Mail Art Postcards and Envelopes

I was going through my past projects and came across some postcards I made in 2014. They were so easy and fun to make!

For the postcards, I started by creating a large 12x12 collage background and cutting it down into 6 pieces measuring 4x6" each. Then I cut my elements and glued them to each postcard. Here's how I did it:

Download the postcard backs here.

Finding these postcards reminded me of a few envelopes I also made around that time to mail to a few friends (see photos). They were large manila envelopes that I cut open, painted and printed on my Gelli plate. Then I created collages on the front and back using my 'Happy Place' printables. For added texture and detail I did random zigzag stitching and doodles before gluing and sewing them closed again. Those were equally fun and easy to create.

I wanted to share these ideas to show how collage art can be used to create functional paper crafts besides our beloved gluebooks. Consider collage art on gift tags, greeting cards, gift boxes and more!

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Apr 03, 2018
Mail Art Postcards - Fun!!
by: Shelleyvan27

I love your artwork and ideas! Thank so much

Feb 11, 2018
Postcards and envelopes
by: Toni Tierney

super idea Debbie Ann. Thank you.

Feb 09, 2018
Happy Mail post cards
by: Shirley

Thank you for the Mail Art Postcards and Envelopes. They'll come in handy as I am planning to make 3 art postcards for my friends tonight as gifts.

Feb 08, 2018
Brilliantness !
by: Anonymous

Your Happy place happy mail postcards made my day! Imanna make me some ah them! Thanks, Debbie Anne! You my dear, are freakin brilliant!! 🙋🏼‍♀️

Feb 05, 2018
Mail Art Postcards & envelopes
by: Maureen

Absolutely adorable. What a wonderful, nifty idea
Maureen from Australia

Feb 03, 2018
by: Cheryl

Love your artwork and postcards. TFS

Feb 02, 2018
mail art
by: domy40

I love your work
Thanks for the videos

Feb 01, 2018
Mail Art Postcards
by: Judi Weldon

I remember doing these. Loved the project, and the results

Feb 01, 2018
love them
by: Dee

I love mail art! Postcards, envelopes and more! We used to do it years ago.........trying to bring it back! :) Love your postcards!

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