Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Altering KRAFT Envelopes - Maya Road

I think I need to buy more of these Maya Road kraft envelopes. They are pretty enough alone, but because I have some background stamps at my disposal and some other distressing supplies, I thought I would create a mini tutorial on altering these envelopes to create a nice FOCAL point for your layouts or cards.

SUPPLIES:
Background Stamp (Unity Stamp Co. Vintage Chic Kit)
Liquid Adhesive
Glitter (Art Glitter Institute – Angel Dust)
Stickles: Cinnamon
Ink: Color Queue (Chocolate & Blueberries)
Kraft Envelope (Maya Road)



STEP 1:
Ink around the edges of the envelope with brown ink.



STEP 2:

Open envelope and stamp script background (Unity Stamp Co) in black ink.



STEP 3:
Apply liquid glue (clear drying) to the top of envelope, kind of like an icicle pattern.



STEP 4:
Apply glitter to the glue (angel dust).  Shake off excess glitter.


STEP 5:
Although the glitter looks white, it will dry clear. Apply Cinnamon Stickles around the white glitter. Let dry.  Apply to layout.



Here is another example of stamping a background text onto the envelope (both the main and flap).  Inked the edges with a darker brown ink, and applied a green acrylic paint.  The flowers add a nice touch (Maya Road), and a Prima Pebble was added for detail.  The date stamp is 7 Gypsies and the flourishes are Basic Grey.


And here is the whole layout.


Here is another envelope treated with paper strips, stamps, ink, a Prima pebble, and paint.


Hope you can go out and buy some of these fabulous envelopes and find new ways to alter them - and then come and tell me!

3 comments:

Shantal November 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

I was just wondering where you bought the maya road envelopes, because I'm having trouble finding them!

Toucan Scraps July 12, 2011 at 8:14 AM  

very clever

Cottagerca December 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

Great alteration on the envelope. Thanks for sharing the detail.
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