I’m convinced that mail art is the perfect project for busy people. It allows you to get a creative fix in a short period of time — with the added bonus of making someone’s day! (Remember: you can always write to a More Love Letters recipient.) This envelope art combines a detailed printout, calligraphy, and hand-lettering. Its color scheme, a simple light green, black, and white, echoes the fresh feel of the season. Learn how to make it in the video and written tutorials below:
Springtime Mail Art: The Video Tutorial
Springtime Mail Art: The Written Tutorial
To get started making this springtime mail art, you’ll need the following supplies:
Then, use a glue stick to secure the tulips illustration to an A7 envelope.
2. Add Calligraphy + Lettering
Now, use sumi ink to write your recipient’s name near the middle of the envelope, just to the right of the tulips illustration. Write the recipient’s title and last name in lettering, then write their first name in flourished Janet Style calligraphy.
Then, reinforce your strokes with Bleed Proof White ink. Once you finish, use a pencil to make a draft for the rest of the address.
Finish up by adding sumi ink (and white ink reinforcements) to the rest of the envelope.
3. Add Postage + A Return Address
Now, add at least 58 cents (the current cost to ship a 1 oz. domestic [USA] envelope) of postage to your mail art. I used a forever stamp plus two vintage stamps to fill up some space at the top of my envelope!
Then, use white ink to write your return address on the left edge of the envelope.
4. Send Your Mail Art!
Once you’re finished, take a moment to admire your handiwork. Then, send your springtime mail art on its merry way!
I hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial and the accompanying special treat! Let me know if you like this video tutorial format better than tutorials that simply include photos and text. I’d be happy to make more videos in the future if so! Thanks so much for reading, and have a wonderful weekend.