Friday, December 7, 2012

Mail Art - Classic SciFi

Fiddlesnips Jo and I are at it again. Breaking from Christmas stuff, we decided on a theme of Classic SciFi for a Mail Art exchange. Oh the possibilities - Jules Verne, George Orwell, Frank Herbert, Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula K. Le Guin, H.G. Wells.... Just researching I was overwhelmed (Wrinkle in Time was at the top of the list for a long time). And then of all things I was reading a review of the Walking Dead (popular series here in the States) that said the opening scenes of the pilot were inspired by Day of the Triffids - OMG what memories that brought back. Wyndham's 1951 classic was required reading in one of my high school English classes. 
I wanted an image of somewhere in London and found this picture of the gates to Buckingham Palaces (hmmmm Triffids really don't care if your royalty or not).I played around with it in Pic Monkey (love that application).
I then used an image transfer technique that Jo posted here. And voila, the result!
The envelope was fun too - lots of original materials from different sources. I stamped the publication date along the edges.
It arrived safe and sound with Jo so able to share with you. Enjoy. Jewels.

 

2 comments:

  1. Maybe the Royal Family are, in fact, Triffids??!!

    This Postcard and Mail Art are super, Jewels. I love the images on the envelope and you successfully transferred that image (image transfer success has been eluding me recently!!).

    I'll try and get mine in the post soon.

    xx

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  2. WOW...you never cease to amaze jewels!!!!!! blest be ;D

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