Fingerprint trees

Fingerprint Guestbooks

Fingerprint Tree Guestbook Kit These handpainted watercolour fingerprint guestbooks are a fun way to get everyone involved in your wedding, commitment or naming. Each drawing is scaled to suit your number of guests (the smallest – 16 x 20″ suits up to 100 guests).

The fingerprint guestbook comes fully framed, making it easier for your guests to leave their mark. We also provide full instructions for setting up, along with a guide for your guests and a test sheet for them to try their hand (so to speak) first. We can incorporate your theme into your image with a choice of designs and stamp pad and pen colours to match. We’ll even give you some wipes so your guests can keep their pinkies squeaky clean.

As a guide a tree and accompaniments such as the one shown here start from $350.

Materials used

We thoroughly research all materials and then test them ourselves for ease of use and resistance to fading.

  • Watercolours –  Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolours from Dr. Ph. Martin’s – they are light-fast, archival quality, acid free inks.
  • Paper – Arches warm-white, hot-pressed, 100% cotton fibre 300gsm paper. It is valued by watercolour artists and printers for its durability as it is acid-free, pH-neutral, gelatin-sized and air-dried. Made in Lorraine, France since 1492 it has been used for many landmark works including the publication of the complete works of Voltaire.
  • Stamp pads – Memento Tear Drop dye inks from Tsukineko. They are fast drying and perfect for picking up individual lines in your fingerprint. They are also fade resistant and come in a wide choice of colours. The Tear Drop shape suits all fingersizes.
  • Pens – Artline metallic (gold or silver) and black permanent markers. They are fast drying, waterproof (although we don’t recommend you test that with your piece!) and won’t fade over time. The metallic pens dry with a slightly embossed finish which reflects beautifully against fingerprints.