Do you decorate your envelopes? I’ve done some stamping on them, but today I’m sharing an entire scene I made on a Basis White Envelope. This month’s special is Basis Cardstock, so you could create your own envelope art and scene before it’s assembled.
- Each image is stamped individually onto the Basis White Envelope. Be sure to leave space for the address and stamps. Put a piece of scrap paper in the envelope to keep it from bleeding through.
- Color on the stamp with a water-based marker and stamp onto the envelope. I used Karin Brush Markers Pro for the stamped images.
3. Use the blender pen to pull the color into the image to color it in. This isn’t watercolor paper, so I don’t suggest using a water brush pen or paintbrush.
4. To color the background a little, scribble the marker onto a slick surface. Pick up color with blender pen and color on the envelope.
5. Use a watercolor marker to add the name. I used Tombow Dual Brush Markers for this. I used the bullet tip because my hands were too shaky for the Karin Markers.
6. Add accents with a white gel pen.
7. Use a sealant of some kind before adding stamps to prevent the color from bleeding.
I was pleased that the marker worked so well. This type of coloring is not perfect, but it’s an envelope. It will probably get thrown away, so I didn’t spend too much time, but it was so much fun to make! Have you created envelope art scenes?