Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weirdy or the NEW Normal?!

A couple of times each year, my mail art group "Envie Addicts Unite" on, foregoes sending our monthly envies to our partners and in it's place we send out what we affectionately call "Weirdy Mail". The main challenge here is to send something "unusual" through the mail that we have "Arted Up" as well as being what we call "naked"... NOT in a box or envelope, just as it is, totally naked! (I have shared previously on this blog some of my past efforts!)

I know this is an odd thing to confess but I love to save packing materials... one just never knows when they can be reused or if they will come in handy for creating future projects! For my latest Weirdy, I went to my stash and came up with a cardboard form that had been a packing insert for a Crockpot that I had purchased last year. I hung onto this piece because I loved the texture and details pressed into the form... I just had to use it for something and finally, here was my chance!  

Almost immediately, I knew just what I wanted to create... I saw a "mask" in the form that needed to come out! Voila... a Weirdy Mask!

Closeup of cardboard "Crockpot" packaging - smooth side

Textured side - used to create the "Mask" face

"Sun Mask" Aztec Inspired Design - acrylic paint & clear spray

Backside - addresses & blank spots for postal labels

Hope that you have been inspired to create a "Weirdy Surprise"
for someone that you know or even wish to know, just for fun!! 

Thank you for stopping by...
Until next time, Happy ARTing!!


  1. This is fabulously cool. You did well. Your partner is gonna love it. I think it is gorgeous!

  2. Wow, that is amazing. You really have so much talent, to save the packaging and be inspired to make this mask out of it! More than well done!

  3. Oh are a clever one dearest! I love it! I think Jackie's gonna love it too!

    *I'm a sucker for packaging too. I have a hard time tossing anything out!

  4. Well blow me out of the water. Fabulous piece of weirdy mail art, Jan! Fabulous piece of ART, period!