Saturday 17 December 2016

2016 #24 Glittering Up The Mailbox {by Darcy Wilkinson}

2016 Topic 24: Mail Art

Hi everyone, Darcy here with a crazy,glittery package, soon to be winging its's way to a friend. I love this topic, I have sent many decorated envelopes and postcards in the past, but never a package. So as it happens I have a Christmas parcel to send out, so I decided to let the festive silliness take over and go to town on the parcel paper. 

I wrapped my box up in a double layer of brown parcel paper. Try and get the edges neat if you plan to wrap your design around the whole parcel. 

Next I marked out where the address and postage will go. It really is best if these are left plain so that the address is clear and the postage stamps actually stick. 

I then slipped the parcel out of the paper ( I had left one end open) this meant I could flatten it a little to make stamping easier. 
I added more doodling around the address area. 

Next I went to town using my Christmas stamps from EDY 16

EDY 16
Plus the wings and circle border from EDY17


I quickly coloured my images using sharpie markers. 

Don't forget the back of the parcel, here I added the leaping reindeer and trees from EDY16 and the hanging baubles from EDY04 i love this set, the snowflakes are so useful and I have lost count of the times I have used the holly. ( The text inside the holly leaves is from old fashioned Christmas recipes)


The edges need stamping too..these stars are from EDY08

Now for some bling, using my snowflake stamps from EDY04 I stamped using Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter glue and then added metallic flakes. The snowflake stamp is perfect for these. 

To the stars I added a dab of Stickles in Silver. 

Enough bling already? heck no, get some more on there, it's Christmas! 

I added flicks of Gold Fresco, and then some Snowflake. 

This is bling central, I hope it makes the postman smile.

All it needs now is the address and a trip to the postoffice. I wonder if I can manage to keep a straight face when I hand it over the counter?

I hope you enjoyed that, it definitely was fun to make. 
Have a wonderfully happy Christmas everyone. 

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Helen said...

Wonderful parcel Darcy! Hope you gave a great Christmas too

Kirsten said...

That is so lovely!

Artmadnana said...

Great fun. I love the whimsical, cartoon feel to this art. Great use of your stamps. Love it!

Wendy Mallas said...

Love it, Darcy! Bring on the bling. More is more 🤗

Miriam said...

what fabulous mail art Darcy - truly gorgeous!

Craftyfield said...

The postman will never let this one go... too beautiful and glittery!

Etsuko said...

It's a so lovely mail Darcy, Have a merry Christmas!! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, Darcy, I love the bubbles border!

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Gorgeous! Lx

Catie Cuddles said...

Well whoever receives this is going to know it's had the Darcy treatment that's for sure!
C xxx

Catie Cuddles said...

Well whoever receives this is going to know it's had the Darcy treatment that's for sure!
C xxx

Jane said...

Wow such a gorgeous parcel Darcy,that will cheer the postman too! x

craftimamma said...

Oooh Darcy, I love it! I am positive everyone who has to handle this parcel is going to positively grin and as for the recipient? Well I know I'd have trouble opening the package for fear of spoiling the decoration, lol!

It's totally fabulous!

Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Clever idea to slip the contents back out Darcy. Wonderful array of Christmas gorgeousness and will brighten the day of a few postie workers along the way! Xx

craftytrog said...

Spectacular!!! xx