Friday, June 20, 2014

Clear bags for mailing

My friend Irene Rafael sent me the greatest postcard recently and it was in a plastic clear envelope.  I have been exchanging mail art with her frequently and we both have had trouble with the postal machines tearing our art.  Also I use tar gel sometimes and tar gel against tar gel sticks.  So if one is mailing out several pieces of mail art they can join together.  It happened once when I sent Irene a postcard at the same time I sent one to Terry Garrett.  Terry's postcard took a vacation to California before making it to snowy Minnesota. Smart postcard!

So thanks to Irene I think I found a superior way to send art mail.  This postcard has quite a bit of tar gel and so I placed it in the clear envelope.  Who would have thought that the post office allowed clear envelopes?  I was going to order the envelopes through www.clearbags.com but postage and handling was outrageous. So I found the same ones online at Amazon.  Since I have Prime there was no mailing charge.



5 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Fab postcard, John! I like the idea of clear envies -- I'll look for them at Amazon!

Jacki Long said...

Wonderful John, I love it!

Cathy Farrell said...

I love the texture in this piece! By the way, I have also had good luck mailing postcards with clear bags envelopes.

Brian Kasstle said...

What size envelopes do you use John?

tgarrett said...

very fun card John and what size of plastic envelop did you use and can you send the link on amazon as I just signed up for prime 2 month free trail. Jacki uses the bags sometimes.