Using Types of Sheen to Bring Glamour to your DIY Invitations

When it comes to DIY weddings, brides and grooms put on their thinking caps and think of a great new way to add some glamour and finesse to their special day. One of the easiest ways is with DIY wedding invitations, because you can base your entire wedding on the inspirations you draw into that, and that would be your first stepping-stone.

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A great way to add glamour to your DIY wedding invitations is adding sheen with various types of uses that are available in the market and probably lying around the household. From the type of paper to the type of paint or materials you can use and how you can use them, this week’s article from DIY Invitations looks into them all.

Types of Paper

Gloss Paper, which is also known as glossy paper, is known typically as that of the same quality as printed-paper used in a magazine. With a high sheen, glossy paper is not bulky and does not hold much opacity, as well as is cost efficient compared to that of matte or dull paper, due the lack of thickness. However, if you opt for this kind of paper for your DIY wedding invitation, whether as a base or as decor, it would be ideal, as your weight levels are in fact kept in mind.

Matte Paper is the least glossy form of paper, and is thick and holds a texture too. However, due to its finish, it is heavy and bulky, and lacks opacity. This type of paper is best used as the base paper, or for large decorative use on your DIY wedding invitations.

Dull Paper is low in glossy effect, and some would say it is categorised in between glossy paper and matt, there is a smooth finish lacking texture and a slight sheen.

Types of Ink/Paint/Materials to Use to Add Sheen

The best and easiest way you can decorate or adorn your DIY wedding invitations would be with the use of material such as ink, paint or something equivalent. There are various types of ink available, from the likes of normal ink to glitter ink that would be ideal to add that touch of glamour to your wedding invites. If that is not what you are looking for, opt for the likes of paint, which can be purchased from paint shop such as vinyl satin, silk, and matt emulsion. These paint types usually require special brushes for application such as the below mentioned, therefore keep this in mind when you use them on your DIY wedding invitations and trying to achieve the sheen you are looking for. These brushes are available at local stores, in the sizing that is convenient, if not ask around or check the World Wide Web.

  • Liquid paint – Brush, roller, pad
  • Non-drop – brush, roller
  • Solid – rolling tray, roller

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