Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2017 8:33 am
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AMA: Layering with stencils PC

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Group:Amazing Mail ART
Swap Coordinator:luluvision (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Challenges  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 7, 2017
Date items must be sent by:January 28, 2017
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I just finished watching the collage episode of Make It Artsy hosted by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I am so inspired! The episode only airs for a week (for free) so try to catch it before the 6th of January here or on their vimeo site here. The segment I would love to do a swap on is the first segment with Julie (you can also watch the youtube of just the segment here!

I love the layering of stencils technique over painted scrapbook papers. Who wants to make some mail art using this technique? I have a hard time with collage so seasoned collagers might not find this technique new but I hope it was just as inspiring.

So, let's create using a large scrapbook paper as shown in the video. If you don't have any scrapbook paper to use, I don't see why newspaper or magazines or anything printed can't be used! Once we finish, we can cut it down to postcard size and glue it onto some sturdy cardstock so we should have enough for at least 2 postcards.

All the normal rules apply! Please send the postcard naked and at least 4x5 in size and to 2 partners. And most importantly, have fun!!

Discussion

roosje 01/ 3/2017 #

Great idea, loved the video! Julie uses cut outs from the painted pages in collage. Do you want to include that step in your swap as well? Or just cut up the printed pages?

wolfeagle 01/ 3/2017 #

Thank you so much for hosting this. And sharing this great video.

luluvision 01/ 4/2017 #

@roosje it's totally up to you! I tried this technique yesterday and did it like Julie did with cut up pieces and also just glued a section onto cardstock and like them both!

roosje 01/ 4/2017 #

@luluvision thanks for your answer!

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