9/07/2011

Creative Envelopes

Here are some envelopes I created using two layers of paper and my newest style, Fraktur.
My parents seemed to save everything. I found this old paper, which I seem to remember was called onion paper. It was used back in the days of the type writer, even before the electric one. Not being able to just recycle it, I thought that a double envelope might be fun.
Step 1. On the inner layer, I wrote the first names in a dark(ish) color.  I tried to think about the layout of the address and stamp while placing the names.

Step 2. I went ahead and placed the stamp ( I have a tendency  not to leave enough room and then wind up covering up some lettering with the stamp.) Then with a lighter color I wrote the last name. Added some flourishing with the corner of the marker. And then the diamonds with a contrasting color.
I did a few more for an exchange . . . the paper is so nice to work on that I have gotten carried away!

2 comments:

kathymccreedy said...

These envelopes are beautiful! I have a big stack of onion paper that I haven't been able to figure out what to do with, thanks for the great inspiration! Though I must admit, it seems like a great deal of work (making two envelopes, right?) The recipients of these lovely works of art must be thrilled when they find them in the mail!

Julia Aston said...

These are lovely! what a great font!