Vintage Collaged Envelopes
Hey guys. One of our talented Mixed Media Design Team members, Lynne Morgado of Mockingbird and Main, is featured this week. She shares her oh so Vintage Collaged Envelopes with you! Each week we spotlight another Mixed Media project, created by one of the amazing Designers on our team. The designers are tasked to use images from our Premium Membership Site to provide inspiration for your own projects. Be sure to check out her Show and Tell Video below. Please scroll down to the end of this post to see her video. Be prepared to be inspired! I will now allow Lynne to tell you all about her art in her own words…
I am really excited to be back with my August Mixed Media Design Team Project – Vintage Collaged Envelopes. As I have said before and will say again – I love to collage! I may not be new to collaging, but I am new to the world of pen-pals and snail mail.
In looking for inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest, I was pleasantly surprised by the huge community of pen-pals that exists. I remember as a child my grandmother sitting at her desk writing to all of her pen-pals. Some of them she had stayed in touch with since elementary school! It is heartwarming to think that in this day and age of texting and emails that so many people still take the time to create beautiful letters. They have revived the lost art of letter writing. I certainly found plenty of inspiration, and hope I can pass some of it along to you with three different collaged envelopes.
The Collaged Envelopes
I collaged on a manila envelope for the first one. I decided on a gypsy theme using images from both the Bohemian Ephemera Bundle and the Vintage Gypsy Style Bundle. These two bundles coordinate really well together, and I think the images and rich colors are beautiful.
To add a little more texture, I embellished with some washi from the Delicate Endpapers Bundle. I found a postage stamp that fit the color scheme perfectly on the collage stamps sheet from the Autumn Botanicals Bundle. I finished it off with a tea-dyed shipping tag as an address label, along with a little piece of torn sheet music.
Vintage Musical Envelope
I created the second envelope by using a page of sheet music that I folded and sewed along the edges. I wanted a more neutral vintage look for this one. To that end I used a couple of owl tags from the Naturalist Halloween Bundle. I also used several assorted French images from the Fabulous French Ephemera Bundle and the French Newspaper Bundle. I used a Book Page from one of the Graphics Fairy’s earliest Premium kits on the Membership Site – the Antique Paper Scraps Bundle. NOTE from Karen: The Antique Paper Scraps bundle is included in the BIG announcement post about the ‘New Membership Site,’ Circa 2014! The post says there are “4 bundles” on the site. In November we will celebrate our 5th Anniversary!! We now have over 240 bundles, a forum, video craft tutorials, Photoshop Elements tutorials, and so much more!!
For the little secret pocket and tag I used a coin envelope from the Science Laboratory Bundle and a little scalloped tag from Birds on Branches Bundle. The label I am using as an address label can be found here on the blog: 50+ Best Blank Labels.
For the third envelope I used several images from the Yellow Ephemera Bundle. I embellished it with some more torn vintage sheet music pieces and a tea-dyed paper heart doily. This is the envelope we will be making in an upcoming craft video on The Premium Membership Website. Stay tuned for that. It is a fun project.
Vintage Collage Envelopes Show and Tell Video
Here is a quick show and tell video of my Vintage Collage Envelopes that is on my YouTube channel. I hope you will pop over and watch.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my collaged envelopes. I hope I have given you some ideas and inspiration. Stay tuned for the tutorial video on the Premium Membership Website.
Take care. Happy creating!
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