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Mar272012

Pink Ombré Watercolor Placecards

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am sharing a few behind-the-scenes shots of some placecards I'm making for an upcoming wedding. I did a lot of work on them this weekend and took a few pictures thinking you might all like to see what I have going on in my studio. This is step one of the process for these placecards. I am doing a light pink wash, an ombré effect over the entire card. The pink is super light and sometimes hard to see in these pictures. But it looks beautiful in person and I'm happy with how the color turned out.

I completed a bunch but I still have more to finish up this week (it's a big wedding). It is actually a peaceful activity and I'm looking forward to spending an afternoon washing away. The next step in the process will be for me to do the names and table numbers in calligraphy script. The lettering will be written in a darker pink and I'll share more of that when I get to that step. The final result, with all of these cards together, will be really lovely I think. It feels so ethereal and feminine already.

Here is a bunch of them laying out to dry on my studio floor.

All dry and stacked together. Each card is different and I love the subtle hue variations.

What projects do you have going on right now? Anyone else doing any watercoloring?

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Reader Comments (6)

These are gorgeous! Cannot wait to see the finished product :) What a lucky bride to have you making these handcrafted placecards!

Oh Lauren! You've inspired me to get mine out now. Thanks for the prompt! J x

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Lauren, I loved seeing pics of these on instagram! Can't wait to see the finished product! :)

March 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererinkathleen

Thanks for the sweet words ladies! I'm really happy with how they're turning out. I'm just as excited to see the finished product myself. I think the soft hues will make the perfect statement for this wedding.

March 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterLauren Elise

LOVE the calligraphy! What nib size did you use?!

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniela

How did you do these?! I love them!!

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

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