Mailart Monday - Spring Airmail

Mail art watercolor envelopes

Last year I scored a bunch of these vintage airmail envelopes at a thrift market. They seem to hold fountain pen ink pretty well. I decided to experiment, jazz them up a little by using some fountain pen ink samples and a fun spring doodle flowers stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

Mail art watercolor envelopes

These are so simple and fun to make. Just put a few drops of the fountain pen inks on your craft sheet, spray some water over it, wipe or dab your stamp over it and stamp it on the envelope! Let them dry up or use your heat tool to dry it quicker. I only used a little bit of ink and you can create some fantastic images. You can make a bunch of them in quick succession and leave them like this for (future correspondences). Or you can add more color to them by using a water brush and more ink.

Mail art watercolor envelopes

I experimented with adding more color to this one. Definitely gives a fun effect with the layers drying on top op each other. With the next experiment I will use permanent or iron gall inks for the print and then color over with conventional inks to see if the image shows through clearer after coloring over it. 

Fountain pen inks I used for this experiment; Toucan Primrose yellow, Pilot mixable red and just a hint of Noodler's blue. 

Hope this inspire you to dabble with some "inksperimentations" yourself :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


1 comment:

  1. Have you thought of a YouTube video for this? I sorta get your instructions but would probably have to watch something to truly understand it. Thanks!! It's a wonderful idea.


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