I’m going to show you how to create a watercolor brush lettering resist art piece to hang in your home office.
Give me Photoshop, and I’ll do pretty much anything a traditional artist will do. But sometimes, the need to get back to basics fulfills something in me like no other.DIY'ing your own art with watercolors and brush lettering is super easy! Watch!Click To Tweet
Create a Watercolor Brush Lettering Resist Art Print
My plans are to show you just how I did that this weekend by teaching you how to create a watercolor brush lettering resist art print. Utilize your brush lettering skills and create watercolor art masterpiece to hang in your home or office. Mine’s going right here above my desk! Now, I’m off to buy a frame!
Watch the Video Tutorial
Watch my video demonstration, and you can start creating gorgeous pieces of art too!
Supplies to Create a Watercolor Brush Lettering Resist Art Print
For this project, I kept it simple. I stuck with basic watercolor paper. Any type of watercolor paper will do. I own an expensive paper, like Arches, and I own the middle of the road paper like Strathmore. It doesn’t take a lot of money to invest in a project like this.
Next, I use Winsor & Newton watercolors. I happen to have a palette that has 14 different paint colors and a small brush. It’s perfect for travel. The colors (found in the palatte I linked in the last sentence) I chose for this project are:
- Cerulean Blue
- Lemon Yellow
For the darker version, I mixed Ultramarine and Cerulean Blue. This way it wasn’t super dark, and still had a similar tone to it as my middle blue, which was just the Cerulean Blue on its own. For my green-blue color, I mixed Cerulean Blue and Lemon Yellow. I think that three colors are plenty when doing this type of project. Too much color will end up looking muddy in your finished piece.
Steps to Create Watercolor Brush Lettering Resist Art Print
To write my text out, I use a hard pencil, preferably a 4H lead so that it doesn’t become difficult to erase later. Then, I masked it out using Fineline Masking Fluid. Use an old brush for this, or be sure to wash out your brush right away.
For my watercolor brush, I used a 10 Round by Simply Simmons. I wanted it large enough to help give movement to my water and paint. Allow the masking fluid to dry between 5 and 10 minutes before you start painting!
After masking out my letters, I applied the water to my paper right where I wanted my paint to stay. This process is called a wet-on-wet effect. When placing the watercolor on the paper in this area, it will only go where the water is. The masking fluid resists the watercolor and water, leaving the paper to show through after carefully peeling it off.
My Final Watercolor Brush Lettering Resist Art Print
There, you have it! A fun art print that you could use for gifts and greeting cards for your family & friends.
Looking for more fun watercolor art projects I’ve completed? Be sure to follow me on YouTube, and check out my Water Color Galaxy Wish Jar project!