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Mail art with a surprise

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Swap Coordinator:IdlersDesign (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:46
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 5, 2015
Date items must be sent by:February 12, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Are you tired of boring white envelopes? Do you like to send and receive nice and personal mail? Then this is one for you :-)

You'll be making a profile based decorated envelope for your partner. For example if your partner's profile says he/she likes animals, you can make an animal themed envie.

The size of the envelope doesn't matter, just make it pretty. You can use any medium (draw, paint, collage, etc). Please do not just put some stickers on it, but be crafty!

Put a small surprise (tea, notepad, anything your partner likes) in the envelope.

Make sure your mail will give a smile on your partner's face :-)

Discussion

freyja3120 02/ 3/2015 #

Hello! I would love to join this swap, but have very little artistic ability. I generally when doing mail art will do things such as make the envelope in themed paper, then add things such as stickers, washi, quotes, etc. Would something like that work here? I put in a good amount of effort, I just can't really draw.

justine13 02/ 4/2015 #

That seems perfectly fine, Freyja, since you are allowed to decorate using any medium.

Dasha 02/ 6/2015 #

For those who would like some inspiration on drawing, or those who say they don´t draw or think they cannot draw... Just check out usborne doodling books. Google it, find pictures on pinterest or even better, buy a book from the series for yourself. They might be for children, but who said you cannot own one yourself? Books are great for practicing doodling, drawing and coloring. I just got one of the books on sale and it is full of inspiration!

dopost18 02/ 6/2015 #

I'm really excited to get going with this, I love incorporating Stamps into Mail Art, and I'm curious as to when we receive an address to send to? Or how we go about obtaining one? :S

RareBlue 02/ 6/2015 #

Me too! @dopost18 The coordinator will assign partners, when she does you will see "Partners Assigned: Yes" on your dashboard listing of this swap.

IdlersDesign 02/ 7/2015 #

Partners assigned! :-) Have fun!

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