DIY Artsy Christmas Envelopes
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- Kraft card envelope
- Red acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- White paint marker (Uni-Posca Paint Marker for the win!)
- Old credit card or gift card
- Using a credit card or palette knife, scrape some red paint across your envelope. Add as much or as little as you like!
- Add your “snowflakes” by splattering white paint over top.
- Add some gold stickers or punch them out of gold tape with a hole puncher. Apply randomly!
- Using a white paint pen, address the recipient over top of the red.
- White card envelope
- Gold gel pen (Sakura Gelly Roll)
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Hard Pen
- Hooker’s Green acrylic paint
- Herringbone stencil (similar here)
- Makeup sponge
- Gold acrylic paint (Golden Fluid Acrylic in Iridescent Bright Gold)
- Lay down the stencil on the left side of the card, about 1/3 covered.
- Using the makeup sponge, dab/scpread the green paint to cover the stencil. Go over with gold in some areas to create variation. Remove the stencil
- Use the gold gel pen to address the receipient
- Use the Fude Brush pen, or any felt pen, to draw a set of antlers below the address.
3. Frosty Foliage Wreath
- Kraft paper envelope
- White acrylic paint
- Old credit/gift card
- Tombow Fude Brush Pen
- Use the old credit/gift card to scrape some white paint across the front of the envelope. Dab some smaller marks around the main swipe. Add an extra layer if the paint is not opaque enough.
- Using a light pencil, trace a circular object in the size of wreath you’d like to create.
- Create leaves, branches and other foliage around the traced circle to create a wintery wreath with the Tombow Fude Brush pen.
- Add some extra leaves and berries in the smaller marks.
- Address the recipient within the wreath.
4. Holly Jolly Snow
- Use the credit/gift card to scrape red paint across the envelope in a large rectangular-ish shape. Go over again with a little bit of gold paint to add contrast.
- Use the white paint pen to create snowflakes over top of the red paint area
- Address the envelope to your recepient! You may have to go over the lettering twice to get the white opaque enough.