Correspondence art, more commonly known as Mail art, is quickly growing in popularity in our stationery-loving world. The best part about mail art is that each artist adds their own personal style to each design. My favorite, of course, is vintage-inspired mail art because I love all things with a “vintage vibe”.
I was searching through an antique shop one day and stumbled upon these great vintage envelopes! They’ve been my inspiration for creating mail art ever since.
Office stamps are traditionally used in office spaces for efficiency. There are all different kinds of stock business stamps offered on Simply Stamps, but when I first discovered them, I didn’t want to use them in an office at all! I thought they would instead add something special to my mail art. I used two office stamps in my mail art project – “Priority” and “First Class.”
At the beginning of each project, I always gather any and all of the supplies I think may work for the theme I have in mind. This allows my creativity to run freely because I have lots of options. I may not always use all of the supplies I’ve gathered, but it allows me to address each inspiration one at a time. No project is completely set until it becomes glued down on the card stock. I never really know where my inspiration will take me, so I never commit to anything until the very end!
I’ve put together a video for you so you can see my process for my project. Hopefully it will get you inspired to creative some fun, unique mail art!
I like to use my MISTI when designing my cards to make sure my stamps are perfectly positioned where I want them to be. For this reason, I chose to unmount my stamp from it’s wooden block.
I started with my base designer paper. It measures 4.25″ x 5.5″.
I then layered various stickers, papers and embellishments. These embellishments can be anything depending on what theme you choose for your mail art. For my card, I got really creative and used an old dictionary page. The possibilities are almost limitless when deciding what you’d like to add to your mail because after all – it’s art!
To further demonstrate my point, I even added a metal key using my glue gun. I added some distressed paint to a couple fabric stars and glued those down on my card. I also added a few sentiment stickers.
I hope you enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by! Now, let your creativity run wild with a fun, mail art project!