This Halloween mail art may not be the spookiest in the land, but its solitary crow gives the envelope a bit of an eerie feel. White ink and a kraft envelope are a must for this short project!
1. Make a Stencil
2. Paint the Stencil
Now, lay the bird template over a kraft-colored envelope (the colors Harvest, Stone, or Straw Kraft from Cards & Pockets are all good bets). Then, use sumi ink or black acrylic paint or to paint over the bird stencil.
3. Add Calligraphy
4. Add a Branch
When you finish writing the calligraphy, add postage to the upper right corner. Then draw a branch and some leaves under the bird with waterproof black ink. (You can use the photo below as a reference for what your branches should look like.) Fill in the branch and leaves with watercolor or McCaffery’s ink to give the envelope a little bit of color!
Once you finish painting the branch and leaves, this Halloween mail art is all ready to go!
I love this envelope art concept because it’s not too Halloween-y. Instead, it’s got a nice autumn feel with the slightest hint of spookiness. If you’re not sure what to put on the inside of the envelope, try writing a letter or making a Halloween card. And, of course, if you can’t think of anyone to send your Halloween mail art to, consider a More Love Letters recipient!
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope your autumn is shaping up to be cozy and creative!