Mini Mission Inspiration: Horizon

The prompt for November mini mission inspiration challenge from Mike Deakin was Horizon.

Here is the envelope I made.

Received from Tofu

A very nice contribution to my paper bag mail art call from Tofu. A postcard made with pieces of paper bag.

Sent to The Celestial Scribe

This envelope is also coming from my last fun session with my gelli plate. I started with a paper bag (a Starbucks one I think), made an envelope, then I covered it with gesso to hide the design. Then I printed it with my gelli plate and added some collage from a magazine and a quote for Tim Holtz small chat collection.

In the envelope, I sent a postcard I made recently. There is a story behind this postcard. I was coming back home after a long and difficult day and I was listening to the news. A lot of bad news as often in this crazy world and it got me depressed. Then I changed the channels of my radio and heard Elton John’s song “I believe in love” ! Once at home I took my PC and created this postcard.

Received from Valdor

Received from Valdor, Spain.

Two more painted paper bags

I had a new session of playing with my gelli plate. This game can be very addictive! I had a lot of fun and I came out with a set of painted paper bags that I turned into envelopes to answer to contributors to my call. Here are the first two ones I made during this session.

The first one is for Vesna. I made it playing with some bubble wrap to create texture on my gelli plate and the result definitively was a good surprise (the envelope is much better in real life…)

The second one is for Uwe. Again the envelope is better in real life as the scanner really does not like the gold paint! In reality, this envelope is full of gold shimmer.

Received from Nicole Eippers

Just the day I'm traveling to Antwerp for a short business trip, I'm sharing with you this nice sending coming from Belgium sent by Nicole. Happy coincidence...

Sent to Heloisa Sonaglio

The third and last bag I got from the Flow magazine. I colored it with my color pencils (the illustration was in white only) and my white Signo pen.