If you love pink you’ll absolutely LOVE these wedding invitations from Alex of Goodheart Design! Alex hand painted a vibrant watercolor wash using gouache in two different layers, making each invitation completely unique. And who could possibly resist that shiny gold foil?
From Alex: I had so much fun working with my client Kelly Gellner on her wedding invitation suite! Kelly had already been dreaming up ideas for this suite so it didn’t take long for us to come up with this super fun idea.
The inspiration behind this suite was simple: fuchsia, white, and gold! Kelly wanted something simple and clean that highlighted their names in a unique way. She also for sure wanted a pink watercolor wash incorporated somewhere in the suite. She had brought up the idea of each invitation being individually watercolored (my kind of girl!) and I totally took that idea and ran with it. This was the first invitation suite I had made that incorporated watercolor and foil so I was a little nervous but super happy with the results!
Each piece featured delicate hand lettered details and were all printed in shiny gold foil. The main invitation was printed on slightly thicker paper than the other two pieces, 220# Lettra, so that when the watercolor was applied after printing the paper was thick enough to stay flat and not warp. The other two pieces were printed on 110# Lettra paper. Each invitation was individually hand watercolored, which made each and every one completely unique.
I kept my method of watercoloring consistent throughout the process, but each invitation still had a slightly different watercolor wash – which ends up being the beauty (and the benefit) to hand painting each one versus digitally printing a watercolor background. The watercolor was applied in 2 layers (one light and one dark) right on top of the the foil. Luckily the watercolor falls right off of the foil, so the foil is able to shine beautifully through. You can see a video of the watercolor being applied over the foil here!
Design + Lettering: Goodheart Design
Foil Printing: Czar Press
Client: Kelly Hunt of Eat Yourself Skinny
Goodheart Design is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Alex’s beautiful work right here!
Photo Credits: Goodheart Design