I don’t know about you, but I love sending and receiving post. I wanted to share some ideas that I had for the decorating envelopes of mail I sent to my pen friends. (I have blurred out their surnames and addresses for privacy)
For this letter, I used my black Stabilo Point 88 fineliner to sketch the outlines of buttons. I then used Derwent watercolour pencils to shade and a wet paintbrush to fill in areas and create shadows. I also brushed the wet paintbrush on the tip of the pencil and flicked it across the envelope to create a splatter effect.
For this letter, I used a black Uniball Eye pen to draw the outlines of cacti along the edge of the envelope. Ensure you use a pen that won’t run when it gets wet. Again, I used watercolour pencils to shade the cacti shapes and used a wet paintbrush to blend the colours. Make sure you don’t put too much water on the paper though, as you don’t want wavy paper.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Do you have any pen friends?
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