26 February, 2012

Microscope Slide Mailer

Good morning

Gayle's theme for February is 'Vintage Gentleman' & she starts by creating an unique Glass Slide Mailer.

According to Gayle "GLASS SLIDE MAILER :
I had never seen  glass slides before, except in Biology at school, or "the mailer", and had no idea what to do with them. Anyway, "the mailer" is a very sturdy chipboard folder with a recessed area inside that holds the glass slide and so protects it in the mail. ( Meg has a slide show on the shop site that demos these ). This little "folder" is very cute, very robust and like a ready made little book, just waiting to be painted, inked, papered, embossed and decorated. The thing I love about it is how strong it is, and how it can support heavy duty metal embellishments."

Firstly I wet embossed the inside of "the mailer" with a B Line stamp.......Postmark Collage, and embossed it with walnut stain Distress Powder. Next I covered the inside recessed area and the front and the back. I used Meg's Garden A4 Collage Papers for this......Travel Labels and Suitcases For Travelling. After inking all the edges I wrapped very fine black wire around the spine and attached a couple of metal charms and made a rustic, ruffled flower with a metal centre for the front. On the inside I added a metal corner and little metal clock face.

I have used Meg's Garden ATC A4 paper......."Vintage French Couples" and A4 Collage Paper......." Suitcases For Travelling".  I've added lace, a "Vintaj Brass" Scrolled Ornate Corner, beautiful satin ribbon, and gorgeous " Garnet Forget Me Not " velvet flowers, ALL FROM MEG'S GARDEN.

The Glass slides & Mailers can be found  at Glass Slides & Mailers

The mailer is truly fantastic Gayle - totally love it - well done

Bye for now


  1. Beautiful!! This little glass slider mailer is pure genius!! I love it!

  2. What a lovely and different project, its gorgeos Gayle!

  3. Gayle is altered art piece is awesome, love what you have created. :)