Pen Pals.

I created one 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page using a photo of my dad and one of he’s pen-pals. He had many pen-pals with which he exchanged letters, postage stamps, postcards, etc. You can see more of he’s postcards here. My inspiration was “Pen Pals” by Misty Posey from the book  Memories in the Making: It’s All about Travel and Vacation By Nancy M. Hill.

Close up of pen-nib, postage stamp, picture frame, etc. The pull out tab reveals more information. File Tab Stickers With Inspirational Sayings by K&Company.
The technique I used on the frame was DIY Crackle Paint With Elmer’s Glue. 

I decorated the background using travel and postage themed rubber-stamps and ink.


Inkadinkado Letter Wood Mounted Stamp 

Stampin’ Up! Travels Abroad Stamp Set (Retired) 

Inkadinkado 93432 “World Traveler” Wood stamp.

Some of the other supplies and tools  I used were: Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Vintage Photo, Far away place postage stamps from Stampington & Co, mesh, slide-frames, eyeshadow applicator, alphabet stencil, airmail stickers, Black Smash pen by K & Co, Brown Calligraphy pen by Zig, text from Premo SCULPEY STAMPLETS Rubber Stamping Kit Clay CLASSIC DESIGNS, Card-stock, postage stamps, acrylic paint, paint brushes, photo corners, adhesive, hot glue, glue gun, etc.

I used a 12″ x 12″ acid-free divided photo protector sleeve to include some of the postcards in my album.

Back of 12″ x 12″ acid-free divided photo protector sleeve.

Dad’s Postcards

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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4 Responses to Pen Pals.

  1. colonialist says:

    An unusual subject. I don’t think I have heard of anyone doing that before! Clever bringing stamps into it.

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  2. perdebytjie says:

    My mond hang oop oor jou kreatiwiteit, Linda! Dis ‘n besonderse manier om jul geskiedenis vas te lê.Eendag kan al hierdie albums van jou in ‘n museum wees en ‘n blik op die verlede werp.

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