Making My Own Unique Letter Set

One of the thing I like is sending letter to my friends. Since my friends and I always try to send the most cute or unique letters to each others, I don’t want to buy the standard paper and envelope type that are sold in stores. So mostly I decided to make my own letter set.

A few days ago I found a beautiful paper pad on crafting supplies store. It was 6×6 Forever Green Paper Pad by Prima Marketing INC. The store sold this pad at a cheap price, probably because one corner is a little bit wonky.

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The pad has a blackboard theme with contrasting pictures that seems to pop out of the paper. I chose one with butterflies pictures on one side and the other side just black with thin borders of shrubbery.

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I folded a square piece of paper for the letter and glued the little square to the background paper. I have this grey tinted paper that looks in tone with the background.

I took a smiley card from a cafe the day before and used it to be a sort of seal for the folded paper.

I glued the upper left corner of the smiley card to the paper and put a ball of tack-it on the center to seal the letter. Actually for this I used a piece of kneadable eraser instead of tack-it, not as ideal but it has the same sort of stickiness. I put instruction on how to open it on the bottom corner of the smile card. I didn’t want to reveal the contents of my letter right away, but put an air of mystery to it.

As you can see the letter has an effect that I want.

I sort of experimented with the way to fold the paper so it looks nice and easy to open.

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I made the envelope with the same paper I used for the writing paper, sprayed with different colors of ink. I forgot to take a picture of it before I mailed the letter, but basically just making a pocket that can fit my letter.

I hope my friend will love it when she got my letter 😀

Drawing from tutorial

I found this cute tutorial about drawing flowing looking goldfish from thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich. I thought that it looks quite easy to follow, and so I tried it.

I experimented using only Derwent Inktense Pencils, since I’m still not used to using Inktense.

It turned out that once I get to know the characteristic of Inktense, it’s not much different than using watercolour. I had so much fun doing this goldfish that I put more colours on the fish.

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For those who want to watched the tutorial, this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUKGj50AV60&list=UU_pR1d2QM9MlashFgTbJQlw