Scripted Love

Hi, it’s Tessa from How to Make Art here to show you a fun technique that you can do with the pointed tip Niji Waterbrushes and the Yasutomo Authentic Chinese Watercolors.  These two supplies can create beautiful the beautiful handmade script writings that are very popular now, especially in the scrapbooking world.  I like to make several sheets full of words then cut them up to use in my scrapbooking layouts.  Think of all the fun things you could do with scripted words!

Here’s what you will need:

*Yasutomo Authentic Chinese Watercolors

*Niji Waterbrush with pointed tip

*Yasutomo and Company Permawriter in .05 or .07 size

*Spray bottle full of water

*Paper towels

Step One: Choose two colors from your Authentic Chinese Watercolor set that would look nice together.  I chose light green (#55) and pthalo blue (#57).  Next, I used my Waterbrush and the light green to create a circular background.  On top of that, with the pthalo blue, I wrote out the phrase I wanted to use.  Press lightly for a fun script effect.  It may take a few practice runs in order to get the script to look the way you want it to, but keep trying until you get a result you love!

Step Two: Let your words dry a little, then when they are almost dry, spray the whole thing with water from your spray bottle so the colors will bleed and create a mist.
Step Three: Blot the whole things with a paper towel, and it will become much lighter.
Step Four: Once it has dried completely, you can do an outline of your letters with one of the Permawriters so that the words will really stand out.
Below are a few more examples of using these two colors together to create words or phrases that would be fun to cut up and scrapbook with.  I used the two colors together, sometimes dipping my brush in one and then the other before touching paper so that the results would be unpredictable.  Script is a lot of fun, and you can use it in so many different ways…
Thanks for visiting the blog, and have fun playing with script!

2 thoughts on “Scripted Love

  1. What a wonderful idea! I love hand-lettering. And you make it really special!

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