Just Messing Around

I was lucky enough to purchase this big bunch of old hand written and typed letters recently.

Big bunch of old hand written letters.

Big bunch of old hand written and typed letters.

I really had no idea what I was going to do with them. I looked around my craft desk and my Twinkling H2o’s (shimmering watercolor paints) were still at hand so they were the medium of choice.

Twinkling H2o's ready to be used.

Twinkling H2o’s ready to be used.

So I just sat down and made a big mess with lots of paint and water. It was really quite fun.

Water color paints on an old letter.

Water color paints on an old letter.

I used every color of H2o’s I had in different combinations. After playing and letting the letters dry, this is what I had.

Yummy pile of shimmery water colored papers.

Yummy pile of shimmery water colored papers.

But now what? I knew I could tear some of the papers up to use in mixed media pieces or my art journal but I had another idea.

Little Stampin Up stamp sets I got for my birthday.

Little Stampin Up stamp sets I got for my birthday.

These fun little stamps were also still on my craft desk so I decided to use them on some of the paper and make a bunch of small embellishments.

Little embellishments to use in mixed media or my art journal.

Little embellishments to use in mixed media or my art journal.

I think they turned out really cute and they have an awesome crackling paper texture. Now I am ready to made an art journal page using some of these cute little embellishments that were made from just messing around!

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3 comments

  1. Cindy Furman

    Nice effects, but I do hope you use copies of those old letters and not the originals. The letters could be invaluable to genealogists searching for family information. I put old letters & postcards on my website for just that purpose Lostandfoundancestors.com I would be happy to post electronic copies to my site should you come across any more of them. The beauty of them is that you know exactly who they came from since they have the envelopes with names & addresses. Love your work by the way, so don’t take this as anything negative. I understand everyone is not as passionate about family history as I am. Enjoy your newsletters & creativity! Cindy

    • glitteronmyface

      Hi Cindy! I didn’t even think about copying the letters first. I will do it to the others before I use them in artwork and perhaps I could put them in a blog. I read these letters before I used them and I must say they are quite boring but to a genealogist I guess they could be a goldmine. Thank you for the great advice. I will let you know when I copy the others so you can put them on your website. Blessings, Helen

      • Cindy Furman

        Hi Helen, And, you could use them again if you wanted for other projects when you have an electronic copy to print whenever desired! I’ve used some of my computer copies of letters, neat old envelopes & postcards in all kinds of art projects. Cindy

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