Love Potion #9: A Mail Art Affair to Remember
NEW TRICKS Art Workshops & Gallery
1751 Bellamah NW – Suite
2101, Albuquerque, NM
Instructor Juliana Coles
6:00 - 9:00 PM,
$55.00 + NM tax (Scroll down for payment)
in “Love Potion #9” and fall under the spell of Mixed Media Mail Art. In this fast paced and fun workshop you
will creatively “mass produce” at least 20 Mail Art Postcards in about 3 hours! This workshop is fun and addicting
and you will create Valentine’s or Far from Loving postcards as treasures and works of art that you will fall in
love with; you can trade with friends, give away as gifts or holiday cards, mail them as thank you notes, etc., and some of
these you will even want to frame! Add a to/from label and stamp to this alchemical and lovingly patterned mix, extra postage
required, and you’ve got instant mail art postcards that will astound and amaze everyone you know with your brilliant
creativity! These techniques translate to any other work of art including art journaling!
Mixed Media Tool Kit: You will definitely need the following: Your favorite glue - I love big UHU gluesticks,
scissors, some brushes for your paints, a rag or two, and a jar for water. You will need a matte knife, a self-healing cutting
board and a cork backed metal ruler at least 12 inches (I’ll have a few extra to share if you don’t have these
but they are good items to have in your mail art kit). All mail artists should have a set of rubber stamp
letters. And I highly recommend Staz On stamp pads because we work so quickly. You will need acrylic paint- any brand, any
color in at least two colors, one light one & one dark. You will need at least one brush marker in your favorite color
and a black sharpie. A graphite pencil- regular old number two is fine, but if you can get to an art store get an ebony pencil,
or a 6B (not charcoal). If you have Love Potion #9 theme related rubber stamps or stencils, bring em!! You will need masking
tape in regular butter cream color or black at least an inch thick ( no dark blue- that tape is meant to remove) and any other
tape that seems fun like washi tape- if you have it.
Start collecting Valentine or anti Valentine images and patterned paper! Half the excitement of artwork
is the collecting and research! Bring copies (of things that are precious). If you have them bring old postage, faux postage,
postal rubber stamps (postage, cancellations, even travel visa stamps work great for fake postage!) address labels, stickers,
rubber stamp letters, old handwritten letters, anything related to letter writing, cards, mail art, postage, etc.
Mat Board: You will need at least 5- mat board/museum board scraps. (10”x
14” -or larger) Even Corrugated cardboard box panels will do. Cardboard from anything is fine- rip off the backs of
sketchbooks or pads of paper. Different sizes, textures, thicknesses is good. Framers will often give away free scraps!
Inspector Juliana Coles with any questions or concerns email@example.com