What could be more special than an invitation made with handmade paper? A special invitation for a special occasion.
The base of this invitation and the heart are handmade paper using the techniques shown here. I used Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking Kit to make these papers. The base paper was tinted with tissue tints. The heart was colored with the same tissue tints with Angel Wings Botanicals inclusions added.
I transformed the heart into resin paper. Here are the instructions for making your own resin paper.
I attached the resin paper heart to the lower corner of the base piece, and printed the invitation on vellum.I attached the vellum with Great Tape from USArtQuest. I particularly like to use Great Tape when working with vellum because it doesn’t leave a shadow and show through the vellum—it is complete undetectable.
After the vellum was attached, I threaded ribbon through two holes that I pierced at the top of the invitation. I think this is an elegant way to issue an invitation!!
You can see more great ways to use handmade paper on Arnold Grummer’s blog.