I am showing off a few pictures to entice you, but I am also posting a You Tube video, as I think this will better capture all of the yummy mail art goodness inside.
Lots of people contributed to the cover and I love this aspect of the journal. It is hard to imagine what it looked like before I sent it out into the world. I wish I had a "before" shot to share with you. I picked up a few of these handmade books at an art student's garage sale. In hindsight, I should have grabbed more than the three I did.
Here you can see how thick this book really is. There are a ton of flaps and fold outs I made simply by creatively attaching envelopes with decorative tape. You would not believe how much decorative tape there is in this book. It makes for really good collage fodder.
These are two pieces of mail art that I had received and added to the book before sending it out. I just adore the mermaid envelope!
Here is another great spread that is true to the original theme. These pages were completed by Mandy, aka Farstarr. She has a lovely etsy shop worth checking out!
Here is another one of my favorite spreads. I made this one from wonderful mail art items I recieved from Su, aka, TangleCrafts. She also has a wonderful etsy, filled with zines and all sorts of mail art fun. The brown insert is actually a self mailing zine that is all mail art themed and just filled with lots of useful information and inspiration. I thought this was a clever way to add this to my book. I made a simple hinge with gaffer tape from 7 gypsies.
Hopefully I have teased you enough to want to take a gander at the full tour of my fun journal! Enjoy!