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! • #stencils #mailart #mixedmedia

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started off each envelope by monoprinting with acrylic paints, a Gelli® plate and a few of the new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

I wanted to create a base layer of paint with different designs on each of the manila envelopes.

As 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.

I 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.

I 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.

By 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!