with inspiration taken from vintage luau posters and hawaiian tiki themed ephemera, i created this collage invitation. i used a pair of fonts with a hawaiian feeling for the text. and for the background, i used a combination of vintage and new papers to make palm trees and linen to make the sand. here is the original in the final layout, on its way to the printer.
to finish, a hand painted black bamboo border will be printed on each invitation around the edge to bring in the black type.
detail of textures...
each invitation will be backed with woven grass cloth. this gives it a yummy weight while bringing in a hawaiian feel.
a stack of the finished invitations, with black bamboo edging, and grass cloth backing.