Hello Everyone! We are gearing up for another Mail Art Exchange which will be announced in another couple weeks. So to get everyone in the spirit I thought I would show you a little step by step on something I made recently.
One of the things I heard from several people was that they were not sure if they should participate because they are not very "artsy"... I'm here to tell you that it's okay :) You don't have to be at all! In fact I'm going to show you just how easy it is.
First, I want you to walk through your house and look for things (not scrapbooking related) that you might like to glue to an envelope... sounds silly doesn't it? But, it's easy to find things... look I'll show you what I came up with...
Okay... so here is my first take at this... If you do not have glue, that is the one thing you will need... I just used Elmers which I bought in the school supply aisle at the local drugstore. I started by placing things on the envelope in a way I thought might be pleasing... It really doesn't matter... I actually didn't really even think about how I wanted this to look, there was NO planning whatsoever :)
Just keep adding things...
Here is the front... I have pretty much decided at this point that I have glued enough things down. Now I left enough room at the top to add the stamp... the best part about all this is the reaction you might get from the person at the post office! If anything... you should do this just to see if you manage to get a reaction, then you could report back to us :)
Here is something I thought of after taking the initial photo with all the supplies... Hubby printed this off for me (a news article from our Journal)... I thought why let it go to waste and decided to recycle it to the back of the envelope!
Okay so if we stopped here would you be happy? Certainly you could stop here and send this one off and the recipient would think you are amazing!!
But, if you wanted to add just a little bit more because you can... you might try some doodles... Nothing fancy mind you... all you need is a pen...
Recently Melissa posted on the Good Mail Day book and how she felt intimidated by some of the mail art sent by others... I was happy to see she found a style that suited her... you can read her post here.
You can also read more about Good Mail Day and Mail Art Exchange by clicking on these headings under my labels section on the left side of my blog.
So if you would like to participate in the next "Mail Art Exchange" then just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add your name to our list... In September I will announce when the Mail Art Exchange will be and I have picked a theme so look for that as well!
Thank you for stopping by!