If you plan to organize a large-scale celebration and invite a huge number of guests, then you will certainly need invitation cards. Perhaps, even a small event will not be able to do without invitations. Moreover, invitation cards allow emphasizing the significance of each guest individually. Personal linen invitations are the best visiting card of your wedding in a folk style. Using the step-by-step instructions of the site www.articlewedding.com, you can make such wedding invitations with your own hands for your guests.
Materials and tools:
- fabric: linen or cotton;
- paper for freezing;
- acrylic paint (choose colors at your own discretion);
- plexiglass (safety glass) or cardboard;
- iron with a steam generator;
- ironing board;
- die cutting die;
- milling cutter;
- stationery knife;
- jet printer;
- paint brush.
Preparatory work with fabric and paper
First of all, what you need to do is think over the design for future invitations. If you have not yet decided on the design of invitation cards, then think about their size and the number of invitation cards that you plan to place on one sheet. After that, start cutting the fabric into appropriate pieces with small allowances. Make a few more samples, you can use them as testers.
Next, using a stationery knife and a ruler, you need to cut the paper for freezing. Its size should correspond to the size of fabric blanks.
The stage of starching of the fabric is optional, but advisory. After starching, the fabric becomes more rigid and elastic. Starched invitations will be easy to hold. You can read the instructions on how to starch fabric on the back of the package from starch.
After starching, when the fabric is slightly dry, it must be ironed. Make sure that pieces of fabric do not warp when ironing. Use only hot iron. If the fabric is deformed, repeat the previous step again and iron again.
Now take chopped pieces of paper to freeze. Attach a piece of such paper with the adhesive (waxed) side to a piece of fabric. To make the fabric stick together with paper, iron the product with a warm but not hot iron. Thus, the wax is absorbed into the fabric and adheres to the parts. As a result, you should get a blank on one side of which is fabric, on the other side is paper.
Since you made blanks with allowances, it is time to trim all the edges and remove the protruding threads. You will get sheets with straight and smooth edges. After that, complete the design development on the computer. Check back several times. Be guided by the principle: «Seven times measure cut once».
Printing and decorating invitations
Now is the time to run your test paper and fabric blanks through the printer. Refill the sheets in the printer and make sure that they feed smoothly and that the text is smooth, clear and not smeared. If the trial version suits you, print all other sheets in the same way..
To avoid crumbling fabric and give an additional decor to invitations, draw the edges with a bright color. If you are confident in the strength of the starched product, then the drawing of the edges can be omitted. To draw the edges you need to draw the borders that you will paint over. Invitations with colored edges can be printed on test paper..
Now you can start painting the edges on the original invitations. Use a brush and the chosen color of acrylic paint. Paint over the edges carefully, take your time.
When the paint dries, use a cutter and ruler to trim the edges to the final size of the invitation.
Finally, you can separate the paper from the fabric..
Here is a beautiful, exclusive invitation for each of your guests.
Do not forget to choose the appropriate envelopes for your invitations. Using a similar technique, the wedding portal www.articlewedding.com invites you to create other decorative panels for decorating your wedding. For example, design layout cards, table numbers, or a general style wedding textile album with invitation cards. It is not necessary to use linen fabric, replace it with any other, add decorations from ribbons, beads, volume applications and you will have amazing invitation cards! In addition, from the remnants of linen fabric, you can make a textile pillow for rings, jewelry for candles, a bag for money or packaging for bottles. Moreover, linen blanks can be used in creating accessories for a wedding photo shoot.
Despite the fact that you will spend a lot of time creating such wedding attributes, you can be sure of their quality and functionality!