FUN WAYS TO ADDRESS AN ENVELOPE

One of the things that I love to do is write snail mail. And of course receive them! I get happy butterflies in my stomach when I open my mailbox to find a little something from friends or family. Today’s post will feature some fun and super easy ways to create DIY mail art!

Two fun ways to create DIY mail art. Click on to read how to make them really easy | Inkstruck Studio

I often find that addressing an envelope in a lovely way completes what’s inside. Envelopes can be works of art too. So, take that extra 10 minutes to beautify them. It will definitely make your recipient feel super excited of what’s inside.

In all honesty, the lettering may not look perfect here. It’s quite shabby as a matter of fact and that’s because I didn’t want to create an elaborate envelope that will take much of your time. Just as how I created these DIY thank you cards for those of you who hardly have time but love to create. Plus I love making a deliberate mess in lettering. 🙂

Two fun ways to create DIY mail art. Click on to read how to make them really easy | Inkstruck Studio Two fun ways to create DIY mail art. Click on to read how to make them really easy | Inkstruck Studio

Both these envelope have elements that have been inspired from the content inside. If you’d like to see them, hop over to this link. The first envelope features the envelope that comes as part of the Strathmore watercolor cards set. The second one is a beautiful hot pink envelope I bought from LCI paper which is one of my favorite places to shop for envelopes.

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Materials required for DIY mail art :-

  • Envelopes
  • PH Martin’s watercolor set or any you have at hand
  • Filbert brush by Simply Simmons
  • Tombow dual brush pen
  • Pale pink paint marker
  • Tombow Monotwin pen

     Abstract DIY mail art

The first thing you need to decide is where you’re going to place the address. Mine is on the bottom right. After that paint random strokes with three bright colors on your envelope. To keep the fun theme going, use similar shades from your brush marker set and write down the address. Make it pop by outlining with black pen. And that’s it! Play with different colors and strokes to create the DIY mail art of your choice.

Two fun ways to create DIY mail art. Click on to read how to make them really easy | Inkstruck Studio

Horizontal strokes DIY mail art

Nothing can get easier than creating this DIY mail art. You can so tell this was done in 5 minutes and it does look pretty fun no? Now you can substitute the watercolors for something a bit more opaque. But I like how the paper shows through and creates this lovely effect.

Since the Hyrdrus watercolors are already in liquid state, I pulled them on to the brush directly from the bottle. Start painting your strokes at an equal interval. And then draw a fun border using paint marker. Your address goes here! Use a messy font and write down the address giving it shadows using black.

Two fun ways to create DIY mail art. Click on to read how to make them really easy | Inkstruck Studio

What do you think?

Now isn’t this something that would be fun to try. Tell me your favorite among the top two. And if you create any of these, tag me on Instagram with #makeinkstruck because I love seeing your awesome creations! Cheers!

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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.

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