Today is the day for the new
at eclectic Paperie and I am the hostess~
I am challenging you to alter your mail!I received a brochure from a company selling work vans. I don't know what prompted them to send me (they this must have seen me packing for a weekend crop!) but I was happy to alter it! If you don't receive any interesting mail to alter then go ahead and alter the exterior of an envelope or package to mail out - make the mail carriers day by creating something fun!
Here is a look at the brochure as I received it. It is about 5 1/2" x 7" and came in the plastic sleeve you see. (I saved that not knowing whether I'll use it or not.) It has 5 double spread pages and 3 tabs and is made out of Kraft paper.
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My first step was to put Gesso on all of the pages. I did each one differently and apparently got so in to it I only took pictures of two of the pages (doh)! Here are the two I took pictures of. On the first one I spread the gesso on and then pulled some of it off with an acrylic stamp by CTMH. On the second one I applied the gesso through The Crafters Workshop Quatrefoil stencil.
Tim Holtz Distress Paints for all of them. Wetting the paint down good by spraying with water then moving it around with the edge of a credit card, bubble wrap, or just my fingers created a different effect on each page.
On this page I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap
Unity She Script) and my NEW favorite stamp (Wendy Vecchi Vintage Mesh) and punchenella with the new line of Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks on all of the pages and Christy Tomlinson Doodle Flowers rub-ons were used throughout.
Dylusions White Linen spray with The Crafters Workshop Mini Peacock stencil on this one:
Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste with The Crafters Workshop Herringbone stencil:
the eclectic Paperie site and you'll be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to the awesome eclectic Paperie online store.
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