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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Mail Art

Mail Art is the current challenge on the Paperartsy blog this week.

Here is my take on this..

I was inspired to create this after seeing the post from Wendy Mallas with her fab creation.

I started with the front piece of a Please Do Not Bend envelope, I always keep the card back for projects but always throw away this front piece. 

Wendy said towards the end of her post to try  paler shades for the background, so I used some blobs of Cheesecake and 2 blobs of Claret Fresco Chalk Paints. Recently I have seen artists using a window blade to move paints, so I tried this also!!

I chose the images I wanted to use, from Wings Plate 4 and Letters Plate 5, and like Wendy I stamped them onto some tissue paper.

As Wendy suggested, I thought of different ways to use these images. In my mind they could be pictures that could be hung on a wall. For a bit of fun, I sketched onto the envelope some telegraph poles and used my pictures to hang from the wires!!. A white sharpie pen completed the frames.

Thanks to Wendy for the inspiration, great fun to think of different ways to incorporate your stamps into artworks!!


  1. Love the images that you chose and the picture hanging idea is great fun. Love the way that you left bits of the envelope showing too.

  2. Lovely envelope art Bryan, fab telegraph pole and it's idea. xx

  3. Now that's a fun project! The window blade probably makes short work of paint spreading, not sure I want to use mine in this way, but if ever I find a cheap one...

  4. I love those telegraph poles! Perfect entry.