Sunday 24 June 2018

Post 450: Grungy Vintage Mixed Media Envelopes (DT post for AB Studio)

Hi friends!

For my DT post for AB Studio I've created Two Grungy Vintage Mixed Media Envelopes. They are 5 by 7 inches in size. I've used AB Studio Stencil Id- 61, Stencil Id- 22, Stencil Id- 36 and Stencil Id- 3

The AB Studio stencils have great designs and are of high quality, so they can be used with all kinds of mediums like paints, inks, sprays etc... I would highly recommend you to check out the store (stamps, stencils, papers etc) as they have worldwide shipping and tons of options designed by world renowned artists. To explore the store, please click HERE. Also, for lots of inspiration and product info. you can join the AB Studio Facebook Group.

Here are some photos of the envelopes:

Envelope 1- Friends

Close- Up Photos:

Envelope 2- Family

Close-Up Photos:


I created a collage of vintage elements like old book papers, gift tags, doilies, vintage washi tape, lace, charms, burlap, thread & Tim Holtz paper dolls on the envelopes. Then applied white gesso on some areas & light paste through AB Studio Stencils 3 and 61. Added color using Lindy's Sprays- Cattail Copper Brown Shimmer Spray, Incandescent Copper Vintage Spray, Mission Bells Brown Shimmer Spray, Alpine Ice Rose Shimmer Spray, Bells of Ireland Green Shimmer Spray & Lucky Shamrock Green Shimmer Spray. Then did background stamping using archival inks, finnabair stamps & Dylusions background stamps. Created a hand drawn border & some ink splatter. Outlined the stenciled patterns with a black fine liner. Did background stenciling with AB Studio Stencils 22 and 36 using a pencil (to add more darkness). For texture, added art stones mixed with soft matte gel. For the sentiments, added Tim Holtz chit chat stickers & doodled with a white gel pen as a finishing touch. 

I am playing along with the following challenges:

PaperArtsy Topic 11: Enshrined (will be keeping some old family photographs in these altered envelopes)

Thanks for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed


  1. Wow..I am amazed by the work done on background !!

  2. Your envelopes are stunning! I love all the patterns and colors in your background. And of course those TH paper dolls.

  3. Beautiful page! Thank you for playing with us at Lindy's Gang!