A few weeks ago, I participated in Ginger’s Mail Art Exchange! I designed a piece of mail for Danielle over at EcoScrapbook. Danielle already posted the finished product, but I wanted to show you the process!
The theme was “Earth.” This was too perfect because I was designing for Danielle, who is very big on using eco-friendly materials. I was determined to use only what I had in my stash and better yet – I didn’t use anything that was ever purchased new.
I picked up pieces of magazines I had been saving and picked a page from a leftover book from The Book Project (my massive book wall art project).
I decided it would be even cooler if I sent a postcard. I used a 5×7″ piece of chipboard that came with a Snapfish photo order.
I tore strips from the magazine and book pages, hoping for a raw sort of look. I glued everything down to one side of the card. I used a black pen to add some text that I thought was really neat.
I decided not to Mod Podge or seal the top. First, Mod Podge doesn’t do well on glossy paper (it beads up). Second, I actually wanted the card to get distressed going through the mail.
I kept the front really plain and glued a picture of the Earth that I cut out of a museum brochure.
If you’d like to participate in Ginger’s Mail Art Exchange, visit here to learn more about it!