I’m craving a little sunshine and warmth today so I thought I’d post about a wedding in Tuscany, Italy. Katie, the bride, had seen the “Amore” graphic on my website and asked if I could create a “Save the Date” using this typographic design…. of course, I was delighted. Both she and her fiance, Ben, really liked the rough textured background on my original design which I created by applying silkscreen ink to the paper with a rubber brayer. We decided to use this technique for the background of their cards. I mixed several different ink colors inspired by the sun-bleached walls that are so prevalent in Tuscany. By applying different layers of earth tone inks, each card had it’s own unique coloring and seemed to radiate sunshine!
Here is a photograph of Villa Catureglio where Katie and Ben are getting married next year. So beautiful!
Katie chose a soft warm gray envelope which complimented the “Tuscan Palette” beautifully.
i would love to know if this tuscan save the date … which is beautiful … is letter pressed after the background color is applied? or is the brown information printed? thank you so much for any time. your work is inspiring!
Thank you for your kind words Katie. I letterpress printed the text and “Amore” graphic after the background silkscreen ink was applied. The thing I learned is that you have to use oil-based ink when letterpress printing on top of a “sealed surface”. I typically print with rubber-based inks, however, in this case the ink would never dry. Hope this is helpful. -Cynthia
thank you so much. it is very helpful!