Artwork Envelope- Combined effort

About the Challenge Forums Month of Letters 2017 Artwork Envelope- Combined effort

This topic contains 24 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of petrini1 petrini1 4 months, 3 weeks ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #40125
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    Hi All. I am looking for 3-4 people who would be willing to create an Artwork envelope together, a combined effort and sent through the mail by all of us and then back home to me when completed. I will post the artwork cover of our attempt up on my blog for all to see.
    Basically you can use any medium you like. There’s all kinds of art out there, including drawing, painting.
    If there is a theme please try to follow it if you can.

    things that would be acceptable
    * Drawing ● Pencil ● Colored pencil ● Ink ● Markers ● Pastels ● Chalk
    * Painting ● Watercolor ● Acrylic ● Oil ●
    * Mixed Media ● Collage ● Assemblage ● Other media mixed together!
    * Printmaking ● Linocut ● Woodcut ● Etching ● etc

    What makes it all the more interesting, is once you have added your piece to the envelope, you must affix stamps and address label and send it on to the next person. All names and addresses will be listed on the backside of the envelope.

    Any questions please ask.
    Looking for my willing participants now? thanks

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

  • #40131
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    I was once part of the Art Cover Exchange and this is where the idea first generated.
    I don’t know what made me think of starting the Collabor-covers. Working with other people sounded like fun, and you gain so many art styles on one cover.

    The Example shown was started by myself and i drew the tiger tattoo design!

    collabra-cover

    My definiton of a collabor-cover is:

    True collaboration where a group of us, or at least two people have taken the time to work together to create a finished cover using collage, water colors, oils, pen and pencil drawings etc that represent what we have painted or drawn. Recycled materials, textile scraps or some crafting supplies thrown in to the mix. Add address, attach stamp and mail it to the next person.

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

    • #41793
      Profile photo of Sara Glassman
      Sara Glassman
      Participant

      I’d be interested in joining up in that!

      Sara Glassman - * Postable: www.postable.com/saraglassman * website: www.medusaslibrary.com

      • #41910
        Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
        Mrs Ria Cabral
        Participant

        Ok Sara i’ll send to you first. then hopefully between now and then we can find someone else to participate. you can just hold on to it until another member joins.

        http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

      • #42966
        Profile photo of Sara Glassman
        Sara Glassman
        Participant

        Splendid! I’m excited about this. I tried to send a scarf around the world once, but it got lost somewhere in the UK.

        Sara Glassman - * Postable: www.postable.com/saraglassman * website: www.medusaslibrary.com

  • #42122
    Profile photo of petrini1
    petrini1
    Participant

    I love the idea of taking part in this, but I’m not sure how it works. There doesn’t seem to be a space on your pictured envelope for a mailing address. How would this get delivered?

    Cathy Petrini
    http://www.postable.com/catherinepetrini

  • #42126
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    Basically the addresses got covered up as the next person added their art piece to it. the best way would be to have a removable label on it, or a small piece of paper with tape that peals off easily. There are ways around it. Petrini it does work i promise you. A friend in Aus and I did an art work cover between us, it went back and forth quite a few times with a toy story theme. the postmarks and stamps were incorporated in to the artwork itself.

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

  • #42127
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    woody

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

    • #42526
      Profile photo of petrini1
      petrini1
      Participant

      Wow! I love it. Please put me on the list. I’d love to contribute to one of these.

      Cathy Petrini
      http://www.postable.com/catherinepetrini

  • #42717
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    Ok then i’ll set one up with me, you petrini and sara.

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

  • #42738
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    Ok the cover has been created and I am sending to you first petrini.
    then petrini you send to sara. you can keep up with progress on my blog!

    collabor-cover

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

    • #42968
      Profile photo of Sara Glassman
      Sara Glassman
      Participant

      yay!!!

      Sara Glassman - * Postable: www.postable.com/saraglassman * website: www.medusaslibrary.com

    • #56751
      Profile photo of petrini1
      petrini1
      Participant

      Hey, Ria,
      Was the envelope ever finished? I’d love to see what our joint artwork came out like.

      (I never posted the version with my own changes because I can’t figure out how to post an image from my computer on here.)

      Cathy Petrini
      http://www.postable.com/catherinepetrini

  • #46109
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    @petrini it was sent to you on 2.9. will you let me know when it reaches you please. thanks

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

    • #47337
      Profile photo of petrini1
      petrini1
      Participant

      Hi, Ria!
      The envelope arrived today. Looks great! Now to figure out what to add to it….

      -Cathy

      Cathy Petrini
      http://www.postable.com/catherinepetrini

      • #48035
        Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
        Mrs Ria Cabral
        Participant

        Hi, Cathy!

        Glad the envelope arrived. I am sure you will figure out what to add to it, just go with what your heart tells you to do. You found the instructions ok inside?

        These envelopes are definitely a challenge!

        http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

  • #46576
    Profile photo of
    Anonymous

    I want in!! I love this idea, Ria!

  • #48016
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    Olivia I will make and send another one out today. I’ll include sara and petrini(cathy) in to the mix.

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

    • #48023
      Profile photo of
      Anonymous

      Thank you, this is such a great idea. And I owe @petrini1 a letter anyway, so this works out perfectly. 😉

  • #48942
    Profile photo of Sara Glassman
    Sara Glassman
    Participant

    I’m so excited about this. I’ve been thinking of what I could possibly do.

    Sara Glassman - * Postable: www.postable.com/saraglassman * website: www.medusaslibrary.com

  • #49388
    Profile photo of Cooksterz
    Cooksterz
    Participant

    Happy to Join in on this project too! Send one along of course , ill do the same 🙂

    "Get your Hand OFF that mouse, and write a letter!" ? But then use it to click over to G+ and see Letter Month Mail Art pics here: https://goo.gl/photos/jQuzB2o3QvjFKm8A7

  • #55464
    Profile photo of petrini1
    petrini1
    Participant

    I am so sorry I hung onto the envelope for so long. I’m not usually such a deadbeat. I had a sudden medical issue and have been useless for the last couple weeks. If I’d realized how long it would last, I would have sent the envelope on to the next person and asked to have it passed back to me later. In any case, physical therapy is helping, and I will be ready to send the envelope on in tomorrow’s mail. I hope you don’t mind continuing this into March!

    Cathy Petrini
    http://www.postable.com/catherinepetrini

  • #55472
    Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
    Mrs Ria Cabral
    Participant

    Hey cathy, thanks for giving us an update. I sure hope you are ok. Yes its totally fine to continue this into March. I was just thinking about you!

    http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

    • #55481
      Profile photo of petrini1
      petrini1
      Participant

      Great. Thanks, Ria! I saw that you posted a picture of what the envelope looked like when you sent it on. Should I post it now, with my additions, so everyone can see what it’s like now? Or would you rather be surprised when it’s all finished?

      Cathy Petrini
      http://www.postable.com/catherinepetrini

      • #55650
        Profile photo of Mrs Ria Cabral
        Mrs Ria Cabral
        Participant

        Cathy please post a picture of your artwork added.
        I hope that Sara will do the same.
        I love seeing it through all the stages, that way i can also update my blog thanks.

        http://hashtaghappymail.blogspot.com/

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.