Gelli® printed mail art envelopes

Gelli® printed mail art envelopes

Gelli® printed mail art envelopes 650 944 Atop Serenity Hill

Sending snail mail should never be boring! A gorgeous and bright decorated mail art envelope always brings a smile to everyone that comes in contact with it. I recently created a few to send out. Here’s how…

These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmedia

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These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmediaI started off each envelope by monoprinting with acrylic paints, a Gelli® plate and a few of the new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmediaI wanted to create a base layer of paint with different designs on each of the manila envelopes.

These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmediaAs you can see, each stencil created such different results with the paint! That is such a fun effect of monoprinting…you just never know what you will get. The stencils I used for the base layers were Tribal Fish, Spikey Wheels and Corncob Etching, all in the 12×12 size.

These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmediaI then just played with adding a ton of layers by mixing up the stencils and changing colors. I also added the 12×12 Pebbles Tied stencil into the mix. The results were fab! I felt like I had a super set of backgrounds to now add to.

These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmediaI couldn’t resist using the 6×6 Painted Lady stencil. This is definitely one of my favorites in the new collection! I used a makeup sponge and an ink pad in Burnt Orange to showcase the butterfly wings.

These mail art envelopes have been monoprinted, stenciled, doodled, collaged and painted to create a fun, bright snail mail piece of art! • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mailart #mixedmediaBy adding more paint, doodling with white and black gel pens, Washi tape and some book pages for the addresses, I was able to produce one-of-a-kind mail art envelopes. I used two of them the next day and the lady at the post office made a special point of finding the perfect stamps to match!

Have you tried your hand at creating mail art? What is your favorite technique to use? Share below in the comments!