Sunday, June 30, 2013

MailArt Inspiration...Big Time!

Wow! I was blown away by the latest Round Robin Zine that just came my way!

This is the third round of mailart round robin zine that I've done based on this previous post.

The first round took 2 and a half years, but all of the zines ended up making it safely home in the end...whew...The next two were done with mailart peeps from swap-bot and are going much quicker.

Check out these amazing pages. I'm not sure what my page will be, but I get to fill in the last page and send it back to Tarah in The Netherlands.

This is Tarah's aka Cheetarah Cheda starting page complete with scads of her local postage. Tarah chose a "going postal" theme.

 Tarah sent it Danielle aka Bedazzle who created her awesome postal page.

Danielle sent it to Tera aka kattera22 who added a super-friendly mailman then sent it to Karen.

Karen aka iamrushmore added a Super Mail Artists logo in stamps and the sent it on to Kerri.

Kerri aka misscorbeau  added more stamps and a happy mailbox and then tried to send it to me....The zine was returned to her because someone coudn't read the difference between to and from...

And now I have the daunting task of coming up with another amazing page to finish it off before it goes home to Tarah. In the end each participant ends up with an amazing mailart zine of their own.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Storing Mail Art

In honor of MMSA's Mailart Monday blog hop I'm dusting off the old blog...woohoo!

People are always asking how we store our mailart. Short of the classic "in a box" or "in a pile" methods, I do have a couple of other suggestions.

I am a thrift store junkie and you never know what will cross your path if you just keep looking. This wire rack was for Christmas cards I think. A quick spray of chartreuse spray paint...voila! It fits perfectly on the side of a bookcase.

I've also punched a hole in one corner of a bunch of cards and threaded them on metal rings. The hubby built this rack on the back of a door with wire shelving and I use shower curtain hooks to hold the rings. This system also works to hold zip-lock bags of collage bits.

My last storage suggestion for today hangs on the wall in our guest room. We bought a full sheet of rigid insulation at our local home improvement store. (I prefer the blue one over the orange one...) I had a full roll of this Waverly decorator fabric that we had bought super-cheap. We wrapped the fabric around the rigid insulation and secured it to the wall with brass screws and grommets. Simple pushpins hold the cards onto the board. I haven't filled this one up, but I should really spend a day and hang up some of my mailart that is currently in boxes....