Thursday, 7 October 2010

Altered envelope journal swap


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There is another altered envelope swap in my art group.This month the theme is artist choice. Altering envelopes is defenitely a new addiction, I just love doing them and receiving them! For those of you new to this, once you have altered your envelope, (you do need to leave a space for the address) you send them "naked" to your partner or whoever you want to send one to. This "naked" means there is nothing inside the envelope other than perhaps a piece of card to keep it sturdy. The recipient does not open the envelope but keeps it shut to treasure as a piece of art for its own sake. Of course you could bind them into a book once you have a collection of them. Great fun and a nice change from ATCs.

14 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! If my monthly bills came in something so pretty it wouldn't be nearly as depressing!
    :)

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  2. Gosh what a bautiful envelope.
    So great stamps and design. I love it.

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  3. I absolutely love this envelope. What a thrill it would be to open the mailbox and receive something so precious.

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  4. stunning , true works of art

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  5. Beautiful! as are all of your envelopes!

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  6. Ein wunderschöner Umschlag liebe Astrid, zauberhaft gestaltet, das Mädel ist aber auch zu goldig.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

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  7. Gorgeous mail art and thank you for explaining what its all about as never realised they were not for opening. I so want to make some more after my first one a couple of weeks ago. Have fun, Annette x

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  8. you have such beautiful art on your blog..love these vintage post pieces

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  9. This envelope is incredible. I love everything about it! It's a nice change of pace from ATCs like you said. Very cool. Nan

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  10. Its gorgeous, thanks for explaining
    that they are not meant to be opened. it would be such a shame to spoil this work of art.

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  11. Was für wunderschön nostalgische Umschläge, liebe Astrid!
    Ein Traum!

    Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.
    Liebe Grüße
    MARTINA xxx

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  12. What a neat idea! I've never heard of it before...your envelope is gorgeous!

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  13. You create such beautiful envelopes Astrid, this one is superb!!!

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