Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sheer and spooky

I've been experimenting with new versions of things I've made before.

Tweaking. Re-measuring. Re-working.

I've worked on new products and some new postal goodness. The products will have to wait a little longer, but I mailed out new versions of the transparent envelope. If you're new to this blog, you can see the old ones HERE (you should try them out too, they are so much fun!)

Sheer envelope for Halloween
[Dig my grunge nail polish? That's right, it's grunge, not lazy or sloppy]

This time I made sheer envelopes using tracing paper. I really liked the foggy feel of it. You can see the outline of what's inside. The paper I used was Canson tracing paper. It looks pretty fancy and I love the feel of it. It was perfect for this project. And the best part? I bought mine from the charity shop. At $2 for the pad of large tracing paper, it was a pretty decent deal.

Now, if you want to try this out and don't want to spend a fortune (ok, in all honesty I don't know how expensive it is. It looks pricey though) I've figured out a cheaper alternative. Enter: Parchment paper! Yeah, the kind you use for baking (leivinpaperi in Finnish).

I also tried wax paper, that wasn't all that succesful.  Too... waxy. I wouldn't recommend.

Anyhow, I think these make quite the impact. Perfect for some Halloweenie mail. The only thing is that  they are delicate, so I wouldn't pack more than one thing in this envelope. I generally send all sorts of random things stuffed in the envelope, so I can't use this for so-called regular mail. Send anything else than a card or a medium length letter and I would use a sturdier envelope.

What's the verdict? Do you like it?

What would you use these for?

(Ooooh... I just got a cool idea how to use these for the holidays.... See! Writing a blog helps with creativity XD)


  1. Is your parchment paper white? Ours is brown :( But not one of those awesome vintage-looking browns, just ... brown. Not sooo amazing.
    I love how your envelope looks like though!

    1. Right... I didn't even think about that. I think parchment paper is brown in Finland too, I guess I forgot about that. I wonder if there's any other type paper you could use for the same effect...