Especially when they belong to one of your closest friends. And even more so when her party is Peter Pan-themed! Because of course, that means that I get to make Peter Pan hand lettering for her!
My friend Isabel commissioned me to make one of these canvases, and I made the other to form a joint present from both of us.
I started by experimenting with different layouts and drafts. Then I drew the words onto the canvas lightly, and used watercolours over the top. After balancing the colours and refining the letters over and over, and adding some gold shadows and embellishments, they were finished!