Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Art Journal: The Goodies from Mail Art Friends

I get a lot of cool stuff pouring out of envelopes from mail art friends. I have piles of it. Boxes of it. Tins of it. Envelopes of it. Folders,too.
Why have I not been using it? Why am I hiding it away? Dare I say, hoarding it?
It should be used!

So, I started a new art journal- my first themed journal- and it is all about using these bits of paper, ephemera, stamps, cancelled stamps, envelopes themselves, stickers, altered and painted and stamped paper, and all kinds of fun stuff!

Here are my pages so far! ( Maybe you'll see some of the things you've sent!)







It is going to be fun to have a journal of these treasures from my lovely friends.


13 comments:

craftattack said...

Great idea to put it all into a journal! Hugs, Valerie

Marcia said...

very cool! Thanks for sharing at Just Journals!

Jill Eudaly said...

lifting my paint brush and scissors to you..well done!
so clever and fun, can't to see the next pages.

Barbara said...

Love your art, so well suited to pulling your friends' offerings together in one place! Those adorable faces especially...

Karen Isaacson said...

that's a great theme for a journal. I get lots of those treasures too and I'm reluctant to use them.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Beautiful pages and great memories. I gotta get my life back! Missing all the fun and I Miss the people I write to. xoDonna

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I am loving that journal, yellow hair wordly flying. xox

Gaby Bee said...

A really gorgeous theme for a journal and once again you have done a wonderful job with color texture.

Just saw your last few posts...you made so many beautiful things while I was away!

Have a fantastic week!
Gaby

Joanna said...

Great idea, your new Mail Art Journal looks wonderful :)

Penny said...

Wonderful images -- great idea!

Joni James said...

A great start to a wonderful keepsake. Such pretty colors too.

leighlovedesign.com said...

What a great idea! I just received one of your postcards from Kat's Liberate your Art card swap. It's just beautiful! I may have to copy your idea and start a journal for all this fun mail!

Linda R said...

That is such a great idea. Your pages look awesome..