Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Displaying Mail Art-August's Monthly Make

Over the past 2 years I've loved being part of Ginger's Mail Art Exchange.
Sending and receiving mail from all over the world......but what to do with it all......keep it in a drawer......put it in an album.....my favoured option was to somehow display it......but I wasn't sure how.
But then I saw a display board in a magazine......and I knew what I wanted to do......just needed to collect the parts.
Starting with this one.......
world map gift wrap
Then I saw this cork board at a boot sale
The plain wood was painted with sand and green patina paints....a bit of gold metallic rub on round the edges and a coat of crackle glaze.
I pinned the map on......and added some of the stamps I've been keeping.......I'm not sure I like the effect of the stamps.....but,sort of, want them on there anyway!!
I covered some flat head drawing pins with map paper and glossy accents so that mail art could be put on temporarily,rather than permanently. 
I've added some mail art with the pins.......so it can be interactive and ever changing......I've got envelopes that will go on as well......and I thought at christmas......cards can go on it. 
Much better than keeping it all in a drawer, don't you think?
And I somehow didn't manage a monthly make for July.....I'm hoping it's the only month I miss this year......so this is for August!!

20 comments:

Jo.C said...

This looks brilliant. I think the stamps work when you get the mail art on. Wish I had some spare wall space :0)

Kathyk said...

What a splendid idea Jacky, beautifully done too.

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Christina said...

This is a brilliant idea!
Hugs Kristel

Amy said...

What a fantastic idea! I have my lovely international messages in a cupboard, having them on display is just wonderful!

Becky said...

This looks brilliant! What a great way to display your mail art :)

Sian said...

Jacky, it's fabulous! It takes pin boards to a whole new level..

Cheri said...

I think it is a fabulous idea - and a fun way to really enjoy the mail you are receiving!

Angelfish said...

Definitely better than puttig them in a drawer :o) It looks lovely Jacky x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is such a great idea, Jacky! I have a basket on my desk that is packed with all the mail I've received from my blog friends - each one a treasure to me. I love that you have the map of the world as your backdrop. This is just so clever!

Beverly said...

This is glorious, I love it!!!! Like you I wasn't crazy about the stamps at first but they so work once the "art" is up and I love how you covered the pin heads with map :)

Elizabeth said...

I think it's a great idea!

Abi said...

This is so lovely! Beautiful map and how perfect for all that mail!

humel said...

That is so clever! I love the idea of refreshing it and changing it up, too - I keep all my treasured received mail in a box, but I might just be getting some of it out now to start my own display, thank you for the idea!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love how you've put this together...how lovely to see the art & also which part of the world it came from! I agree that the stamps fit in well once some items were pinned on...love it!! :D

Alison said...

Great idea Jackie..it looks really effective!
Alison xx

alexa said...

What a superb idea! It will look wonderful whether there are lots of things on it or very little...

Ginger said...

I love this idea Jacky! I do like the addition of the stamps :) Very creative :)

Julie Kirk said...

Lovely project.

[Just swung by to say thanks for letting me know I'd missed you out - you're on the chart now!]

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great idea! Makes me want to send you something to add to the board. As for the stamps, I think I might create groupings, rather than single stamps. Maybe you could add 2-3 more by each one and see if you like the effect better?
Rinda

Sandie said...

That's a great idea Jacky! As you say, such a waste to put them in a drawer.