Mail Art for Three Muses

This week’s Three Muses theme is mail art, to be interpreted as we want. I thought I’d decorate the envelope for mailing my Helping Hands for Japan entry but it seems I am out of envelopes. I wasn’t in the mood for postcards, so I grabbed a folder and challenged myself to decorate it with one piece of junk mail. I used a pamphlet featuring interviews with local health professionals and lots of ads for local businesses. A purple watercolor crayon, a black scribe all pencil and a white Sharpie paint pen add details. Click the image to enlarge it so you can read the text, please.

Speaking of Helping Hands, I’ll post mine here tomorrow.  It’s not too late, if you want to send in one or two yourself. She needs them by May 4.


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11 thoughts on “Mail Art for Three Muses

  1. Bev

    Brilliant recycling of junk mail! Thank you for inspiring me to get out the scissors and cut and past to my heart’s content. It’s SO therapeutic. This is a great addition to our mail art this week!

  2. B @ Sweet Limes

    Decorating envelopes or packages to be sent is about as much fun as whatever you’re mailing isn’t it? The ladies at our post office always comment on my outgoing mail and have even given me free postage sometimes because they love it!

    1. admin Post author

      Sounds like you have a good post office. My old post office used to complain if you had anything out of the ordinary. They were such a pain. I haven’t tested my new post office, but I’m hoping for better service, because I love to get and send stuff in fun decorated packaging.

  3. taluula

    Melisa, I am in awe that you made this from junk mail … it’s stunning. You will definitely cheer up the people at your Post Office with this one. Thank you so much for sharing this piece of inspiration.


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