I use repurposed brown shopping bags into envelopes for mail art swaps at Swap-bot. The first four images were for two items I created for “Mail Art – Sender’s Choice” which saw me doing a collage using Nicoletta Ceccoli prints over newspaper sheets. (I’m hooked thanks to Eurocat aka. Rita!) The envelope itself was made of kraft paper which I painted and collaged with other elements.
(I always put in a “New York” element which is the mini-print of a vintage postcard here.)
This one’s a personal favorite of mine!
(See the Grand Central Vintaeg Postcard to the left?…)
A week later, I did another mail art swap for a Spring-themed envelope, and this time, I added horses which the lady I had as my send-to partner was so into.
These two horses at the back were from a perfume ad, and all the flowers, boquets and solos were from magazine pages. The fancy tape was something I made out of masking tape. (I’m a cheapskate… don’t want to succumb to buying the popular washi tape.)
These swaps made some mailboxes happy the last two weeks. I try to post a ways after so that I don’t spoil the fun of the surprise. Tomorrow, I have a travel themed swap going out… Haven’t quite finished it but I’m halfway done.