Friday, March 15, 2013

Watercolored Wedding Invitations: Marty & Ana

Yay, another watercolored wedding invitation suite! I just sent these invitations to the couple, and I can't get over their beautiful navy+mustard+silver color palette. Envelope liners are LOVE. I am never designing a wedding invitation again without an envelope liner. Haha :P 

Ana wanted a chevron print, so I watercolored a couple of designs.
I ended up using the one on the right.
And then I went on to watercolor their names and the date (which was initially used for the save-the-date). I am lazy, and don't use pencils when I do watercolor, and this is one method that I will teach at the coming watercolor level2 crafternoon ;)
For the monogram, I experimented with liquid mask and used an old rigger paintbrush to do paint the m+a. And then I washed over it using a wet-on-wet technique (my fave!)

I'm happy the couple decided to go for an accordion style invitation because it really goes well with the chevron theme.
I incorporated the tiny chevron pattern into the Bridal Party page,
and used one of my watercolored fonts (Officine Sans) for the headers.
And the one thing I always look forward to when designing invitations is the map! This one was a simple watercolor sketch with more of the watercolored type.

Finished the invites off with simple calligraphy
using mustard acrylic ink on the navy envelopes.