The envelopes have been arriving for the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap, and there are some beauties in terms of mail art! As I looked at many of these, it got me to thinking what it takes to turn a regular envelope into “mail art.” Let’s explore the range of possiblities…
Mail art can be as simple as a few swirls and a special sentiment sketched in ballpoint pen, like this one from Monica from Michigan.
You can use some of that washi tape you’ve been collecting (yeah, you know I’m talking to you), like this envelope from Sherry in Alaska.
You can gather up your colorful markers, and fill up that white space! From Christine in Arizona.
How about adding a wonderful printed sentiment along with your doodled swirls? I swear, Mary in Missouri’s handwriting looks JUST like my Mom’s. (My Mom likes Elvis too!)
Or, you can use the envelope as a canvas, and create a masterpiece. The rest of these go well beyond “simple” and are just plain gorgeous. I never cease to be in awe of the wonderful art that comes through my hands in this swap!
Jewels in Michigan created this stunner. Front…
…and back! Oh yes, Marie, please let them Liberate their Art! The back is my favorite. That’s definitely going up on my postcard display!
Bright colors, great balance. I admire Gina in California’s ability to compose a beautiful piece with such disparate elements. Wow!
And last but certainly not least, Pat in Oregon creates some eye candy with her mail art. Both front…
…and back. Let’s all make our life a work of heART!
It’s not too late to join the swap if you haven’t already. Sign up here. Lots more mail art to come in the next few weeks. I can’t wait to see what arrives!