Post # 1
I think I’ve decided to do a unity painting instead of the sand or candles. But my problem is, I have no idea where to start!
What kind of paint should we use?
If we choose to use a quote on it, how do we do it?
His favorite color is red and mine is yellow…I don’t want it to look like McDonalds! lol
I’m lost as an easter egg..someone help please 🙁
Post # 2
I have never heard of that….but that is an awesome idea!! i love that!
Post # 3
Sierrap93: Here’s a post by another Bee:
use tape to mark the date before you start the painting- you could do the same with vinyl letters for a quote
Post # 4
Never heard of that,! I’d be nervous about getting paint on my gown (I’m a painter and tend to be super messy when I work). Definitely stear clear of oil paints. As much as I love them any bit on your hands would stain your hands all day and any on your dress would never come off (not exactly ideal for the wedding day). I’d probably just get basic acrylic paints (probably the crayola washable ones for kids). You can look into gauche too (they are like water colors but more vibrant colors). I’d purchase some and practice/ come up with ideas.
Post # 5
Sierrap93: We did this and our guests loved it! We bought a canvas and painted it a muted gray a few weeks before the wedding, so that it would match our decor and make our colors pop.
We picked out favorite colors (his red, mine aqua) in professional acrylic paints, and both painted half hearts to create a whole heart. We had our officiate say something along the lines of it symbolizing “two hearts joining to become one”. The heart itself is imperfect, but I find it makes it that much more charming.
Two paintbrushes, two little bowls and a little easel holder to keep the canvas up should do the trick. It really wasn’t messy at all.
Post # 6
Having the paint in a sueeze bottle will take away worries about brush splatters but will also give a different look than a brush painting.
Post # 7
Maybe use your wedding colors instead of your favorite colors to avoid the McDonald’s mustard and ketchup theme. I also like the squirt bottle that the PP suggested.
Post # 8
I’m an oil paint fanatic but I agree that you should stay away from oil paint for this project. It takes a long time to dry anyway.
And I just wanted to say that I’ve never heard of this before, and thank you for posting this question because I FINALLY know what to do for our ceremony. I felt uncomfortable with the sand and candle options because they really didn’t have much meaning to me persoanlly. But I’m a painter and this is exactly what I needed. So, thank you. 🙂
Post # 9
These are great ideas! Thanks everyone 🙂
Post # 10
boogiewoogies: I hear you 🙂 none of the other ideas never felt right to me, but the painting does. Glad I could help!