Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rainbow mail art!

Casey got a rainbow letter on origami paper, and I got excited and made a bunch of watercolor rainbows. 
The inspiration, on origami paper
 Pen and ink over watercolor

Envelope chain lined with business reply envelopes

Accordion folded envelope chain rainbow
 Detail, llama

Misting envelopes before applying paint gives a nice effect, and is easier than cleaning off dried-on salt.

From time to time I imagine I will make magical, totemic, dreamy cave painting mandalas using the collective unconscious/sublime, and it takes forever and they don't turn out. By giving these a little bit of structure (the rainbow) I got nicer results, although it absolutely took forever.

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