Mail Art Week! Envelope No. 2 – Color Blocking

Welcome back for my second envelope in Mail Art Week! Today’s envelope features an easy way to highlight the recipient’s name with blocks of color. This looks particularly striking on a dark envelope (like the Aubergine envelope I used), but would be just as fun on a lighter envelope–which wouldn’t require acrylic paint pens, etc.

I used Acrylograph Paint Pens for most of the color. I used a couple Karin Pigment Decobrush markers as well.

Enjoy the video!

(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).

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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.

Paper Source A2 Aubergine Envelopes
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Vintage Postage Stamps
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US Postage Stamps
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*SSS T-Square Ruler
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Uni Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencil -…
[ JTP ]
Archer and Olive Acrylograph Paint Pens
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*Karin Pigment DecoBrush Markers,…
[ KRN ]
*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold…
Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
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Glassboard Studio Black Glass Mat,…
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