Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Read All About It

I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the top three in last months IndigoBlu challenge, and I've been invited to make a piece for this months 'off the edge' challenge. You can find the challenge here
I've had the Yorkshire Evening Post plate for ages, so decided it was time for an inking.

 I started by painting all of the slide mailer in cream acrylic, then dragging it through some watered down distress paints.
I stamped the inside with the grungy stamp from the plate.

I did the same with the outside, making sure to keep the layers of paint very thin. I've learned the hard way that the cardboard mailers don't stand up very well to wet paint.
These were then stamped with the vintage adverts. These are BIG stamps, so 'off the edge' was easily achieved.

I coloured some of the images with Distress Markers, and stamped the ink stains again with brown archival.
Same again on the other side.

I stamped my man about town onto card, then stuck him to my slide with glossy accents.
I was really pleased with how this turned out as I'm very hit and miss with my mailers (I tend to end up with a soggy painted mess)

Thanks very much to IndigoBlu for having me play along, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. This is great! Congrats on being chosen for the top 3! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Congratulations Sue, fabulous slide mailer :-) xxx

  3. Congrats on being in the top three ! This one is great too !
    Corrie x

  4. Congratulations Sue!! and your slide mailer is very beautiful.. I must confess that I have a few slide mailers in my stash too, but didn't use them yet haha. :D xxx

  5. Not at all surprised that you were chosen Top 3, Sue, and your project today just amazes me. A lot of time and work, but so totally worth it from my end! I love following your artsy travels!

  6. That is wonderful Sue, love the vintage images on those stamps! Congratulations on your top three achievement, very well deserved!

  7. Well done Sue, it looks fab xx


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