Custom Envelope Watercoloring – Monthly Mail Art – July 2017

Hi all! Kristina here with another Monthly Mail Art! I’m excited to share with you a custom watercolored envelope created using Lawn Fawn’s Plane and Simple stamp set and Distress Inks.

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Eva!

I stamped the airplane, banner, and cloud images in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then used just two colors of Distress Ink for the watercoloring (including the sky!). I used Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso.

Next I picked out some vintage postage stamps (I got purchased these from an Etsy shop). After adhering vintage postage stamps, I penciled on Eva’s name and mailing address so that I could get the spacing just right. I then went over the name and address with a black pen. Then I erased the pencil lines.

To seal the artwork and prevent any moisture damage, I rubbed some Distress Micro Glaze over the envelope and buffed off the excess with a paper towel. NOTE: Do NOT put Distress Micro Glaze over the postage stamps. The postal service will need to be able to cancel out the postage.

I hope you enjoy today’s video! :)

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  1. Kristina always does an exceptional job with anything she shares, so I am so happy Simon has this feature each month. This envelope is lovely with a rather monochromatic color scheme and cute plane and cloud stamps. So many great ideas from this inspiration. Thank you Kristina!

  2. Awesome looking envelope. Love the monochromatic look and awesome stamps. Great to know about the glaze. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the video.

  3. This mail art could NOT be any better! Kristina, you are so talented and I am totally inspired to try it. TFS your amazing talent!

  4. I always love watching your videos whatever they are!! Love this envelope, hoping one day, you’ll get to my address, LOL!! I was able to order some of those stamps when you did your live FB video and showed all of those stamps, I got several sets! Thanks for sharing .

  5. What a fun envelope. Never thought about doing the envelope also. What a great treat for a birthday card.

  6. Kristina´s Art is just adorable. I really love the idea of having theme matching postal stamps for the envelopes.

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