Mixed media meanderings – decorated envelopes with a colour theme

I used acrylic paint in just four colours to make these playful envelopes. I love working with constraints, and picking a colour palette and material first and then playing with shapes and patterns is one of my favourite ways to work. Once the acrylic was dry I added lines with a black permanent marker. I love just beginning, and seeing what patterns emerge, knowing that he ‘they are just envelopes’ so there is no pressure whatsoever, and also working across multiples means I can stretch and experiment, creating variations on a theme.