Mad Makers : Episode 3

Mail Art!

Welcome back makers! This month we’re creating some mad mail art. It’s a bit of a change from the previous episodes because mail art can be interpreted in so many different ways – but that’s sort of why we think it suits Mad Makers! You can use almost anything you have around you, and draw inspiration from your own interests and skills, or the interests of your recipient!

Luna Tic decided to use collage to make her mail art. In this episode she used:

  • Scrap collage materials from magazines
  • Black Card
  • A glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Lined paper
  • Masking tape
  • A stamp

Don’t feel that you need to have all the same materials for your mail art. As she says in the video, you do not necessarily need to use scissors or sharps (even for collage), you could also write on top of a found image or object for example.

When posting your makes, the maximum size and weight that can be posted with a 1st/2nd class stamp is: 24 x 16.5 x 0.5cm, up to 100g.

Further size / weight dimensions and postage costs for Royal Mail can be found here.

As always, we’d love to see pictures of your mail art before you send them! You can email them to and join our growing digital gallery, or tag us @madcovid on social media. Thank you so much to everyone who’s sent us pictures so far.

If you’d like to find out more about the Mail Art movement and be inspired by other artists, the documentary below is a good watch! (please be aware that subtitles are unfortunately not available for this video)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. We ask that you seek our permission before you use any of our material – this includes researchers who want to harvest our data for analysis!

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