Last night after dinner, I sat in a chair to watch Neil Young’s Journey. As the movie began, I found I just couldn’t sit there without doing something. So I ran to my office and grabbed an envelope, to the dining room table where I left my stamps, then into my drawing room for my Bic markers.
I placed a stamp on the envelope, added the addresses and began the black outlines, using the graphics in the stamp as a reference. Once the black lines were in place, I added the bright Bic marker color, but found frustration with the flat colors. One more leap up from my chair and I retrieved my Prismacolor pencils! The color pencil overlay allowed me to add wonderful detail, depth of color, and depth in design.
I turned the envelope over and stared at a plain white blank side. I began the process over beginning with the black lines, adding color with marker and adding more color with color pencil.
Many of the stamps I currently am using are from the U.S. Postal Service Modern Art in America, 1913-1931 Forever Stamps. You can read more about them at: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2013/pr13_033.htm