Friday 15 March 2019

2019 #3 Mail Art: Hidden Pockets with EDY {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2019 Topic 3: Mail Art

We all love how Etsuko is so creative in such an imaginative and interesting way! This mail art with its stunning contents would be such a wonderful treasure to receive! A wealth of stamps have been used, and numerous fun techniques too! Enjoy! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My favorite things with you today, and I'd like to share with you Mail Art Envelope with ATC pockets project using fabulous Darcy's stamps.

I think Mail Art Envelope is a good idea to store ATC. And it's fun to make and fashionable don't you think?

I started by the model of an envelope and these are them size. The dotted line is the folding line and the diagonal line is the margin to paste.

On the outside of the envelope design. I collaged a piece of book page on the A4 Smoothy white card, clear gessoing over the surface, and I dropped on Caribbean Sea, Limelight, Chocolate Pudding and Claret Frescos with water. 

After cutting the sheet of paper and making it into the envelope. I stamped the character stamps of EDY20 and EDY23 on washi paper, painted with watercolor paint, stuck to tear-off envelope. I stamped with HP1006 and roughly painted white gesso. To finish, I sprinkled Chocolate Pudding with water. The string tie closure I used backside paper and embossing by EDY09.

On the backside, I using the  Gelli Plate, the first layer was made with Green Olive (discontinued), Green Patina and Chocolate Pudding and Caribbean Sea Frescos. 

The second layer made by using Caribbean Sea through the Tim's stencil. 

Then I added EDY20 HP1006 by Archival Jet Black, and Lin Brown's ELB31 stamp with some off-white embossing powder.

Then I stuck the pockets.

I also made ATC cards and coins to the pockets using various Darcy's stamps, EDY20, EDY23, EDY05, EM02. EM04 and EM14.

My first thought in Mail Art is a handmade picture postcard, but it would be possible to create works with a wider way of thinking. I enjoyed a little convenient ATC case and made it, but I could not be satisfied a little because the inside design was bit heavy this time. 
I think you have more wonderful ideas, I'm looking forward to seeing them.
Thank you so much stopping by.
Etsuko xxx

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Miriam said...

Etsuko, this is stunning. Such a treat

Helen said...

I love this Etsuko. it is gorgeous.

Raquel Burillo said...

I love the idea of the pockets! So clever! Beautiful results Etsuko!!😘😘

geezercrafter said...

Fab idea to store the ATC's Etsuko. Love the decoration on the envelope.

Isa.C said...

This is really fun. Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing ��

Cocofolies said...

Wow, fantastic idea, hand-made envelope with ATC + Coins, using so cute stamps from Darcy and also lots of other goodness, I simply adore your project Etsuko!!! Hugs, Coco 😘😘😘

Jennie Atkinson said...

So many wonderful and fabulously creative ideas Etsuko! x

Caty said...

Those envelopes are Amazing Etsuko !! Really wonderful, love the designs and how you have decorated them. Gorgeous Atcs.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Wish you a very nice day,
Big hugs, Caty

craftytrog said...

These are both wonderful projects Etsuko! I love the secret pockets idea!
Alison xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Absolutely fabulous !
Corrie x

Darcy Marshall said...

I love these Etsuko, so much fun abd fabulous,vibrant colours. It is especially lively to see the older minis again .

Words and Pictures said...

I just love these... they're quirky, beautifully layered and brilliant fun.
Alison x