Create Blended Watercolor Lettering


Have you ever wanted to learn how to create blended watercolor lettering? Hey Tombow fans, it’s Mandy from @a_heartened_calling! Today, I’m showing you how to create blends for your watercolor lettering. The Tombow tools we’ll be using make it so easy!  Let’s gather our supplies and get started:

MATERIALS

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

STEP 1 – Create a Base Layer and First Blend

Scribble ink from Dual Brush Pen 379 onto the Blending Palette. Then using the Medium Water Brush, pick up that ink and letter out a quote onto the watercolor paper.  This will be your base color. I chose “the best color is the ocean” quote since these blues reminded me of the gorgeous colors found there!

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

Next, scribble ink from Dual Brush Pen 555 onto the Blending Palette.

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

Using the Small Water Brush, pick up that ink and add just a tiny bit to random places in your letter. Use a scrap piece of paper or paper towel to wipe off the excess ink from the Water Brush. This helps blend Dual Brush Pen 555 into Dual Brush Pen 379.

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

Repeat for all your other letters.

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

STEP 2 – Add Third Color

Scribble ink from Dual Brush Pen 569 onto the Blending Palette. Then using the Small Water Brush, pick up that ink and add just a little bit to a random spot in your letter.

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

Add this color in an area that will keep the 555 color separate. You will also want to keep an area of your base color (Dual Brush Pen 379) visible. Use Dual Brush Pen 569 very lightly. A little goes a long way with this color!

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

Repeat for all your other letters.

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

STEP 3 – Fix Water Spots

Here’s a PRO TIP: To fix any water spots once the ink has dried, try using Colorless Blender Pen N00! It’s magic!

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

STEP 4 – Add Shadow

The last step is to use Dual Brush Pen N60 to add a shadow to your letters. Choose either the left or right side to add a shadow.

Create Blended Watercolor Lettering  - Mandy Faucher

Your blended watercolor lettering is done!  If you create your own, be sure to tag @tombowusa and @a_heartened_calling so we can see your gorgeous work!

For more watercolor lettering inspiration, check out these posts:

Thanks for following along today, see you next time!

Mandy

 

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