Saturday, 31 August 2019

2019 #13 Mushrooms: Mushrooms That Are Out of this World with HP {by Kate Yetter}

2019 Topic 13: Mushrooms

Telescopes for mushroom stalks...need I say more?? Take a look!! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Kate ( with you today, and I'd like to share with you some mail art featuring mushrooms.

When choosing these stamps I knew it would be a bit of a challenge as none of the images are remotely close to a mushroom. But I thought the shape would be similar so I decided to go with it and let my creativity take me wherever it chose to go.

I am on a bit of a mail art kick as of late so I thought a postcard and envelope would be perfect for this theme. 

I started with a postcard sized piece of paper and added some kraft grocery paper that I painted with black gesso. I added a layer of book paper and then some card stock that I stamped in red.

Two stamps were used to make the mushrooms. I used Fresco Finish Chalk paints and some clear embossing liquid for color. Don't these telescopes make the perfect mushroom stems?

I am not much on flat backgrounds so of course I needed some black thread and gold embossing powder to add some dimension and texture.

At the bottom of the mushrooms, I added some red mirco-beads and covered them with green metallic paint to try and simulate moss.

Infusions were sprayed in the background and a TH paper doll was added. I think the little girl looks adorable sitting on top of that mushroom.

For the envelope, I did my best to dress it up without a lot of dimension. Keeping envelopes simple is a must if it is going to make it through the post undamaged. I stamped the envelope and then sprayed infusions. I was surprised to find that the infusions not only added the perfect amount of color but also added some texture.

To finish off the envelope, I added a few stamped images. 

I really like how this set of mail art turned out but I am even more pleased with the mushroom transformation. I challenge you  to create a project where you think out of the box and try turning a stamped image into something completely different than its original state. And I would love to see it, so don't forget to share your project with us.

Until Next Time,

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Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant idea, Kate, this is really clever!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

This is so clever.... Great project!

Corrie Herriman said...

So creative ! Fab ! X

butterfly said...

So clever! I do love a bit of blue-sky thinking!! Your space-age mushrooms are brilliant, Kate.
Alison x

Etsuko said...

Amazing project Kate!! Fabulous ideas for the mushrooms topic. xx

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Love what you have done here Kate. Really shows the versatility of the stamps too. 👍😍

A Pink said...

Fabulous, ingenious creativity , Kate . Loving this x

Chris said...

Fabulous probject Kate, absolutely love everything abou it!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Very clever, Kate. Great job. Eileen xx

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