found art envelope

found art envelope, originally uploaded by robayre.

This weeks “Found Art Tuesday” was themed envelope. I have a stack of these beautiful blue long envelopes that I picked up at last years Paper Source rummage sale. I never knew what to do with them, but after Rosa announced the theme I spotted one and now I’ve already created a couple found art pieces to use for the following weeks.

This particular one is pretty chaotic. I tried to not think too much and just “go” …and this is what you end up with.

I took it out to the alley again and put it on the same tree as last time. Part of it was run through the sewing machine so it wasn’t very functional, but I was able to put a tiny note and these three buttons inside. Actually one is a magnet. I just did some abstract, non objective watercolor and ran them through the button maker.
They were real fun to make, super small-so they were real quick, but the paper was too thick and so the plastic cover split on two of them. I realized a little too late that if I don’t press the machine so hard the plastic wouldn’t rip. I’ll probably buy some thinner water color paper to make more.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at and on my own personal website I also have an online shop where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (

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