Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I just made a set of six of these postcards for a Halloween swap that my friend Cindy is hosting on the TN Stampers Yahoo group. I don't know how other people operate, but I tend to use swaps as an excuse to experiment with something I've been wanting to try - my swap partners are my guinea pigs! This time I wanted to play around with texture.

A couple weekends ago, my friends Roxi and Candice of RockCandy Studios taught a class for our stamp club's annual Stampers Day Out. They showed us a faux beeswax technique using different Golden products to duplicate the look of beeswax. I had an extra container of medium and thought it would be perfect to use for my postcard.

I love the whole concept of mail art and the idea of making something that would actually be enhanced by the process of going through the mail. I knew I wanted something very textured, but still able to make it to its destination without losing too many pieces. Covering the piece with the faux beeswax concoction sealed and protected it and also added another layer of depth. I hope my partners like them!

Stamps are all from Oxford Impressions' Wicked collection.


  1. Completely awesome! Love your wickedly fabulous creation!

  2. This is great Shelly! I'm sure your swap partners will be thrilled!

  3. Faux beeswax? wow sounds like a really interesting techique. Your guinea pigs will be squeeling with delight when they receive one of your spooky creations! Shelly your always inspiring!
    Happy Halloween!

  4. Looks great. I can't wait to receive my card. Cindy T

  5. Great job, they are so spooky!

    Liza x

  6. Shelly, my post card came and it is truly awesome! But it looks a great deal like the peeled painting technique. What is the difference?

  7. love the spooky feel of this! my daughter dresses with this sort of thing on her clothes alot...but she just turned 20...maybe she will outgrow it soon ;)

  8. they are great love that skull..its wicked. Thanks for visting my blog today

  9. You have a nice Blog.
    And a great style, i like your work!


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