Image: Cynthia Shipp Photography

We ended last year’s slate of 2014 Capitol Romance DIY Workshops with something beautiful: watercolor techniques with Ribbons & Bluebirds. I was astounded (as I usually am) by how talented the attendees are. People seemed to create watercolor wreaths, their own logos, and beautiful flowers with ease! I think some of this is the fact that I get the coolest attendees at these workshops, but I also think most of it is due to our amazing professional vendor hosts.


Jen walked our attendees through a general overview of working with watercolor paints – where to get the good ones, what brushes to use (and which you certainly should NOT use) and let attendees know a super watercolor success secret: a lot of it comes down to the type of paper you use! Attendees each got a brush, some paints, and a color wheel for their setup (along with the other goodies that come with each Capitol Romance DIY Workshop: a notepad & favor treat).


Yes, those are BOURBON flavored marshmellows!

Jen took attendees through different designs and ideas, teaching everyone how to master a simple watercolor technique and then letting them “have at it” using their creativity to come up with and practice their own ideas.



Click inside for more from our last 2014 DIY Workshop AND read about our 2015 DIY Workshops!


And now …. for the final projects – SO RAD:


AND our class group shot, that I nerdily make everyone do. I get the BEST attendees :)


¬†And now for our exciting 2015 DIY Workshops announcement! We are PUMPED to announce that we will be hosting this year’s DIY Workshops at The Hill Center on Capitol Hill! Workshops will once again run from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday afternoons over the year and we are still confirming hosts/topics, but we have some dates – so put these suckers in your calendar:

  • Sunday, March 8, 2015
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015
  • Sunday, November 8, 2015

We are pretty excited to take what we learned last year, and expand the scope of our workshops a bit this year to be a BIT more lifestyle (and not entirely wedding focused). Engaged couples – don’t be alarmed, we will still be finding professional hosts and teaching techniques that are applicable to weddings, but we also want to teach you some awesome skills that you can then use in your life together (which really is way more important anyway).

Be on the lookout for more information coming soon (especially on our March 8th workshop!). Can’t wait to see you guys at this year’s DIY Workshops.

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