Gouache + Moleskine = Guestbook

For our guestbook, we decided to use a Moleskine. I have at least 3 or 4 on my person at any given time– squared, sketchbooks, Cahier, agenda, etc. I also made JP into a Moleskine convert many moons ago. (Ok, not that many, given the fact that we’ve only been together for just under 2.5 years. Work with me here.)

So yes, the guestbook. This weekend, we bought an extra large kraft Moleskine Cahier to use for said guestbook. Today, my crazy butt decided that it would not be complete until I painted it. With our wedding stuff. With just a few days until the wedding. With a lot of other stuff to do. Yes, crazy, but damn if it wasn’t fun and pretty darn successful! Take a look!

All it took was drawing it out with a drafting pencil and praying that my crazy-shaky hands kept steady while doing the hairlines. All-in-all, about a 45-minute project.There still needs one more coat of gouache, and a little erasery-poo-action to get rid of the visible pencil lines, but other than that, it is donesky.

What are you doing for your guestbook? What crazy projects did you take on the week before the wedding? Did things go quickly and smoothly, or end in disaster? Also, big hollas to any fellow Moleskine lovers!

8 Responses to Gouache + Moleskine = Guestbook
  1. Liz @ Dogs & Wine
    June 15, 2010 | 4:05 am

    Oh, I love it!! πŸ˜€

  2. Chichi {From Now Till I Do}
    June 15, 2010 | 6:24 am

    You are one talented Miss! They look great.

    We have 500 guests so we’re putting postcards on the table for guests to write messages and will collect after and scrap book them. The thought of 1 guest book going round 500 people was not an option!

  3. Thao
    June 15, 2010 | 9:18 am

    I adore all your ideas, but this might be one of my very faves! Moleskines are pure love, and the fact that you PAINTED yours–amazing work, my friend! Hope you have a wonderful wedding!

  4. Ghenet
    June 15, 2010 | 12:56 pm

    I love this! It came out so well. I love love love Moleskines πŸ™‚

  5. Kate
    June 16, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    This is so SICK! I totally LOVE it! All the best for the wedding, looks like it will be a bee-yootiful one.

  6. Natalia Simmons
    June 17, 2010 | 10:00 am

    Wow, that is really beautiful! Now we know why you call yourself Miss Scissors! Congratulations on your big day being only 2 days away! So exciting, enjoy every minute of it!

  7. Emily
    June 21, 2010 | 10:50 am

    Awww, that looks SO GOOD!

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