Spring is in the air which means love is everywhere. The flowers are blooming and the brides are planning. At least, I was 18 years ago. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
I have no idea, which has got to be a good thing, right? If time is flying by and you’re still best friends with your spouse, things must be good.
Here we are on August 2nd, 1997; two very young kids in love.
And how about that veil? It was my Morgan’s mother’s and I bought my dress to go with the veil because it was so crazy beautiful! I still love my dress. At the time, I wanted a sheath dress like Carolyn Bessette wore, but my mother insisted I “look like a bride”. I don’t blame her. She eloped and didn’t have a wedding dress really. But that’s another story for another day because we need to talk about this super cool wedding date art!
I’m so excited about this project, not only because it’s awesome, but because it’s my first as a member of the DecoArt Core Blogger program! I get to work with an amazing company for, like, realz. They are so fantastic and I’ve used their paint and products for as long as I can remember. It’s a match made in heaven!
I had so much fun creating this watercolor wedding date art. I don’t have anything like it in my home. I have an album of my wedding photos, but that’s really it. So this piece is a welcome addition AND it’s really very easy to make.
I used my own wedding date, but this would be an amazing wedding gift. Just use the couple’s wedding date and frame it!
What you need
- Split Angles Stencil
- Americana Multi Surface Paint: I used Deep Turquoise and Splendid Gold for this project.
- Micron pen
- Watercolor Paper
I thought I might use the Gold Glamour Dust, but I decided I was happy with it using just the paint. But I have another easy project that I used it the dust on coming up soon!
How to Make this Wedding Date Art
First, I found a font that I loved (HeraldSquare) and cut out my anniversary date in scrapbook paper to make sure I had the size correct.
Then I cut them out of vinyl using my Cricut Explore.
Before I started with the stencil, I tested out a few of my hand-lettering pens. The Micron pen worked amazingly well. No bleeding at all when I painted it!
I used the micron on the left and a different pen on the right.
Once I was ready, I place my vinyl numbers and taped my Split Angle Stencil onto the Watercolor Paper and traced the pattern with my Micron pen. I used the 01 size.
When I was done tracing, I started painting. To get the watercolor effect, I just dipped my brush in the paint and then in water. Sometimes, I’d add a little water to my paint first. I just messed around with it until I was happy. I only used the Turquoise and Splendid Gold, so to get the different shades, I added a little Cottonball to the Turquoise.
I’m not gonna lie. This did take a bit of time, (not anywhere as long as it took to paint this Pixel Art) but I just put on Netflix on my computer and painted and watched until I was done.
I started watching Hannibal. Have you seen it? It’s like a bad car wreck. It’s awful, but I can’t look away!
After everything was dry, I peeled the vinyl numbers off and YAY! It’s so cool!
I haven’t quite decided where to hang it yet. I’m working on the family room and will show you some updates in the next couple of days. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a sneak peak!
Thank you so much to DecoArt for partnering with me on this project and for allowing me to be a part of your Core Blogger Program!
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