how to: watercolor place cards

tuesday night was my first kismet PR workshop! my students were such a FANTASTIC group of women and i loved teaching them new tricks to help with their blogs. i put together little goodie bags for everyone, and i wanted to have name tags at each seat so they'd a.) know where to sit and b.) know each other's names throughout the night. i probably spent WAY too much time over the past few weeks trying to come up with (i.e. browsing pinterest for) a cool place card idea, but finally i just decided to do my own watercolor wash ones.

i cut & folded gray cardstock, then placed a strip of washi tape width-wise about halfway down the card and painted the top. i don't have any fancy watercolor paints; i used the cheap roseart paint set i bought for jack, he even helped me paint some of them during our art time this week. :) also, you will probably think i'm dumb, but it took me all of 28 years to realize you could mix watercolors ON PAPER just by adding more water. ha. looks so much better that way than just trying to add tons of water to the paint tray.

(p.s. -- see the cute custom notepad below? seattle fave marsupial papers made those for us, SO awesome.)

once the paint was dry, i pulled off the washi tape, added the students' names in chipboard adhesive letters (made by pebbles, bought at ben franklin -- that store is AMAZING for craft supplies) and stuck one final piece of washi tape along the bottom. voila!

the very talented jenny of hank + hunt did all the cute decorations, including the adorable doily banners above, and yes those trophy cupcakes & dry sodas were as delicious as they look. extra thank you to makers space for hosting us -- i can't wait for our next one! (i'm also taking some classes on the road, so let me know if i should visit your city.) go to the kismet PR website for more info.

p.s. -- it's labor day weekend for us in the states, so i'm taking monday off! see you back here on wednesday :)

1 comment:

  1. I loved these! Definitely bookmarking the watercolor strategy for future projects