Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mail Art

Recently I joined a Mail Art Swap with some lovely online crafting pals.  I thought I'd share the ones I made with you today as I'm pretty sure all of them will have been delivered by now.

I decided on a different colour for each of the envelopes, selecting the colour I thought each of my pals would like.

Here's a pic of the fronts of the envelopes

I used Distress Inks to colour white envelopes, selecting a light, medium and dark from each colour family.  Using a number of different stamps from Kaisercraft, Visible Image and Inkyliscious and the darkest DI in each colour family, I overstamped randomly on front and back of the envelopes.   The feather image and sentiment were stamped using black Archival Ink.

Here's a view of the backs

All of the designs were similar, but not exactly the same on each envelope. 

I masked an area on the front whilst adding the DI's to ensure the address would be easy to read.

Finally, I sprayed two coats of Crafters' Companion Spray and Shine over both front and back to seal the inks and give the envelopes a little more 'body'.  DI's are water-based and if not sealed the colour lifts off with water so, bearing in mind our recent weather, I didn't want my Mail Art to arrive at it's destination as plain white envelopes with all the colour washed off ! 

I hope my pals liked their Mail Art and that I selected the right colour for each of them. 

Thanks for dropping by to check out today's project, hope you enjoyed your visit.


Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant love these beautiful envelopes. People receiving them will be delighted
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Kathyk said...

Well, I certainly loved mine, Wynneth, thank you


Lauren Hatwell said...

How lovely! The colours are absolutely gorgeous too Wynneth. Lx

Debs M said...

they are even lovelier irl! Thanks Wynneth x

Clare Lloyd said...

Loved mine too!

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors, love the idea.

Hugs diane

Janine said...

The mail art you've made is beautiful :)

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my Vintage Caravan Sewing Machine cover post. I'm messaging you here because gmail details you as a noreplyblogger so I can't reply by email. Hope you're having a good weekend, Janine (

Katie Berberich said...

Oh I love the vibrancy of those colours Wynneth. So, so pretty.
Katie x