Today I want to share a glimpse of my latest addiction, the altered envelope. I fought the urge to try it for a long time but in June I caved in. I was right - I am hooked!
I wish I'd have taken a few pictures of the process along the way just to show all the different layers on this. First I got carried away with my Adirondack sprays so I spread a thin layer of gesso over the top to tone it down a bit. That was perfect and once dry I went back with a pen and outlined some of the original stencil shapes to re-define them. I also used some acrylics on shelf liner to add a splotches in a few areas and finishing touches with some paint pen and pan pastels.
Image credits to Tumblefish Studio for the flowered borders, the hand, and the words. Thanks to the chinese restaurant downtown for the fortunes (and the tasty cookies they came from). USPS stamps and crow was a copy from a journal page I did a while ago.
It is so much fun to get pretty mail along with the bills in your mailbox - you should try it :)
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