Thanksgiving Place settings

Okay, I realize that Thanksgiving was yesterday. I thought I would share anyway. Go ahead and adapt these and use them for Christmas instead. No biggie.

I used Core’Dinations envelopes and tags, my cutie little Lawn Fawn Turkey stamp and my kiddo to complete these table name tag/place settings/gift “box” (for the ornaments I made earlier here and here).

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Envelopes were simply inked using Tim Holtz distress inks to add color to the background. Tags were decorated with a watercolor marker technique (Art Impressions have good YouTube videos on how this works).  Once the turkeys were done, we inked the edges for a little more depth and threw on some twine. The final touch was to add each person’s name. I was going to use a rotary text stamp at first but decided to go with hand written names. Then I remembered I had some new India ink that I haven’t played with much. This further reminded me that a young friend had shown me her art marker that was really a water brush filled with ink. Bingo. I pulled out an extra water brush and filled it with my ink to make my own calligraphy brush.

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And the results really were pretty. I’m not an expert hand letterer but practice makes perfect and here is a good place to practice.

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And here it all is put into action.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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