Things are picking up in the Liberate Your Art postcard swap! We are a little less than four weeks out from the swap deadline and I’m getting some gorgeous mail art. I thought today I would share a few ideas for decorating a manila or kraft envelope coming from swap participants. You might not think of the yellow-brown surface of these envelopes as a great canvas, but you would be surprised!
Janice in California created the envelope at the top of this post. I love how simple but how perfect it is… Postcards inside!
Mikki in Colorado used colored pencils to create this cute little guy…
Found collages are perfect for these envelopes! Sarah in Georgia decorated this one. Back…
…and front. The front has some nice encouraging messages on it. Mail art as part of the message – nice!
Another collage from Cathy in WA. I loved the little messages she added… like this one: Art makes us come alive.
And I think I recognize Janet from California’s work, making good use of that neutral brown background:
Here we have an extra special “Seal” on the envelope. Love it! From Diane in Australia.
And last, but not least, Jeanne in Washington makes great use of an old Inter-Departmental Envelope with some stamps and watercolors. Remember these envelopes? We actually still have them floating around at work! She resized it by sewing the bottom shut. How cool.
The creativity never ceases! That’s what I love about this swap. It shows you that there is no one way to do anything. We can all bring ideas to the table. Or to the envelope, I should say.
Watch for more next week!