Fall Quotes with Watercolor Backgrounds
Gather your supplies!
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Background #1: use lots of water to brush fall colors on the page. Leave lots of white space. I like to call this technique lazy stippling.
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While wet, you can keep adding colors around the background. This will give it a fall feel.
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Let it dry completely before removing the tape.
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Background #2: use a spray bottle to mist your paper with water. Tap paint into the water.
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Paint in color patches. Let the water do the blending rather than trying to blend with your brush.
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Let it dry completely before removing the tape.
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Choose your favorite fall quotes.
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Try some different calligraphy styles. Here are some ideas to get you started.
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Calligraphy style #1: use thick downstrokes & casual script (mix script with print).
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Calligraphy style #2: use thick downstrokes & capitals and lowercase letters & swooping tails.
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Calligraphy style #3: use thin downstrokes & long, small letters.
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Practice each quote in several styles before choosing one for your background.
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Layer the fall quotes and calligraphy together.
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Which lettering styles do you like on which background?
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Then try it again.
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I hope you came up with some great ideas and beautiful fall combinations. Happy creating!
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