Our vibrant watercolor stationery collection showcases an assortment of gorgeous color schemes that present an elegant and romantic feel to each design. Paired with the ever popular ombre trend, this collection is perfect for summer soirees. To add that extra vibrancy appeal to our watercolor designs, we’ve created a tutorial to show you how easy it is to transform a plain white envelope into a custom element that compliments the collection as a whole. The following tutorial does not require you to have a background in graphic design or be a DIY guru, simply follow the steps below and learn how to effortlessly convert traditional envelopes from dull to fab.
- White envelopes
- Paint brush
- Watercolor paints
- Card stock
In a small bowl, mix your desired choice of watercolor paints. We suggest selecting a group of colors in the same color palette that coordinate with your selection of invites. For this tutorial, we used the colors pink, red, white and orange. We also recommend including the color white to create the transitioning ombre effect.
Note: Be sure to insert a piece of card stock inside each envelope to prevent the watercolor paints from bleeding through.
Using a small paint brush, lightly paint a wide stroke on the center front of your envelope. We chose to paint the small stroke on the front specifically for the mailing address. But we highly encourage you to modify the tutorial and explore different painting designs to best enhance your invites.
Note: After all your envelopes are dry, place each envelope in between the pages of a heavy book to flatten the edges of the envelopes where it was painted.
Step 3: Use your favorite set of ink pens or practice your calligraphy skills, and embellish the envelopes with handwritten notes.