Hi, Jessica from @BrownPaperBunny here. This week, the Tombow Design Team is doing projects inspired by famous artists. I’ve chosen Jackson Pollock. I’m going to show you how to recreate his layers of color to make some fun Jackson Pollock inspired mail art. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens (I chose the Tropical Palette)
- Washi Tape
- An Envelope
- Scrap Paper
Step 1: Tape Off the Address Area
To make sure you have a clean space to write the name and address on your envelope, mask off a rectangle using washi tape. Make sure it’s sealed down the whole way around. Then, set your envelope on top of your scrap paper to protect your work surface.
Step 2: Layer Your Colors
Jackson Pollock created layered artwork by splattering paint across his canvas. We are going to recreate this technique with ink. So, the next step is to begin with your lightest colors first and work your way around, drawing straight and slightly wiggly lines from the washi tape off the edge of your envelope. Watch the video below to see how I did it.
Step 3: Remove the Washi Tape
Once your ink is dry, you can carefully peel up your washi tape to reveal a nice clean edge. You’re now ready to address your envelope, add some stamps and send someone some happy mail! You’re guaranteed to make someone’s day a little brighter!