Create Pretty Mail Art Envelopes In Just Minutes

2014-12-07 09.30.01I love mail art happy mail! It’s a beautiful thing to open up your mailbox and find, in a sea of bills and junk mail, a gorgeous work of art sent in the spirit of kindness and generosity.

The thing is, as much as I enjoy sending it, I don’t always have a lot of time. However, late last night inspiration struck as I was pulling prints off my gelli plate!

If you’re like me, you have gelli prints piling up faster than you know what to do with them, because once you get started… well you know how it is!

That being said, I’m always on the lookout for fun and different ways to use my prints.

2014-12-07 09.03.17So last night I grabbed my envelope punch board from We R Memory Keepers, a few gelli prints and cranked out some mail art envelopes in literally just a few minutes.

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If you want to add additional elements to your envelopes you can, but you certainly don’t have to. This is an envelope that I created from a leftover print I pulled for last week’s DLP challenge, “trace a hand”.

2014-12-07 09.06.35Here’s another one made using a print that I pulled a while back using a stencil from Traci Bautista, again no additional stamping, painting or doodling; it’s ready to go as is.

2014-12-07 09.06.54 2014-12-07 09.06.17If you have more time and want to jazz up your envelopes even further, you can. These 2 envelopes were made from prints using stencils from KaiserCraft (red envelope) and a Traci Bautista (orange envelope). On both of these I added additional elements. A few doodles, some stamping using my own hand carved stamps, and even some wonky stitching.

I’m so excited, I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner! I’ll definitely be able to get more mail art out now AND keep my stock pile of gelli prints down to manageable levels.

I got my envelope punch board from Amazon, details HERE, but if you don’t have one, you can find an envelope template online and cut your own.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed the post. Wishing all my lovely followers a fantastic, art filled week!

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4 Comments on Create Pretty Mail Art Envelopes In Just Minutes

  1. Gale Gibbons
    December 7, 2014 at 10:25 am (5 years ago)

    Wow, Belen. What an awesome post. Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Belen Sotelo
    December 7, 2014 at 10:26 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you, Gale, it’s my pleasure!

    Reply
  3. vickiross
    December 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Nice, Belen! Love the envelopes. I always seem to score through the paper when using the envelope board…maybe just too thin a paper?

    Reply
  4. Belen Sotelo
    December 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Maybe so, I generally use 65lb cardstock to pull prints and it held up well to the scoring.

    Reply

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