Wednesday, June 10, 2015

tree wreck

i woke up the next day and completely forgot i was going to put money on the tree and put these stupid leaves. i don't hate it, but it's a little ho-hum.

i like that stamp with the lettering.
wish i would have put it down, right above 3rd street.

then i thought the leaves might look better outlined because everything on the stamp is outlined and i think this is an improvement  -


  1. It looks amazing in person. I was expecting something more like the bare tree you showed, so it was a double surprise.

  2. Outlining the leaves is a definite improvement.

  3. What kind and where do you guys like to buy envelopes? Especially if you want to watercolor on them?

  4. I have a ton of leftover envelopes from addressing for brides. If I had to buy envelopes I would buy Strathmore watercolor envelopes. They also have matching cards and post cards. Crane's (even though they have become one of the worst companies on the face of the earth) has nice nice envelopes. Most paper is intended for commercial printing, so most of it has sizing that is not good for watercolor. Another brand of paper that you can get online is Fabrianno. And Atlantic paper sells some nice envelopes that are made out of artist grade paper.

    did you see that i responded to your question about the postmarks, under the FAQ section?

    back to envelopes, the best thing to do is learn how to make your own envelopes. it is really easy. there are many good tutorials online. if you want to try, let me know and i will add my list of tips for making your own envelopes.

  5. I would love your tips and thank you for answering my questions so patiently!

  6. I have also been thinking that it would be so awesome to make my own envelopes. I would be very interested in your advice as well.
    Finnbadger's envelope is fab. Seriously fab.