Lettering, Mail Art

Custom Envelope Watercoloring – Monthly Mail Art – July 2017

Happy Friday! I’m here with another Monthly Mail Art! This is a feature that I do for Simon Says Stamp each month. This month 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! :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

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  • Reply Eva Perkins July 7, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Thanks, Kristina for the envelope! It looks amazing! I cannot wait to receive it in the mail.
    I have really enjoyed your videos and tutorials. I am definitely not as good a card maker as you, but your videos give me hope that I can make cards almost as beautiful with practice. Thanks again.

  • Reply Cindy G. July 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    The envelope looks amazing but where is the video? It might be just me so if it is sorry. I just don’t see the link to click for the video. Thanks!

    • Reply Dorothy July 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      It’s the big graphic just above the word SUPPLIES. You should be able to see the little white arrow at the center of the image. Click on that and the video will play.

  • Reply Tara Prince July 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful envelope art!

  • Reply Sylvia/Little Treasures July 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Oh Kristina, I love this inspiration. This one is really detailed. You make my day each time you post your special talents. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Reply Denise Potter July 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This is just darling. Anyone receiving this would squeal in delight. I wonder if the postal workers get some enjoyment out of your envelopes too. Hope so.

  • Reply Dorothy July 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This is adorable!

  • Reply MaryG Zell July 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Kristina, your watercolofing is beautiful, as always.
    I’m wondering if the post office objects to cards addressed like this, since their machines can’t read them? Or do you just take them in and get them hand cancelled?

  • Reply Maggie B July 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Kristina ~ CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! I’d even frame the envelope if I were Eva!! This video series is always so fun and inspiring to watch. Have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~

  • Reply Jeannie July 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    So I need to ask a dumb question…this can actually be mailed with those vintage stamps as long as you have the correct current postage amount? And yes, I would really like to know if the post office would have a problem reading the address? Guess you just need to make one up and take it in and ask?

  • Reply Kristie Maynard July 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Amazing, I still haven’t done any ‘artwork’ on my envelopes, but I’m going to give it a try one day. This is so cute, love the plane with the air mail stamps, so darn adorable. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Reply Teresa Doyle July 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Oh Kristina, your work astounds me every time! I totally want to try this!

  • Reply Julie Kingsley July 8, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I just really LOVE your envelope art…please continue!!

  • Reply Maureen Chandler July 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Your envelopes and cards too are just beautiful and inspiring! What a treat to find this in the mailbox!!! Thanks so much for all you share!

  • Reply June Stengel July 8, 2017 at 10:10 am

    If the envelope is this wonderful, I can’t imagine what the card looks like! No pressure, right? Another great project to tell someone how much you love them! I have this stamp, so I HAVE to try this! Great inspiration!

  • Reply Agnieszka July 9, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I LOVE IT!!!!! This is a piece of art! Please send it to me;)

  • Reply Sigma July 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Kristina I love Your envelope-art, and this in particular: it looks so vintage and is sooo pretty
    Thanks for Your inspiring video

  • Reply Paper Chaser TO July 9, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Wow! That is one seriously pretty envelope! When I first saw it, I thought you used a tea bag to get the colour (didn’t see your supply list until after). I’m going to have to order that ink and give it a try myself. :)

  • Reply Deborah Moss July 9, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Gorgeous and super fun!!!

  • Reply Barbara July 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

    So Adorable! I would have to put it in a larger envelope to mail it as I would be afraid it would get ruined! lol

  • Reply Consuelo Morales July 11, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Love! I never decorate my envelopes :( I need to start and soon! Thanks for the idea!

  • Reply Kathleen Wingerson July 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I am in total awe of your talent and your willingness to share with us. I look forward to each and every post. I am not sure if you are still accepting addresses, but if you are, here is mine. I would LOVE to get mail from you!
    Kathleen Wingerson 139 NW Wrightwood Circle, Grants Pass, OR 97526 Fingers crossed that you will pick me.

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