Monthly Mail Art with Kristina Werner – January 2018

Hi all! Kristina here. I’m back with another year of Monthly Mail Art! I’m so excited to start of 2018 with a fun, watercolored envelope.

I love the soft blue color of a Metallic Sea Glass Envelope, but also wanted to watercolor the images from the new Best Friends stamp set. Watercoloring on the envelope wouldn’t give a good result, so I decided to cut a piece of Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor paper to the size of the envelope, paint my scene, and then adhere the watercolor paper to the envelope. You could also create a custom envelope out of watercolor paper if you wanted to skip the adhering step.

After stamping the animals image from the Best Friends stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I watercolored the scene using Distress Inks. And I addressed the envelope using an Extra Fine Envelope Addressing Pen from Pilot.

NOTE: Mailing address used with permission. Thanks, Vicki!

To make sure the watercolor paper was adhered completely on the edges, I used X-Press It Tape. This allowed me to apply the adhesive right up to the cut edge of the watercolor paper. I pressed the watercolor piece onto the envelope and then added my return address to the flap on the back.

I hope you enjoy today’s envelope video! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies

Simon Says Clear Stamps BEST FRIENDS…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes METALLIC…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER 5.5×7…
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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MISTI Neodymium BAR MAGNET 007070
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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3M Scotch SAFE RELEASE MASKING…
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Art Impressions WATERCOLOR PALETTE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad RUSTY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE…
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Pilot ENVELOPE ADDRESS WRITING GEL…
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Copic Marker X-Press It High Tack…
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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  1. I love the idea of doing the mail art on a piece of watercolor paper or even a piece of Neenah paper and then adding that to an envelope. What an awesome idea!! Never even crossed my mind to do that!! I love the envelope and I love that you painted that donkey to look like Eeyore :)) I love Winnie-the-Pooh!! Grew up watching The Wonderful World of Disney on TV and fell in love with Pooh!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  2. Kristina! Great start to 2018. Now I just need to have the confidence to begin lettering. I’m working on it. I loved everything about this envelope! CONGRTS and Good Luck in 2018.

  3. They are holding hands – how cute!!
    OMG, Kristina, this is just stunning.
    A real work of art. *sigh* I love your work.

  4. This would be SO AWESOME to get in the Mail!! I’m thinking this would be PERFECT for those LITTLE People in our Lives who might ENJOY getting something ENCOURAGING in the Mail!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! <3 <3 <3

  5. I would seriously have to frame the envelope if I ever received one of Kristina’s in the mail. She is the queen of gorgeous envelopes!

  6. Your envelopes always turn out fantastic! I love the stamp set you used, so cute! I’m trying to learn how to watercoloring, so I really appreciate the tutorial.

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