Hi guys! Happy Halloween eve! I am having a little low key Halloween party tonight but I still wanted to make an invitation. I have to tell you that since I have become a calligrapher, I have felt a bit more pressure to send snail mail invitations to things. For this one, I liked the idea of a watercolor spooky tree. I went through a few ideas but in the end decided to put the wording within the trunk of the tree. I was very proud of myself as I figured out how to do this on photoshop which for me is quite a feat. On another note, I am not too sure that Transylvania is in Romania and the internet didn’t seem to sure about it either so I won’t feel bad if I am wrong. Hopefully, I will be back to post pictures of my house decorations tomorrow so check back in!
Happy Friday my pretties! Eek!
Hi there! Just checking in to see how everyone’s Octobers are going. Ours has been plenty busy. Colleen just got back from Ireland and California. I have been doing weddingy things like registering which I have to say is far more complex and time consuming than I had anticipated. But Chris and I are both classic over thinkers so that may be holding things up a bit. We are having a Halloween party this year at my house but as Colleen has not been around to help out, I am keeping things super low key and simple. Mostly just decorations that I would normally be doing, appetizers and a few cocktails which I have yet to determine. Anyways, I am sending out invites today and will share in the next week or so. They are pretty but maybe not quite as exciting as we normally do. Once again, the Halloween theme for this year is low key. Here are some other things that have been going on including a few recent calligraphy projects.
I was in the middle of decorating for Halloween and looked over to notice sweet baby Juicy had fallen asleep on a ghost. He loves Halloween just like his mom.
Placecards on handmade deckled edge paper. Yum.
These I did back in September but was I was a big fan of the white on gray.
How beauty is this gold organically shaped vase from Target’s fall collection?
Why yes, those are hex marble table numbers. A great idea from an amazing wedding planner in Charlotte who I have been lucky enough to work with a few times. Insert heart eyes emoji.
Finally splurged on the Pumpkin Chai Nest candle after wanting it for years. $38 is steep but was definitely worth it.
Halloween is coming!! Hard to believe October is more than halfway over.
It has kind of been killing me that we haven’t been able to do a Halloween DIY this year so I decided to throw one together in literally 5 minutes the other night with some things I already had with the addition of white napkins I picked up at Target. You will notice by the pronounced fold in them that I did not wash them before I did the DIY because I was being lazy. I would recommend that if y’all try this, you do not follow my lead. Anyways, if you guys are having friends over for Halloween and looking for a last minute idea to spruce up the table setting, this is it. I used black paint instead of red for the “blood” because I thought it looked more sophisticated and less gory that way. But red would probably be more realistic if that is what you are going for.
What you’ll need:
– black craft paint
– textile medium (can be picked up at any hobby/art store)
– a paintbrush
What you’ll do:
1. Mix up your paint for use on fabric. The rule is one part fabric medium to two parts paint. I eyeballed it. Then mix it all in with your paint brush. After that, spray or drop a bit of water in at a time so you have a very thin paint in some areas and thicker in the middle.
2. Take your paint brush and load it with thin paint and start splattering by shaking paint onto your napkin. You can paint on thicker paint for darker areas. Just do it however you think looks good.
3. Paint your hand thickly with paint.
4. Before it has a chance to dry at all on your hand, bring it down in the middle of the napkin and smear downward using your other hand to hold the top of the napkin. When you do this step, be sure to pay attention to where you will be folding the napkin so the hand will be visible.
Let dry and you are good to go. I would also wash these puppies by themselves for the first time so black paint doesn’t bleed on your clothes. The textile medium helps hold the paint on and I have used it before with success but you can never be too careful.