Thursday 26 August 2021

2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour with I&D {by Kate Yetter}

  2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour

Kate's layered mail art addition to her garden journal is full of her favourite colours and dimensional Grunge Paste packing a big punch. With lots of super stencilling it just might inspire you to jazz up your envelopes next time you send anything through the post.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Kate with you today, and I'm here to share with you a piece of mail art.

When it comes to favorite colors, I have so many. It just has to be bright and not brown. For this project I chose orange and green as they are my favorite colors to see in the garden. I recently made a garden journal to record all my findings from this years garden but I didn't have any pockets so I decided to decorate an envelope to store my plants markers.  


I started with a blank envelope (from the dollar store) that I painted with Fresco Finish Chalk Paint (Persimmon) and stamped an alphabet stamp (I&DW5). I had a scrap piece of book paper that already had a stenciled image so I used that in the background.

I stenciled a few flowers in the background and colored them in using Fresco Finish Paints (Firebird, Persimmon and Cheesecake). I then used Grunge Paste through a stencil and dripped Fresco Finish Paint (Verdigris) once it was dry.

I always love using Grunge Paste as it adds wonderful texture in the background. You don't even need a lot of it to make an impact.

Since this is a garden journal, I wanted to make sure my focal images were nature themed. I chose stamps that reminded me of the garden. To create the embellishments, I stamped my images (I&DP3, I&D06), cut them out and painted them with Fresco Finish Paints. 

Lastly, I layered the stamped images front and center as my focal point and made a border around the edges with a black pen.

Embellishing envelopes is one of my favorite things to do, whether I am sending them in the mail  or using them as storage. I hope you will grab a box or even use those extra envelopes that come with the bills and see what you can create with a little bit of paint and stamps.

Until Next Time,



SewPaperPaint said...

Always love your boho style Kate and these colors and images put together equal awesomeness! Thanks for some good Friday inspo. Hugs, AUtumn

A Pink said...

A wonderful piece of envelope art , Kate bringing together gorgeous colours, stamping and texture so impressively .
tfs x

Miriam said...

This is beautiful Kate. And I love the use of the older stamps. Perfect.

nwilliams6 said...

Kate, what a great mix of images and colors. I am going to the dollar store and getting an envelope and doing something like this soon! Love every image you used.