Mixed Media Envelope Art with Roben-Marie Smith

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Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist with the Roben-Marie Smith Design Team. We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE!

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here.

It’s been a hot minute since I made an envelope art tutorial! I love writing and sending letters, and I love dressing up the envelope for the recipient. It’s a fun way to add a little more excitement to someone’s mailbox too! My girls now have a pen pal in Australia to who we love to send letters (hi Arty!) and they also love decorating the envelope too.

For the blog hop today, I’m sharing this really easy and colorful envelope art tutorial. I used a few of Roben-Marie’s products to make this envelope art really pop & come to life. The Art Pops™ Stickers are an easy way to add some texture to any work. Keep scrolling down to watch the entire mixed media envelope art tutorial!

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Mixed Media Envelope Art Tutorial


Summer With A Twist GIVEAWAY!

Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie’s latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop.

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member’s posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST. Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver

Anna Friesen

Kristi Nazzaro

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Peterson

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley


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  • Julie Lynn Wasson

    July 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Your mail art is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica

    July 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Love those inky colors on the craft envelope! Thanks so much for the video tutorial.

  • Carol

    July 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    would love to receive this mail …..

  • Karen

    July 15, 2018 at 8:50 pm


  • Tracy

    July 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    I so love mail art and this is wonderfully colorful!

  • Denise

    July 15, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    so cute!

  • Brenda

    July 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Looking forward to trying this! Thank you!

  • Diane Powell

    July 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I need that little bird foot print stamp!!!!!!!!
    Great colors!

  • Stephanie

    July 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Love the way you brought the mail art to life

  • Becca

    July 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Tremendously fun! Thanks for the video, very inspiring.

  • Melanie Garlinger

    July 15, 2018 at 12:43 pm


  • Tammy Murdock

    July 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Oh I just love this! I love the colours on the kraft paper…inspiring!

  • titbelsoeur

    July 15, 2018 at 10:31 am

    amazing envelope ! thanks for the tutorial !

  • Becki Morrison

    July 15, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Maybe I’ll do this next time I pay bills….lol

  • Dawn B.

    July 15, 2018 at 7:15 am

    I love the envelope, what a great way to make fun mail art.

  • Sandra

    July 15, 2018 at 4:23 am

    So happy to discover your work!

  • Sandra Carey

    July 15, 2018 at 1:58 am

    Just lovely! I like to make art envelopes too!

  • Cheri

    July 15, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Happy Mail!

  • Heike

    July 15, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Hello, it looks great!

  • melanie

    July 14, 2018 at 10:38 pm


  • Tonya I.

    July 14, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Such a beautiful personal touch to send to a friend or loved one! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • vicki oster

    July 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    great little project

  • Heidi B

    July 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I really like this idea. I have been just doodling on mine, but this looks so much more fun!

  • Kim Collister

    July 14, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Your mail art is fabulous! I enjoyed your tutorial and I am now totally inspired to go Postal!
    Thank you!

  • Darlene Carroll

    July 14, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Now this is what envelopes arriving in the mail should look like. Bright, happy and bring a smile to one’s face. A gorgeous mail art envelope. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Mary Radtke

    July 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you! I’m in a card swap, and this tutorial is just the inspiration I needed.

  • Annelies

    July 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Love this. Thanks for sharing. Just subscribed to your channel.

  • Diane L Baker-Williams

    July 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I enjoy creating mail art and after watching your tutorial I want to try this technique. Enjoyed stopping by today.

  • Terry Vihlen

    July 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Enjoyed the video. Who wouldn’t love to get this in the mail!

  • Kelly Parker

    July 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Love this envelope!!

  • Kim

    July 14, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Envelope art? Perfect im a pen paller!

  • Suz

    July 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    This is a really cute project!

  • Karen Burrell

    July 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Love this!

  • Ali

    July 14, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    I always love seeing your finished art, but this was the first tutorial I’ve watched… your commentary was great, maybe my favorite part! Pure money… thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Carolien

    July 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Wonderfull envelope you made! Thnx for the chance to win these prices!!

  • Clemencia

    July 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    This is so super cute I love it thank you for the inspiration and opportunity

  • Tammy Davis

    July 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I would love to get this in the mail! So beautiful!

  • Carol Harlan

    July 14, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Love this.

  • Becky Kerr

    July 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Lovely mailart!

