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Watercolor - Adding Character to Lettering

Watercolor - Adding Character to Lettering

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Items you’ll need to start adding character to your lettering:

Getting Started with Doodles

Step 1: Lightly sketch your letters on Kassa watercolor paper included in the Watercolor Set using a ruler as needed.
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Step 2:  Outline your letters with a waterproof pen to prevent the ink from smearing when the watercolor is applied.  Draw doodles in your letters with any design you desire. Once completed, erase pencil markings with a white eraser.
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Step 3:  With the Kassa water brush pen, mix water to the color palette of your choice to fill in the letters.  Don’t be afraid to blend colors or use multiple colors to create a unique piece. Watercolor is very forgiving and if you dislike the way some colors blended on paper, use a paper towel to dab the color away or squeeze a bit of water from the pen and dilute.
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Getting Started with Shading and Highlights  

Step 1: With the watercolor brush write your word using a color from the palette. Remember with each downstroke to use heavier pressure to create a thick stroke and use lighter pressure to create a thin stoke.
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Step Two: Once your piece completely dries you are ready for shading and highlights.  If you try shading before it is completely dry, the colors will run together.  The key to shading is choosing either the left OR right side to shade. I have chosen the left.  
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Step Three: To add highlights with your Kassa Watercolor, use your brush pen and mix water to the white and add thin strokes to each letter.
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Don’t be afraid to experiment and use different colors to shade and highlight!
kassa watercolor set water brush pens diy watercolour project

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