(Closed) DIY Invitations – Rubber Stamps

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Gocco?

 

Or having them printed?  (Like Staples, etc)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have an idea… I dunno if you’ll like it, or if it makes sense.

1. Watercolor one piece of paper
2. Scan into computer
3. Use a program to put white text on top of the watercolor
4. Print at Kinko’s or another such printer.

I’m guessing that if you do it this way, the printer will print the color, and not print anything for the text. The text will just be the color of the background paper.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

🙁 sorry

But I absolutely LOVE the idea! I love to watercolor and absolutely looove the quality. 

My number one suggestion would be to watercolor around the text and use black text.
Perhaps the RSVP card could have the pigment running down the right hand side (from where you read the text…right now it would be the top of the paper). And fade it going in so even if it does print on top of the watercolor, it’ll be on the lighter value 

Second suggestion would be making your own screen for screenprinting sounds good. You could always use it again for personalized cards for the holidays/special occassions, printing designs on t-shirts…but that is money, so unless you really can’t see yourself using it later, definitely don’t do it.

And as far as stamping goes, I would say yes, but I think the ink will just absorb right into the paper and be very light, you might have to stamp it multiple times. Even then, I think it wouldn’t come out as nicely.

adenosine3phosphate +1 . I like this idea too! I know for me though, I would want my actual watercolor pigment on the paper and not the printer doing it. But this is a great alternative if you do not want to budge on the white text 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Selcier:  WOAH.  I have never heard of this before. I watched the crazy lady video…so is this like an instant solar print? THIS IS CRAZY.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you do find a way to “print” white your invitations will be amazing! I am in love with them and hope you can make them happen! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not exactly printing in white, but could you use embossing powder over clear ink over the watercolour? You would prabably have to have a stamp made up with your text.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m really interested to see how they come out. They’re beautiful. Keep us posted!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Selcier:  Yay!  You can find them on eBay and they aren’t too bad… I think most of the people on the Bee who have used them managed with the smaller model (PG 5 or 6, I think) rather than the PG 10.  I would love to get the big one but it’s much more $$$… and I think you can get away with the smaller one for most things.  

 

I am also planning to track down a Gocco for my invitations.  As soon as I discovered them, I knew I had to have one!

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