For July the Mail Art Gang had the theme "You Bug Me" (also known as Bug Love). Here is what I did (now recieved by everyone participating).
We had to "draw" something - that was the challenge so I had to "draw" (no pun intended) on my inner child.
I did make a sketch first as I did not have a clue what I was doing.
I ended up doing the back first - I had originally thought I might put the address in the hat but I kinda liked the whole picture without any text. All I used was water colour pencils on water colour paper.
The front design reflects all the decorative painting I took in the 1990's - I still have all the brushes and acrylic paints from that "stage" of my artsy career. To protect my work, I sprayed with two coats of Krylon Matte Finish.
I also wanted to include something buggy for my friends and made a mini quilt for each. How fitting I could take a pic with my Bee Balm in the garden (which had a lovely Bumble Bee hoovering, but not willing to stay long enough for a personal shoot).
The base for the mini quilts was an old piece of upholstery. I layered with vintage lace and ribbon and an image I printed on to fabric. Added an old button for a finishing touch and voila.
I packaged in some old gift wrap I thrifted (another post I think) and added a little "bee" card. My next post will be on all the lovely Mail Art I recieved in return. Enjoy! Jewels