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Invitation Suite

A while ago I got the chance to do my second wedding invitation suite for a great client, Karen Chu. I loved that she already had a vision in her head of what she wanted everything to look like and worked closely with me to see that the details were just right. I was thrilled when she included me on the mailing list for the final invitation! Everything was letterpressed by Star Printing Company, and turned out beautifully (understatement). It's projects like these that make me grateful I am able to share my love of handwriting/calligraphy with people.

Gouache

A current client wanted a citrus green ink color for her wedding invitation envelope addresses, so I ventured into the world of gouache. I found the biggest selection of gouache at my local Dick Blick store, and settled on an olive color that had slightly more yellow than the other color options.

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I used Blue Eye Brown Eye's helpful (and quick!) gouache tutorial to mix my ink. It is definitely a trial and error process, and I put too much water in my mixing pot to begin with. Luckily I was able to add more gouache to thicken it up. 

I think the final color variations turned out beautifully!

Personal Stationary

For Christmas this year, I wanted to use everything I've learned over the past two years from calligraphy, and somehow make my friend's and family's gifts. I know that sounds very second-grade-ish to make your gifts, but I had a vision of personalized stationary, and I honestly could not be happier with the outcome.

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Some of the cards I made stamps out of my calligraphy, then embossed the notecards. Some of them I simply used the stamp. and the rest of them I just did calligraphy! To complete the stationary set, I picked out beautiful paper and made envelope liners out of them. Each of my family and friends got a set of 10 cards and corresponding 10 envelopes.