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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Do any of you wonderful Ladies out there know what Mail Art is all about? I'm very interested in it but cannot seem to find any guidelines or how to get started.
Any info would be greatly appreicated.

Hope everyone's week is going wonderful.

 Smiles Always, Carol Mae


  1. Hi Carol,
    Your question about "Mail Art" got me thinking about where and when I first saw the concept. Being a Saver of Bits and Bobs, a Book Worm and a Mixed Media Artist, I went to my bookshelf and began searching through my collection of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines. It seemed to me that they were where I had first seen articles about altered post cards, stamps and Mail Art envelopes.
    The first four issues of Cloth Paper Scissors had a regular mail art column where they covered fabric postcards, making your own art stamps, antique poster stamps and the article that most inspired my Mail Art, Femail Art, in the Fall 2005 Issue#4.
    I personally like the idea of keeping my Mail Art envelopes in a state where they still could be posted. I also like creating them where the return address and mailing address add to the fun and theme of the envelope.
    If you are thinking about creating a Mail Art Swap please count me in.

  2. Sending you some info via email.

  3. Carol Mae - Thank you for visiting and commenting on creative lenna! I love mail art and you will find a lot of photos and info on my blog. I have labeled them "mail art" and you can find them all here. There are 49 entries tagged with "mail art" on my blog so when you get to the bottom of the page (the last post) you will need to click on "older posts". The entries will continue on another page. You can also simply do a Google search for "mail art" and find a lot of info. I have more photos to inspire on my flickr photo album site. The very best thing to do is to start arting-up envelopes and sending them! It is as simple as that : )) lenna

  4. Mail Art is really about anything related to mailing such as postcards and envelopes. If you would like to create Mail Art Postcards, Roses on My Table is a great place to start. They have a Postcard swap every two months. You can go to http://rosesonmytable.ning.com/ to join. After joining, click on Art Exchange Groups and then Postmark'd Art. Also,Swapbot (www.swap-bot.com) is another place to participate in Mail Art swaps (or any other kind of paper and craft related swaps). Hope this helps.


  5. PS mail art was created by the Dadaists! Great history to be learned.

  6. Hi there Carol, it's Andy from Mailart365

    I'm so sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you, but I'm sending you an email right now. Perhaps the best place to learn about mailart is in your postbox I think and the way to get started is to join The International Union of Mailartists and get stuck in!