Monday, January 23, 2017

Mail Art Monday with a grungy twist

Hello Again Everyone! 

It's me Tera, here again with another fun
 Mail Art Monday tutorial



For this piece I was inspired by this months inspiration board.
I just love the vintage, grungy feel of everything.  I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I do!



(and be shocked I actually remembered to take a picture at each step!!)



Other Supplies: 
Black ink (Versafine Onyx Black)
Distress inks- Ground espresso, weathered wood, Iced Spruce, hickory smoke, pumice stone
distress ink blending tools
water (for droplet effect)
Distress Spray stain -Black Soot , white (picket fence)
Microns 



Begin by masking off where you want your address to be (I traced around this with my black micron).  Next I stamped my focal image to build around in black ink. 


 To start my layers for the background, and give this piece depth, I stamped the next two images in "Hickory Smoke" distress ink.  



Next, I wanted to add some more foreground/mid-ground layers so I went back to black and used some of my smaller stamps to partial stamp some of the spaces.


I liked how this step looked so I used distress inks to ink the background with my ink blending tools.  This pulls the piece together, but I wanted a little more grungy feel, so I added some water droplets, as well as drops and splatters from the 2 distress stains. 

(this is the 1st layer of ink)

I let everything dry then removed my mask to reveal the final piece. 



(Now to find the perfect postage stamp to go with it!) 


4 comments:

  1. I love this grunge look too. Quite the collection of fun stamps to create that background. For me it has a little bit of an industrial feel too. I'm always looking for that when it's time to create a card for the men.

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    1. This one has the perfect feel for a man card! I love the simplicity of this one. :)

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