I've been busy working on a new wedding invitation suite design that I can't wait to show you. But first, a little introduction. A few years ago my mom moved to small town Wisconsin, met a nice man with a funny last name (Norwegian ancestry) and got married. One of her husband's relatives was a master of a Norwegian painting technique called rosemaling
, and my mom's home is now filled with beautiful pieces that have been collected over the years.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="548" caption="Image via Volvecto blog"]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="386" caption="Photos by Lester Public Library, on Flickr"]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tradisjon by anjakb, on Flickr"]
I love the look of rosemaling and have wanted to incorporate the look into some of my designs, but the shading won't work for letterpress at all, so I put the idea aside for awhile. Finally, a few weeks ago I found some inspirational pictures and set to work. Letterpress will never be able to capture the exact look of the technique, but I was able to get the general feeling with the outlines, leaf shapes and swooshes. I had my sample made into plates and here are the results. There's still a bit of tweaking (mostly with the letter spacing in the names, but that would be personalized for any orders anyway), but I love it!
I also designed a couple of companion pieces (RSVP and information card) but haven't printed those yet.
I've been busy behind the scenes working on a "Wedding" page for the website with information about price, ink colours, the ordering process, etc. and am hoping to launch that soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in ordering this invitation for your wedding, please contact me
for information. Colour, font and wording can all be changed to suit your needs.
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