ideas

13 January 2019 10:53
(over 1 year ago)
Just want to share here some of my resent outgoings. I used my own printables a lot this time and also tried to add some creativity to ready envelopes. I hope my ideas will help you with holiday mail decorations.























All of these printable sets you can find in my shop.
13 October 2018 17:56
(almost 2 years ago)
This autumn brings good weather, clear skies, bright sunshine. From the first days of September I have been collecting colored leaves, putting them in books and adding to photos. Red and yellow leaves have been living on my table for last month.









I found a garland in my closet, prepared candles. All of my photographs are accompanied by lights during the cold times. I like this warm light, looks like a little magic happened among a pile of papers and words.









My husband brought me a bouquet of incredible beauty in mid-September. The branches of cedar, spruce, plum and wild grapes are in combination with flowers of aster and a delicious smell.
















Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to catch it, handle it carefully and do not forget what Picasso said "Inspiration exists, but it should catch you at work."







3 September 2018 17:09
(about 2 years ago)
















3 September 2018 17:04
(about 2 years ago)
Suddenly I realized that I didn't show summer letters here, but it's already September. However, it's a good reason to summarize.














4 July 2018 14:29
(about 2 years ago)
Everyone have these moments, when you are sitting behind the empty sheet of paper and don’t know what to write. There is no inspiration, nothing interesting happens, what to tell about then? Here are some ideas to help you.

1. The last book (or film). No need to retell the plot, your friend would be happy to know what thoughts did you get after reading. What did you like in this book or what didn’t. Which of heroes is your favourite. Which of situations of this book is close to your life? How would you act in the place of the heroes. Continue the thought and you wouldn’t notice how you would finish three-four pages.

2. The travel. What can be considered a journey? - The trip abroad or to a neighboring city, to your granny’s country house? Anything! The main thing is how you will present it. It’s not necessarily to tell about the most recent trip, tell about the most remarkable. For example, in summer 2014 you were in the camp and now you suddenly remembered about it, because it's also summer, and again you want to be there. Or maybe you don’t want to be there and you are glad to be at home. Tell your friend - why?

3. Fantasize. Where would you dream to be now? In what city, country, magical world? Why? Maybe you would like to have an unusual ability? A lot of money? To enjoy privacy? All this is a great opportunity for an interesting conversation.

4. Weather. A trivial topic, I agree, but I tell all my paper friends about the weather. Not about the specific day of writing a letter, but about the whole season. The weather affects how I spend my time, how I dress, my mood. And if you and your friend are living in different areas it will be always interesting how the whether goes in so different places.

5. About snail mail. Yes, this is recursion, but I often ask my penpals what they get from the snail mail. Do they have any relation to it, whether they feel close to their penpals. Tell a friend how you generally feel about this process, what you think about snail mail, how much it coincided with your expectations.

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4 June 2018 20:30
(over 2 years ago)
Sometimes the projects I have started do not want to end. Seems like I so forceless or too lazy, but I have a lot of stuff to finish and show you, but can’t complete them.
And there was the same problem with this letter and video. I was making this folder on live stream in my instagram. Next day I finished the decoration and recorded the video, made photographs and that’s all, the work stopped. I tortured myself, editing the video, rerendered it for many times, in the end everything lasted almost 2 months.
I have a feeling that my videos are becoming too similar to each other and it’s boring to watch them, I’m thinking how to make next videos.
The result of my torment can be seen here and, please, say me in the comments (on Youtube) that everything is not so bad. At such times, support is really needed.
P.S. Just think that photos are still beautiful.























16 May 2018 21:21
(over 2 years ago)
I didnt't show here updates of my shop for a long time, although I worked a lot.
The last projects are seasonal printable sets with blooming Cherry and Lilac, I didn't catch them last spring, but can enjoy them now.
The new printed snail mail kit and giveaway are soon~
The shop is by this link















12 May 2018 17:33
(over 2 years ago)
One of my favorite materials for writing is a vellum. Transparent sheets give a lightness to the letter view. I use the vellum in snail mail decorations quite often. I make flipbook’s pockets, envelopes, use vellum for packing and even for writing letters on it.
There was an article about choosing vellum for letters, and now I’m going to give you another one idea for using vellum and the way to decorate it.
The trick works on the transparency of vellum. Obviously, that the text of the letter we can write only on one side, but this does not mean that we can not use the reverse side for the decor.
And if the use of stickers and decorative tapes here is meaningless, the drawings and transfer tattoos are very suitable. The transparency of the vellum will allow us to see the image, but it will not hide the text, it wouldn’t interfere reading.
As an example, you see my work. I performed it live on my instagram.
For the drawing I took white (tempera), you can use acrylic or gouache. The white drawing under the text does not prevent reading, but enhances the visibility of the text, you can easily draw leaves, flowers or frosty patterns. In my case, these are branches, I repeated the idea of the envelope.
The important point is when working with a tracing paper, you shouldn’t make a pencil sketch, the paint will hide the pencil from the side of the drawing, but it will be visible where the text is. The second tip is to work with a practically dry brush. The vellum is not intended for painting and a large amount of water can spoil the shape of the sheet (and can damage the text). You can add other colors, but do not get carried away with too active painting, the drawing should remain in the background, to read the letter easy.
Some more adeas for backgroung: to make a pencil drawing, to use color pencils, above I mentioned transfer pictures. Or maybe you have your own ideas on this topic? Share ideas in your instagram with a link to me and I will tell about them in my profile, the most interesting will be on the site.
Have questions? - write to me, I will help!















2 April 2018 11:26
(over 2 years ago)
Some time ago we (me and The Bird) saw this photo, which tells about a postcard swap between two cats and decided to try to make something like this.





I and Lala made the first postcard, using the watercolors to make a pawprint of Lala's write paw. And the answer was not long in coming ^^ We've got this admirable postcard made of Eshka's paws scan.
The first photo report is here.
To be continued..








23 February 2018 22:30
(over 2 years ago)