Monday, June 11, 2012

Mail Art

I submit quite a bit of work to different magazines (The Stampers'Sampler, Take Ten and a couple of others).  Sometimes I like to package up work that is done using one particular stamp line and is going to one particular magazine.  My latest art "crush" is anything by Dyan Reaveley.  I love her stamps, her spray inks, her style......  So I am preparing a few cards to send off to The Stampers' Sampler using her stamps and I thought I would put them in this large envelope.  It won't actually go through the mail in the traditional way.  I will put all of my projects in a larger postal box and send it off.  That is why the postage is faux postage stamps and they are already canceled, in case you noticed.
The envelope is a kraft colored one made from recycled materials.  It measures 10 1/2" by 14 3/4".  I used Dyan's stamps:  Dependable Dotty, Talllulah Tripp and the border stamp in the Further Around the Edge collection.  I like the way the heads and bodies are interchangeable and wings can be added, etc.  The hanging hearts instead of hair is a Stampotique stamp turned upside down.   The faux Postage Set is by Lost Coast Designs.  I liked using my Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color things in and I used Distress Inks to shade the edges of the envelope (Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge).  The little bit of twinkle is from my Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.


  1. What a fabulous envie, Renee! And I agree: I love Dyan's stamps, stencils, and inks! Good luck with your submissions ... they'll be so blessed to publish your amazing creations!

  2. Totally fun! Love mail art with all my heart and your envelope is fabaroonie, Renee.

  3. I am so SURE I will see this again in a certain magazine....awesome! So much fun and so creative!