More Table Numbers
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I finished more wedding table numbers.
I finished my first wedding table number. I bought a random wood picture frames from the thrift store and painted them with pain samples I got from home depot. The fish are water colored and outlined in ink. They are supposed to be surf perch, I forget which kind. Each table should have a different sea creature found in Oregon waters.
The succulent wreath I made two years ago had gotten really gross and scraggily looking, so I replanted it with new succulent cuttings. If it is still looking ok in July I may use it as part of my wedding decor.
These are the Christmas cards I made this year using my gocco. I'm starting to really like using it. This is the first time I tried two colors and it worked pretty well even though I didn't have the ink blocking foam stuff.
Then on guessica's blog Fig&Plum I saw she also goccoed coasters with her and her husband's faces on them for their wedding. I wasn't planning on putting Nate and my faces on coasters but I was going to print up coasters with my gocco.
If you've looked through my flickr page you can tell I really enjoy vintage children's books. ABC books and counting books are some of my favorites. I though wedding table numbers would be the perfect place to combine my love of sea creatures and children's books. This is my sketch for table 3. I will have the appropriate numbers of different sea creatures for each table.
I'm thinking I will do watercolors for the table numbers and then buy some pre-cut mats, tape two together and then put the whole thing in one of those place card holder things to stand it up.
Nate and I both really loved the table numbers at his friend's Jesse and Jenine's wedding. They were pictures of each of them at the age of the table number. We kind of wanted to steal their idea but I think I've convinced Nate it is better to have something unique.
I finished printing the fronts and backs of our save the date post cards with my gocco printer. The writing turned out surprisingly clear. I was worried the website address was in so small of font people wouldn't be able to read it. But it turned out ok. The solid areas didn't print as well as the writing and used a lot more ink. Over all I think they look pretty good for home made save the dates.
I finally started printing the save the dates for our wedding today. I've finished printing the front of the post cards. I'll print the back with more info after these dry.
It is a seagull squawking that we are getting married with the Three Arch Rocks in the background.
We are getting married in Oceanside, Oregon. The Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge is just about 1 mile off shore.
I'll post better pictures when I'm all done.
I have finally completed one wedding related project. I know it is really out of order but I made my wedding thank you note cards before I even made or sent out save the dates.
After seeing something's hiding in here's block printing demo video for urban outfitters I decided to buy the block printing press featured in the video from the UO website. It was only $80 and I was sick of block printing with a brayer.
This was my first attempt at using the new press. It wasn't perfect but eventually I got it to work pretty well. It was so much quicker and took so much less energy than using the brayer.
I know etiquette probably dictates I'm not supposed to show things like this before the wedding but it is so long off.
I made this card for our friend's 30th birthday. Crabs may seem like a odd choice for a 30th birthday card, but the inside has some inappropriate "you mom" joke about crabs that Nate wrote.
That is how card giving works in our relationship. I make the cards and Nate writes something somewhat clever inside.
I went to my friend's daughter's first birthday party this weekend. It was the nicest first birthday party I've ever been to. Well actually it was probably the only first birthday party I've ever been to besides my own. But it was pretty fancy for any birthday.
I made her a veronica the hippo birthday card inspired by the incredible Roger Duvoisin book I got at an estate sale the other day.
Nate and I both recently read the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman and became obsessed with it. I know the Golden Compass movie was supposed to be horrible (I still haven't seen it) but the books are amazing. They are like a more mature, darker version of Harry Potter. Our favorite character was Iorek Byrnison the king of the armored bears. I made this shirt for Nate and I made a matching one for myself. We are such dorks.