Easy canvas envelopes for any occasion – sounds good, right? But… canvas??? Yeah. Why not?
They are just like the paper envelopes but made of canvas. With both sides blank, you can dye them, paint them, mist them, ink them, stamp them, stencil them, iron-on them, monogram them, screen print on them or do whatever crafty else comes to your mind. They are made of 100% cotton fabric and can hold 5×7 cards. But who said that you have to store cards in them? You can store your jewellery in them. Or even turn one of them into a case for your crafty supplies. Remember… why not?!?
Teal Envelope – SHeila RUmney
Storing art supplies doesn’t have to be only functional, it can be creative as well. The Canvas Corp Brands fabric envelope is easily decorated to create beautiful storage for your creative supplies. Or why not create a fabric envelope to give a friend and tuck in a gift card, small treasures or art supplies? – says Sheila.
Canvas Corp 5×7 Canvas Fabric Envelope
Tattered Angels High Impact paint – Antique Gold, White and Aqua
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gold
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Birthday Party
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Satchel
Spritz Bottle with Water
Vintage Millinery, buttons, floss and lace
Needle, Scissors, Paint Brush
Begin by spritzing the fabric envelope with water. Spritz the Simply Sheer Birthday Party and then added the Tattered Angels Gold Mist. Spritzing water before the paints, helps disperse the color into the fabric.
Once dried, I mixed the Glimmer Glaze Satchel with the High Impact Aqua Paint to tone down the color then painted it onto the envelope. Make sure to let dry with each step.
Continue to add layers of color, letting it dry for both sides of the envelope. Then I added marks around the edges with a fine tip permanent black pen.
I then sewed on vintage lace, buttons and millinery to finish.
TIP: Before you start painting, put a piece of plastic bag into the envelope to prevent the color leaking through.
Full of Secrets – TILLA GELLNER
Earlier this year when I got all the goodies sent to me I knew what I was going to do with the canvas envelope, so now I did. I like to have small bags or pockets in my purse because it doesn’t matter how tiny my purse is, it always seems to be a endless space inside where I never find what I am looking for. That´s why I wanted to do a little envelope for purse secrets. – shares Tilla.
Canvas Corps 5×7 Canvas Envelope
Canvas Corps – Black Burlap Flower
Canvas Corps – various colour burlap scrap
Canvas Corps – Mini Clothespins – Natural
Architextures Findings – Ornate Garden Stakes
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Camel
Tattered Angels High Impact paint – Tan
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Summer Glow, Boardwalk and Walnut Gold
Glue, Heat gun
Needle, Thread, Buttons, Brush
Cut strips of burlap to build up texture; I chose warm colors in case it shows through the paint I was going to use.
I glued on the burlap pieces on the envelope.
I used High Impact paint in Tan as a base. I painted unevenly over the envelope with a brush.
Then I added some Glimmer Glam here and there.
Look how sparkly it is!
I decided to use a clothespin as a lock for the envelope. I hand-sewed it on.
It turned out well… and it works!!!
I stuck the burlap flower with glue and added glitter paint.
The flower is actually black but became a little brighter covered in glitter paint. I also glued on some Architextures trinkets.
I sprayed the whole envelope with Glimmer Mist.
This added a nice effect and colored the clothespin a bit which was my intention.
I added some text and my envelope was done!
How do you like those two very different approaches to altering the envelopes?