Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mail art--painted envelopes

In my job I print a lot of various sized envelopes for event invitation mailings.  There are always practice pieces and misprints: I used to just toss them, but it finally occurred to me that I could recycle them into mail art.

Here are a couple of works in progress, painted and stenciled with a make-up sponge.  they still need some embellishment--stamping, washi tape, transfers, stickers, etc.  and then they will go out  stuffed with artsy goodies.


  1. Holy cow, Linda. These are awesome. I love recycling, and you are certainly doing it right. I bet you could even cut these up for ICs when the time comes.

  2. These are beautiful! And what a great idea--thanks for sharing it via AEDM! Can I ask what kind of paint you use? Do you paint both sides? Do you need to be careful to send them only in dry weather?