Wednesday, 11 December 2013

no Face today...

sorry, it's all crazytime here in Darcyworld. So much to do. But here is a little something I made a while ago.. 

I started off with 2 plain white envelopes, I slipped a piece of card inside each one to strengthen them, then I glued them shut.  Using various inks I swiped and dropped and dragged, on both side. 



Next I stamped some script and then used stencils. 


Now to work on the backs.  First I knocked back the first layer with a lighter colour of acrylic paint, leaving patches of the base layers showing through. 


Some stamping using EDY02


On the front, I first added some stamping, and then some white labels where I wanted the address to go. 


Then I knocked back the stamping a little. 


Finally I doodled around the labels and then hand drew a large focal image of a butterfly on each envelope front.



Darcy x

18 comments:

  1. I would love one of these envelopes! Please enter me

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  2. This is beautiful.The butterfly so gorgeous and huge.
    I love it.
    But my time is 1:30 afternoon yours 3:27 still midnight!!!
    Etsuko xx

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  3. love them...it would be so exciting to receive in the mail!

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  4. Darcy these are fantastic I would love to recieve one in the post. Just imagine the journey and the amount of interest it would create on its way. Something to treasure. Thanks for giving us the opportunity.

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  5. Fabulous mail art Darcy, this is top of my "to do" list just as soon as the Christmas rush is over!

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  6. Wow, two very stunning butterflies Darcy, your Art is Amazing. Enjoying Mail Art & would love to receive the blue/green envelope from you :-) xxx

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  7. Oooh these are gorgeous Darcy and I would sooooo love to have this in my little collection of special arty makes from talented people. It has my favourite colours & fave focal image!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Love those butterflies Darcy, they are stunning. x

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  9. Love your mail art Darcy! The colors, the textures and those butterflies!!!! Perfection!!!

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  10. Darcy, love your art! So colorful & happy! The butterfly is beautiful!

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  11. Great Mail Art Darcy! The green & blue combo is my favourite colourscheme too!

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  12. They're gorgeous... would so love to see the postman's face delivering one of these!
    Alison x

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  13. Wow these are stunning. Thank you so very much for sharing your layering techniques. I have just started to explore mail art - in fact it is truly hard to for me to send out naked envelopes any more! I had trouble getting the depth that you have achieved - and now I know the secret and the knocking back - is the perfect remedy for what I been stuck on - too bright colours. Perfect you genius lady you

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  14. These are just stunning. Im a recent convert to trying mail art but already I am hooked. How gorgeous to have your lovely creation drop through my letterbox

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  15. I would love the green one!

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