The blog is turning into a bit of a “wedding blog” at the moment! It won’t always be that way, I promise! By the end of the year I will be married and will be able to focus on something different, but for now, I hope all my crazy wedding DIY projects still inspire you!
I have been madly working on our wedding invitations for weeks now. My inital plan was to throw something digital together and hit print at the local print shop. Alas, somewhere along the line, we decided to add a “handmade” touch to everything, and the messy journey started.
I have been playing with food dyes since the start of the year, using them to create little water colour designs. This set off a whole heap of experiments with different papers, splatter effects, drips etc.
We even pulled out a heap of paint and channeled Jackson Pollock for an evening.
In the end we settled for a wash of colour that transitioned from yellow to orange to red to purple to blue to green around the page. Once settled on a design I had 40~ wishing well cards and invitations to paint. Whew that was a lot of work! Took me a couple of weeks, doing a bit here and there! We had to stack books on top of the papers to get them to sit semi flat!
I used a lot of paper towels in the painting process, mostly to blot up excess dye and keep the area clean. I’m a sucker for waste and made them into paper flowers!
We found some wording that was suitable for the wishing well cards and printed that out. We also designed the wedding invitations and printed those. The paper we printed on has a tiny silver fleck through it! Looks awesome in real life!
Using double sided tape we stuck the printed pieces to the painted pieces. For the invitations I got a little fancy and did a zigzag stitch along the bottom for a little bit of an extra “Cate made this”!
To complete the invitations I also made a brochure with lots of extra wedding day information that didn’t go on the invite. I wrote about that last week.
On Sunday night, we layed them all out, made sure we had enough for everyone and hadn’t forgotten anyone, packaged them up, and sent them off into the world.
And with a sigh of relief, they were done!
People have already started receiving them in the mail, and RSVPs are starting to trickle in!
I’m off to keep sewing a dress! I’ll show you when it’s done!
Have a great week!