LAUREN BELTRAMO
LAUREN BELTRAMO

Journal

Thoughts & things about design, travel, and lettering.

I'm Dreaming of a Monochrome Christmas

After my christmas cards last year I thought I'd stick with the black and white theme. To start I got this high-gloss acrylic craft paint that had a really nice wet looking shine to it when it dried. I had to really glob it on, which was a lot of fun. Then to finish it off I added a wash of watercolors on top. Luckily the acrylic didn't bleed and the watercolors were able to flow nicely on top of the lettering. 

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To finish these off I did the reverse on the envelopes - with a few little messages here and there to fill that pesky blank space :) 

I did this one for my good friends over at  Fork & Knife  - right as my lovely white gouache was running out! 

I did this one for my good friends over at Fork & Knife - right as my lovely white gouache was running out! 

I wrote some highly personalized notes on the back but I think the front pretty much said it all; and anyway...