Hello friends, Adrienne from Studio 80 Design here today! I've always loved Archer and Olive Notebooks I am so thrilled there is now a watercolor notebook! From the first time I used it I was super impressed! There are so many possibilities when it comes to this notebook. Today I'm going to share a watercolor lettering tutorial in the new Watercolor Notebook! Let's get started!
Materials you'll need:
- Archer and Olive Watercolor A5 Fleur de Bleu Spiral Dot Grid Notebook
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens in shades of blue
- Tombow Water Brush, Small
- Tombow Blending Palette
- Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen
The first thing I ALWAYS do is pick out my color palette. I'll be using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens as watercolors today. They are water-based, so all you have to do is add water to make them watercolors! The shades of blue I'll be using today are 491, 452, 403, 515, 373, & 555. Rub a little of each color onto the Tombow Blending Palette to make our watercolor palette.
Next, I took the lightest shade of blue, 491, and letter "ocean child" in the center of my page in the Watercolor Notebook. This is a great color to use for a base because it's light enough to blend in with the other colors, but still dark enough to see the lettering!
Now it's time to start adding water! Take the Tombow Water Brush and write on top of "ocean child" to saturate it. We're going to work one letter at a time so the water doesn't dry. Start with the "o" and go over it with the water brush so there is water on top. Then pick up various shades of blue from your blending palette and dab it onto the sides of the "o". Vary your colors to help make it more like water!
Keep working with each letter, one a time. Go over it with water first, then add in blues from your palette to add in color. Mix the lighter and darker shades in together. The nice thing about watercolor is you don't have to work very hard. Simple drop or dab in the color and let the water mix it for you! Make sure to keep your letters in their correct shapes throughout this process.
Now move onto "child" doing the same technique. Then let it completely dry!
The last step is to draw in a shadow using the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this pen did on the watercolor paper. It didn't soak in the ink, in fact, it was able to stay on top of the paper and keep it's black color very well! I did a bottom right shadow to help the letters pop on the page! Wait for it to dry and you're done!