Join Groups That Interest You!
One group I joined on Facebook is an art group called Mixing it Up Every Day. One of the things they do is blog hops. They usually have a theme and you list other members websites in your post. This drives others to your site and also drives traffic to the members pages. This helps us get to know each other better and see our various talents.
Having said that, if you are not in our group, please feel free to leave a comment anyway and come join us over on Facebook. We would love to get to know you better too.
One of the things I love to do is make envelopes. I send out Happy Mail for a group I am in once a week and this will be ending in another two weeks. Here are a few that I have done:
Birds of Happiness was real fun to make. I used molding paste on stencils and then painted the white paste with acrylic. Afterwards I tried adding paint to the paste and that works beautifully.
Blessings was just done this week. I am in love with it. I think I have really progressed since first starting the last week in January. I used Unity’s stamp Every Breath. Did you notice a difference between the stamp on their site and mine? Go ahead, click the link, check it out. My girl is facing the other way. I wanted her facing the heart/address area of the envelope. I thought the saying was absolutely perfect for an envelope that might be used for Happy Mail.
Another thing I love to do is to take part in swaps. All have themes and it is really fun to go beyond my comfort zone and create something for someone else. I have received some really gorgeous handmade items.
Here are a few I am proud of that I made.
This was for a swap in the Facebook group Artful Mail Groupies (AMG).
For the same group AMG. I tend to do a lot of swaps with this group as they are a great bunch of women and the admins. are really on the ball when it comes to taking care of the swaps and everyone in the group.
I had so much fun doing this swap for The Enchanted Imaginarium. It was done on mixed media paper, using watercolor for the sky, clouds, path and landscape, adding different stamps and colored in with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. The dragon was made by using a stencil with modeling paste and then painted. The dragon was painted using Jacquard Lumiere Metallic Acrylic paint for the open breast, under the wings and the red eyes and tongue, the rest of it was done with Amsterdam acrylics.
I hope you have enjoyed!