This Halloween mail art concept can be used any time of year, but I particularly like it now! The lone crow gives the envelope a bit of a spooky feel, and the neutral colors and natural motif in the design make it feel like autumn. Try making this tutorial next time you’ve got an autumn…
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
Once your black ink has dried, write over the silhouette with white ink. I like to write out addresses using Kaitlin Style calligraphy, but any lettering or calligraphy style would look great here!
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!