Start designing the artwork for your wedding stationery with this simple how-to!
Y O U W I L L N E E D :
Fineline 20 gauge
masking fluid pen
Kaiser spray mist inks
Cardboard box to
make a spray booth
S T E P O N E
Create your typography design on the card with pencil, either by free-hand or by downloading a font and tracing it onto the card.
S T E P T W O
Take the fine line masking fluid pen and gently squeeze the bottle while applying a thin line of fluid, over your pencilled design. The fine metal tip is easy to use for fine lettering and drawing. The masking fluid is quick drying so put the cap back on the bottle as soon as you have finished with it to avoid the pen clogging. Leave the masking fluid to dry before applying spray mist ink.
S T E P T H R E E
Before spraying the ink on your designs, set up a mini spray booth from a used cardboard box simply by opening it up and putting it on its side to catch any over-spray.
S T E P F O U R
Tape the card to a piece of cardboard before spraying with ink. This will help stop the paper warping when it is wet and add a neat border to the design.
S T E P F I V E
Place the card in the booth and spray with ink. The more ink you use, the more intense the colour.
S T E P S I X
A watercolour effect can be achieved by brushing with a little water to blend the colours while the ink is still wet.
S T E P S E V E N
Once dry, it is time to remove the masking fluid. Gently rub it with your finger and it will start to come away from the paper. Continue doing this until it has all been removed. Remove the masking tape and the card is ready to be written on.
TIP: Be adventurous and try mixing colours. The 'Love' card was sprayed with turquoise and yellow mists then lightly washed with water to blend the colours.
Kaiser Spray Mist Inks and watercolour paper are available from Eckersleys.
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