Create Elegant Place Cards Using Watercolor and Gold Flakes | Peggy Dean | Skillshare

Create Elegant Place Cards Using Watercolor and Gold Flakes

Peggy Dean, The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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6 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction

      1:02
    • What You'll Need

      1:27
    • Watercolor Placement

      7:45
    • Applying Gold Flakes

      3:05
    • Calligraphy Time

      2:07
    • Project Time!

      0:33

About This Class

Learn simple techniques on how to work with delicate, handmade cotton rag paper, gold leaf flakes and watercolor to create lovely place settings. This free class is meant for those needing a boost of inspiration directed toward pouring some elegance over your next event, big or small. It is meant for those who already have a grasp on watercolor and/or calligraphy (if you're not there yet, scroll down for some resources) so you're able to take what you know and apply it to a chic, exquisite project. It's less of a lesson-based class, and more of a walk-through. The intent is that it will feel as though we're sitting down and creating together, so grab a glass of wine and let's get started.

What you'll need:

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If you feel that you could use a little more guidance in watercolor and/or calligraphy, check out these classes. You should feel much more confident to start this class project after finishing them!


Watercolor: Loose Florals

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Let's connect! For more tips and inspiration, follow me on Instagram or visit my website/blog!

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Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration


Hey hey! I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700).

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