Thursday, 27 August 2009

I had a fabulous day

I had a fabulous day with my friend Lucy (who has a brilliant blog called True Colours) and she showed me how to do these gorgeous slide mailers. They are painted with teal and white acrylic paint (roughly mixed to give a marble effect).

The large mailer was painted on the inside with a brush. The birds and swirls are from Crafty Individuals but the sentiment is from a set from Stampscapes, and all are stamped in Black StazOn. The slides are decorated with more swirls from Crafty Individuals and then the back of the slide is sponged with Azure and Cherry Pink StazOn. The bling is from Hobbycraft.

The small mailer was painted inside and out with a brush and then I heated the front until the paint bubbled to give it texture. I then stamped with the Crafty Individual crackle stamp in StazOn Cactus Green and Teal and the sentiment is from Crafty Individuals. The slide inside is decorated with a Mucha stamp borrowed from a friend and inked on the back with Sunsnhine Yellow and Cactus Green StazOn, then put Microbeads in green and gold round the edges and sealed it with Anita's Clear Gloss. And on the jewelled brad on the front is from Dovecraft.

4 comments:

Crafty Cardmakers said...

Totally brilliant Jack! You really excel at this style, says you who said you have no style!

Gorgeous work sweets x

Heather the Mooselover said...

Wow- those are incredible!

Steph said...

Hmm... Think your sister needs a 'good luck in your new job' present. Think it should be a slide mailer. I LOVE these!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

They have turned out beautifully, and your choice of the flower brad is perfect.