Mail Art

Mail Art – January 2018 – Watercolor Distress Ink Cloud Background

NOTE: The post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

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

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

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

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.

*Simon Says Stamp Best Friends stamp set
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*Simon Says Stamp Metallic Sea Glass Envelopes
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Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 5×7
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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MISTI long magnet
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brushes
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*Art Impressions Watercolor Palette
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Seedless Preserves
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Chipped Sapphire
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Broken China
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Rusty Hinge
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Walnut Stain
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Antique Linen
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Vintage Photo
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Hickory Smoke
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Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
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Pilot Envelope Addressing Pen, Extra Fine
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X-Press It Tape
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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