Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Barely Crafty Moment

Hello! Hi! Howarya?

Just wanted to take a moment to share a new project that I had started in the month of June. Over at Pages in Time, a group was started with the name Mail Art. I was intrigued and it read as something very different (to me) and fairly easy. It also read like a great experiment. What could I get away with putting on the outside of an ordinary envelope that would still allow the piece to get to its final destination on time? This is my first attempt:

Since there's also an element of fun surprise, I wanted to wait to share this until I knew it had arrived in Victoria's hands. I know it doesn't look like much. Basically, I sprayed the outside with glimmer mist (for non-scrappers, that's a mixture of inky liquid and mica-ish particles for sparkle) in red, grey and blue. There was plenty extra on my spray-area, so I just flipped it over and blotted up the rest. Once dry, I painted a couple white-spots for addresses; and tried to paint-stamp a flower in the lower left corner. Didn't work too well, did it? Well, one has to start somewhere and I can only improve from here, right?

In time, I'd like to be able to create my own envelopes from the paper I already have and add some more interest into the mix. I also want to explore more with texture and dimension...but I want to read up on Federal Mail regulations to be sure it won't get tossed.

Thanks for taking a moment to look. Hopefully, you got a chance to "Ooh" and "Aah" too.


  1. Great inky envelope. Can't wait to get mine in the mail!

  2. This is truly wonderful IRL!


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