Watercolour lettering is beautiful, but takes a lot of practice and effort. This “easy way” is just as pretty and is great for beginners!
Check out my video below or keep reading for a step by step tutorial.
What You’ll Need
Your favourite brush pen in a very light colour (I like to use a Tombow N89)
Some water based markers like the Tombow Dual Brush Pens
A piece of plastic or ceramic (Ii like the Tombow Blending Palette)
A small water brush or paintbrush
Using the light grey brush pen, write your word or phrase. If your phrase is long, you may want to work on one word at a time.
Scribble a bit of each marker colour on the blending palette or piece of plastic. You are basically making yourself a watercolour palette, so make sure you put a lot of colour down. If you use regular or liquid watercolours, skip this step.
Pick up some colour off the palette with a water brush or wet paintbrush. Fill in the letter to about halfway down. I like a variety of colours in each letter, but feel free to do every letter or word a separate colour.
Add another colour, making sure to use plenty of water to blend.
Keep adding alternate colours until the entire word is filled up. If your letters are a bit shaky, you can use a thin fineliner to outline and clean up the edges.
You Did It!
This is by far my favourite technique to add fun, beautiful colour to my pieces! I hope it becomes yours, too! 🙂