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,


  

4 comments:

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.

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