Saturday, August 6, 2011

Erosion Project Update and Giveaway!

The background paper for this postcard is from my erosion bundle. The rest is all recycled from various books and projects.  It's not real mail art unitl it's posted so to be in to win all you have to do is leave a comment saying you'd like it to appear in your mailbox!

At the start of the year I signed up to take part in the erosion bundle project.
The aim was to gather some items together and leave them out in nature to disintegrate. The bundles stayed in their position for about 6 months being battered by rain, baked by sun and torn at by the wind.
Finally we brought them in and with great anticipation unravelled them to see what remained.
I was especially pleased with my results!
The challenge was to then make something with the contents of our bundles and display them on our blogs August 1st (yes, I am late!)  and also links to them on the Erosion Bundle Project blog.

So what became of the tea, ginger and eucalyptus dyed papers?

I made the above postcard and a book, with the addition on some map pages as these are my current fixation! I love maps, the more colourful and lined the better!



The string from my project was used to bind it and to wrap around it. The button (found on the footpath) acts as the closure. I've already used some of the string and fabric in Debrina's altered book for the Pulp Redux Collaboration,  such georgous stuff I wish I had double my bundle!

Thanks to Kris Henderson for organising this project!


10 comments:

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

wow, I would to have it appear in my mailbox. I think I will try a bundle. Did you just bundle it and leave it outside for 6 months?
Hugs, Jackie

Katie said...

I love what you have done w/ the papers in the bundle (and I see I must be late too...eek!) Wonderful mail art...and of course I would Love to see this in my mailbox!

Penny said...

Lovely piece of mail art. I keep meaning to make an erosion bundle and never do, perhaps tomorrow.

Mick said...

I want that post card!

Kris said...

It's awesome Lisa. Great give-away too! I have your Erosion Art ready
to publish on the Project blog on 8/28. Cheers!

Goose Wycliffe said...

Art in the Mail Lovely simply Lovely concept.... i really love this piece because i love things that show age and change thru time.... also Maps make me smile.... my Grandfather used to keep maps from trips he had made marking his route and dating and marking who he visited.... so Maps hold a special place in my heart, bringing the memory of my grandfather to the forefront once again.... So i would love to receive this in the mail

danit said...

Hi Lisa
I would love receiving a postcard from you, you know I love your art and missing all the art exchange I was lucky to participate in, while in NZ.

Fabric Art said...

Lisa your postcard is so wonderful, love have you use a map piece and paper from your Erosion Bundle project, please count me in.
Anni

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I'd love to have your postcard appear in my mailbox. Love the project and hope it continues until I actually manage to do it.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Such a great idea! The project has been great fun and it's cool seeing what everyone has done with their bundles. Donna