Thursday, November 8, 2012

Reversable collage in vintage frame

Hee! This was so fun—dainty and substantial at once. Fits in the palm of my hand and buried among  reams of junk mail in our mail box. I followed the directions (using needle-nosed pliers to get the backing off, and discovered what was inside in this order:

Collage #1 is lovely with all the pinks, reds and tans—bits of found and most likely ancient printed matter.

Instructions and postage on old-timey cardboard backing.

Once I got the substantially thick backing out of the frame and turned the artwork around, I found  Collage #2. This is what I left in for now, currently on my desk, below my computer screen (double vision as I type this). Lots of textures, patterns and gold on this side.

The backing, now inserted the "traditional" way and so useful! A sturdy little artwork. I'm leaving the postage on because it's cool to have postage on your artwork.

I am very happy with this mail art. And when it's time for a change, I know just what to do.


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