Mail Art - January 2018 - Watercolor Distress Ink Cloud Background

Creating a custom watercolored envelope using stamps from Simon Says Stamp.
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NOTE: This video 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.

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!

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• —– • S U P P L I E S • —– •

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, with most visible products shown first.

• *Simon Says Stamp Best Friends stamp set
——— https://ldli.co/e/gjqpkn [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• *Simon Says Stamp Metallic Sea Glass Envelopes
——— https://ldli.co/e/0n72jj [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 5×7
——— https://ldli.co/e/4p30j0 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
——— https://ldli.co/e/2p60jm [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• MISTI long magnet
——— https://ldli.co/e/5myojx [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• *MISTI bar magnet
——— https://ldli.co/e/3ro0jx [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
——— https://ldli.co/e/m45d9r [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• 3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
——— https://ldli.co/e/eo24z0 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Precision Heat Embossing Tool
——— https://ldli.co/e/qry71x [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• *Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor Brushes
——— https://ldli.co/e/j0ql14 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• *Art Impressions Watercolor Palette
——— https://ldli.co/e/yreqyp [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Seedless Preserves
——— https://ldli.co/e/pq3kx4 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Chipped Sapphire
——— https://ldli.co/e/rrnqdl [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Broken China
——— https://ldli.co/e/ogm9lk [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Rusty Hinge
——— https://ldli.co/e/l3m1zg [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Walnut Stain
——— https://ldli.co/e/xmlqy4 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Antique Linen
——— https://ldli.co/e/14p2j1 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Vintage Photo
——— https://ldli.co/e/d974dm [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick
——— https://ldli.co/e/z4rmm1 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in Hickory Smoke
——— https://ldli.co/e/9ld00d [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
——— https://ldli.co/e/k4qxx4 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Pilot Envelope Addressing Pen, Extra Fine
——— https://ldli.co/e/7p6mm3 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• X-Press It Tape
——— https://ldli.co/e/n0qzz6 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
——— https://ldli.co/e/6pl552 [ SimonSaysStamp ]

• —– • M A I L • —– •

I love receiving mail and hearing from you! Please do not send gifts or products. But I do love letters and seeing your handmade cards! 🙂

MAILING ADDRESS:
Kristina Werner
770 E. Main St. #143
Lehi, UT 84043
UNITED STATES

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