Today’s tutorial features rose-themed mail art with a vintage flair! Simply trace a printable template, add calligraphy or lettering, and infuse your work with color. Your recipient will love the result. 🌹
Tracing is a great shortcut if you don’t have the time and/or the energy to freehand draw. It’s a technique that can help you to make some beautiful projects (like illuminated letters and flourished ampersands). Today, I’m adding another fun project to the tracing roster: this vintage roses mail art. Set aside 45 minutes or so to put on some good music or a podcast, enjoy your favorite fall beverage, and create a beautiful envelope for a loved one!
1. Gather Your Supplies
To make this vintage roses mail art, you’ll need a few supplies:
Once you’re finished, your envelope will look like the one below.
3. Write the Address
Now, draw a few wavy pencil guidelines in the space between the roses and leaves on the left and the rose in the lower right corner. Then, use Kaitlin Style calligraphy to write your recipient’s address on those wavy pencil guidelines. Once the ink dries, erase your pencil guidelines.
4. Add Watercolor
Next, use your favorite watercolor palette to add color to the roses and leaves.
When you finish adding watercolor, you’re ready to send this vintage roses mail art! If you want to, you can waterproof the roses with some MicroGlaze, but doing that is not a “must”. You can either add a postage stamp collage or just one elegant stamp to the upper right corner, whatever feels best to you.