today I'd like to show you a project that you can successfully use when you want to give someone a small gift, send wishes a gift card or just to make a sweet surprise for someone special on no occasion. :)
I decorated two envelopes, each in a different color palette. I used my favorite Policy Envelopes from Graphic 45.
You will see that the scheme is the same, only the choice of colors and embellishments makes us get two different artworks.
At the very beginning, I covered the surface with Clear Gesso to make it water resistant but not to cover the pretty paper pattern. Only after that I started adhering all the embellishments.
I used fabric flowers, gauze, cardboard and a lot of Mechanicals. I wanted my envelopes to be rich and full of details.
To give this project more interesting textures, here and there I added a little bit of Stone Effect Paste and the Dusty paste from the Rust Effect Paste Camouflage set.
I used alcohol inks that gave strong, intense colors and covered my surfaces with a delicate layer of White Gessoto soften the colors and give the whole a uniform character.
At the end I decided to add some light and shine to the envelopes and for this I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints. Their subtle colors beautifully highlighted clear Art Pebbles transforming them into beautiful pearls.
Here's my step by step video tutorial - feel inspired!
I hope you're feeling inspired and that you'll try creating such small gifts yourselves. It's a huge joy to make such rich little forms and I'm sure your recipient will totally love and appreciate them! ;)