2-Step Watercolor Lettering

Brush lettering is beautiful!  I took a course last weekend and fell in love with this style of lettering, but I’ll tell you… it takes practice.  It took me a few hours to get the hang of the lettering and I’m still not consistent.  I’ll keep working at it.

In the mean time, I needed a card that had a lettering look to it, but didn’t trust my sweet new skills yet.  That’s where my Letters for You Alphabet set came in very handy!

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I used the 2-step watercolour technique to create this card.  Here’s how I accomplished this shaded look:

  1. Create the soft watercolour wash on the background using soft sky ink and an aqua painter on watercolour paper.
  2. Stamp the Letters for You Alphabet in Pool Party on watercolour paper.
  3. Use the Large Letters Framelits Dies to cut out the letters
  4. Use the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencil to add shadowing to the letters
  5. Use a blender pen to soften the watercolour pencil lines.

So simple!

I was strategic about where I placed the letters when I cut them out on the watercolour paper, and that left me with a great negative to make this card:

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I love efficient crafting!

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Want to make this card? Here’s what I used:

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What is your favourite alphabet set?  Do you use them primarily for card making or scrapbooking?

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4 thoughts on “2-Step Watercolor Lettering

  1. I love your “Love” card. TFS the directions on how to make it. I’d like to know the measurements for your “Love” card? I’ve been looking for this size for a while I keep trying to come up with dimensions myself, but haven’t been successful! Again TFS!

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