A Good Mail Day

I finally decided to add this wonderful mail art book to my arsenal of mail supplies. It goes over everything you could need to get started on some mail art projects – from making envelopes and mailing “naked” objects to penpal etiquette – and is definitely inspires me to think outside the envelope for my future mail art creations. And it comes with stickers (yay!) and a few postcard art challenges to get started

Good Mail DaySome of the most important things I have learned are:

  • You’ve got to send mail to receive mail.
  • Mail art can be made from anything, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money on supplies.
  • Postal rules exist, but there are ways to bend them, especially if you’re friendly with your local postal workers.
  • Don’t let too much time pass before replying to your penpals.

Ever since I started making my own envelopes, I’ve pretty much let the paper I choose do the work (it’s why I’m a big fan of double-sided paper) and maybe sometimes added stickers or washi tape. Other times I like to completely cover a plain envelope in washi tape. Then there are the times, I like to draw or doodle on the envelopes I’m sending. In these cases, I try to draw something that speaks to the recipient’s interests. Here are some of my latest creations.

I really am looking forward to exploring mail art more, and maybe even finding a signature style. What inspires your mail art creations?

 

 

 

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