Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mail Art

A Butterfly for Take A Word, working on the mail art stash, and reworking an old painting...

 This is one of my favorite Kaffe Fasset fabrics- worked perfect for the background of my butterfly.


 Using old family photos and my used stamp collection for envelopes with interest.


 These birds are actually from a cutting board my Grandma gave me. I used transfer paper to make this fabric postcard.


This is a portion of a painting I did months ago. I used photoshop to cut the image down and printed it onto transfer paper to make the fabric postcard.  The matching envelope was run through the printer.

Now I am ready to send more mail art!

21 comments:

LynnF said...

Your butterfly piece is just stunning!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, love the fabric work.

johanna said...

i immediately recognized the kaffe fasset fabric, it is just perfect for this!

Femmy said...

fantastic butterfly work!!

Willy said...

Beautiful butterfly piece!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece and the fabric is perfect for it. Very creative!

Junibears said...

I love the butterfly piece. Your fabric work is gorgeous! xx

Hermine said...

Its looks great

Pat said...

A very beautiful butterfly card!
Love it
Pat

Lizbethem said...

Love cloud nine and your other mail art. So wonderfully original!

Taluula said...

Katie, I am in awe of everything I see on your blog and your butterfly is breathtaking.

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh these are all fabulous and i adore the butterfly piece, so uplifting.
also please pop by my blog if you get chance today. I have a free background but its just for today then it will be gone
hugs June xxx

Grannie Annie said...

Love your butterfly Katie...especially the loop de loop...just beautiful!!

Judy said...

Fantastic piece, Katie, love the butterfly!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

I really love your butterfly! It's fabulous!

Fabric Art said...

Katie your postcards are so beautiful, I love especially the one with the birds, matching envelope what a great idea.
Anni

Lori Saul said...

What gorgeous fabric art Katie- your butterfly is simply stunning with the beautiful expressive stitch work. Amazing!

Joni James said...

Hello Katie,
What a great blog!! Thanks for finding me again. I remember mailing a calligram to Olympia but I just don't remember which one it was. Nice to meet up with you again!!

Joni

Samantha Read said...

Love your butterfly! Sam x

Ozstuff said...

Katie, your fabric art is breathtaking and this butterfly piece is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. I love it! (Did you guess?)

snohomishwriter said...

Having only recently (as in, last weekend) tried mail art, all I could manage was drawing pictures on the envelopes of letters I had written. Using the old photographs and stamps is cool idea; I'll have to keep it in mind.

Thanks for the comment on my recent post. As "Ryan Packer' mentioned after your comment, unsticking the M would most likely be a matter of a small drop of oil. Many times that is enough to get things moving again.