Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Game of Bingo!

Hi everyone! My name is Tarah (aka Miss Thundercat) and this is my first post here. I am excited to be part of this fantastic DT. My focus is on mail art and ATCs so my posts are mostly on how you can incorporate the wonderful Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda rubber stamps in those type of projects.

Today I would like to share with you this mail art inspired piece which I call "A Game of Bingo!"

LCD a game of bingo

Stamps used:
Bingo Border
the King and Queen

Other materials:
Distress ink pads peeled paint and shabby shutters
Distress stain Peeled paint
Staz-on olive green ink pad
Kaleidacolor caribbean sea ink pad
green metallic rub ons
Letter's by K's Company and Basic Grey
Alphabet Postage stickers by cavallini and co

First I made background with distress inks which I pressed on my kraft sheet and sprayed with water. Then added a smear of the peeled paint distress stain. I pressed the envelope down on the kraft sheet to get the blot effect then set it aside to dry. I used Staz-On Olive Green to stamp the King and Queen on either side. The kaleidacolor ink pad I used for the bingo border stamp on the top and bottom of the envelope. I added a vintage piece of measurement paper in the middle (that could function as the space to write the address down). Also ripped the edges of that paper slightly and added a bit of metallic green pearl rubs on the edges of the paper and the white parts of the envelope.
LCD a game of bingo 2

Since I have so many letter stickers/chips and stencils, I like to play around with positions and variations before I settle with the permanent design. The 'LOST' letters in faux postage stamps really gives this the complete mail art feel I was looking for so I eventually settled for that.

Hope this inspired you to play around with game and letter pieces.
Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. Awesome piece! Love how you combined all the different letters and letter stamps. And fabulous chess pieces!!

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  2. Fabulous! Congrats on your first DT post and welcome to the team ;0)

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