As many of you know, my wedding is coming up in July! I will spare you the mushy details of how we met and how much we love each other (this isn’t a kissing blog). But I will say that I first knew that I was in love the first Halloween we spent together when he agreed to make plaster hats with me. A creative urge is a wonderful thing to share with your life partner!
In keeping with this creative spirit, we are having a DIY wedding. I’m making my own wedding dress, he’s making his tux, we made our own “save the date” cards with hand-carved linoleum block stamps on hand-recycled paper. Now we are working on making our invitations. We wanted to keep the same general aesthetic as the save-the-dates, but we also wanted to try something new. So this time, the handmade paper is round, and we are airbrushing the designs.
Before airbrushing, we cut stencils of our designs onto plastic stencil sheets we got at Micheals. You can either use a craft knife, or a special heat tool for cutting stencils that actually melts the plastic. We used the heat tool.
Here is the fiance airbrushing our tree design onto the round paper. This is what it looked like when he was done:
Next, I airbrushed a blue peacock next to the tree:
We will be adding a green peacock on the other side of the tree and decorating their tails with real peacock feathers. Because handmade paper doesn’t feed through a printer very well (especially when it is round), we will be printing the actual invitation information on commercial vellum paper.
Hopefully we will get a batch of these done by the end of the month so we can get them in the mail!