Monthly Mail Art with Kristina Werner – April 2018

Hello, all! Kristina here with another Monthly Mail Art! This month I created a monochromatic envelope design using the Even More Spring Flowers stamp set!

I started out the design by drawing a large banner shape by hand on Bristol Smooth paper and protecting the area with masking paper. Then I stamped flowers and leaves from the Even More Spring Flowers stamp set around the banner. After removing the masking paper, I was left with a banner shape in the middle of flowers.

To watercolor the envelope, I used only one Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker in the color black. I wanted the colorful postage stamps to stand out, so I kept the stamped area monochromatic.

I trimmed down the watercolored piece to the exact size of a black envelope and then adhered it to the envelope. To protect the design, I applied Distress Micro Glaze.

I hope you enjoyed the video! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies

Simon Says Clear Stamps EVEN MORE…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes BLACK ssse13
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Label…
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Pilot ENVELOPE ADDRESS WRITING GEL…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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MISTI Neodymium BAR MAGNET 007070
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI…
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Tombow XTREME Permanent Adhesive Tape…
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Tombow REFILL Xtreme Permanent…
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Bold Line 10…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS MICRO GLAZE Ranger…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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  1. I think it’s a fabulous idea to make the envelope as beautiful as the card you make! I love the monochromatic look!

  2. WOW – that is a fantastic looking piece of mail – I would be happy to get that and just stare at the envelope! LOVE how the colourful stamp now looks like part of the art!

  3. Beautiful as always!! I love your mail art work, smart to mask off banner portion before stamping the flowers!!! Thanks for sharing .

  4. Loved watching the video to see how this came together! So much talent shared to create something beautiful!

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