Monday, July 25, 2016

Mail Art Monday - FlipBook - by Jenn Engle (and GIVEAWAY!!!)

Hey everyone! For today's Mail Art Monday I made a Flip Book. A Flip Book is basically a little handmade book stuffed with goodies that you mail out to your friends.

A lot of work went into this little book. So rather than tell you how I made it, you can watch how I made it. The process video will be up at the end of this post.


Stamps Used:






Now for the GIVEAWAY!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite kind of mail art is and you'll be entered to win this Flip Book! (Be sure to check out the video to see the goodies that went in here!) 
Giveaway will close at Midnight EST August 1st. 
For an extra entry: "Like" us over at our Facebook page. Leave a comment below saying you did this for another entry. https://www.facebook.com/vlvstamps/


Thanks for looking!
~Jenn









57 comments:

crhymes said...

I received a beautiful card that my mother made using watercolor whole she was out of the country with my dad. It was so much fun to open the mail and find such a great treasure! She sent one to me and each of my children! It was very special!

crhymes said...

Liking your facebook page as well!!

crhymes said...

I received a beautiful card that my mother made using watercolor whole she was out of the country with my dad. It was so much fun to open the mail and find such a great treasure! She sent one to me and each of my children! It was very special!

Jannuk said...

I love mail art that is coherent, but also has small writings, colours and/or images that will make clear who has made it, it feels like a treat with lots of love, given to me. It always leaves a huge smile on my face and a warm feeling inside.
I really loved the video and the flip book you made. Thank you!

Dawn said...

I am just now learning about mail art. This video was a great tutorial. What a great little flip book. I will definitely be looking on YouTube for more ideas. Thanks Jenn.

Tera Callihan said...

Wow!!! I absolutely love this!!! Off to watch the video now!!!

Tera Callihan said...

Also... I love All mail art lol

J.s. Beekink said...

love this flipbook! Well done Jenn.
I love every mailart which is made by the sender itself, because they put so much energy, love and time in it, how could i not love it!
thanks for sharing.

Kristiina Majuri said...

I love all sorts of mail art, usually I just quickly stamp or stencil on the envelope in the same colours or theme that the card inside happens to have :) I've never tried a booklet, this was simply awesome, thanks for the tutorial!

Kristiina Majuri said...

And I've liked the vlvs fb page already ages ago :)

Samara Al Ahmar said...

I am new to mail art. I usually stamp the envelope with a small stamp or use some colorful duck tape. Lately I started gelli printing then stamping and doodling. Babt steps

Sydney Neal said...

I love mail art, it is so awesome to go to the mailbox and pull out a piece of art!!!! I love the simple mail art, where you paint or whatever medium you close on an envelope, but then seal the envelope with nothing in it.... I joined a group a couple years ago and got to exchange mail art with a girl in The Phillipines, it was so much fun!!! I love your flip book, it's beautiful!!! The colors, the amazing stamps!!! I love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! I also liked the VLVS Facebook page!!! Thank you so much for doing this wonderful giveaway!!!

Valerie Lynn Designs said...

I've always been a big fan of hand written letters so when I have a friend that goes away for an extended period I tend to send them letters and why send a boring plain white letter when I can cover it with pretties? I usually cover a regular piece of paper with acrylic and sprays and then decorate the envelope to match, adding stamping and washi tape and a bit of more elaborate hand lettering for the address. I've never tried anything like this flip book before but I think I'll probably give it a try!

Corrie Herriman said...

Liking the look of it, will watch the 'movie' later !
Corrie x

Sloane Berg said...

I must say, this is a really piece of art! I love all the colors. As for my favorite types of mail art, I'm honestly not sure since I never really knew mail art was a thing before I discovered your channel. Although, I'd have to say when it comes to mail art I like it when it isn't too busy, I also like a nice mix of colors.

carlyholgate said...

This turned out so pretty, I love it! I love all different kinds of mail art but most recently I have been intrigued by pocket letters!

nora said...

Loved your flip book. Isn't mail art a box full of surprises!

kelleyjustine said...

I just recently learned of mail art. When I was young I never sent a letter in the mail without doodling and stickers. I love the idea of artists brightening each other's day with art in the mail. This flip book is amazing! Just like the rest of your stuff. Love!

Julie Eckman said...

I hadn't heard of mail art until recently (probably from your channel), but I think I love it all! This is a beautiful flip book, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful, inspirational art with all of us.

mev said...

I'm new to the idea of mail art so I don't know enough to say what my favorite type is. As someone else posted, I didn't know mail art was a thing until now!

kelleyjustine said...

I liked your fb page. A few of them, I think...

postalorphan said...

Altered postcards - used to be in a group that swapped them and it was so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win your nifty book!

Rita Montgomery said...

I always try and decorate my envelops when sending out cards. Sadly, I have never received any mail art. I have enjoyed many dozens of videos showing how to make mail art and I am drawn to pastel colors. Thank you for your process video on this wonderful flipbook.

Alison Roots said...

