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NH: Mail Art

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NH: Mail Art
Swap Coordinator:TC (contact)
Swap categories: Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:25
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 26, 2015
Date items must be sent by:June 9, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

Mail art is just art that is sent, visibly, through the postal system. For the purposes of this swap, our art will be on an envelope.

  1. Get or make an envelope. Size requirement: Your envelope should be large enough to hold a folded note card or postcard.

  2. Decorate the front of your envelope with art. Do whatever kind of art makes you happy - drawing, painting, collaging, stamping, zentangling, etc. Stickers are allowed, but if you use stickers, you must also use at least two additional elements (i.e., inked background + stamped lettering, or watercolors + glitter). If you've never created mail art and need inspiration, google "mail art" or look it up on Instagram or Flickr or Pinterest. There are literally thousands of examples on the internet.

  3. Sender's choice for theme and colors, but it is a nice gesture to avoid anything that's on your partner's dislikes list.

  4. Decorating the back of the envelope is optional.

  5. In your envelope, enclose a note card or letter. Tell your partner about your inspiration for your mail art envelope, how you created it, and what kind of art makes you happy.

  6. Send ON TIME. This is part of the swap requirements, and you risk being rated a 3 if you send late.

As always, rate promptly and accurately, and communicate if there are any problems.

Swap photo was found on the Darkroom Door blog, which has lots of mail art examples using stamped images. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see them all.


Nerdy0919Wolf 05/19/2015 #

I know this is probably a stupid question, but I want to get this right! So umm.. which side is considered the front? The one with the flap or without? Thank you so much and I'm so sorry!

TerryF 05/19/2015 #

No need to apologize for wanting to get it right. (";)

The front is the side without the flap on which you write the address of the person to whom you are sending.

Nerdy0919Wolf 05/22/2015 #

Thank you so much!

Sthoen 07/ 7/2015 #

I have not I have not received my mail yet

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