Hey, readers! It’s time for some spring/summer inspiration. Remember when we met Paulina Johnson for a DIY shoot? Well, the photos she shot for us turned out great! (Thanks, girl!)
Our resident signage expert, Jackie, came up with this watercolor idea after one of our current clients, Sara, had earlier sent out self-decorated wedding invitations. So we all met earlier this year to create a collection of watercolor decorations, including table numbers, canvas signs, and banners. This will make for a cohesive theme at Sara’s and her future husband’s celebration!
What’s great about watercolor projects is that they’re easy. Really! Because of its blurred lines and soft edges, watercolor art can be achieved even by amateur painters like myself. And the materials can be found at your local craft supply store. Here are some tips for creating your own art:
Table numbers: Use masking fluid to create a paint barrier; let dry. Paint over the barrier; let dry again. Gently rub away the masking fluid to reveal your design!
Canvas signs: If you make a mistake, simply add water to diffuse the color. You can even wipe off any paint entirely while it’s still wet.
Banners: Cut watercolor paper into any shapes you fancy. To mimic the ombre effect in our “CELEBRATE” banner, start with a greater paint-to-water ratio, and gradually add more water as you drag the brush downwards. Use a metallic marker to make your letters pop.
Most importantly, have fun!