CappuccinoandArtJournal

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Back To Basics

Mail Art OUT
It's all about the mail....


Cutting and pasting and playing with old photo postcards and off they go....

OUTGOING...inspired by my Postage Stamp Art workshop with Monica Lee.

OUTGOING
Sending off some ATC's and Altered Rolo cards in a little folder

Why send it plain if you can send it fancy?


OUTGOING
Collage still traveling to Russia

A BIG pile of OUTGOING surprises and a birthday postcard....

Sometimes you've got to write a letter....Mr Zip card by Jessica Manack
OUTGOING

OUTGOING
A little birthday surprise to my pal Patti in an altered Altoid tin

OUTGOING
Thank you tins to Linda

Ain't it the truth????
Rule certainly applies around my house -- nothing is safe! And I love to re-purpose.


So, I've been busy. And you?
SEND GOOD MAIL --  GET GOOD MAIL

23 comments:

  1. Incredibly impressive. I love what you have done, especially the postcards and the ATCs. They are so fun. I really MUST alter some rolodex cards one of these days. Perhaps in a couple of months. Yours are always such a joy to see.

    I agree that these tiny pieces of art are really upcycling waiting to happen. Thanks for sharing them with us. I know some people/recipients are very happy about now.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth -- I found a bunch of dictionaries from India and some countries I'm not even sure I've heard of for FREE and I thought of you.....

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  2. Fabulous outgoing mail art! Love the use of old postcards. I've been busy but not with art (unfortunately); my mom and I had a garage sale. But that's all behind us now and I did get some backgrounds started last week at my art journal group. Something good may happen tonight yet! lol

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    1. Oh I bet something good will happen in your studio tonight!!! And I am really thinking of getting one of those little sewing machines you commented about on FaceBook.....(they are not $40 any more tho....)

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  3. You do, indeed, "keep the postman busy" with your "mail bonding"! Great job on all that mail art! You do embody the belief that "everything is an art supply." It's always such an inspiration and a joy to read your posts. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment -- and everything IS an art supply, isn't it?

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  4. Lucky me with the fab new stamp!!! Thanks for the wonderful birthday mail!!

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    1. You are most welcome! Glad you like it.

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  5. wow! love it all! so many great ideas,

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  6. back2brack -- so glad you enjoyed the post -- and thank you for commenting.

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  7. Haha, I too was thinking "Yes, you keep the mailman busy". I am falling behind on replying my letters again, but I am busy doing other fun things. Sometimes I wish I could split myself in half, double the fun.

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    1. I totally understand....I get behind too. Sometimes you just have to do other things! But mail art should be fun so let's not get stressed -- we do what we can, right?

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  8. I love all your mail art! Always fun to visit here and get great some great ideas!

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  9. Ahhh! My second visit reveals all I missed the first time. The stamp people are always fun to revisit You have some serious paper cutting skills.

    Do you sandpaper the tops of your tins first? Do you use adhesives or do the stamps stay under the power of their own adhesive? I'm ready to try my hand decorating a mint tin for some of my nibs. Thanks for any tips offered.

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    1. Hi Limner! I don't sandpaper......but I do use several coats of that matte medium I wrote about -- and the stamps & washi on the tins get the same treatment.......sometimes I use my fingers to really press down the paper etc into the matte medium...

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    2. you put a coat of the matte medium down and put the paper on it and press down and then apply a few coats of it on top when everything is in place...

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  10. Inspiring as always, Pamela. Just had an opportunity to introduce a friend to the concept of mail art. We'll see if it takes off for her.

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