June 15, 2009

Painted Feather

Crusade #30

Long time no see LOL I'll end catch-up post after my finals are over ... I just decided to post this now. I'm doing a mail art round robin with painted face envelopes with some other great gals from the Guild. You can see the start of Kelly Snelling's envelope here.

Rather than just paint a plain envie, Michelle Ward's Street Team post got me to thinking about how cool it would be to take advantage of some of the neat textured papers out there and alter them. Here are scans of my original papers.

Spiral Background Paper Textured Background Papers

Here is the back of my envie made with textured paper and molding paste:

Painted Paper Backgrounds
And this is the front:

Painted Feather
The background had a very earthy feel, so I felt inspired to draw and paint an image of a Native American girl -- cutesy as she is LOL I have a lot to learn about painting faces yet -- but I'm still in that stage where I am amazed it more cloely resembles a human than a Martian LOL


michelle ward said...

karen - love a decorated envelope! this one is terrific. great idea to Make It Your Own. thanks for sharing with the team...i'm sure you'll inspire others to try it.

Melisa said...

What a great idea to use textured paper for the envy. I love your little native american girl.

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

ooooooo! i love it!!!!! i am already brimming with wild ideas of what to add to it. fun, fun, fun! i can't wait!!

jackie said...

Looks great! I hope to participate in the next one!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the textured paper and really like the start of your envelope. I think you did a great job with your painting - your Indian woman has lots of personality.


Michelle said...

I think your face turned out just grand and I can't wait to get my hands on this envie!

Anonymous said...

That's very cool - how exciting to get a fancy envie in the mail, I'd be all anxious wonderign what was in it. I think your girl turned out just fine.

jan said...

I was looking for this to arrive in mailbox today but alas it didn't. Great job.


jgr said...

Nice work! I love the texture.