Messy mail art (tutorial)


Recently I've been getting a few of these large bubble pack envelopes (*ahem online shopping) so I thought I should make some messy mail art, fill the envelopes with some goodies and send them out to make some people happy. :)

I started with this standard bubble pack envelope which I covered with some white gesso to prep it for wet media.

Next I went in with acrylic paints and mists with stencils. 

 I also did some stamping.

Here is a progress shot of the front....

And the back...

I wanted to add some fun text so I stamped on tissue paper. There are a few reasons why I did this. One: I'm a terrible stamper (see photo for evidence...*LOL*). Two: The uneven surface of the bubble pack envelope makes it hard to stamp evenly. Three: I can "audition" the text before commitment to paper. *winks*

I also added washi tape to create a fun border.


Now to fill it with some goodies and mail it out!

Playing along with Creative Artiste Challenge.


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Suman Pandit said...

great idea Yvonne, I have some envelopes saved (from the same online channel is myguess ;)) , will surely give this a try, love the messy !!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME! I love the 'blah blah blah'!!! LOL!!!!!!

Lisa said...

What a creative idea this is!! And it looks so amazing!! I love the colors!! Stunning, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Cindy deRosier said...

What a fun idea! And no risk, too. Such a great way to play and be creative.

Lizzyc said...

Fannntastic creating, messy fun and great re-use of the envelope!

Jane Royston said...

What a fab colourful project and looked like so much fun! Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

Audrey Pettit said...

On gosh, what an awesome idea, and such a cool recycling project! ❤️

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