What a great find! Of course, lots of artists
have been using these for some time, but we still love them! The
original purpose for these is to hold 1 by 3 inch glass
or plastic microscope slides securely for mailing. Created from
chipboard, the mailer opens like a book and inside are
recessed wells to hold the slides.
The rounded indentation at the top of each well is a finger notch to
make it simpler to place and remove each slide. Of course, you
can do just about anything you want with these - stamp them,
paint them, collage or découpage them. Create a little shrine or
use it as a special frame (with microscope glass to cover the
The chipboard is a bit over 1/2 inch thick, so it is nice and sturdy.
When closed, the mailers measure