Creative Correspondence
Beginner | 1 hour 1 min
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Artist and educator Courtney Cerruti has an enthusiasm for the postal system that is both abundant and contagious, and she demonstrates that you don’t need elaborate materials or even perfect handwriting to spread joy through the mail. In this class, be inspired to make unique postcards, address envelopes decoratively, and try out wax seals. She shares her favorite materials, postal requirement guides, and an addressing template that creates tidy envelopes every time. Most importantly, you’ll discover that postal bliss is just a stamp away.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Nice quality printer paper – Courtney is using Strathmore writing paper 6x8 and 8.5x11 
  • Postcards or cardstock – Courtney is using Paper Source Flat cards in A6 (4x6) or A7 (5x7) 
  • Variety of sizes and colors of envelopes, including clear plastic 
  • Postal stamps – postcard, letter, and international rate 
  • Acrylic or craft paint 
  • Plastic bowl scraper, soft ceramics rib, or plastic card  
  • Stamps and ink pad for multi-surfaces -- Courtney is using stamps from Le Tampographe Sardon in Paris and Yellow Owl Workshop 
  • Variety of pens – Courtney suggests JetPens Sampler Pack 
  • Gelly Roll metallic and white pens for black paper 
  • Sakura Permapaque paint markers 
  • Washi tape 
  • Wax and wax seal stamps, and candle for melting
  • To make Addressing Guide: manila folder, push pin, ruler, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, template in PDF printed out 
  • Scratch or wax paper and baby wipes (optional)
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Embellish postcards or design your own
  • Know the requirements for envelope sizes and postage rates
  • Make artful envelopes in many different ways
  • Address envelopes neatly
  • Use a wax seal

What you'l get:
  • Instructions on how to make and send postcards and letters
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
176 users recommended this class to a friend
BJ
inspirating brings back my childhood with stamps and melted wax. love using stamping technique to dress up envelopes! you also gave me some new resources to draw from! I make handmade cards, but only send to those who appreciate, because of all the work involved.
January 2, 2023
Mallory Muya
I loved this! It definitely inspired me to make writing and connecting with others a creative practice that I love because of how intimate and caring it is. The ideas were also great to listen while working and preparing space.
December 11, 2022
Laurie Fels
Very informative about postal info.
December 3, 2022