I was doing an Artist trading card for a trade for Swapbot and wanted to add some texture to the background of my zentangle design. I had seen this technique on youtube and thought I would try it.
This is my result:
My photos were not that great, but I think you can get the idea. I love using textured backgrounds with my artwork. I liked the way this turned out but next time I will try using more alcohol. I used a spray bottle because of the small size of this project. I did the first layer in pink and the second layer in purple, because those were favorite colors of my swap partner. As you can see I added a couple of my stickers and of course I can't leave the envelope alone. I don't send out letters or packages without them being decorated anymore.
I also did a mail art swap. I added a letter, two stickers from my photos and blank note cards again using my photos. I send according to my swap partners profiles. This person likes purple, zentangle and realistic frogs. With these swaps; I send to one person and someone else sends to me. This is kinda cool as I get to know more artists this way. I am also learning to use my photos in different ways. I'm now making stickers, envelopes, and note cards. I've got a current swap making postcards, so I'll figure out how best to do those. I have been using my photos for more than printing up and hanging on my walls. I've discovered more ways to enjoy my photos and to share them with others.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to and it helps get your creative juices flowing.
PS the give away of my stickers is still in progress scroll down to Giveaway #3 for details and good luck.