Check out Gauche Alchemy's Guest Designer, Dina Wakley!

 "Playing Post Office with Dina

Posted on September 8, 2011 by justaddmaggi

Hi everyone!

Maggi here to show off 2 of the projects that our guest designer for September, Dina Wakley made with our Going Postal Mail Art Mixed Media Kit. We are so lucky to have Dina playing with our new kit this month!  She’s really made some amazing creations with our kit and here is just two of them:
First up, this awesome collaged envelope:

Dina says: “I love manila envelopes! I created a funky collage on top of the envelope using bits and pieces from the vintage papers in the kit. I used gel medium (matte) to stick it all down, and to seal the top of the collage.”

“I couldn’t resist adding some pen outlining to the female figures…they seemed like they were getting lost among the business of the collage. The outlining helps them stand out a bit better.”

The pen outlining is such a great tip! Too many times I’ve had elements fade into the background and using a pen outline to bring them forward in the piece is such a simple but effective technique.  Dina also made this super cool altered envelope:

Dina says: “I used some of the vintage papers in the kit to completely cover one of the large white envelopes. I did a funky collage on the front, and added strips so I could write in an address. I’m going to fill this with something fun (maybe confetti?) and mail it to a friend.”

This is what I love about mail art. Not only does the person you’re sending it to get a rockin’ piece of art but you know that the guys at the post office must stop and stare when they see cool stuff like this.

So, didn’t I tell you Dina was awesome? There’s more to come from Dina this month, we’re only getting started! And here’s a heads up for ya: Watch the blog tomorrow for another birthday giveaway!

Now, visit Dina, then go get our Going Postal Kit and THEN go glue something awesome onto some awesome something! :D



I was feeling lazy so this post is copied directly from the Gauche Alchemy blog!  Hey!  Don't judge me!  Maggi has awesomely mad writing skillz!  Make sure to visit Dina's blog and the Gauche Alchemy blog to leave her some well deserved lovin'!

And please, DO NOT forget about the month long birthday bash that we are throwing in celebration of Gauche Alchemy turning *3*!!  There's the AMAZING giveaway involving the uber-exclusive, available ONLY BY SUBSCRIPTION  Acme Kit