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. This is so pretty and intriguing. It might take a lot longer to get to Eva because all the postal workers will want to see it. It’s gorgeous! lol

  2. Isn’t that just the coolest envelope…really wonderful. My decorated envelopes are usually, certainly by comparison, rather boring. I’ll have to “up” my game. Thanks so much for this delightful idea. Terrific!!!

  3. Gorgeous! I’m been afraid to do more on an envelope than stamp one thing on the left side since I wonder if it’s harder for the PO to process. But I love this!

  4. Fun art and stamps Kristina,

    Do you ever have problems with the auto address readers rejecting your lettering because it isn’t standard typography? I kind of gave up on flourishes because of this. Maybe it depends on the part of the county?

    I have received some back for writing South instead of writing the initial S. in the LA, CA area. Oh well, I save the fun for the card inside!

    Thanks for your spirited creativity.

  5. This is so neat. I agree that I would love to be able to send an envelope that looked like this and also to receive an envelope that looked like this. You are very talented and artistic.

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