Watercolor Gradient with Brush Lettering

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Watercolor and Brush Lettering are two things that I love! Both are intimidating to me, but I tried them anyway. You should too! It is exhilarating to create something beautiful with them, and you CAN do it. For me the key is play. Before you put the pressure on to make something with watercolor or brush lettering, take some time to play with them. Just have fun. See what you can do. You will learn a lot from it. What works, what doesn’t…and that isn’t always the same for everyone. You will develop your own style and preferences through play…and you’ll have fun doing it.

Enough preaching :0) Here is how I did this card.

I used some Canson mixed media paper and trimmed it to 4.25 X 5.5 inches. You can use any watercolor or mixed media paper you have.

To color the gradient, I used three colors in each row. I used was the Gansai Tambi set by Kuretake.

TOP ROW:
Red No.32
Rose Madder No.34
Cobalt Violet No. 46

SECOND ROW:
Lemon Yellow No.40
Red No. 32
Cadmium Scarlet No.31

THRID ROW:
Lemon Yellow No. 40
Yellow Ochre No. 44
Burnt Sienna No.46

Use a mixture of about half watercolor with half water to mix your colors on a palette (any piece of plastic, glass, or ceramic will do for a palette).

Apply the colors in the row one at a time, overlapping each one as you go.

Rinse your brush between each row but not while in the same row.

Allow it to dry and then use a brush marker/pen to write a greeting. See my YouTube video below for a demonstration of the hand lettering. Also see the supplies below for a brush lettering workbook to learn brush lettering by Kelly Creates. She also has brushes, but I just used what I already had on hand, which I link below as well :0)

SUPPLIES:

I am an Amazon.com and Scrabook.com affiliate. The links are free for you to use. If you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. Thank you for your support :0)

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors: https://amzn.to/2VFJcPE
Colors I used:
TOP ROW:
Red No.32
Rose Madder No.34
Cobalt Violet No. 46

SECOND ROW:
Lemon Yellow No.40
Red No. 32
Cadmium Scarlet No.31

THRID ROW:
Lemon Yellow No. 40
Yellow Ochre No. 44
Burnt Sienna No.46
Canson Mix Media paper 98lb: https://amzn.to/2JS8847
Sakura Micron Pen: https://amzn.to/2YFLr7C
Zig Memory System Scroll and Brush Markers: https://amzn.to/2M8eeA2
(Alternative) Zig Brushables: https://amzn.to/2YBtPd1
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/2M9Hkzo

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors: https://amzn.to/2VFJcPE

Canson Mix Media paper 98lb: https://amzn.to/2JS8847

Sakura Micron Pen: https://amzn.to/2YFLr7C

For the brush pens: there are so many on the market to choose from. I really like the Zig memory System I have, but they are expensive. I have the big set which I will link for you below, but I also link the newer brushables which come in a smaller quantity, and cost less.
Zig Memory System Scroll and Brush Markers: https://amzn.to/2M8eeA2

Zig Brushables: https://amzn.to/2YBtPd1

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/2M9Hkzo

Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering Workbook: https://amzn.to/2Yzh2rw

or here: http://shrsl.com/1m82o

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