I recently had the opportunity to indulge my love of birds in art. A swap came rolling my way for a bird-themed mail art project. I opted for making a decorated envelope.
I had a couple of pages lying around from an old encyclopedia that had gorgeous bird images on it. I had a general idea that the birds should have their attention focused around the receiver's address.
I made the envelope out of an old music sheet and used gesso on it to fade it out. Next I splashed some watercolour droplets on it before sticking down the bird images. I also stamped the images surrounding the address area and used my watercolour pencils to add some colour to them. I outlined the birds with a yellow marker to make them stand out more.
|Bird mail art envelope - front|
For the back of the envelope I did pretty much the same thing.
|Bird mail art envelope - back (address blurred)|
I really love how this project turned out. It's not like I have a thing for feathers or anything like that (wink, wink).
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