A journey for the soul, sealed with a kiss by Riikka Kovasin

Moikka! It’s Riikka here today to share a set of ATCs using the wonderful “Air Mail” collection. I just love the color scheme of the collection and the patterns. Vintage papers, old handwritten texts and shades of tea always speak to me. Besides the wonderful collection, the inspiration to these ATCs came from the text stickers. Quite early on I chose two sayings which would make a good little story and then cut them so that the tale is running across the four cards. “A journey for the soul” and “sealed with a kiss” seemed a good pair, allowing room for imagination and maybe even sparking inspiration.

I chose to use a piece of kraft paper as the background for these ATCs. On top I added alcohol markers using the same colour palette as the “Air Mail” tags. As paper is porous surface, using alcohol markers or inks isn’t straight forward as they are developed for non-porous surfaces. The trick is to add a layer of gesso or gel underneath, which blocks the ink from being absorbed into paper.

If you want to see how I made the cards, please watch the video I recorded for you!

Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:

Products List:
Air Mail – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Air Mail – Element Stickers 6×12
Air Mail – Word Stickers 6×12
Air Mail – Clear Stamps
Air Mail – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Letters Stencil