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! :)


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