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Mail Art

I love Mail Art or decorating envelopes however I hadn’t realised how niche this craft was until I received a decorated envelope through the mail while the chiropodist was here attending to hubby’s feet. She was most puzzled by the whole concept; just couldn’t understand why someone would bother to decorate an empty envelope!!

At Cardmaking Paradise recently we had Mail Art swap and some of our envelopes went winging overseas; always a nail-biting exercise hoping that the piece of art that has been posted abroad will arrive safely. One of my envelopes was posted to New Zealand and the other to a part of the UK; the one that went to NZ arrived at its destination before the UK one did!!

I used a C4 envelope, this is the front of the first one


and the back


Materials used;

Inks – Big and Juicy Mountain Meadow

           Impress Chocolate

          whispers  Rio Purple, Royal Blue, Green Leaf

          Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Broken China

          Versamagic Hint of Pesto, Mango Madness, Persimmon

         Memento Dandelion, Rose Bud, Northern Pine

         Versafine Olympia Green, Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black

   Stamps – Crafts Express

                    Cart-US birds on branch

                   Inkylicious Take Flight, Oriental Awakening

                  Craft Emotions Christmas Tree 

                  PaperArtsy Plate HP1005

                  Oxford Impressions

                 Andy Skinner Back to Nature


               Woodware Grasses BD232DE 


Second Mail Art:


There is only the front of this second envelope as I deleted the blurred back image and forgot to take another picture! I certainly got carried away with both these envelopes; I must learn that less is more!!!

Materials Used;

Stencils – Dutch Doobadoo Spider Web

                 Memory Box Flower power

                 Imagination Crafts Flourishes & Mini Art

Stamps – Viva Decor Dandelion

                 Flourish (unknown) 

Inks – Versafine Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black

           Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio

                                    Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade

Sakura Gel Pens

Thank you for looking x




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