I don’t think sending snail mail should be boring! A gorgeous and bright mail art envelope tends to bring a smile to everyone that comes in contact with it. Here’s how I created a few to send out recently.
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I started off each envelope by monoprinting with acrylic paints, a Gelli® plate and a few of the new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.
I wanted to create a base layer of paint with different designs on each of the manila envelopes.
As you can see, each stencil created such different results with the paint! That is such a fun effect of monoprinting…you just never know what you will get. The stencils I used for the base layers were Tribal Fish, Spikey Wheels and Corncob Etching, all in the 12×12 size.
I then just played with adding a ton of layers by mixing up the stencils and changing colors. I also added the 12×12 Pebbles Tied stencil into the mix. The results were fab! I felt like I had a super set of backgrounds to now add to.
I couldn’t resist using the 6×6 Painted Lady stencil. This is definitely one of my favorites in the new collection!
By adding more paint, doodling, Washi tape and some book pages for the addresses, I was able to produce one-of-a-kind mail art envelopes. I used two of them the next day and the lady at the post office made a special point of finding the perfect stamps to match!
Have you tried your hand at creating mail art? What is your favorite technique to use? Share below in the comments!
Thanks for joining me today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
13 thoughts on “Monoprinted mail art envelopes”
Awesome envelopes!!! My mail art is too “shy” & clean… I’ll try with more bright paints, stencils, doodling; thanks for your tips!
Thanks, Shamav! You are welcome for the tips! Glad they helped.
Never tried mail art !! These Awesome envelops are inspiring me to try 🙂
Glad to hear they have inspired you! They are fun to make and send!
Thanks so much!
Wow – sooooo wonderful. j.
Those are beautiful and I agree snail mail should not be boring! Wish we could get them to send our bills in fun envelops haha at least it would be a tiny bit enjoyable to receive them then 🙂
Thanks! Wouldn’t that be fun to get bills that way!
Love! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Ann!
Oh my gosh- I love these! Makes me want to mail a pretty envelope asap! Thx for the tutorial.