A very nice contribution from Sabela for my science fiction mail art call.
I received the following item from CariCa.
When trying to open it, I realized that it was a large piece of paper (obviously coming from a paper bag) folded in four, and stuck with repositionable glue. Once unfolded, it gave this wonderful piece of art (the item being quite large I had to scan it in several pieces).
Yes, the paper bags saga continues. I’m trying to catch up answering all contributions. I was helped by a fantastic Christmas gift I received from Anna and Uwe: a package full of paper bags ready to be recycled!
Of course, the first two went to Anna and Uwe. I added some colors and white accents on the bags.
One of the bags had pigs design so of course I used it for Nicole.
Here are some Rolodex I sent recently. All cards have a gelli printed background.
For the first one I experimented with the technique to stamp on tissue paper and then stick the paper on a card. This seems magic, but the tissue paper disappears.
For the second one I played with some alcohol inks on a butterfly die cut made from a book page.
The last one uses a quote from Lewis Carol that I really like.
Sometimes I like sending items that are not really intended to be sent. Like this piece of packaging I sent to Phillip because I loved the design. I hope it arrived safely.
And if you wonder what a “walking eraser” is, it is an eraser… that walks. In fact, the packaging contained a King Kong shaped eraser (!) with a mechanism that makes it walk, like a toy.
This envelope frustrates me. I must confess. The reason is the following. The two pigs come from a paper napkin. My first objective was to collage the pieces of napkin on the envelope that is made from a paper bag. I had seen this technique used many times on YouTube. But all my trials failed. I got wrinkles. The napkin tore. So, I finally gave up and I scanned the napkin, printed the pigs on a sheet of paper and cut them out. If you have good advices/tips to collage a paper napkin I would be happy to hear from you, as this is a technique I really want to try!
I haven't stopped making digital mail art. Here are some of my recent creations.
A tribute to the last Star Wars movie for Phillip.
An envelope made from the digital kit "Artful marks Monsieur" from Jen Maddock Design.
And an envelope made with the digital kit "Summer Meadow" from Studio Em-ka for Christiane.
More paper bags are coming. First a very original sending from Uwe with a plastic fork and knife that traveled very well.
Then a colorful bag from Nadine Lenain.
And then two nice bags from Anna Karina Fries.