Mail Art and Stenciling


Hello all you amazing crafter’s out there? Have you been watching for the new stencils coming out?

I decided to work on some mail art this year and I decided to play around with some of my favorite stencils while I created.

Let me know what you think.

First I gathered my supplies, some paints, stencils, brush, make up sponge, etc.


Next up I painted the base color of my envelope. I didn’t bother to gesso it first but you can always gesso it first.


Next I grabbed more colors and my stencil TCW547 – and went to town with two blue colors and my makeup sponge.


Here is the final look when I am done. Let it dry in between applications too.


Next I went in with the stencil TCW553 – and went in with some black acrylic paint. I used a different make up sponge as I rinse them after I use them so they need to dry.


Doesn’t that black just pop off the colors!


I decided to through in some white using a Sharpie Paint Pen and then a white gel pen for the smaller pieces. I didn’t do the whole stencil as I still wanted some black to really pop out. I also used my finger to add some circles and the used a brush to ad a black outline. Once the paint was dry I used a white gelato just to add some high light and then went in on to p of that with the white Sharpie.


Lastly, I used the stencil TCW508 to trace and cut out an area for you to write a mailing address! What do you think?


I used a PITT Pen to outline the mailing label and glued it down to the card.


Here is a close up of the white highlighting. I like a “sloppy” look as I don’t believe mixed media is meant to look perfect. It was so much fun not thinking about it either. Just put paint to paper and have fun.


Now don’t forget to follow The Crafter’s Workshop social media sites to get the latest and greatest news. New stencils will be hitting stores soon so keep your eyes open and keep checking back for more design team inspiration.

Shanna Shands

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

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