Halloween will be here soon. If you’re ready to send out invitations to your spooky party, here’s a simple and easy way to address them in theme!
I recently did these for a client who also ordered a special Halloween themed stamp from Zazzle.com. The client supplied the invitations as well as the matching return address label. They came from Noteworthyonline.com.
I used gouache paint and a brush for lettering and creating the web and spider, but you can create the look yourself with just markers! Here’s the how to steps:
Step 1. Draw a simple scalloped line using a black marker. I used a Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen ( the Brush marker).
Step 2. Draw lines straight on an angle down from the points to the edge of the envelope.
Step 3. Draw more scalloped lines to mimic the top line. Make sure to create at least 3 spaces to accommodate the name and address. If the address will have an apartment line, make sure to create another space for that.
Step 4. With an orange marker ( I used a TOMBO Brush marker) letter the name and address in the spaces created between the lines. This is the fun part because it’s not supposed to be perfect. In fact, it actually helps if you shake a little when lettering.
Step 5. Draw the spider using the black marker. A simple hour glass shape filled in works for the body, then add legs and dot white eyes with a white paint marker. I used a Sharpie Poster-Paint marker.
A themed stamp and return address sticker, will add to the final look, but they’re not necessary.
Your friends and family are sure to be spooked when they get this in the mail:)