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« on: July 27, 2013 09:29:24 PM »

My partner in the Mail Art Swap received, so I'm going to go ahead and post this. 

I made the envelope out of heavy 12" by 12" paper with the pattern on the inside.  Here is the front:



The background is acrylic paint, and the tree is made from hearts punched out of magazine pages.  I had originally planned to do the whole thing in hearts, but it took a lot longer than I expected to assemble the tree, so I had to change my design or I wouldn't have been able to send it out on time.  I really like the effect though:


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My swap partner likes koi fish, so I looked up some of the specialty breeds and did paintings of them in acrylic paint.  I wrote the Japanese names with silver Sharpie for a little sparkle.

The center on the back is just a weight I put on it to keep the top flap from popping up when I took the picture, but now I'm kind of sorry I didnt' make a seal to put in the center, as I like the origami paper with the fish.  (hmmm, I'm getting an idea for a mixed media piece . . . )


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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013 04:14:39 PM »

Great envelope!   I love what you did for the tree!   Such a neat idea!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013 11:45:25 AM »

love love love the tree!
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