Wednesday, 15 May 2019

2019 #7: Turquoise with Hot Picks [By Kate Yetter}

2019 Topic 7: The Time Is Right

With a great tip for some recycling, and a whole lot of colour and embellishments, Kate has created some magical mail art with her signature pops of black.

Hi everyone, it's Kate with you today, and I'd like to share with you a piece of mixed media mail art.

Turquoise reminds me of calm. It has a soothing effect like the ocean but at the same time it is bright and vibrant. This topic was a must for me as the colour turquoise seems end up in most of my projects.

Mixed media postcards are one of my go-to projects to create. I love working on a small canvas, yet being able to layer stamps and embellishments to create depth and texture. 

Ever wonder what to do with all those postcards that arrive with your PaperArtsy orders? I save them all as they are an excellent base for mixed media mail art. 

I covered the back of the post card with card stock, added a layer of Fresco Finish Turquoise paint and stamped with HP1902.

I covered the background with stamped tissue paper.

Next, I stencilled with grunge paste using PS105, painted with Fresco Finish Turquoise, and sprinkled a bit of embossing powder over the background to add some sparkle.

My stamped images were painted with Fresco Finish Paints.

Layering bits of paper, fibre and embellishments is always the fun part of creating a mixed media piece.

Adding a bit of black helps to pop the layers forward.

Mail Art is fun and easy to make! I encourage you to create by recycling what you have available. I hope that you use all those postcards to create amazing art that someone would be thrilled to receive in the mail. 


  1. that's a great use of the paperartsy cards.. I save mine too! Great project

  2. Beautiful project. I love using my pa cards

  3. Terrific up cycled PA postcard , Kate. Loving all the layers and those pops of black. Tfs x

  4. I love this Kate! So colourful and absolutely gorgeous!! x

  5. Fabulous postcard, Kate! I love your observation about the color turquoise. Now I understand why I love it so much.