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Watercolored Summer Party Invitation, Menu, Bar card and Place cards

A little departure from all the letterpress projects... and I was able to break out my watercolors for this one!  I hand watercolored all the text and images, then scanned them, arranged them on the page and had them digitally printed on a 110# textured paper to give it that watercolor paper feel. The place cards were hand watercolored with the individual guests names after they were printed- right before everything was packaged and sent off to the client. It was a tight turnaround time, but I think it turned out pretty cute for a mid-summer champagne and lobster dinner party. Included below are a few close-ups of the actual watercolors before they were scanned and printed. So many words were painted! And I totally got hungry working on the menu... invite

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Wedding Reception Menu and Treat Bag

This clever and cute bag was designed by the very talented Lisa from Good on Paper Design. Not only is it a menu, but also a goodie bag for guests to take treats home with them. How clever is that? I thought the brown kraft paper would be tricky to print on, but it was surprisingly easy (well it did take some time to do the "make-ready" so the type would look the same although it is printed over the bags seam)....But the ink sits really well on the paper allowing for a darker than usual coverage on the banner at the top. I'm glad we used black in for this too- sometimes colors can get a little too low contrast on brown paper, but this just came out looking so crisp and sharp. love it. If you are interested in something similar, give Lisa an email!

Menu on chipboard

I have a much much longer post that I am working on, but in the interest of crossing an item off my list before the weekend  I thought I would at least get something new up on my much ignored blog. It's been such a busy spring and there are many weddings to photograph and show you- this weekend, i promise. This was a quick and simple project for a great client- and for a restaurant I am going to have to visit next time I get back to Los Angeles. I love designing and printing menus, but it always makes me hungry...