Mike Gold and Brenda Walton - Happy Mail: Art of the Decorated Envelope - May 15

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Happy Mail: Art of the Decorated Envelope

Saturday, May 15
9:00am - 4:00pm PDT

Please join us for a one day online workshop exploring envelope decoration ideas and techniques. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, you will learn to create stunning, expressive snail mail using paint, ink and paper.

Sending handwritten cards and letters is a lovely way to stay connected with friends and family. And, when your correspondence arrives in a beautifully decorated envelope, it’s all the more meaningful, especially now. Personalized correspondence spreads cheer and makes the recipient feel special. It’s an opportunity to create maximum impact on a small canvas.

In this workshop, Brenda and Mike will share their tips and techniques for creating beautiful mailable envelopes. In addition, you will have access to printable pdfs of lettering styles, painting and lettering tips, floral reference, material resources and USPS first-class mail requirements.

Cost is $75. 

It will be recorded and be available through the end of the year.

Materials used in demos:

  • Canson Watercolor paper pad, 140 lb (P113)
  • white glue (S203)
  • Winsor & Newton 10-color gouache set (WNGDP-S)
  • Winsor & Newton Opera Rose gouache (WNG2)
  • Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof White (I38)
  • Finetec gold and copper watercolor (S1000)
  • palette (S679)
  • white water-soluble colored pencil
  • Nuvo Drops, Gloss White
  • White Signo Uniball pen
  • Kneaded eraser (E09)
  • pointed tip black felt pen (M17)
  • envelopes (variety of sizes and colors: dark, medium and light colors, including white or cream) 
  • Speedball C-0 to 5 nibs (N09-S6)
  • Automatic pen (1/2”, 3/4”, 1”) (N27)
  • Walnut Ink (2 oz. minimum) (I145)(S449)
  • Bombay or Tech Drawing inks, 3-4 colors (I109)
  • Colored pencils (Prismacolor recommended) (PL28)
  • Metallic Gel Pens (M62)(M64)
  • Tombow Dual Tip Color Felt Markers (M120)
  • Sumi ink (best value is 6oz. bottle) (I70)
  • Pental Arts Aquash Water Brush set (FP93-S)
  • Bamboo skewer (for mixing gouache)
  • Paper towels