I am so excited to share this beautiful tutorial from Ginny Au, Holly Hollon, and Erich McVey on Once Wed. Ginny and Holly recently collaborated on a simple step by step tutorial showing us how to recreate these beautiful, watercolor escort card at home. Ginny used delicate pins to display them here, but the options are endless for displaying escort cards at your wedding. Enjoy!
- watercolor paints
- watercolor brush
- heavy professional grade paper, BFK Reeves or Stonhenge is recommended, make sure that the paper texture is not too rough, this would inhibit the calligrapher from writing on the paper (purchased at an art supply store)
- metal ruler
- glass of water
- cutting mat
1. Tear paper into 3 inch strips
2. Using the strips of paper, tear them into 3.5 inch pieces
3. Mix a palette of colors (for example, yellow, orange, pink)
4. Create washes on the pieces of torn paper using the range of colors from the palette
5. Let Cards dry for 24 hours before writing on them, this ensures that they are completely dry so the ink will not bleed. Send to the calligrapher or try doing your own calligraphy with a diy calligraphy kit.
6. We pinned our diy wedding watercolor escort cards to a linen board with delicate pins, but the options for display are limitless.