Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Mail Art | Krisy Podolak

Hi, it's my turn to share today.  I recently got my hands on the new paint.  I was so excited to get them and could not wait.  But wait I did. A lot longer than was really necessary thanks to our postal system.  The whole delivery process found my paints end up at completely the wrong house and missing for a few days before thankfully the recipient phoned the number on the parcel to say they had it.  I raced to pick them up only to fall ill and the paints just sat for a few more days.

Then one morning I woke up and my Bloglovin feed gave me some inspiration in the form of Fiona Paltridge.  Fiona is my ultimate Scrappy Girl Crush.  I love her work and she is pretty awesome in real life also.  I was recently lucky enough to attend one of Fiona's workshops and my Girl Crush for her has grown.  So when her Poppy blog post came up I knew I was going to Scraplift/Steal it as soon as I saw it.

The same day all this happened I had a Masters Challenge for Scrapbooking Memories due in the next few days.  I really struggled with this piece as the colours and the "theme" of the pack was so totally not me. And as Neet says "No amount of Gesso was going to help", so once I muddle through it and managed to produce a layout that actually turned out pretty awesome, it was time to prepare my Pizza Box.

For those who don't know, when you have a submission accepted for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine there is an extra challenge to decorate your Pizza box for submission.   You can read about it here on one of my blog posts.  I decided to crack out my Flutterby paints for this one.  I totally stole like an artist and created a box with Fiona inspired Poppies.  These are so beautiful and easy to do.  So easy in fact, that my three year old daughter, Poppy helped me.  She still finds it amusing that there is a Poppy flower just like her name.

I watered the paints down a bit to create water colour washes for this and used my heat gun to move the colour around while it was drying.  I used a mister sprayer to add more water to the colours once they were on the box to make it more fluid.  There wasn't the right green but I just mixed up my own.  That's the beauty of primary colours and having a whole set of colours.  I did ask Neet when these colours were released if I could buy just certain ones.  Her words were along the lines..."you'll need the whole set" I didn't need the convincing I was just concerned I would use some colours more than other.  But as it turned out I did need the set. So, its just as well I had the whole set.  If you haven't got your hands on these little babies yet, I highly recommend you do.  They are a great consistency but with excellent coverage and are so versatile.  Plus the packaging is just the right size to hold in your hand.

There isn't a process video for this project as my camera was downloading while we worked on this box but let me know if you would like to see one and I will see what I can do sometime in the future. So, keep an eye out for this one doing the rounds on the Great Mailart Pizza box hunt.  I can't wait to see what others add to it.

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