I learned how to digitize my watercolor designs and the rest is history!
What started out as wanting to make some labels, grew into offering watercolor crests, pet portraits, maps, and more!
I'll paint the special details of your crest, digitize it, and help you add the artwork to stationery, gifts, and other thoughtful welcoming details that will allow you to include and cherish your love story in all your special moments!
In 2015, I founded The Welcoming District as a gift design studio and loved helping couples welcome wedding guests with the goodies that told their love stories. It was so fun discovering new treats to gift, but packaging was often the greatest challenge. Many makers had excellent products, but their branding didn't quite match the aesthetic I was representing. That's when I decided that I wanted to start making my own labels to help couples welcome their guests graciously with their love stories. I always enjoyed painting, so.....
I ended up refocusing my business on watercolor artistry to tell your story and graciously welcome your loved ones.
Your love story is beautiful and unique! Let's paint an heirloom you can cherish forever and use to welcome loved ones!
Make it your own with calligraphy, serif, and vintage styles
100+ predesigned icons to choose from with ability to further customize*
15 options included with ability to further customize*
20 color options, 4 styles, & text of your choice
20 color options
You have the choice of printing on your own or select any of the fun items I offer in my crest products shop. You may order with me at the time you purchase the painting or at a later date that works for you. Regardless, you'll have a hand-painted, digitized painting that you can cherish for years to come!
Once your heirloom is designed, you will receive a JPG, PNG, and PDF file of your crest and your project is complete. You may use these for personal use in so many sweet ways!
You'll choose your shield color, banner, floral, icons, and monogram from my predesigned collection and describe/send pictures for any add-on customizations you'd like me to paint just for you.
This is when I put all your details together and paint custom elements. I schedule a "design week" so it lets you know when you should keep an eye out for messages from me. The sooner I hear back from you regarding changes/approval, the sooner you have your crest files.
We'll plan your design week, sign an agreement through HoneyBook, and get your project on my calendar.
Contact me here (which leads to an invoice in HoneyBook). Crests start at $250. If you know of any upgrades you'd like to add like a pet portrait, custom icon, etc., I'd love to hear about them during this time.
If you have questions about commissioning a watercolor crest, schedule a 15 minute complimentary consultation call here. Ready to book now? Simply move on to step two!
Your crest will make gifts, stationery, & home decor adorable and meaningful!
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Five ways to add more of your personality to your crest:
WHATEVER DETAILS YOU CHOOSE TO INCLUDE, IT'S SURE TO BE BEAUTIFUL, TIMELESS, AND YOU!
starting at $250
A custom watercolor crest is a beautiful representation of your lives coming together as one. Each icon can represent your individual/shared interests, hobbies, careers, special places, and more! Crests are a fun way to add your personality to wedding details and can even act as a "logo" for your special day! They can be used early on for save-the-dates, bridal showers, and your wedding website and then as a continued aesthetic throughout stationery, signage, wedding welcome gifts, and favors.
Long after your wedding day, use this piece of family heraldry on home decor and personalized family stationery. A flag outside your home, notepads to write messages to your child's teacher, and embroidered crest towels are just a few of the many ways they can be enjoyed for years to come!
Book Your CUSTOM WATERCOLOR CREST
Maximize your PRINTING Options
Would you like to use your crest on things like letterpress cocktail napkins, embroidered linens, or single-color can coolers? Maximize your watercolor crest options by adding on a "Line Image."
Your image will be an outline of all the pretty details in your original crest, so make sure to purchase one of those first. You'll receive an AI, EPS, and transparent PNG like the black and white image pictured here.
When you go to get your details printed, you'll have options for printing colors. For instance, this Connect 4 yard game was made using the original watercolor crest files and the single-color line image file. The decal printer was able to use this black and white image to print it in marsala and white.
ELEVATE YOUR CREST OPTIONS WITH A LINE IMAGE FILE!
with a line image version of your crest
Crest Art Print
(two size options)
(Set of 40)
Wedding Crest Gift Tags
Neoprene Crest Coasters (Set of 4)
Wedding Crest Banner
(Set of 24)
Crest Luggage Tag
Wedding Welcome Gift Note Cards
Print Your Custom Artwork
Once I have finished your art project and you have your digital files, you can print your crest on your own or I offer the following items that can be purchased below. Your artwork can be applied to any of these sweet details!
Naina & Josh
Weddings by Hana
"YOUR CREST WILL SYMBOLIZE THE LIFE YOU BUILD TOGETHER AND SERVE AS AN HEIRLOOM FOR YEARS TO COME."
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