Elizabeth Street

Faux Watercolor Lettering

Lettering + DesignLiz TubmanComment

I love the look and feel of the watercolor brush lettering that's so popular right now, and I recently discovered a way of creating that look without actually using watercolors.  

Using a Prismacolor pen on tracing paper creates a brush-like texture and lets the ink bleed just enough to give it that painterly look:

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I was inspired by the new Hillsong United album last week to create a lettering piece of some of their lyrics for my bedroom gallery wall using this method:

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I'm sharing the 4x6 print as a download here in case you'd like to print off your own version - it's just the right size for an inspiration board or to display on your desk.  Enjoy!