Monday, August 6, 2018

A Slide Mailer

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning and happy Monday, it's Sue here with my second project for our Anything Goes challenge, and this time around I've decorated a slide mailer.

These are something that I make every so often, I do enjoy making them, but once I've done one I don't need to do another for a while!

I started by painting the outside of my mailer with DecoArt paints and then stencilling through with white acrylic.

Then I stamped the Carmen's Veranda Passport Background, and that was the front all done.

For the back I stamped the CV Leonardo Man  - this is where a stamping platform really comes into it's own as you can keep stamping until you get the perfect image. 

Time to do the inside now. I  made a rusty effect on the slide with DecoArt sand paste and paints. Then I chose a couple of images for the slides I used Steampunk Icarus and Steampunk Flygirl.

I rusted the inside of the mailer, and painted and then stamped with Antique Text Border

And on the other side I stamped the lovely Chloe Collage.

And there we are - all done!
I hope you like it, and that you join in with our challenge - remember it's 'anything goes' so as long as it's got some stamping on, it's good by us.
Have a happy week, and thanks very much for looking xx

15 comments:

  1. This is simply gorgeous!!!

    A wonderful project!

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  2. I love your slide mailer Sue, you have made it look positively vintage with the colours and those wonderful stamps! xx

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  3. This is fab Sue, love it's design and those colours. I think we all have things that we only make once in a while but this was worth getting out again. Super make xx

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    1. Thank you Tracey, they've gone away again now lol xx

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  4. Oh my goodness - I just came across my stash of these from the "old" days - now, if I can find them again, I'm going to play!! Thanks Sue!

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    1. You're very welcome Christi, have fun! xx

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  5. How pretty and creative, Sue! Love this project!!

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  6. I feel like such a dork! Do you purchase a "slide mailer" and then decorate it, or do you create the mailer and then finish it? And do you mail it? This is all so new to me! Artistically, I love this! Your step-by-step was great! Gorgeous stamps!

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    1. Hi Kay, I think that slide mailers are something that crafters have kidnapped. They were originally used to send blood slides between hospitals and labs. They are just plain cardboard and have glass slides so you can decorate them as you like. You should give them a try xx

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  7. This is really gorgeous Sue. The colours are fabulous and the textures look amazing. So much lovely detail with the stamping and love how the images fit in the slide section so well.
    Fliss xx

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  8. Thank you so much Fliss :-D xx

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  9. Ahhhh, you are a font of knowledge Sue. I did wonder where these came from. I too have one kicking around somewhere. Love how you decorated this. Love the bloke flying through the second side and the rust. Beautiful project. Hugz

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