Mail Art

I recently joined a 4×6 Mail Art group and I love it. I love the idea of creating pieces of art that are meant to be sent through the mail sans envelope. The Step Outside Your Box challenge this week is to step outside the envelope! Create and MAIL a piece of art with out the envelope. 4×6’s lend themselves to this because it is the size of a postcard. One thing to keep in mind when doing this is that it will be handled many times so it’s important to limit embellishments and to use a good adhesive and even consider coating it w/ a gel medium of some kind. Also use a good sturdy paper, I usually use watercolor paper. And what the heck, if you want to mail your art to me, I’m all for it!!! LOL

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3 Responses to “Mail Art”


  1. 1 Virginia January 12, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Great theme and one I really needed.
    Mine is on My Blog
    Thanks for looking.

  2. 3 eb March 10, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Hi, I just came across your blog and really like it. I think I will certainly be doing some future stepping outside the box art to post. But could you also tell me about the mail art group you joined. Many thanks!


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Whats This All About

Each week a new challenge will be posted. Your task is to then go create!!! When you're done, upload a photo of it to your own blog or website. Then post a comment here with a link to your photo so that we can all see what you've created. WARNING: THIS IS A FLOURISH FREE ZONE!!!!! I love flourishes just as much as the next artist, heck, I've even got one tattooed on the top of my left foot. However, flourishes seem to be IN everyone's box these days. Since this is an OUT of your box challenge, lets refrain from using them for these challenges.

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