Marie Antoinette Mailer…

I’m Guesting at Mixed Media Monday today, Marie Antoinette is the theme and I went through a phase last year, of making microscope slide mailers. It was also at that time that I discovered how much fun you can have making soldered pendants!! Now, you can wear the pendants, but what do you do with the mailers? 😉

... "charmed, I'm sure!"

An ornate heart charm, a little recycled broken jewellery and some fancy ‘ribbon’…

"Let them eat cake"


 I painted the mailer with several layers of burnt siennna acrylic paint, plus some glazing liquid. I used a foam stamp for the patterns as the glaze was still wet. My foam stamp was the bit I popped out of a foam kneeling mat for gardening – I liked the pattern and you know me, I can’t throw anything away!

Just a few random ‘mots’ from some French text, cut out and applied before the final glazing… So that’s my mailer. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes of this theme.

I used images from the Marie Antoinette Mailer sheet at Ten Two Studios. Lisa sells the mailers too and there are some lovely examples of how-tos in the projects section.

Leave a comment


  1. Beautiful, as always, Rosie!! I love the piece of foam you’ve used as a stamp, and I particularly love that your slide mailer is not in any of the colors traditionally associated with Marie! Very unique! Bravo!

    • Thanks Barbara – that may be because I never gave colours a thought!!! (You know what I’m like… )

  2. great sample, rosie! i always love these altered slide mailers, and this one is perfect!
    love you used her famous quote “let them eat cakes” (though it is not sure she said it)… it relates so much to her style of life…

  3. Sandy

     /  May 24, 2010

    Rosie what can I say ???
    This is absolutely unique.
    Stunning Marie art.

  4. Rosie thanks for a wonderful challenge, I love what you have made it’s a fantastic inspiration, and the colors are great.

  5. Hi Rosie:) I love what you’ve created! especially all the sparklies! Thanks for this great challenge. had a lot of fun with it!

  6. Yvonne

     /  May 24, 2010

    Gorgeous piece, Rosie!

  7. There is no end to your inventiveness, Rosie! This is a remarkable piece of art, so creative and so well done. APPLAUSE!

  8. Rosie,

    This is the tiniest masterpiece I’ve ever seen. It is simply amazing. I cannot believe the intricacy with which you’ve illustrated this familiar theme, but you have truly outdone yourself, my girl!

  9. Oh this is amazing, Rosie!!! And the challenge was perfect! You are so creative and I love to see your work!
    Has your husband started fishing for the fishing season yet? As you probably know we have been impacted by the BP oil spill so my husband has to go out on the lake instead of the ocean.
    Again, this is a beautiful piece and an awesome challenge!

  10. First a great theme for creativity Rosie and what a glorious creation you have made- beautiful mixed media!

  11. Hi there! Thank you for the great theme this week – your example piece is so very beautiful and I love all the texture you created with your gardening mat – SUCH a creative mind! Kristin xo

  12. Lovely little gem!!!

  13. taluula

     /  May 24, 2010

    Rosie, I know we each have different talents BUT OH MY GOODNESS, I am in awe of yours in this fantastic piece.

  14. oh what a great piece and theme….thank you for hosting this!!!

  15. Oooohhh, this is soooo beautiful. love it


  16. Beautiful, rich, regal piece. Fit for a queen! ~Sharon

  17. Thanks for the details. It’s great to know which colours were used. Lovely mailer.

  18. mixedmediamonday

     /  May 29, 2010

    Such an amazing piece, Rosie! Thanks for guesting again – it’s always such a pleasure! Diane


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