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!
I used the 2-step watercolour technique to create this card. Here’s how I accomplished this shaded look:
- Create the soft watercolour wash on the background using soft sky ink and an aqua painter on watercolour paper.
- Stamp the Letters for You Alphabet in Pool Party on watercolour paper.
- Use the Large Letters Framelits Dies to cut out the letters
- Use the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencil to add shadowing to the letters
- Use a blender pen to soften the watercolour pencil lines.
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:
I love efficient crafting!
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What is your favourite alphabet set? Do you use them primarily for card making or scrapbooking?
4 thoughts on “2-Step Watercolor Lettering”
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!
Hi! The dimensions for the card base are 3.25 x 5.5″
Such a pretty card…love the look of watercolour!!
Thanks so much Rene!!
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