Imagine opening your mailbox and finding a splash of color and pattern. This is no ordinary envelope! You pull it out to reveal a work of whimsy and art sent by someone who clearly holds you dear.
You've Got Mail…Art!
In my largest and most requested class, we will explore Art That Travels. From a quick anytime project to mail art that transforms into a hidden gift, we will create fifteen pieces of art requiring postage. This workshop is improvisational and free spirited…with a more non-linear approach. You will see my entire process while I "think" through steps and change my mind and direction as new ideas come. Be inspired by file folders, fabric, recyclables, paint, photos, envelopes, catalogs, patterned paper and cardboard in wildly inventive ways. You will never look at mail the same way and you may never send another naked envelope again!
Join me in this MEGA class containing 18+ videos, painty project downloads I have created just for you, and inspiring links. You will soon be creating joyful moments at mail boxes all over your corner of the world!
Original Release Date: June 2013
"Words don't express how happy I am with this colorful, well organized workshop. Great content, thank you. Another bonus is, I love it that your videos are short and specific to one item and the best is you list supplies under the video. I have taken a lot of online courses and I rate you a 10." ~Peggy
"I just wanted to let you know how much fun I am having with your mail art class! Best class I've ever taken!" ~Karenann
Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.
As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.
Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."
A comprehensive list with links, sizes, etc.
Black dye ink pad,
Small plastic paint scraper/palette knife,
Small paint brush,
Scissors, Kraft gift bag,
Pencil, Two security envelopes, Scrap paper, Oil or wax pastels, Text weight papers, Wax linen thread, Bookbinding needle, Book awl/paper piercer, Ruler, One piece of cardboard, One used food package of your choice, Stabilo Marks All Pencil or other pencil of choice, Cheap hairspray, A few pages from an old book, Stapler, Sticky back velcro, Small strip of fabric, Black crayon or oil or wax pastel, Gel medium, 12” x 12” plastic sheet protector, Old letter or pieces of old book paper, a few pieces of old book paper or other ephemera, Paper Crafting Flowers, Two medium/large wax bags - I used cereal/cracker bags, Double-sided tape, Pretty napkins, papers and other pretty things to put into your mail art piece, 1 - 12” x 12” piece of scrapbook paper, Little pieces of scrap paper, Catalog of choice - I used one from Anthropologie, Masking tape, Photocopy of a piece of your artwork, Two labels of choice, Fabric strips, Catalog envelope, One piece of duck cloth/unprimed canvas, Piece of cotton muslin, Scrap of fabric and lace piece, Black embroidery thread, Embroidery needle, Strip of fabric, Sewing machine, One piece of coordinating fabric of your choice, A few stencils, Spray inks, Big tag and Ribbon.