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FINGERPRINT FLORALS

My son's other kindergarten teacher (not the one with the birthday) is getting married on Friday. She's an ex-cop, beautiful, and plays Tag with half of the kids in the lunchtime playground at once, actually "running as fast as she can" (Sonny) and they love her. The children in the class offered up their fingerprints and signatures to create this wedding gift. The sheer volume of faint lines and pencil dots showing where they could and couldn't put their fingers and names almost took the fun out of it, but not quite.


Fingerprints on 280gsm watercolour paper:


I added fine-liner detailing to create the flowers, using Uni Pin Fine Line pens in nib widths 0.05mm, 0.1mm and 0.2mm; one of the only brands I found that didn't bleed onto the paper.


Hand drawn lettering using Vermandois font:


And a spring bouquet of Ranunculi, Poppies and Narcissus Tete-a-Tetes to accompany... Happy wedding weekend!


Frame from Ikea.