Outgoing Mail: Bright Star

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I’ve never been a fan of the fundamentally short form of magazines–with the exception of the lengthy and eminently re-readable National Geographic (and my dearly beloved Faerie Magazine), they usually prove too quick of a read for me to justify the price. Yet the very fact that magazines are so ephemeral and easily-abandoned means that there are plenty of issues waiting for me to snap them up from a library’s “Free” table and transform them into mail art!

Magazine pages can be tricky to work with, since they’re too small for me to use with my standard envelope template: instead, I simply fold up the edges a few times and create a make-shift rectangular pocket. Stay tuned for an update on how well they stay in one piece while in transit!

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Who wouldn’t want a grapefruit-themed envelope? I’m hoping to send this off to a foodie friend who appreciates tasty citrus as much as I do.

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This King & I-quoting envelope is all ready to set off on its adventure to Canada: stamps and all! The sleek sans serif typography and vintage-style faded aesthetic of the artwork caught my eye as I flipped through each personality-test-packed page.

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Is it a surprise to anyone that this envelope is my favorite of the bunch? I can’t even remember what this article was supposed to explore, but the artwork is absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could stare into a perfectly demarcated constellation like this upside-down girl does. It will be impossible to decide upon just one person as the recipient of this beauty!

Do you read magazines or craft with them–or both?

5 thoughts on “Outgoing Mail: Bright Star

  1. Idle Emma August 15, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Love the variety of envelopes you made!

    • Mailbox Mermaid August 15, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 And all from one magazine, too! Can’t imagine how many different envelopes await when I branch out into multiple issues!

      • Idle Emma August 15, 2016 / 2:26 pm

        Well then it’s a good magazine to have such variety! I look forward to seeing what else it offers up to you 🙂

  2. thesnailmail August 16, 2016 / 1:39 am

    Very nice! Looking forward to the promised follow-up.

  3. Nena August 16, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Love all the designs and colors!

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