Here are my two swaps for the CBC ATC swap for February. I picked the theme as I am hosting it so I chose ‘Postal’. I made the first one to look like a small bundle of manilla letters wrapped in string with a shrink plastic label saying urgent.
The second one is vellum with images of letters on it stamped with the phrase ‘spoken words fly away but written words last forever’. This was layered onto Basildon Bond paper which I had highlighted the watermark and tinted slightly. The addition of the feather (quill) also ties in with the words ‘fly away’.
Inks: black document ink, Distress ink Tea dye, Archival ink Coffee, Stazon Red
Card: brown paper, printed vellum, Basildon bond writing paper
Stamps: The Artistic Stamper Ephemera, Phrase stamp unknown origin
Other: stamp image, string, shrink plastic, feather (owl?)