Tag Archives: mail art

Created by Hand Challenge

Today the theme set by Created by Hand is “Letters to Friends.”  I created a postcard that I will be sending out:

I also just realized that this is my 99th post! I had already thought about having a give away for my 100th, so that means next post I will be sponsoring a give away.  I will send out a package of hand painted backgrounds (8×10″ or smaller) to a randomly selected person who responds to that 100th post.  So thanks for looking today and come back soon to see more details on the give away!



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Mail Art

My last entry was about creating art from mail….a few people called it mail art, I hadn’t thought of it that way.  Meanwhile, this year everyone wanted gift cards.  I find it takes some of the fun out of buying gifts for people, but I also want to not disappoint, so gift cards it was.  To make it more fun for me I decided to make some real mail art.  I’ve never done this before and am keeping my fingers crossed that everything actually arrives!

This is one, the front.  After I scanned it, I used gesso to “white” out areas for the address and return address.  I had a moment of rethinking loosing some of my design by the gesso, but had intended to from the beginning and so just pushed ahead and it really had a nice effect. Here is the back:

Here are 2 others:


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Three Muses

This week the Three Muses challenge is “mail art”.

I created this ATC using bits and pieces of envelopes from one day’s mail.  Some pieces got punched with a paper punch, some just ripped and glued down.  I used Jim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose on the background and some outlines in blue gel pen.  The words are all stamped on. Thanks for stopping by!


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