Stenciled mail art postcards

Stenciled mail art postcards

Stenciled mail art postcards 650 900 Consie Sindet

I recently had a conversation with my best friend, Kristine, about pen pals that got me thinking about sending out some actual mail to a few friends and family just to let them know I was thinking about them.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaIn this crazy time of electronic mail, it would be nice to receive a physical reminder that you are thought of and these mail art postcards are really quick and fun to make.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaHere are the supplies I used:

  • Watercolor postcards
  • Watercolors and a small brush
  • Baby wipes
  • Doodling markers and pens
  • Acrylic paint and makeup sponges
  • A couple spray inks
  • Modeling paste
  • Handmade stamps + letter stamps and black ink pad
  • Words from magazines and glue stick
  • A variety of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI started all the postcards by randomly adding watercolors to all of them with a baby wipe. This is a quick way to lay down a background.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI then chose a stencil for each card to create a feature element. The stencils used above were the the Graffitti Bit, the Painted Cat Bit, the Circled Face Bit and the Radar Remnant.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI also used the Family Bit, the Sequin Waste Bit and the 6×6 Tatting stencil. For some of the postcards I sprayed through the stencils, some I added modeling paste, and some I added paint with a makeup sponge.

Mail Art Postcards using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #mailart #stencils #mixedmediaI then had some fun with my markers and pens, and finished off the postcards with a phrase of some kind that I have been collecting from magazines. Now to pick the recipients of some fun mail art postcards!

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  • Barb November 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

    These are beautiful, Consie! Thank you for some Friday morning inspiration.

  • Kayann Ausherman November 28, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Love this! It would be so fun to receive one of these in the mail! I enjoy your blog and would like to nominate you for the Blogger Recognition Award if that would be okay with you.

  • Leap Year Baby November 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I love these post cards. I can’t wait to make some. A great way to drop a note and let my friends know I’m thinking of them and they have a hand made gift from me.

    I love it!

  • Corrine December 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Too adorable your kitty and your other cards too. Didn’t know Strathmore made watercolor postcard pads, have to get some of those. So behind on my mail, got to catch up. Thanks for the inspiration. xox

    • Consie Sindet December 8, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Thanks, Corrine! I found the postcards at my local craft store so they won’t be hard to find. Happy holiday season!

  • carolyn dube December 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Art that you mail- they will surely love that you were not only thinking of them but created with them in mind! Thanks for sharing with Let’s Play Consie!

  • Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith December 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

    These are really fun cards to make and receive, Consie! I’ve recently got into mail art by altering some cardboard mailers. I love sending them on their way and imagine that they brighten the day of everyone that they come into contact with.

    • Consie Sindet December 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Thanks, Zsuzsa! I’ve been trying to be more creative with how I send mail, even making envelopes out of my underpaper.

  • Jill Holmes December 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Wow! I never thought about using a baby wipe to apply watercolor as a background/wash. This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing! Just dropping by from Let’s Play!…

  • Diane Baker-Williams December 5, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I love mail art and have recently started making some. PC’s are fun and easy to make. Yours are so full of color and whimsical. The receiver is sure to feel special and thought of!

  • Christina November 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Stencil art is a nice idea. The supply list is helpful.

  • Selene February 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Definitely some beautiful art pieces! Another great art form to check out would be Braintone Art Events, where you can create art with your brain waves! Thanks for sharing!

  • Costa del Sol July 26, 2017 at 2:09 am

    I can see you had so much fun! i took Nathalie Kalbachs’ Jump Start 2017 for the month of January. By the third week I was exhausted doing a project every single day! One of the days Rae was the instructor. I love her style.

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