If you have ever received mail from me there is a decent chance it looked something like this. I call it mailbox candy.
OK, so I admit, it looks a little like a rainbow threw up. But I don’t mind…
The landlord thinks it’s hilarious when I drop off rent checks smeared in pink and turquoise polka dots. I’m not sure what the mail clerk at the electric company thinks, but I hope it puts a smile on their face
I figure that paint can go down the sink, or it can go down on paper.
So I just grab an envelope and give it a good smoosh.
Tada! Instant mailbox candy.
Knowing me, I’ll never remember to grab an extra envelope every time I start a painting project, so instead, I just keep a stack of them on the shelf above my kitchen sink –that way I can grab one before I rinse out the brush.
Sometimes, if the envelope is made of thick paper, I’ll run it under the faucet as well, then the paint goes on like water color. Then I clip it up on a clothes pin and let it dry until next time I want to paint.