Welcome to Max's Boot Camp....
At ELK Prints I recently contributed some special hand-painted watercolour paper decorations (and a genuine hardwood signpost) to a party styled by Decor by Yael - the theme for Max's Birthday party was "army". Yael is a well-established Sydney based stylist and is particularly known for her ability to layer many textures and elements together to create the overall look and atmosphere desired.
You might not automatically think of watercolours in the same sentence as the army but for this party they worked really well. The watercolour textures added a depth, richness and naturalism to the camouflage military pattern.
Despite initial reservations I found the theme ultimately quite interesting and fun to work on as I created all the different motifs and elements inspired by the military theme - flack jackets, grenades, helicopters and dog tags are just a few of the objects scattered across the backdrop. A poster, drinks sign and a hardwood signpost with hand-cut stencilled lettering helped complete the look.