Ever hear of mail art? I have read about it on several blogs but have never tried to make a mail art piece before. I came across examples online recently of mail art envelopes made from magazine pages. So here are a couple pages I started with.
Here are a couple after I painted them with acrylic paint.
And here is the first batch of finished envelopes with added embellishments.
The back side of the pages I left as is which I think is kind of neat. Here you can see what the backs and inside flaps look like. Just for the record, my daughter really enjoyed making some too. I thought this would be a great art project for schools.
Usually these are made to mail to (or swap with) other artists. I'll just be sending these to friends and family (or myself!). You must admit they are colorful! Would be pretty fun to receive one in your mailbox.