3 Mar

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

The question is, where were Studio 1079 Photography, Tuktu Paper Co., and French Kiss Events when we were getting married? Because if we had seen their art-to-wood transference tutorial when we were tying the knot, you better believe that this technique would have made an appearance at our own soirees. It’s amazing how easy it is and the possibilities are practically endless—cheese boards, table numbers, even wooden favor tags. Those are just a few of the many ideas swirling through our heads right now! Lucky for all you brides and grooms who are still in the planning process, these guys are sharing a step-by-step tutorial with everyone today. Here’s Laura of Tutku Paper Co. to show us how it’s done…

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

One of the best and most budget friendly ways to customize your wedding is through branding and the use of a monogram. From the invitation to the rest of your paper goods, table numbers, and even your wedding favors, a personalized monogram will set your décor apart, and give your wedding that “designers touch” that your guests will definitely notice! And don’t forget to get creative while branding your wedding.  One of the easiest, yet most impressive techniques is called transference, and can be done by brides and wedding planners alike!  By using just a handful of materials, you are able to transfer any printed material onto a wooden surface. Only your imagination is your limit!

Supplies:
- Scrap wood (sanded smooth)
– Wedding monogram (or a photograph, special words, whatever!) printed reverse – on a LaserJet printer.
– Glazing medium (found at your local craft store)
– Sponge brush
– Water soaked cloth
– Mod Podge (if desired)

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

Step One: Purchase one of Tuktu Paper Co.’s online monograms or create your own design. Once completed make sure to ‘mirror’ your artwork so that it‘s reversed. This is necessary (especially for type) as the artwork is going to be placed face down to transfer the image. Scale to desired size and print out on a LaserJet printer (Inkjet tends to bleed and smear). Don’t have a LaserJet printer? Most local print shops will be able to help you.

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

Step Two: Apply glazing medium liberally to the wooden surface using a sponge brush to spread evenly. Take your printed image and carefully place down onto the wood. Smooth any surface bubbles with your fingers and press firmly so that the all of the image gets transferred. Let dry for at least 8 hours.

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

Step Three: When it’s completely dry to the touch, use a damp cloth to get the surface of the paper saturated. Once it is sufficiently wet and the paper starts to dissolve, begin rubbing the soft paper off with your fingers in little gentle circular motions. The transfer will begin to emerge from underneath like magic! Be patient, it takes a lot of rubbing to ensure all the paper is gone. If some of your transfer comes off with rubbing, don’t fret, that just adds to the beauty of the process!

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

DIY wood transfer | Photo by Studio 1079 Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69164

That’s it! Feel free to Mod Podge the design for a glossier look and to ensure longevity. This process works for black & white as well as color images. Play around with different porous surfaces and see what works best. You could also experiment using this method for bunting, personalized wooden hangers, signage—the list goes on!

Note: While the methods we used are non-toxic, please check labels if you’re going to be using on areas that could come in contact with food or children.

Art to Wood Transfer {DIY} from Cassie O'Neil Cinematography on Vimeo.

Photographer: Studio 1079 Photography / Videographer: Cassie O’Neil Cinematography / DIY & Wood Craft Design: Tuktu Paper Co. / Planning & Styling: French Kiss Events

 
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28 Feb

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Any other tea drinking, Jane Austen loving, Downton Abbey (binge) watchers out there? Thought so. Well Zabeena + Chris’ wedding reminds us of all those things in the best way possible. These two got hitched on a sprawling Victorian estate in the English countryside, with a color palette inspired by a pearl necklace. We’d totally think we were back in 1914 if it weren’t for the delightful modern touches captured by Natalie J. Watts like a biodegradable balloon release.

Miu Miu wedding shoes | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Suzanne Neville wedding dress | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Blush bridesmaid dresses | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Blush bridesmaid dresses | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Zabeena’s bouquet recipe: Amnesia and quicksand roses, peonies, and anemonies.

Suzanne Neville wedding dress | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Blush bridesmaid dresses | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Suzanne Neville wedding dress | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Suzanne Neville wedding dress | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Suzanne Neville wedding dress | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

A confession from the bride… I made the table plan for the reception the night before. A bit of cutting and pasting, and no one was any the wiser!

Mini champagne wedding favors | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Mini champagne wedding favors | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Red heart balloons | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Zabeena says, We very much wanted the wedding photos to feel candid and natural. So for the group photo, we ordered 40 biodegradable, heart-shaped balloons. We had people write personal messages to loved ones or people that were no longer with us on the balloons, and then we all released them into the sky. It was a special moment and made for a great photo!

Red heart balloons | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Red heart balloons | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

Historic British wedding | photo by Natalie J Weddings | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69104

And now for some good news… Zabeena + Chris are expecting their second child together, due the first week in April. Congrats you two!

Photographer: Natalie J. Watts / Venue & Catering: Orchardleigh Estate / Florist: Bramble & Wild / Bride’s Dress: Suzanne Neville / Shoes: Miu Miu / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / Shoes: John White / Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS / Shoes: Zara / Flower Girl Dress: I Love Gorgeous / Shoes: Monsoon

 
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28 Feb

We’re still reeling with excitement from last year’s The Cream Event (see it here), and counting down the days (eight!) until we get to do it again. If you’re getting hitched, planning, a party, or a wedding professional, it’s THE place to be. And since we’d love to see you there, we’re giving away a couple of tix to one lucky Cakie…

The Cream Event ticket giveaway

But first, here’s this year’s inspiration board, to give you a little taste of what you’re in for. Prepare yourself for all kinds of modern folk-themed cuteness. Think Mexican tiles, a monochromatic red color story, bougainvillea, and modern copper fixtures.

The Cream Event ticket giveaway

Now’s your chance to win a pair of tix so that you can join us there for free! To enter, just tell us why you’re excited about The Cream in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner at random, and announce it this Monday March 3rd.

We hope to see all of ya’all there!

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