Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
Today is a look behind the scenes at the stationery pieces created for the Bride and Bloom shoot featuring Elizabeth Messina, Merriment Events and Janie Medley. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that the request was for a non-flower centered design that was clean and unfussy.
A look at the collection photographed by yours truly.
You can imagine my shock when I learned our looks were on two pages! The shot above features Janie’s gorgeous bouquet as seen on pg 131.
The half circles seen on each piece were individually hand painted, freehand. No guides or template used here, just a decisive stroke using the perfect shaped brush.
The opaque gouache used to paint the half circles has such a pretty milky quality. I love how the brushstrokes are seen here and there making it quite obvious these pieces were hand painted with love. A simple scalloped edge on the table number gives the perfect dose of sweet to the look.
I am continually amazed when artists are brought together by a common vision to produce work that is both inspired and harmonious. A big thank you to Courtney, Janie and Elizabeth for trusting my work to embellish your vision. Collaboration for me is key in this industry and I am honored to be named alongside such talent. Of course a big thank you goes to Leila and team at Be Inspired PR. Your dedication to my work and brand vision is truly priceless.