Fall wedding season is just around the corner, and we all know what that means– darker color palettes! A favorite of mine has always been black, gold, and white. It’s timeless, and totally reminds me of one of my favorite eras: the 1920’s.

If you’re looking to spruce up your wedding, or just any fall event in general with a set of moody escort cards, read on for a tutorial.

What you’ll need:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Black watercolor ink (I used a random palette from Michael’s)
  • A paintbrush (I used the Pentel Aquash Brush)
  • Gold ink (I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s Copperplate Gold)
  • Optional: A paper cutter

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Photo credit: West Coast Aesthetic and Shaun Turley + Tori West

I’m not gonna lie. I absolutely love doing collaborations, especially with other creatives in Seattle. As a small business owner, I often feel alone, but opportunities like these remind me of the great community that is just a comment, Tweet, or Snap away.

This past Saturday, my BFF, N, and I headed over to Style Lab Seattle at a bright and cheery 7AM. She worked away at her laptop on personal stuff, while I got started on adding my hand lettering to the stunning, straight-outta-Pinterest space.

Photo credit: West Coast Aesthetic and Shaun Turley + Tori West

My mediums were whiteboard walls and printer paper. I’ve worked a TON with printer paper in the past, and know about its porous nature, so that wasn’t an issue. But as for the whiteboard, I quickly learned that it was a tricky thing.

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Paper Marbling

What do you get when you mix hair mousse, ink and paper? Marbled paper, of course!

A few weeks ago, I made these marbled envelope liners with the help of Honestly WTF’s tutorial. They turned out waaaay better than I thought, and now, I want to MARBLEALLTHETHINGS.

This year, I’ve been presented with a lot of scary opportunities. Not like haunted-house scary, but taking-risks scary. I’ve been asked to be a part of a lot of big projects that really challenge me to grow as an artist. Each and every time, my thought process went like this:

  • “Girl, you have to say yes! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
  • “Oh my gosh. What did I get myself into?”
  • “Ok, you got this. Breathe!”
  • “Just remember how you did it all the other times.”
  • “Ugh, I suck!”
  • “This isn’t so bad.”
  • “Nailed it.”

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