Saturday, March 7, 2015

Air Mail Collection Folio



This project was completely inspired by Linda Ledbetter and her amazing Curiosity Crew.  They put together such an amazing array of projects, I could not help but to play along.  




This post is super long, so I warn you in advance!  Check out the great latch I added to close this fun folio.  I have included an image here of the back so you can see what the base of the project looked like.




Here you can see the great translucency that Ice Resin gives Tim's tissue wrap.  Some of my grungy stenciling and background can be seen peeking through.




I imagine I could keep on working in this book for a long time yet! It needs some doodling and journaling.




I used lots of the new vellum ephemera from Tim Holtz.  I ran most of my stuff in this book through my Xyron sticker maker and it worked great.  You can also see above where I used eyelets to attach my book to the folio along with a bit of E6000.  The combination of a cold connection and heavy duty glue made for a perfect combo.




Note that I added some stenciling after the project was complete.  This way I added a final layer of ink on top of everything.




This week's contest for the Compendium of Curiosities is sponsored this week by Inspiration Emporium.  I have not placed an order there before, but their site looks yummy!





The vellum has such an awesome translucency, I just love it.




Home made envelopes, paper bags, tags, tissue tape and tickets are sprinkled throughout my book.




 There are things tucked inside of each little pocket and envelope too!




Some of the ephemera is simply clipped on.  I like to have the element of movement to my work.




I used lots of scraps from my resin tissue wrap in this project as well.  The round postmark from the British Post office is one example below.




I hope you enjoyed today's post! I sure had fun creating this project! Thanks to the whole crew for an amazing week of inspiration.

Cheers,

Rhea



29 comments:

  1. Oh, Rhea, WOW!!! This is incredible. What an amazing, inspired keepsake-- it's a treasure!

    I love your Ice Resin/Tissue idea. I've seen it done before but I've never seen it look so cool. The latch is perfect, and I just wish I could hold this in my hands and admire every little detail.

    Well done, girl!!!

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  2. Rhea, this is AWESOME! You really put a lot into this folio! It turned out so well - amazing details. I love the latch as well and the Ice Resin/Tissue idea. Might have to try that. All your pockets for the ephemera are perfect too! Well done! Thanks for participating in this challenge!

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  3. Very wonderful. I can't wait to see it in person!

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  4. Fabulous!! I loved all the texturing and matting you did. Great subject matter. Chuck full of fun...

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  5. Another wonderful piece! Love this one too. Karen.x

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  6. Love the prints, the pockets the closure... awesome stencil work ... just AWESOME !!!

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  7. what an awesome project! this is what the creative journey is all about... -tim

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  8. love your project... now I want to make one!

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  9. AMAZING-AMAZING-AMAZING Rhea! I'm so glad you participated in this challenge because your folio is so awesome, inspiring, and flat-out jam-packed full of vintage loveliness! Way to rock it, my friend.

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  10. Completely amazing!!! So much to see and take in, I LOVE it! It just ooozes creativity! Brilliant from beginning to end!

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  11. I love this. so much detail! wow! amazing and beautiful!
    hugs

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  12. This is so Amazing! Love the details and heart you put into creating this! I bought his small one, and haven't done anything with it yet! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love all in this album ! J'adoooooore !

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  14. Absolutely brilliant, Rhea! Love that latch on the cover and all the vellum you've included. And the ice resin is a little bit of genius, gotta try that! Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

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  15. Ooooh lah lah! This is fabulous. I absolutely love the mailbag feel of it and your awesome metal closure. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  16. Cool use of all the ephemera! I really like the eyelet method to attach the insert and I love your envelopes!

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  17. This folio is incredible! I love everything here! The idea with the ice resin is amazing! Bravo!
    Branka x

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  18. WOW OH WOW!!! First, I love the latch...so COOL! Great design and layers! Thanks so much for joining us in the folio challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  19. Wow, so much work in this piece! I love it, Jan Hill x

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  20. This is just waaaaay postal PERFECT!!! You really went well out of the ordinary to make this project absolutely STUNNING!! Maybe it's the colors you chose (Americana colors are my faves!), or maybe it's the folio itself...or a combo of both; it looks so REALISTIC!! I'd expect ta fling that over the back o' my horse's saddle & ride off w it! ;)

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  21. Congrats on your win !! Love it so much... have gone back a couple of times and looked at the amazing details !!

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  22. The detail on this is just stunning!! It truly is amazing, I love it :)

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  23. Rhea, I found your journal on pinterest and fell in love with it! I've been checking out all of your projects and you are a great artist. I love almost every thng you've made :) I was wondering ifyou've got a you- tube channel or if you have the video to make the folio journal? Please let me know and joinmy blog page, just for me? Thanks!

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  24. I'm so happy I found you!!! What an amazing artist your are! I've thought about making one of these lovely folios but never knew how to start. Yours is a true inspiration! Love all the pockets and goodness you added to this wonderful project. Thank you for sharing your talent. Happy Crafting, xxx

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All the comments and feedback you leave affirms my creative spirit on a very deep level. I am grateful for your time and readership!