...on the Creative Swaps blog. Lenna is hosting (hostessing?) a mail art swap and I joined in. Today she blogged about my envelopes. How fun to see them someplace other than my own studio. She stuck an extra 'n' in my last name, but I'll forgive her for the glory of getting my own post on her blog!
The other were more the vintage look, using actual old pages from books and copies of vintage images. I quite enjoyed making them and can't wait to see what I get back. I have no idea how Lenna will choose who gets what, but I'm sure it'll be a great mix of styles. I'll be thrilled with pretty much any of the ones she's shown.
These are both about 5x7" and made using old file folders cut to size, decorated, then sewn up the sides and across the top. My sewing machine wasn't thrilled about sewing thru several layers of paper, but then it seemed to get a clue. I included some copies of vintage Christmas postcards in my envelopes. The cards had been mailed to my maternal grandmother in the years 1909 and 1910 when she was around 17 years old.
I am a student in the GreenPaper class she mentions, and have learned a lot. It's also really instructive for me to see the work of the other students using the same lesson and some of the same materials as me. The different things each of us creates is always neat to see.