Mail art, part two – the contest!
Here’s the envelope I mentioned the other day that I created for Kaitlyn Patience’s mail art contest at isavirtue. The theme was “secret admirer,” so I thought of an envelope within an envelope… someone holding a letter behind their back, maybe hiding it, or shy about giving it to the object of their affection.
I left it to the night before the deadline (I’m not called The Procrastinatrix for nothing!) so I put it together quickly, but it was a fun project. Mike was my hand model. That’s a photo of his hand, and a scan of blue jeans. I cut a flower from a sheet of patterned paper, enhanced it with watercolour pencils, and painted a stem on the envelope. As a finishing touch, I used a rubber stamp of a French postmark.
I painted the back of the envelope, too… a wax seal with a heart, and a “confidential” stamp.
All the contest entries are posted at isavirtue. There’s quite a variety of media and styles in the display, and a poll to vote for the winner, so head on over there and vote for
mine your favourite!