Thursday, November 04, 2010

mail art

Mail art was unknown to me till I received an email from Lenna Andrews. It sounded like fun so I decided to join this swap. If you want to, there is still room for more participants :-)
With this type of art you can work on existing envelopes, but I decided to make my own. For this I used - bought - hand made paper for the outside and a page from my newspaper for the inside. I had opened an envelope and traced the outlines on the paper. With Bondaweb I fused these together.
Next step was to fold the (thick) paper and I used a gluestick to close the sides. Making envelopes is very easy I discovered and I am tempted to do this more often. Think for instance Christmas cards :-)
I had typed Lenna's address in a Word file, using different fonts in different sizes and colors. Printed these out and cut the adress in an irregular shape. This I fused on to the envelop.
Now the fun begins: stamping. I used some bubble wrap, a kitchin thingie, insulation tube and also some bought stamps. The paints were different colors Lumiere. This is how the front of the envelope looks like:

And this is the back:
Now I only have to add my address on it and they can go into the mail.


vilterietje said...

Something worth trying, looks like fun:)
love riet

hannie said...

Heel mooi die enveloppen! Leuk om je eigen enveloppen te maken!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Wonderful! I love your hand made and hand stamped envelope, Wil. It will be so much fun to receive them, and swap you back some : ))thank you.

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

Wat leuk om de enveloppen alvorens ze te 'alteren' eerst zelf te maken!