Graceful Envelope 2006
8"w X 4.75"h envelope


This is an addressed envelope I submitted for the Graceful Envelope Contest for 2006. The theme was "A Fine Line"

There were, apparently, over 375 entries (2 for best of show, 10 winners and 38 honorable mentions) 

I used Arches Text Wove paper and watercolors to create a scene similar to the postage stamp I was using. I had masked the lure section prior to painting. When the background was done I removed my masking and then masked the lettering in the lure section. I painted the yellow and red in horizontal strokes to mimic the feathering of this lure. I removed my masking again and then shadowed the lettering with a black fine tipped pen.

At left you can see the cert I received.