Why is it that no one sends mail anymore? True, email is free, but a letter only costs about 42 cents. I get much more excited when I get a letter than when I get an email. PLus who doesn't want mail that isn't a bill right?
So I'm working on products right now that encourage mailing more letters. The first one will be a mailable book. Much like a mini version of my naked books, this one will not be as thick but can be mailed and shaped more like an envelope. There will be a few to choose from. I plan on starting with craft paper ones that can be stamped, collaged on, or drawn on. I'll prob have a few that come pre-stamped with postage marks as well.
Once I get those down pat, I'm gonna start on patterned ones and a using my usual recycled materials (maps and book pages/covers).
In addition to these, I'm also making mountains of recycled magazine envelopes, and cards to send to someone special.
On a side note: I'll be putting pics of these up soon. I don't have my camera at the moment. I left it in my sister's purse when she came to visit me last and she took it home with her on accident lol. Hopefully very soon there be pics up. I'm going to try and include pictures of the process as well so you can see how these letter books are made!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Yesterday was my sister's birthday...yay! So instead of buying her a present I used some of the materials I had left over from other projects and made her a 3-D collage for her wall.
I started with a 2x3 foot cardboard backing tha
t you can find in most picture frames. I used cardstock
and magazine clippings to create the thought bubbles. The bubbles that pop off the pge are held by more cardboard.
Monday, May 3, 2010
(top right) Sticker from Laura and the mystery bolt I found on my bed. (top center) Garage sale blender I scored on Saturday with Soleil and Brad wooo! Now I can start my paper making! (top right) I finally finished the CASA Nights volunteer appreciation invitation and they loved it. (bottom) This puzzle was really bad for my self-esteem...I couldn't get the pieces to fit so I just started putting things together that 'kinda' fit until Soleil told me thats not how it works. Bah! also...we are missing part of Edward's head....