Mail art to Luc Fierens

I’m looking forward to teaching a mail art workshop tomorrow at Britannia Community Centre. The workshop is organized by the Britannia Art Gallery which works with artists to offer free workshops throughout the year. Of course artists do get paid–I feel that is an important detail for people to know. The workshop is full but you can get on the wait list.

I wanted to have an actual sample of one of my mail art pieces for the workshop because as some of you might know, once you send off your piece you won’t see it again–unless the recipient posts it on their blog.

So I chose a call by Luc Fierens from Belgium. I chose this  call for it’s collaborative aspect. Luc provided an image to cut out and paste to my piece. I’ll be mailing this off after the workshop. It’s fun to see how other people incorporated his image into their own pieces.

Mail art card collaboration

What I used:

  • the support cardstock is a subscription card found in magazines – I chose to expose some of the elements
  • the decorative papers are from Michaels stores Recollections series scrapbooking papers (it’s Mosaic Memories but I don’t see it on the website)
  • vintage imagery, photocopied and cut out
  • text written with my typewriter
  • a vintage vocabulary card — jaundiced (can you use it in a sentence?)
  • rubber stamps & postal stickers

mail art collaboration

And above is the back. I had some fun here. I went a little crazy with some new rubber stamps I got at Michaels. They had a sale on these, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

So at the workshop, you’ll be able to use the typewriter, decorative papers, vintage vocabulary cards, some magazine subscription cards, postal themed rubber stamps and a lot more!

See you there!