it’s no secret that i’m obsessed with brush lettering. and it seems to be gaining popularity like nothing else these days!
i figured y’all might enjoy learning some brush lettering too, so what better way than to share an insanely easy brush lettering project that you don’t need any prior skills or fancy brushes to do. let’s get writing, shall we?
what you’ll need:
• just a couple minutes of time
• black paint (poster paint works best!)
• water! lots of it.
• absorbent drawing block/paper
• headphones and some good music (optional, but great to have)
how to do:
1. prep your materials by filling a container with water, wetting your brush, squeezing out some black paint and grabbing your paper.
2. dip your brush in some paint, making sure it is quite wet (you want the paint to be very smooth, not dry/scratchy)
3. start writing in your own handwriting! it’s very difficult to write cursive with soft brushes, so for starters, just write the way you normally do.
i used quotes from the #LetterIt challenge and lyrics from Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. (yep, i did say having music on hand was nifty.)
4. as your brush gets drier, dip it back into the water – but don’t add more paint. (YET)
5. only add paint to your brush when your words are getting a little too light for your taste.
6. when your quote is done, feel free to go back over a couple of letters and darken them with more paint. but other than that, you’ve got a really epic masterpiece of brush lettering right there!
this project is lots of fun, and looks really professional because of the varying colour tones (at least i think so…), but it’s also super easy. even if you don’t like your first few pieces, i promise you’ll fall in love with brush lettering very quickly.
go grab your materials and get lettering! oh, and don’t forget to tell me if you liked this project, so i can do more in the future.
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