Hand painted wedding maps are truly a creative way to share directions with your guests.
Following are directions regarding the DIY hand painted map instructions.
A large bowl or measuring cup of water
Sharpie® fine point black marker
Photo editing program
White cardstock 80lb or thicker
Find an actual map of the area you want illustrated. Decide what streets and details you want illustrated on the map.
Sketch in the details with your pencil. Or use tracing paper if you’re not feeling confident in your sketching. Scan in this art.
Print art very lightly on actual watercolor paper. You should barely see your pencil sketch. Watercolor paint all details. Add finishing touches with your black fine point marker. Add your “artist” signature.
Scan in art. Add all wording. If you can’t draw your characters (whale, etc) you may be able to find high quality (300 dpi) clip art drawings online. Save art at 300 dpi.
If you don’t have the time or feel comfortable creating your own HAND PAINTED MAPS, feel free to commission me to make one for you!