|Front and back of large envelope.|
|Front of envelope, bird and leaf images are napkins.|
|Napkins, sheet music, pattern paper, ledger paper, tissue paper and an old piece of my art applied to envelopes with matte medium, ready for gesso, paint and stamps.|
Using napkins as a focal point makes it so easy to create a beautiful envelope without a lot of work. Just slop it on with some matte medium, wait for it to dry - add gesso, paint, stencils, and stamps. I usually add a final coat of matte or gloss medium to seal it. If you have beautiful handwriting or a calligraphy pen add the name and address by hand as well, or simply apply a label with name and address.
|Flower and flapper girl napkin peeking through after gesso, paint and stamps.|
Try it....surprise someone with a special piece of art delivered to their door. Next time you send a real birthday card add some art to the envelope first.