PaperArtsy the Challenge Theme is Transparent Art. I thought I would decorate a slide mailer, using the microscope slides as the transparent aspect. I used the Hot Picks stamp set, HP1009. I love the flowers from this set. I also used the script from HP 1304. I painted the slidemailer with Blush Fresco and then added a little Orchid to it to stamp the script. I stamped the slides themselves with the flowers in Frosting Glaze fresco, although it's difficult to see. I then stamped the small flower from the set onto packaging acetate which I'd saved, in Jet Black staz-on and painted it from behind and cut them out. I used Golden Gel Matte to adhere the slides to some scraps of Thorndon Hall paper (wish you could still get this) on which I had stamped some of the script in the Orchid mix. I used some more scraps of the paper for the back of the lid, with some velvet ribbon.
For the front I simply cut a really beautiful piece of the Thorndon Hall paper which had cherubs on it, and made a cherub out of a mould and clay, and painted it with gold paint. I might put a mirror on the inside of this; I think it would be pretty and useful on my dressing table at Mum's as my colourscheme is purple and pinks.
I am entering this into the PaperArtsy transparent challenge.