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Love message watercolor calligraphy.

February 26, 2016

You might wonder why I post another love-themed DIY just weeks after Valentine’s Day. That’s because it’s an assignment. An order from my sister. Why? This might be a story that she has to tell you. Since she can’t, I’m happy to jump in.

A few weeks ago she met a guy after being single for some time. After some dating they are a couple now and when she told me, she said – almost – these exact words: I likeΒ him a little bit more than originally intended. I found that so sweet that I made this poster for her to give away or display in her own flat.

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I also jumped at this opportunity because I was looking for excuses to start doing watercolor calligraphy since I watched this educational video on watercolor lettering. Unfortunately I don’t have the equipment yet to do it but I did a work around.

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

All you need is:

  • green acrylic color
  • a sponge
  • a bowl
  • a pencil
  • a rubber
  • a thin black pen
  • a thick black pen
  • painting paper
  • a wooden board
  • washi tape

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

For the background of the watercolor calligraphy put some water into a bowl and add a little green acrylic color. Stir well. Now take the sponge and wipe the color over the paper. Let it dry completely.

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Now draft the words you want with the pencil. Because I’m not so good with making beautiful letters just by hand, I always search for fonts that I like and copy the letters until I figure out my own style.

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Draw the outlines with the thin black paper and fill in the spaces with the thick black pen.

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I stuck the paper onto a board with some washi tape and just lean it against the wall. Doesn’t that look just fresh?!

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I might take some more Skillshare Classes to learn more techniques and handy skills. At least it was one of my goals for 2016 to learn something new.

Love-themed faux watercolor calligraphy | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I’m already taking classes on how to improve on SEO and make a newsletter. Would you be interested in a blogpost on how to improve your own blog or website?

Now. Carry on!

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