Recycled envelope mail art journal collage

Anyone who knows mail artists or makes mail art, knows we love the insides of all those security envelopes.  Great patterns make for wonderful collages and work well in the making for other mail art itself.  I myself like the cellophane windows to use in collage as you will see in the page below.  And of course some wonderful stamps from the stash.



I even used a bit of security envelope to make a tiny letter and added a stamp.


An intersection of patterns.

Linking to the Postal theme at Art Journal Journey

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21 Responses to “Recycled envelope mail art journal collage”

  1. Valerie-Jael July 8, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    This is gorgeous, lovely idea and I am always happy to see things being cleverly re-used, as here! Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey

  2. caterina Giglio July 8, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    I absolutely love this … the way you framed it was brilliant… so clever and it all works so well compositionally… bella! xoxo

  3. Carolyn Dube July 8, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Love that little envelope! And yes- those security envelope patterns are joyous!

  4. sandra gwilliams July 8, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    What a great idea! beutiful

  5. jan2bratt July 8, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    love it! I like to make stuff like this and use it to mail to my brother who is a mail man. he gets a kick out of unusual mail.

  6. johanna July 8, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    you made a wonderful Collage out of this – brought so well together with the washi tapes! and of course i have a Thing for These postal stamps, they just are miniatures of art!

  7. Erika N July 8, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Great page. I love how you used the envelope, and the page underneath that shows has great texture also. Aren’t the postage stamps great o use?

  8. pamelaarts July 8, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    Oh yes — I love this and as you now it is just my type. I re-purpose lots pf my mail too. You can never have too much mail art!

  9. froebelsternchen July 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    WOW– what a super collage – everything goes so well together -just fab Corinne!
    You made me happy again with this page for Art Journal Journey♥♥♥

  10. radioflier July 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    Love your use of the windows – as always, inspiration found here at Sparkle Day. Security envies – how nice to get a freebie art supply with the bills 🙂

    xoxo, kim

  11. joarty1 July 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Wonderful recycling…and I LOVE those pages…just my cup of tea.

  12. jenny3008 July 8, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    wow,what a super collage page,corinne,love so much,great ideas.

    greetings jeannette

  13. Lyle July 9, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    looks great! windows on the world!

  14. kampysgirl July 9, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    WOW so cool Corrine! I love the windows and your colors! How cool to have postage from around the world as well!! Great page! xo
    ps; yes, I too have a super hero! “)

  15. sheila 77 July 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    Clever to use postage pieces to make a postage collage.
    I like the little tree stamp.

  16. Bleubeard and Elizabeth July 10, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    I often use security envelopes in my art. I sew them into my scrappy journals and use my mists to color them. Of course, I have never used them as backgrounds, so I really must try that. Your AJJ piece has given me a big clue as to something I’ve struggled with. You are ALWAYS a great inspiration. And of course, I love the overall piece you made, too. Truly lovely art.

  17. Dorthe July 10, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    The use of the envelopes are great Corrine, and your art pieces pages are so beautiful-love it.
    Mathilde is here with us, and sson arrives her father and brother, so not much time for blogging, but I will be back, meeting you here 🙂 xo

  18. Connie Rose July 10, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Very cool! I don’t get security envies, because I’ve gotten myself of ALL junk mail lists over the years. Have a great weekend. xo

  19. Lee July 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    I love this page very creative

  20. Lisa Graham July 11, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    Well now this is cool. I never thought about the inside of a security envelope that way. I will never look at them the same again. 🙂


  21. denthe July 11, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    Oh, I love how you used those windows! It’s a great idea and gives such a beautiful result…

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