I started by making some paint sprays using Fresco paints and a little water.
Then I needed some sturdy envelopes. Board backed envelopes are perfect for this as they can take a lot of wet media, but really any envelope will do, some are just stronger than others.
I used plain old white envelopes, but to make them stronger I slipped a piece of scrap white card inside before I sealed them up.
the point of mail art is to decorate the envelope and post it.. it has to go through the postal system to be considered mail art. You do not put stuff inside. I know it is tempting to send a little something along with it, but it's not necessary. Also to add bits inside means that the envelope has to be opened, and thus the decoration is ruined.
So just seal it up and decorate it then post it.
I sprayed, stamped and stencilled..
I added white gesso, then more stencilling, then I used the bubble heart from EDY01 and the text heart to create a flower. The cog heart from EDY02 became the leaves.
Finally I used gesso to white out an area for the address and the postage stamp. Adding in some dotted lines for the address.
close up of the flower..with a little treasure gold added.
also treasure gold added to the edges..
this is the back..
and here are some more..
How much fun is it to receive your mail like this, why don't you give it a try. Surprise a friend by sending them some mail art.
P.S. My stamps are now available in 4 shops, see all their LINKS HERE...