Envelope Art Inspiration – Four Simple Design Ideas

Greetings! I hope you’re all having a great Monday so far. πŸ™‚ Today’s post will be a little shorter than usual, but I hope you’ll enjoy it! I’ll be sharing some simple, easy envelope art ideas to (hopefully) inspire your own artwork. πŸ˜€ Let’s go!

idea #1: acrylic paint

Acrylic paint is great for adding a splash of color and texture to your envelope art!

The one downside of using paint is waiting for it to dry. *glances at purple fingers* I’m not too great at that part. πŸ˜€

If you’re using some sort of background that’s hard to write on, acrylic paint works great for making a place to write an address. πŸ™‚

idea #2: stamps

I love using stamps – they’re a super quick way to decorate!

This envelope took about three minutes to finish! If you have some extra time, you could add color to your artwork by coloring in the designs. πŸ˜€

idea #3: washi tape

There are countless ways to use washi tape in your designs! For this one, I just used strips of washi tape and then drew a matching pattern.

For this design, I found some narrow washi tape and used it like painter’s tape – I stuck it on along the edges and then traced between the pieces with a paint pen. When I peeled it off, I was left with this pattern!

idea #4: simple patterns

This is probably the simplest way to quickly decorate an envelope – just write the address/draw some illustrations and then draw some sort of pattern in the blank space!

The stickers on this envelope are from Peach & Poppy Co.‘s wildflower snail mail kit! I’ve mentioned Megan’s amazing shop before when I reviewed one of her kits in this post. Go visit her shop – her kits are super useful and fun. πŸ˜€

Thanks so much for reading! I hope I successfully inspired you to decorate some envelopes. πŸ™‚ Before you go, don’t forget to check out my other envelope art posts!

my other envelope art posts:
5 DIY Envelope Art Ideas
5 (More) DIY Envelope ArtΒ Ideas
Recent Artwork + Envelope Art || SpringΒ Edition

Have a wonderful week! ❀

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43 thoughts on “Envelope Art Inspiration – Four Simple Design Ideas

      1. I love writing letters, but I’ve never been able to find anyone else who wanted to be pen pals πŸ™‚ It’s kind of a semi-dying art, which is really quite sad because snail mail is so much fun!

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  1. has a double take πŸ‘€ has a couple double takes πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ OOH IT’S MY NAME ON A PRETTY ENVELOPE πŸ˜€

    Ahh, all of these designs are SO BEAUTIFUL! Your envelope art always saves me from death when trying to decorate my envelopesβ€”I literally just did colorful scribbles on an envelope today. nervous laughter I must have used up all my creative juice. My pen pals are going to go what in the world

    But now I am saved!

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        1. Of course! I love your letters! You wouldn’t believe how long I’ve taken to reply to some people – you’re totally fine. XD I’m definitely not replying to this at midnight πŸ˜€


    1. Thanks, Esmeralda! Yes indeed – I just write the return address on the back flap. I’ve mailed dozens of envelopes that way. πŸ™‚

      -Clara ❀


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