  • Paula

    July 14, 2018 at 7:29 am

    What a neat way to decorate an envelope. ❤️

  • Anita Sæløen

    July 14, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Great tutorial! I love Your enevelope, so colorful and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing Your Project.
    You have also get yourself a New subscriber on Your YouTube Channel 🙂
    I wish you a lovely day.
    Hugs, Anita Sæløen xx

  • Janet Straub

    July 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Subscribed to a mail art class, but haven’t gotten started. Love the idea!

  • Sarah

    July 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Fantastic! Love getting real mail and art!

  • Terri Hamlin

    July 13, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I now need to get out my acrylic inks! Loved the translucent look to them.

  • Laura E

    July 13, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Great idea and a great reminder i need to do some mail art!!!

  • Kelly

    July 13, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous, Torrie! I love watching your videos!

  • jane

    July 13, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I love to do mail art! this is so fun! thanks for the tutorial 🙂

  • TX Creatrix

    July 13, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Since I am an artist, I NEVER send out mail in a plain envelope! Always decorated. I made a postcard out of a piece of copper and successfully mailed it in the US. Just make sure postage is correct…

  • Debbie

    July 13, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Exciting project, love your work. Thanks!

  • Anne

    July 13, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Summer time – mailing time. Thanks for sharing this fun envelope!

  • Kerry Hickton

    July 13, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Fantastic way to send some colourful mail through the post, awesome. Happy Art 🙂

  • Lynette (NZ)

    July 12, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Happy Mail – so pretty. Happy Summer ♥

  • Laura G Almanza

    July 12, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Awesome! I love it!! I have a few friends I swap mail art with. Definitely doing this for our next one!

  • Becky Swartzlander

    July 12, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Love these. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristin Peterson

    July 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Loved your video!! Super cute envelope! Totally subscribed! XO

  • Donna Joy

    July 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Great idea for mail art! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jen B

    July 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I penpal and I know my pals would love to get something like this through the mail! Thanks for the ideas.

  • Nora Elkins

    July 12, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    great colors and so pretty. Thank you for the video tutorial!

  • Lillian Stevens

    July 12, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Your work is so delicate and reminds me of an English flower garden! Lovely!

  • Claire Leggett

    July 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful I will most definitely be trying this next time I send happy mail – thank you for sharing x

  • SweetTea stephens

    July 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    That is a super cute envelope. Anyone would be happy to receive mail in that or even to have it in your journal.

  • Wanda

    July 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    You made a wonderful project, I love your loose style.

  • Marpy

    July 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Awesome tutorial! I’ll have to start saving envelopes. Thanks to all of you for the blog hop!

  • Catherine Skrehot

    July 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Seeing everyone’s creative, inspiration ideas just tells me I need more time to do all the things I want to do. Good thing I am retired now, but still so many things I want to do and not enough time. Thanks for the ideas.

  • Robin Tarbert

    July 12, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    That’s a great project. Your doodling is a great addition to the art pop stickers!

  • Kathy Stutzman

    July 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the tip about using clear gesso with watercolors! Loved the colors you used!

  • Anita

    July 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    The way you have used colour here is just so beautiful! Love the tip about that enamel tray too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer Salyer

    July 12, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Such a pretty piece of mail! I love your style!

  • Didi Roche

    July 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Isn’t this fun!? Anyone would be thrilled to find such a beautiful thing waiting in their mailbox!

  • Rita Montgomery

    July 12, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    This envelope turned out so fantastic. I love decorating my mail and I got some good ideas from this. Thanks so much. I just subscribed to your YT channel. ~~rita

  • Sarah Grab

    July 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    I love this project! It’s been a while since I played with envelopes. It makes me want to go decorate them right now 🙂

  • Joyce Laux

    July 12, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I absolutely love envelope art. Using these stickers really makes them pop. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Roben-Marie’s class.

  • Karen

    July 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Enjoyed the video. Haven’t done much with envelopes in the past but guess I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks for some great ideas, and the needed inspiration!

  • Kim

    July 12, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Hi there, just watched the tutorial and loved it! I adore decorating envelopes and appreciated the tape idea. And couldn’t agree more on the Liquitex clear gesso, I was so disappointed at the gritty texture. Hey, you mentioned in the video your heat gun and I am in the market for a heat gun for a friend … you said you would link it but I didn’t find it … can you tell me which one you ordered? Many thanks, really enjoy your blog and tutorials!

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