Mail Art

Colorful Envelope with Colored Pencils – Monthly Mail Art – August 2017 – Simon Says Stamp

Hello again! I’m back today with another Monthly Mail Art envelope and video that I created for Simon Says Stamp! Thanks, Simon, for allowing me to share this on my blog and YouTube channel as well. :)

Since I knew I would be doing some coloring with colored pencils, I chose to use a thick white envelope from Simon. This particular envelope has a nice, thick paper with a soft texture. I thought it would be perfect for colored pencils.

I used the new Hooray stamp set from Waffle Flower to create a whimsical scene on the bottom edge of the envelope. I stamped the images in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Before I starting coloring the images, I softly ink blended some Lake Shores hybrid ink (fount in this set of cube inks) from the top edge of the envelope. This created a soft sky background shade. I then colored the scene using some Prismacolor colored pencils.

When writing the recipient’s mailing address on the envelope, I made sure to pencil it on first to avoid any mistakes. Then I went over the address with a black waterproof pen.

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

To protect the envelope from any moisture, I coated it with a thin layer of Distress Micro Glaze and buffed off any extra using a paper towel. Be sure to not put any glaze over the postage stamps! The postal service needs to be able to cancel the stamps and won’t be able to do so if the glaze is coating the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

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23 Comments

  • Reply Kathy Camasso August 10, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I love these mail art videos so much!

  • Reply Beth Norman August 10, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I’m always looking for ideas for mail art. This is so beautiful. I especially liked the tip of drawing in pencil lines for your address. TFS.

  • Reply Celeste Goff August 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Wow, this is so pretty Kristina!

  • Reply Tara Prince August 10, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Very pretty!

  • Reply Tammy B August 10, 2017 at 8:31 am

    These are always so fun! By the time I think about my envelopes, it’s too late and they have to go in the mail like yesterday!

  • Reply Sylvia/Little Treasures August 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Always LOVE your art mail.

  • Reply Loly Borda August 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I love this Kristina! TFS

  • Reply Maggie B August 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Hi Kristina ~ Your envelopes are always so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

  • Reply Nadine Ivy Phillips August 10, 2017 at 10:48 am

    What is your source for the vintage stamps?

  • Reply Jean Marmo August 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Such fuN!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard August 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    So darn cute! I keep saying I’m going to do some art on my envelopes, but haven’t gotten to it yet. Who wouldn’t love to get something as fun as this in the mail? Thanks for another great video!

  • Reply Colleen Howell August 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    So cute, love those stamps

  • Reply Alessandra Loiacono August 10, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    This is SO beautiful Kristina!!! Love those envelopes videos, I’m definitely going to try one!!! Thank you so much!! ♥

  • Reply Sigma August 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Sooo cute, and soooo sweet!

  • Reply Charlotte C August 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Such a fun envelope, Kristina. I used the Micro Glaze on a post card I watercolored and I sure hope the recipient got it intact. Thanks for the video and the heads up on the Micro Glaze in one of your previous videos.

  • Reply Pattie Hillenberg August 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Great Envelope …love the whimsical….can you do a fairy one sometime please……..

    • Reply Pattie Hillenberg August 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      My Address just in case…lol
      Pattie Hillenberg
      61 Nothling Street
      Moffat Beach
      Sunshine Coast Qld
      Australia 4551

  • Reply Vickie P. White August 11, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hello Kristina! I know you said you had enough addresses but I have a special request… I’ve bwwn battling cancer for 3 years now and it has moved to my brain. Ow. I watch every single video tutorial you do ever sinc

  • Reply Vickie P. White August 11, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Vickie P. White found you!! If at all posssible I would like a card from you. No problems if you can’t! My info is: Vickie P. White , and my address is 1515 Jackson Lake Road, High Point, NC 27263. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us all. Sorry for messed up comments. Hope you get it and understand! God Bless You sweetheart!

  • Reply Susie Holland August 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Kristina!! I could watch you all dayyyyyyyyyy!! Love everything you do & you do it with such ease!!

  • Reply Teresa Coleman August 11, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Awesome as usual! Question: your pencils are fabulously sharp- which sharpener is your favorite?

  • Reply Stephanie T August 11, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    So, so amazing to watch it all come together… Kristina, how do you find all the beautiful music you use in your videos? Loved the song in this one.

  • Reply Sophia August 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Love your work! Quick question, is there a reason for using hybrid ink vs a dye in for sky?

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