Hello, Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here to show you an easy way to create some gorgeous mail art with Tombow and Waffle Flower! Mail art is a guaranteed way to put a smile on someone’s face and provide a lovely break from bills and junk mail! Plus, it will only take you a few minutes to create. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers
- A thick envelope
- Waffle Flower Stamps (I used Enveloper Me Stamp Set)
- Black Stamp Pad
- Waffle Flower Mini Media Mat
- A small piece of cardboard
- Tombow Fudenosuke Pen (optional)
Step 1: Stamp on Your Design
Get out the stamps you want to use to decorate your envelopes. I’m using the Enveloper Me Stamp Set which was designed by Helen Dardik. She is one of my favorite artists. Next, we’re going to cover the stamps in an even layer of ink. The best way to keep from getting ink everywhere is to lay your stamp (with the raised surface facing up) on your Mini Media Mat which is non-slip, waterproof and heat-resistant. Then dab ink all over the raised areas with your stamp pad. Next, line up your envelope with the stamp and gently press it down, making sure to apply even pressure all over. Repeat this step until you’ve stamped on all the designs you want to use to decorate your envelopes. Leave them somewhere out of the way until they have dried fully.
Step 2: Color Your Design
Next, we’re going to color in our stamped designs using the Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers. I love these markers because the color is so vibrant. With the brush tip on one end and the chisel tip on the other, you can color both tiny details or large areas easily. They also dry quickly which helps prevent you from smudging your work. I recommend placing a small piece of cardboard inside your envelope to stop any bleeding from the markers as you color. Choose just a few colors that will work nicely together and complement your stamp design. I’ve chosen colors that felt like spring to me.
Step 3: Address the Envelope
Once your design is colored in, you’re ready to address your envelope. You can use the ABT PRO Markers for this part or switch to the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen. Just make sure it is legible enough for the post office to deliver! There you have it! You’ve created some gorgeous mail art with Tombow and Waffle Flower. All that’s left is to add a stamp, write a letter or card and you’re ready to send your mail art!
If you’d like to see a tutorial on card-making, check out this Watercolor Card Tutorial, Handmade Birthday Card Tutorial or Easy Pop-Up Card Tutorial. Share your mail art designs with us on social media! Tag @TombowUSA and @BrownPaperBunny so we can see!