The TPK blog is a treasure trove of mail art tutorials, most of which are … I’ll admit it: pretty time-consuming. With a toddler running around, I only get the chance to make a highly embellished envelope once every month (if that)! I’d like to send more mail art, and thinking about that made a light bulb go off. I realized that there are a lot of gorgeous mail art motifs here on the TPK blog, and I have high-resolution scans of many of them. So, I set out to make printable mail art templates for myself, and I hope that you can use them, too!
Printable Envelope Templates
Sometimes, the amount of content on this blog amazes me. I mean, I’ll be browsing Pinterest, and *pow!*, a TPK post from yesteryear will pop up! I always have this moment of, “Huh, that photo looks familiar,” followed by, “Ohhh — right! I made that … wow, I forgot how cool that was!” That happened this morning when the Luminous Printable Mail Art Envelope Template showed up on my Pinterest feed. Its appearance was the catalyst for today’s TPK blog post, which highlights the top eight free printable mail art templates on the site! The templates are ordered by popularity (number of downloads):
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I don’t know about you, but my interest in calligraphy and hand-lettering actually stemmed from a love of writing letters. As a young child, it amazed me that something I created could end up anywhere I wanted it to! I still get a thrill when I send off a letter or open my mailbox and see that I’ve received something.
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My family first got a scanner around the year 1998, and I remember being fascinated with the concept. You could draw something, and all of a sudden, there it was on your computer screen! And then, you could take it a step further and make copies of what you’d drawn. Amazing.
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I have long admired artist Katharine Watson‘s block prints. Her pleasing patterns and clean lines catch your attention — and invoke a tinge of whimsy and nostalgia. It’s no wonder that Katharine’s pieces are available in so many stores, even my local Two Hands Paperie!
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I know that every single person who reads this blog is capable of making an impressive piece of mail art. Still, just because you can doesn’t mean you necessarily have the time, and that’s why I decided to make today’s “Luminous” printable envelope template. The project also gave me an excuse to draw (which I love), and make something that I hope you’ll enjoy using!
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