Challenge Mixed Media Unstampabelles #36
At Unstampabelles we are midway through the challenge for June. This month the challenge is to use Mixed Media in your project, and the Twist is to Alter Something. You can choose to take the challenge plus the twist or just take the challenge!
My inspiration for the Mixed Media challenge came from an idea I had for a piece of Mail Art.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Mail Art it has been described as 'Travelling Love' which I think is very apt.
"Mail-art is a luxury for creative people who have time and money to spend. I have always seen it as a communication-form between creative people. These people can also produce art, send the art, but this art isn't the mail-art. The process is the mail-art. The artifacts can be art, but in most case mail-art tends to be junk-art, quickly made mailings that go around the world” RuudIf you would like more information about the History of Mail Art a Google search will help you.
This is my mail art which I created to depict my moving from my old home and family to my new life on the Summer Lovin' island of Cyprus full of sunshine..
I using mixed media to alter an envelope.
This is the back showing images of my 'old' life. The background is blue acrylic paint applied with a medium hard brush to create a variety of interesting marks. I've added postage art pics depicting home and family. The 'faces' and tears of rain from my family were hand drawn. With a sharpie pen, 'Goodbye' words in several languages are written around the border. The Memory seal is from K&Co.
Using the same paint and hard bristled brush I was able to create an outline of a 'Palm Tree'. The sun is a handcut circle painted using orange acrylic. The typical Cypriot doorway was taken from a magazine. Again a sharpie was used to create the hand written 'Hello' greetings around the edge. There is no address written on it at present as it's still here with me waiting to be sent to a Mail Art pal.
The lining is painted yellow with blue wavy lines in dark blue pen to represent the sand and sea and I have created a map of my new island home of Cyprus to place inside. The arrow points roughly to where I live. The art stamp says 'My New Home'.
I've tried to explain my creative process, plus my thoughts along the way. Hope it is clear. If there is a question you wish to ask about it please feel free to leave it in the comments box and I will endeavour to answer it.This creation has also fitted well with a great challenge Summer Lovin' at Anything but a Card x.
So just one idea to use Mixed Media and altering something, without using stamps.....it can be done! So off you pop to Unstampabelles and see what some of my teamies have created to inspire you.
Challenge: rheddscreativespirit.......june-challenge. Altered Art
Crafting my life.....all crafts challenge June/July
anythingbutacard.......Summer Lovin' #36