Saturday, March 29, 2008
I mentioned in Thursday's post I had some stuff that came from an old stationary store. Well, these envelopes were some of what I came away with. They've been stashed in my attic - a huge box of them - for several years with no use for me. We have standard white business envelopes, with little use even for them. These are also larger, 11" x 4.75"; an odd size indeed! But while looking for something up in my attic today, I came across them again, and suddenly it clicked that they were coated envelopes; perhaps alcohol inks could be applied.
As you can see, it definitly works! Since the envelopes are brown, the colors are more muted; they are less bright than the picture shows them to be, and the blue looks "browner" than you see it here (the light spots are pearl fixative, which did not work very well, I used gold fixative with the green, which worked a little better). Still, I'm pleased, and with postal regs and prices, it's nice to have something thin and lightweight to use.
So ... what do you have lying around that you've dismissed short-sightedly for craft use? :-)