Monday, March 28, 2011

Art Party Invitations

Since we're all recovered from Morgan's rainbow party, it's time to start working on Layla's art themed birthday. First up, the invitations. I browsed blogs & Etsy, trying to get inspiration on what to do. I couldnt really find anything that I loved though. Then suddenly, an idea popped in my head. The plan was to make the invitation to resemble a framed piece of art. So I started with some chipboard frames. I found mine on Etsy, from a shop called TLG Crafts. I wanted them to be colorful, so I painted them with acrylic paint. And even though this isn't an art party, I didn't want to settle for just one color.

Now for the actual invitation part. I printed up my information on white cardstock, but it was pretty plain looking. So I got out some watercolor paint.




I used a toothbrush to flick paint onto the invitations. First one color...



Then a second. (sorry for the dark photos, this was done at night)



Then I just cut them out and glued them into the frames. I added a thin piece of paperboard to the back of each for stability.



Since the frames were all different colors, I didn't want the splatter paint inside to be all the same. So each color frame has a different set of colors inside.








And this is what they look like complete.




Of course, since finishing these I've realized that 4/24 happens to be Easter. Which means I have to change the party date. But there is no way I'm redoing these, so I'm just going to reprint the date and glue it over the old one. I can't believe I didn't notice that!


Linked to: Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Projects in Progress at Ma Nouvelle Mode, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Inspired By You Wednesday at Eisy Morgan, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, Link Party #47 at Tea Rose Home, Whassup Wednesday at Elements Interiors, What's Up Wednesday at Sew Woodsy, Look What I Made at Creations by Kara, Hookin Up With HoH at House of Hepworths


8 comments:

Michelle said...

Fabulous!! I hope to see you link it up this week on Made by Little Hands Monday!
Have a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

These are so cute. I love the paint splatters.

Natalia Lynn said...

Thank you so much for linking up! These are beyond cute, what an excellent idea! I love the splatter paint. Bummer about the date, but they are so cute I don't think anyone will notice!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Very cute! My girls both love artsy stuff, so I'll have to store this idea away :)

emilysnan said...

hiya , great idea and tutorial , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
xmaggiex

Craftberry Bush said...

i love your colourful frames and colourful artistic flare...I just did a post on colour (the many colours of me), you might like. xo
Lucy

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

Wow, what a cute idea! I hope I can come up with cool ideas like this when my lil man is older! Thanks so much for linking up at my party!

Kathy said...

Great idea! I am doing a rainbow art party for my daughter's 6th birthday in May. I'd love to hear some of your ideas. Looking forward to the posts...
Kathy

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