While every envelope begins as mail art with every intention of mailing it to someone, I sometimes can't let it go. That only happens when I completely surprise myself with some art that I really love how it turns out. I have to keep the piece around awhile to convince myself "I did that".
This is one of those times.
A couple of background stamps stamped on the envelope behind the man image. A collage photocopied to tracing paper then torn in strips that are sized and spray glued to the envelope. Ranger distress ink daubed over the design and framing where the address would go.
I can't part with this original right now, but I did make a photocopy to send to a stamping artist who is very inspiring for me. She also appreciates the "men" stamps.
While I don't know if that particular original envelope will ever become real "mail" art, this next one did get mailed.
This envelope was mailed to and inspired by a piece of mail art done by Miss Iowa. I love so much of her art. I hope she found it worthy. You've already seen this butterfly lady on some other pieces of mine. Those other pieces came about after this envelope was done. I'm big on getting mileage out of an idea that I like.
And, I've made only one Post-It pad cover between envelopes. I really like this crazy collage stamp. I imagine it will by creepy looking to some, but not to me.
Have a wonderfully artsy craftsy time!