The theme over at The Three Muses this week is Mail Art, and I thought it would be a good excuse to show off the mail art I have been creating lately!
Last week I sent off some ATC's to Belgium (to Aisling (aka Julie) who sent me the most awesome ones in return!) so I thought I'd decorate the envelope as a surprise! Silly me forgot to take a photo of it before I sent it off, but Julie took some when it arrived and has kindly let me use her photos here! So here is the front of the envelope:
First I stamped a journaling spot from the Darkroom Door Journal stamp set onto the envelope with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I then inked over the whole envelope with 'Peeled Paint', 'Broken China', and 'Worn Lipstick' Distress Inks, before stamping in black ink. The colours are a bit off in the photo, but it looked very vibrant and colourful in real life!
Here is the back:
The flourish is a Tim Holtz stamp, the butterfly is from the Darkroom Door Butterflies stamp set, and I also used stamps from the Darkroom Door Mail Art stamp set.
Creating mail art is so much fun - but it's even more fun receiving it! I love the look of it after it's been through the post - with the postage stamps, and postal markings, and the slightly crumpled look. I have received a few lovely mail art items, and I will treasure them always!
Speaking of mail art, I held a mail art challenge at Inkurable Stampers in May, so if you're into Mail Art, check out all the entries for that month in the slideshow here.
I also created some Mail Art as my Creative Team projects for Darkroom Door that were showed on their blog in May:
Urban Lily Secret Keeper Card Mail Art:
You can see lots of photos and full instructions on how I created this piece on the Darkroom Door Blog here.
Red Letter Mail Art:
You can see lots of photos and full instructions on how I created these envelopes on the Darkroom Door Blog here.
As you can see, lots of masking and collage stamping there - so much fun!
So - do you create mail art? Have you ever received any? Are you inspired to give it a go? Let me know in the comments section - I love hearing from you all! :)
Thanks for looking!