(Closed) How do I monogram my paper parasol?

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

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.

http://www.theknot.com/co_profileview.htm?profilename=LuVnU1437

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

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
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Wannabee

<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>

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