Anything But Paper - Non-traditional lettering materials

By now you might already know that I am a lover of the non-traditional, the modern, and the different. While I love paper, invitations, and all that good stuff, when I get the opportunity to write on anything but paper it makes me really happy. There's something about the element of surprise and the challenge that's so much fun to me, and because it doesn't come along everyday, I just love it even more! You know that saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder" - well it's just like that. So that being said, here's a round up of a few of my favorite things to letter on that's anything but paper.

1. Macarons

Other than being really pretty to look at (and really good to eat!), macarons are so much fun to letter on. Wilton makes a really great brush set that's safe for all types of food applications. I'll then use edible gold dust and mix it with a few drops of pure alcohol to create a creamy paste to paint with. It takes a steady and light hand to work with this delicate pastry, but the results are so worth it!

Photo courtesy of Laura and Rachel | Calligraphy: Crafted by Anamarie | Macarons: Antoinette Boulangerie

Photo courtesy of Laura and Rachel | Calligraphy: Crafted by Anamarie | Macarons: Antoinette Boulangerie

2. Balloons

Balloons can instantly elevate a party, and adding lettering to them creates a really one-of-a-kind decor piece that all of your guests will love! Here I used a white sharpie paint marker on this latex balloon, and within seconds had a decor piece that doubled as table signage!

Photo courtesy of Shaina Lee Photography | Calligraphy: Crafted by Anamarie | Styling & Planning: Jack and Grace Events, Kate & Co Events

Photo courtesy of Shaina Lee Photography | Calligraphy: Crafted by Anamarie | Styling & Planning: Jack and Grace Events, Kate & Co Events

3. Leaves

For the nature lover, leaves are a really fun material to work with. There are many faux options out there that you can get your hands on at your local craft store, but if you're looking for the real deal, you can pick some up from your local floral shop (or your backyard!) and design them within a week of your event date. Place cards, table number signs, or favor tags, the options are endless for these little beauties!

Source: A Fabulous Fete

Source: A Fabulous Fete

4. Glass

Calligraphy on glass gives such a clean and finished look. It's also a fool-proof writing surface because if you make a mistake, rubbing alcohol will take the paint marker right off!

Photo courtesy of Shaina Lee Photography | Calligraphy: Crafted by Anamarie | Styling & Planning: Jack and Grace Events, Kate & Co Events

Photo courtesy of Shaina Lee Photography | Calligraphy: Crafted by Anamarie | Styling & Planning: Jack and Grace Events, Kate & Co Events

For more ideas, or to commission me to write on one of these fun materials for your wedding or event, contact me and let's chat!