Exchange with Jocelyne Depierre

Jocelyne sent me this nice collage made on a paper bag envelope.

My answer is also a collage, made on a simple red paper gift bag.

Exchange with Diane Bertrand

A charming contribution coming from Diane in Canada.
And the envelope she used to send it.

My answer was made from a disposal bag from Air Canada.

More paper bags

I’m very late blogging some of the contributions that I received. So in order to catch up a bit, I have decided to group some of them in the same post. Otherwise if I share only one contribution per post as I have done before, it will take ages before I share everything with you.
First here is an envelope sent by Troy Brooks. A very nice grocery bag from Whole Foods Market. I really like  the Harvey Milk stamps and the rainbowish earth stamp.

Then a sending from Deborah Dutton, using a Trader Joe’s bag.

And a large envelope send from Australia by Robyn Banks with a super hero theme that I love. Sorry for the scan but the envelop was so big that I could not scan it completely.

Found poetry for Phillip Lerche

Few weeks ago, I shared with you the invitation that Phillip sent me to participate to his found poetry challenge. Time has come to share with you the result. Here is the card I sent.

And here is the envelope I made to send it.

Both are made using the digital kit “Academic” from Jen Maddocks Design.

A bunch of contributions from the “confraria de arte postal Selus”

I received this large envelope from Brazil.

It is coming from the “confraria de arte postal Selus”, which seems to be a group of mail artists. The envelope was filled with eight (yes eight! ) very nice contributions to my paper bag mail art call.

First this envelop from Solange Keller.

Then three envelopes from Heloisa Sonaglio

One envelope from Joel Silva

One envelope from Lavinia Thys

And two envelopes from Maria Luiza Cangeri.

Luggage shaped item from Christiane Hurel

Christiane has spent one month in Sydney and she sent me this very cool contribution from there!

Exchange with Jean Paul Podevin

My paper bag mail art call is bringing me a lot of new contacts, which is very good. As for this nice sending from Jean Paul, made with a bag from a Carrefour store.

My answer to Jean Paul is made from a bread paper bag.

Bread paper bags

Among all paper bag envelopes that I have received so far, the ones made from a paper bags used to wrap bread are clearly the most common (In second position come pharmacy bags…). Three items I received recently go in this direction. Two from Philippe Charron and one from Uwe Klein. To be noted that the first one from Philippe (the one with the orange circle) has a very unusual design for this type of bag…

June exchange: the first envelopes

Each month I try to participate to the PTE envelope exchange organized by Jean Wilson. And each time I’m amazed by the wonderful envelopes I could receive via this exchange. This one, coming from Jannie Börk, is surely no exception. Look at this beauty!

Also a very nice envelope coming from Jean herself.

And an envelope from Tina Morgan that made me smile a lot!

Glassine bags

I have a pack of decorated glassine bags from the company Classiky. I do not remember where I got them but I thought they could be used to make envelopes and it could be fun to play with their transparency.

I sent the first one to Christiane Hurel. I don’t know why, but the first time I had a look to these bags, they made me automatically think of Alice in wonderland. So I decided to go with this theme. The rabbit appears through the paper of the bag while I used faux postage stamps to complete the design.

For the second one I wanted to try something different. And I think this is the first time I actually draw something by hand for a mail art! Here the theme is the Little Prince and the envelope was sent to Micu, of course, as she loves the Little Prince. The drawing was done with Sharpie markers. I added one of my favorite quote from the Little Prince: it is the time you wasted on your rose that makes your rose so important.

Received from Eduard Egorov

The list of countries from where I have received contribution to my paper bag mail art call is growing with this nice contribution from Russia sent by Eduard. Eduard also included a mail art call.

July Mission Inspiration and May Mini Mission

It is time to share with you what I did for the July Mission Inspiration from Mike Deakin. First here are the prompts:

And the page I did. This is the first time the page turned out similar to what I had in mind when I started.

Also May mini mission prompt was “Cake” and I made this envelope that I sent to Micu.