Today I decided to make some pretty papers to work with in my art journals. I've been fighting a bad cold all week and wasn't in the mood for drawing but wanted to do something.
Have you ever taken any of Carla Sonheim's classes? The idea of using junk mail came from her class JUNK MAIL Artist's Book. Basically, without giving anything away you use mail that you would normally throw away.
These sheets are brayered with gesso and then watercolored. Normally, you would proceed with the class at this point but I decided to get out my stencils and spray inks and do a bit more.
This is the inside of a security envelope. I peeled the plastic window out and plan to use each piece in a different project.
The only problem is that now I have fingers as inky as my papers and they won't come clean - even tried fingernail polish remover to no avail. Any hints on how to clean up other than to wear gloves - I NEVER remember to wear gloves!