ha ha, well i have two secrets to fabulous envelops... the first is a paper punch that punches a little envelop that you fold and glue - voila easy peasy. and my second secret is that i create little cardboard templates so i get even envelops every time. i'll draw out an envelop form and fold it and experiment with it until it's how i want it, then i trace it on cardboard and cut it out - template! but i've seen that you can buy such templates at michaels, they come in plastic i think... like stencils that you trace on paper and cut out... endless stuff out there!
yes i do make my eensy weensy envelops myself, and carved the itty bitty stamps that you see (wasn't easy i tell ya). i'll be posting info on my teeny tiny itty bitty project soon, will let you know when the info is up.
i have dabbled in photography for some time now. nothing professional, just playing. i have a good camera (canon rebel) and edit my pics in photoshop. i take lots of pics of the art i do and my creative process for my art blog, so getting better with practice ;)
thanks for the compliments! see you in the mail very soon!!!
Your funny..are you a chronic picture changer? I my face to be in art..and have people point it out..more then just showing who I am..being a big time artist..I think I am the dark to the actors light.
as for the sticker label on my journal, it's from an old school label maker. the ones that the letters get punched onto the sticker part. i've had that label maker forever, actually since childhood. but i think you can still buy them in stores...
hello samantha, i must tell you how much i appreciate the wonderful piece i got in the mail. thank you, thank you! i'll be sending you out something in the near future. xoxo, stephanie blake, huntsville al.
Thank you for the wonderful surprises! I savored every aspect from the envelope everything came in to the handmade envelope within. Your beading pattern was elegant and calming. You are a wonderful mail-art pen-friend, and I am very fortunate you friended me here and that I get to enjoy exchanging with you. Something will be on its way to you soon - oh dear, will it still be a surprise if you know it's coming?
Thank you, Samantha, your mail art came along with a card from Marianne, and there was no return adress, so I was wondering who sent it. The poor sleeve was torn and perhaps some things were lost, but your "happy thoughts" survived! Many thanks!
This is the U.S. Postal Museum part of the U.S. Post Office Archives and they are in Washington, DC. It was the first mailart show for them. They archived the works. So far they have not had another it was a workshop open to the public and they provided the stamps, papers, pens etc.
I'm still calling for Harry Potter mail art, but you're welcome to send me something with any theme. Some other things I like are steampunks, cute cartoons, rainbows, Lady Gaga, riot grrrl stuff, or any hand-drawn/hand painted stuff. Or whatever else you'd like, those are just a few suggestions if you're stuck. What kinds of stuff are you looking for? :o
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