Share envelopes you really like, special envelopes received or sent.

(Photo: mail art from Richard Baudet)

Envelope materials

I typically think of an envelope being made of paper, but what about other materials that could be used to create an envelope? Have you ever made or received an envelope made from something other than paper? If you have lets see them. The one I show here I made for a friend a few years back and it's metal, very thin gauge, I embossed and then distressed with alcohol inks.

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    I received a very fine envelope made (with needle and thread) of transparant curtain fibre from Canada.

    Very special and fragile ;-) 

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      Crystal Kayh

      I don't have them anymore but I have received one made of Tyvek and then another of melted plastic shopping bags that was painted.  It created some interesting textures but wasn't water tight.

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        Penelope Timm

        I use the plastic that comes with paper goods as envelopes.  If one has a postcard with protrusions, it works well for protection, and one can still use a postcard stamp!