Here is a recent custom topper set :) Here is how I painted the bride: First, I painted her entire gown ivory. Then, I penciled on the lines. Then, I filled in the large blocks with a mix of ivory and white. Then, I shaded the pencil in the gaps between the large blocks. I then painted over that shading with a slight mix of ivory and white. For the groom, I painted his whole suit dark grey first. Then, I penciled on the stripes, and very delicately painted them with a small brush and a neutral grey. I kept dipping my brush into water in order to keep the lines smooth. Hope this helped!