I just love having something pretty land on my door mat, then looking and looking at it wondering how an effect was created, or just loving the colours.

Alison Roots said...

Liking your facebook page as well

Thomas Tymstone said...

I like all kinds of flipbooks. Watercolor flower flipbooks are great but maybe a friend's night out pictures made into a flip book would be cool. PS I liked both the VLVS FB page and flipbook post. Have a great and artistic day. TAT

Thomas Tymstone said...

I like all kinds of flipbooks. Watercolor flower flipbooks are great but maybe a friend's night out pictures made into a flip book would be cool. PS I liked both the VLVS FB page and flipbook post. Have a great and artistic day. TAT

Iris Herd said...

Hi, I love all the mail arts.....I love your little detailed things you do.Thaks for the chance to win. Here in Germany it´s all new....
Hugs Iris

Katerina Mylona said...

It's been not too long that I discovered the mail art! I find it fantastic and I love it!! I watched your video dear Jenn and as everything you make, is simply amazing!! It was a great tutorial and I found it simple to follow for giving it a try myself!! Thank you so much!! :) xxx

Jessi Davis said...

Mail art is always so exciting and inspiring. My favorite kind of mail art is something I can use I my day to day. Like altered little composition notebooks. This is absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job!! Thank you for the opportunity to win something you have created.

Jessi Davis said...

I liked the Facebook page as well

Unknown said...

I'm new to mail art, but I love receiving mail! Especially pretty mail! It's so nice to get a little piece of pretty in the mailbox! I'm excited to start sending my own mail art! Thanks for the opportunity, and great video!

Unknown said...

I also liked the FB page!

Audrey said...

I love getting art children have drawn for me, most!

Denise Bryant said...

Mail art that is unexpected, colorful and fun is a treat to receive!

Denise Bryant said...

I like your FB page too!

Audrey said...

I have also really liked the VLVS FB page! If your meant Jenn, already there too!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love this flip book. I love to stamp all over packages I send to friends and family.
Mary

Radhika M said...

I love mail art with so much color that brings smile in my face when i open it. that makes my day. i like to do gelli printing because its a great way to mix colors. i really enjoyed your video. thanks for sharing.

Radhika M said...

liked your facebook page

Bev T said...

I haven't gotten my fingers dirty yet, but love the idea of all the mail personnel being surprised when they see the mail art come through the system.

Amy said...

I'm not going to lie, I have yet to see any mail art I didn't like...Getting a beautifully decorated envelope or post card in the mail or a piece of art made from envelopes, cards, etc would be have to be amazing. I just love seeing other peoples ideas and different ways to use and alter the same basic items.

Amy said...

I also liked the VLV stamps fb page

Asphodel said...

Wow this is such a super cute little book, I love it! My favourite kind of mail art is...any and every kind of mail art! It's just a cute little "added touch that is always well received by its recipient I think, I know I love receiving it, I think 'oh how cool that they took the time to do this for me'

Emma Cove said...

As always amazing work Jenn, can't say I've ever made anything like this as I'm just starting out, I have started a mini art journal though like you suggested. Would love to win this ❤

Shaytacular said...
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Shaytacular said...

I personally loved getting mail art (when I used to actively swap) where the envelope was made from household items. I've received painted advertisements. I've received comics from a newspaper that was laminated with packing tape. What I love most is receiving something that has a corresponding decorative note or piece of art inside. This is absolutely gorgeous work. Would love to win it! I gave https://www.facebook.com/vlvstamps/. a "like" on FB as well. Thanks a bunch!

Fiona Paltridge said...

Boy I love this .... I mean REALLY love this!!!

Jean said...

I have never seen anything like this before. THis is just gorgeous! I have just recently started decorating envelopes to go with thank you cards. I love the idea of a flip book. So cool!

Jean said...

LEft some love on fb too!

Roberta said...

Jenn, I just love your creative style! Everything you creative is a beautiful piece of art. Thank for sharing and being such an inspiration to me and so many others! God bless you!

P.S. I adore your delightful flip book! It is gorgeous!

Roberta said...

P.S. #2 I absolutely love that saying on your flip book! WORD!

Sande said...

Your mail art project (flip book) is amazing. I love it!

In my family I'm known as the Queen of Recycling so any Mail Art that was created is wonderful but even moreso if it was created using papers or whatever that would otherwise be tossed in the trash.

As always fantastic project and easy to follow video. Thanks for sharing.

SuziR said...

I have never made a flip book of any kind so I must say I really like what you made. I like its colors and the playfulness of it. I like mail art that has bright colors of paints or inks with neat stamps.

ionabunny said...

I love decorated envelopes. It makes the happy mail even more exciting. Love that fun sentiment. Your flip book is fabulous. Hugz

ionabunny said...

I liked the fb page. Hugz

So Cute Crafts by Nancy said...

Love the flip book you made here! Thanks for sharing.
My favorite mail art is any mail that arrives in a decorated unexpected mail container and I love to send refurbished 2 liter soda bottles as the 'envelope or box mailer'.