Lettering, Mail Art

Super Easy DIY Mail Art with Masked Ink Blending

Hello, all! This week I will be sharing with you three holiday mail art designs. For this first one, I used minimal supplies to create a “peppermint stripe” pattern on the 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 started by applying narrow masking tape in a diagonal pattern on a white envelope. Since I wanted to use one color on the front of the envelope, and another envelope on the flap, I used a bit of wide Post-It tape to mask off the flap while I worked on the main area of the envelope.

To create red peppermint stripe, I blended Candied Apple Distress Ink using a Mini Round Blending Tool. I concentrated the color on the left and bottom edges.

For the flap, I moved the wide tape mask to other side of the fold, and then ink blended Peeled Paint Distress Ink from the edges of the flap (reserving the center area near the flap for when I write my return address on the envelope).

As for Angela’s address, I penciled on some guidelines using a T-square ruler. The address was written using a black pen and then the postage stamps were adhered.

NOTE: Address used with permission. Thanks, Angela!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you on Wednesday for another mail art design. :)

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.

Neenah Solar White Envelopes
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1/4″ Narrow Masking Tape
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
[ SSS ]
2-Inch Wide Post-It Tape
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
[ SSS ]
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool…
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T-Square Ruler
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Pilot Envelope Addressing Pen, Extra…
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Vintage Postage Stamps
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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