Monday, October 3, 2011

Babes and Bouquets - How I Paint A {BRIDESMAIDS} Custom Order // In The Studio (Vol. 1)



"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve
anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision,
hard work, determination, and dedication.
Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
- Gail Devers


Working for a bride is very rewarding because all they care about is making everyone feel special. I've found that one of their favorite things to do is to research and find the best thank you gifts to give to their bridesmaids. I know, because I have the brides sending me e-mails saying how excited they have found my fizzy glassware to be and can't wait to give their custom, one-of-a-kind gifts to their maids!

As the bride, you select your bridesmaids for sentimental and other specific reasons. Usually these women have been your closest confidants throughout your entire life. They might be sisters, best friends, college roommates or childhood friends. Having your bridesmaids stand up with you at your wedding is like having a special support team for one of the best days of your life.


With that said, your bridesmaids are a special part of the wedding experience. They're the ones that freaked out the most (in a good way) when you announced your engagement and made sure that you had the appropriate celebration. They're the ones that with when you tried on wedding gowns and helped you decide which one was THE ONE. The bridesmaids set up and attend several bridal showers, group gifts, and most of all, the bachelorette party. What would you do without these fabulous women?


One of my buyers, Nicole, had a wedding last fall. She purchased FizzyArtist wine glasses and water goblets for all of her bridesmaids. They were able to use their custom glasses for the bridal shower and again for the wedding day. The color wine was one of the most popular colors for weddings in October and November this year. I painted the bases of each glass using this color to coordinate with the wedding colors and bridesmaid's dresses.


 



The Bride "Nicole" gifted her "Ladies" with their custom
wine galsses at the bridal shower a month before the wedding!



Nicole came back to my Etsy Shop during the holiday season to buy a christmas gift for a friend. In her e-mail with custom details she included these fun photos of her and the "girls" at the shower and wedding. She also wrote...

"I wanted to pass along a few pictures that I have of me and my bridesmaids with our glasses. Everyone was so amazed by how great the glasses are! They were shocked and excited to receive them at my shower in September. I received soooo many compliments on how cute they were. We have the glasses to keep forever as a memory! Thanks a million for all the hard work you put into
the 13 glasses that I ordered for my wedding. I really enjoyed giving them as gifts, and having everyone oooo and awww over them! Thanks so much!" --Nicole Emery

 I love it when my Fizzy Brides send me a note with photos. It just makes my day!



STEP-BY-STEP VIEW ON HOW I CREATE
MY CUSTOM, ONE-OF-A-KIND GLASSES!

STEP 1: Gather glasses and order form.

STEP 2: Sketch faces and details on order form.



STEP 3: Paint black outline and "refill A.S.A.P".


STEP 4: Paint base colors from wedding color scheme.
STEP 5: Add wedding date in the "Fizzy Label Tag".



STEP 6: Add "Bridal Titles" and names on the base.

STEP 7: Paint skin color, then dresses and bouquets.

STEP 8: Add lips and then the hair styles.



STEP 9: Repaint black outlines to frame everything in.

STEP 10: Add dots and swirls for an accented detail.

STEP 11: Paint each girl's detail in black with super fine brush.



STEP 12: Finish with white detailing and signature on the bottom of glass.

STEP 13: Bake glasses in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degress.




Thank you for taking a behind-the-scenes
look into my STUDIO!


"BRIDESMAIDS"


ARE YOU THE BLUSHING BRIDE?

"If you are then these would make
great gifts for your bridal party.
You can have them customized for you
MAID OF HONOR,
BRIDESMAIDS, FLOWER GIRLS,
JR. BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHERS,
PERSONAL ATTENDANTS,
READERS,
and why not get one for yourself,
the BRIDE!

Or if you are hosting a bridal shower imagine
what the attendants would do when you
 give them a glass as their party favor?"

Look inside the glass and you will
find a special message... "refill A.S.A.P."


***PLEASE READ FOR IMPORTANT INFO***

This listing, as well as the rest of my designs,
are custom and made to order.
Please make sure to see my shop
HOME PAGE and POLICIES
before placing your order. Thank you!!

*BOOKING SCHEDULE:
Please make your purchase at least 6-8 weeks ahead.
Items are custom and made to order.
You can refer to the "booking schedule"
at the top of my shop HOME PAGE.

*CHOOSE YOUR QUANTITY CAREFULLY:

For more details please see the POLICIES section.


*AFTER your PURCHASE and PAYMENT:
You will submit your custom details with the
"WEDDING ORDER FORM" at - http://www.fizzyartist.blogspot.com/

HOW ARE THE GLASSES PERSONALIZED?
Each glass is designed to look like the bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen,
the best man, flower girl, mothers and fathers and most of all the BRIDE and GROOM!

Check out the other BRIDESMAIDS listings here:

CAN I SEND YOU PHOTOS OR JUST DESCRIPTIONS? Yes, either!

WHAT TYPES OF GLASSWARE CAN WE ORDER?
This design can be on a wine, beer pilsner(stien),
beer pint, low-ball (short), martini,
coffee mug or water glass.
Feel free to mix and match!


{ FEEDBACK }
Here is another email from a recent "Fizzy Bride".http://www.etsy.com/people/FizzyArtist/feedback


"Glasses were a huge hit with our bridal party! They used them for both the rehearsal dinner, as well as the wedding and after party! I had so many compliments on the gift and questions about where we got them. I would suggest ordering them super early though, because they really do take as long as she says! But worth the wait! :) " - MsPensFan


Thanks for checking out the FIZZ!
~FizzyArtist


Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain
your balance while standing still.
-Linda Brakeall



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