Monday, February 10, 2014

Altered Files, Birthday Presents, and Happy Mail

Happy Monday!  Ornery and I had a productive weekend!  Here are a few pictures of the fruits of my labor.  (another post will feature HIS projects!)

Friday my birthday gift from Ornery arrived in the form of new colors of silks, twinks and primary elements artist pigment powders.  Oh, glorious day!! :)  My birthday isn't until next week, but we celebrate from the beginning of the month... :)

Also in the mail was my order from Stampin' Up.  They offered in their clearance section some 8X8 albums for $5.99.  They are 3 D-ring binders and came with 10 sheet protector/pages inside.  I had been planning to make a stencil binder for storing my 6X6 stencils in, but I am sure I couldn't make one for $5.99, so I ordered two.  I only needed one binder for stencils, but both sets of pages.  I am going to use the other for a Mail Art Junk Journal.

 Outside cover...^^ and below is what it looks like with some stencils parked inside. :)

Saturday I worked on my own art journal for a round robin swap with two pen friends.  Here is one of the pages--I apparently forgot to photograph the other one!

 It was an accidental theme, as when I was spritzing the page with spray ink, over-spray got onto all the little paper dresses I had set aside for the page.  Oh, well.  It's the truth!

Sunday I broke out the Gelli-plate for another session.  I created 35 beautiful monoprints! :)

Next, I put together some altered file folders and a couple of post cards.  One folder is for a swap, the other is for my new Mail Art Junk Journal.  Here is a pile of completed projects from Sunday.

And here is a photo of the outgoing mail for Monday.  I put together some surprise Valentine's presents for a couple of my nephew's kids and my two grands.  The other items are my journal and a couple of swaps, plus the post card going to an Instagram friend.

Here is my folder front and back.

and here is the folder I made for the swap, front and back.  Note the stitching.  It happened here. Really.

That's all folks!

1 comment:

JoJo said...

Your altered art is Da Bomb. You would do really well on facebook with these things.