Post # 1
I purchased paper parasols from Oriental Trading. I want to add a DIY monogram to mine but I am afraid to use markers or paint on the paper (in case it tears, bleeds, etc). Has anyone successfully added a monogram to their paper parasol? What kind of marker/paint/etc did you use, and do you have any tips?
Post # 3
I did some research and I found a few little things, but nothing that is a how-to guide..
There’s a picture in the Martha Stewart magazine: Winter Wedding 2003, but I don’t have the magazine anymore. 🙁
I also found that Pamelas Parasols uses something “water resistant and color fast- is acrylic but it is water based.”
Here’s a Knot Bio that offers to monogram, but doesn’t say anything about how to do it. Still, she left her email, so it might be worth a try.
Laurie on Weddingbee entered a monogramed paper parasol in the August 5th, 2006 giveaway contest. Here’s a link to her project: http://www.liweddings.com/chat/topic.aspx?ID=323192&Highlight=
Here’s another one: http://boards.weddingbells.ca/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2259665&Main=2245965
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
oil based acrylic paint wont run. If youre only doing one, you might just try designing a monogram on the computer, tracing it onto your parasol, and hand painting it. I think that might be the easiest method…
Post # 5
Ditto MissPenguin. I did the same — bought parasols from OT and my big plan was to hand paint them and use them instead of BM’s bouquets. I abandoned that plan ’cause I didn’t like how my design came out (I’m really not the best painter), and at that point, I needed to give up at least one DIY project.
I tried doing a combo of freehand penciling the design/tracing. It didn’t really work so well for me. You could try a stencil. I tried a small one, and if my brushes hadn’t been so crappy, I think it would’ve worked better. The only problem is that it was a flat, metal stencil, so it didn’t lie flush against the paper. If you use a paper/flexible stencil, you will probably have better luck. Make sure that sucker’s taped down really good, tho’.
I do recommend doing a test parasol first in case you don’t like your results. Oh, I did try markers too — you *can* do it, but you have to write SO fast (if you linger too long, as you suspected, it WILL bleed). Also, you need to be careful of the ribbing — paints and markers both had a tendency to catch on the ribs as you stroke, so I had a couple spots where it blotched a little b/c of that. Teeny brush strokes will prolly be OK.
Post # 6
<font face=”Times New Roman” size=”3″>Hi – I went through a company called vanillastar.com.au – for $35.00 each they monogram on silk parasols which can handle the rain & look better quality than the paper parasols. I didn’t really have time to do any DYI painting of the parasols – but the good thing was that I could afford to get a different monogrammed parasol for each bridesmaid & a minature for my flowergirl. Lots of designs (you’ll even see my one there) at http://www.vanillastar.com.au
They did the order & shipped it within a week & a half.</font>