This week I sent the lovely @JaymieOC her first mail art package from me. I needed to send it this week as for the next two weeks she is going on a safari in Kenya. Good Times :)
I hand-made the envelope using an old atlas page. I like all the different images of the world on this one.
I've been trying to think of new ways to make my letters and thought I could use this vintage map and typewrite on the back. I didn't think it was going to work as the texture on the back is quite bumpy, but it worked out perfectly. I thought it would be nice to fold the map and tie it up with a lovely piece of tea-room pink coloured lace. I also left all the strands on the edge to make it even more oldie worldy.
I am really enjoying using my typewriter at the moment and have now started to take words from the dictionary and their definitions. I relate the words to the person I am writing them for. Since Jaymie is going on a Safari I thought these were fitting.
Some paper ephemera from an old antique and Wizard of OZ books.
2x vintage playing cards, a card with an old advertisement on it and details on the old map shop I went to in Edinburgh.
I made these stamp montages from an old map (which I used in my letter) and stamp book.
Jaymie asked if I could send something to do with my childhood, so I did. I used to have one of these when I was a child and they have always fascinated me. If you shine a light on it when it spins the colours are just mesmerising.
I bought this book in Edinburgh and I wanted to think of another way to make a box diorama, so instead I did a book diorama. I am really enjoying making these at the moment.
You could even call it an altered book.
I asked Jaymie which of my drawings she liked so I could choose what theme to do, and she said she liked my polar bear drawing. So I drew a polar bear amongst icebergs and a whale coming up for air. I also made a decorative frame to go around it.
I'm so glad you like your goodies Jaymie and I am really looking forward to receiving your package.