Post # 1
I need advice!! I decided that I had this fantastic idea to DIY wedding invites. Only thing is, the look that I’m thinking is something that I’ve never attempted before :S surprise surprise….
I’ve ALWAYS loved the look of watercolour…it’s so soft and romantic. Absoultely PERFECT for a wedding 🙂 and my thoughts on it are that if I stick to my two main colours (red and purple), I can easily mix them and create each invitation in a unique way. I have an idea in my head as to what I’m going to do…. Here is an inspiration pic: but the watercolour would probably not be written/typed on, it would be more of a border. I’m also still deciding if, once I’ve done the watercolour, I should do some permanent marker flower outlines? Just try to picture it 😛
I just need advice on what type of paper would be best for a task like this….AND if it is cost efficient!?!? I’m hoping to save some money by doing this DIY and don’t know how realistic it is! would you attempt this sort of project? What steps would you take to get it done? so many questions!!!
Post # 3
They look really great.. Maybe try on some regular paper to see if you can do it, and to help yourself get a feel for what your doing.. You could try to do it on some thick “card stock” paper.. I saw some at Staples a couple weeks ago
ETA: I wouldn’t attepmt this, because I just dont think I would see it through for the 200 invites I’m sending out… Vistaprint was the best way for Fiance and I to go haha.. No muss, no fuss and they were delivered right to my door!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Just to be clear, do you want to apply the watercolors to each card (ie print each card and then go through individually and paint each one), or do you want to do a watercolor design and reprint that on each card (ie scan it in and design the wording and stuff and then use a color printer)?
Post # 5
There was a bee who posted about this, not sure where her post is or how long ago she posted, but you should be able to find it. Her invites had green watercolor on the left side.
She said she had to use watercolor paper (or else the paint doesn’t blend/bleed the right way), but that most printers can’t print right on watercolor paper (her personal printer didn’t). So she got the invite text printed by a pro-shop that could handle printing on the paper then added the watercolor herself. It didn’t sound like only putting text where there was no paint changed anything for her process. The issue that makes printing difficult is the type of paper you have to use.
Post # 6
@indecisivebride89: Usually the water color for these is done – then scanned in and then designed in photoshop/illustrator/etc.
Post # 7
Can you do the watercolor and scan it into the computer then design the invite image (photoshop or whichever you like to use)? At that point you can have it printed wherever you want – including doing it yourself AND you wont have to go through and water color like 5,000 sheets of paper individually.
Post # 8
@indecisivebride89: I’m interested int his as it’s something I have never done (and I design invites/paper suites). I think it would be fun to give you a hand (for free don’t worry 🙂
If you do about 4-5 invite scans with the watercolor and 4-5 of the rsvp and info cards I would be happy to play with it – just send me a PM if you’re interested!
If you’re curious here is a gallery post with my own invites – keep in mind they are made to suit my wedding lol – I do all different ideas and genres 🙂