For my project, A is for.......AIRPLANE!
I love postal themed projects and was trying to come up with ideas when I saw this in my kitchen...
The bottle was plastic and had an interesting shape. I recalled that my design team teammate Ashli used paper mache last Autumn to create a cool mixed media pumpkin. (You can see that post here.) It was then that I decided to make a paper mache airplane.
After taping cardboard wings to the clean plastic bottle, I began the paper mache process. I created my own paste by combining 4 parts water to one part flour and cooking it until it was boiling and had a custard-like consistency. I don't have any photos of the actual paper mache process. My hands were coated in goo. It was just like grade school all over again. Fun! I let the plane dry completely overnight and then began painting and creating a mixed media surface. I used several vintage postage stamps from my personal ephemera collection. The stamped flowers are from the Hero Arts "Sunshine" Clear Stamp collection. It coordinates with the new BasicGrey Fresh Cut Collection that I used. I stamped the flowers on tissue paper, colored them with colored pencils and then adhered them with matte medium. I created a little paper pinwheel for the propeller.
Now it's your turn. A is for.....??
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