This week OPUS GLUEI is challenging everyone brave enough to make MAIL ART. And we aren't even that strick with our requirements. It's really easy to decorate an envelope. Markers, stickers, decorative tape, sheesh the options are limitless. You can go simple or complicated.
These were all made using 9x12 white envelopes.
First up is this complicated looking one.
This one has a lot of layers. But it was pretty simple. I used templates and a very light hand to trace the shapes with a pencil. Used masking fluid on the pencil lines. Watercolored. Then filled in the address areas with the masking fluid. Stamped. Then rubbed off the masking and erased the pencil lines. The hardest part is waiting for everything to dry before going to the next step.
This colorblock envie was made using masking fluid too. I used a ruler and lightly drew straight lines randomly. Then I used acrylic paints to fill in the spaces. After it dried, I painted over the entire thing with an irridescent paint. Let that dry and then rubbed off the masking. The bottle says to use an eraser to rub off the masking. I should have listened. It was a lot of rubbing and now my finger tip is tender to the touch. Of ANYTHING. LOL
This simple looking envelope was the most time consuming of the three. I drew the inch squares and the address boxed and then started to tangle. For me the hardest part of tangling is coming up with the designs for each area. It isn't finished, but it could be at this point. I am going to fill in the big white area before I use it.
Hope you give MAIL ART a try this week.
Either way go over to OPUS GLUEI and see what everyone else has done.