Easy Watercolor Word Art


Hello, Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here. When I think of the color indigo I think of stargazing on warm summer nights. I just love the inky color of sky after the sun has completely disappeared. Today I’m going to show you how to make this easy watercolor word art so you can dream of the stars anytime you like.

Supplies:

Watercolor word art by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow

 

Step 1: Sketch Your Words in Pencil

Use a nice light pencil (2H or 4H works well) to sketch in your words and stars. You’ll be able to erase any visible lines at the end so don’t worry about it being too neat at this stage.

Watercolor word art by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow

 

Step 2: Outline Your Words

Outline your words and stars in black or charcoal Dual Brush Pen ink. This gives you greater contrast around the letters once everything is blended together.

Watercolor word art by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow

 

Step 3: Color in the Background

Using your dark blue Dual Brush Pen (I used 565) fill in the background around your stars and words. You don’t need to fill in every tiny space, it’s ok if there is some white showing through. In the next step you’re going to blend it all together anyway.

Watercolor word art by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow

 

Step 4: Blend the Ink With Water

Using your paintbrush and some water start blending the ink together. I find it easiest to start with the fiddly bits around the letters and stars first and then fill in the larger areas. The ink won’t be perfectly uniform, it will have dark areas and water marks, which gives you that great watercolor look.

Watercolor word art by Jessica Mack on behalf of Tombow

 

Once you’re happy with the way it is blended, let it dry, erase any visible pencil lines, and you’re ready to frame your watercolor word art!

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