and I recently arranged to do a 1:1 swap - a
postcard and accompanying Mail Art envelope.
Totally lacking any imagination that day
I suggested 'Halloween'.
I know Sabrina has received mine but even
though she sent hers before I sent mine,
the postal system seems to be unwilling to let go
of hers and unfortunately I'm still waiting :(
As it's Halloween today I thought I'd
show you what I did.
I only loosely went with the theme for the postcard
and chose an image of the spook-meister himself,
Mr Edgar Allan Poe.
Not only did he write a mean scary story
but he really was a tormented soul and
died at the young age of 40 (alcohol related).
The background for the postcard is smooshed up,
glued up, painted up tissue paper.
I then printed the image of Ed onto paper kitchen
towel, a technique I stumbled across on Youtube.
The great thing about this is that it has a better
texture than printing onto tissue,
and it is also more robust than tissue.
After sticking the image onto the card I went over it
with more paint to make sure it was fully integrated.
The wonderful image of the bat on the envelope
(from the Graphics Fairy)
is also printed onto the paper kitchen towel.
I'll show you Sabrina's when it arrives.......
Right, I must go and get ready now -
Family Urbani are off to the cinema tonight
to see the new James Bond film, Skyfall.
Now who wouldn't like a bit of Daniel Craig on
a cold dark evening??!!