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Simple DIY Watercolor on Wood

Posted by Carisa Zglobicki

Using Daniel Smith Watercolors, create a pretty sign on Walnut Hollow Wood Plaques.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

Today, I'm sharing a simple DIY watercolor sign that anyone can do. I went to a blogger conference recently and took a class on brush lettering. I am hooked! While you can use many different pens to achieve brush lettering, my favorite so far is the Pentel Aquash Water Brush. I am able to combine my watercolors with this beautiful artist technique and get some really pretty results. After warming up, playing with different color combinations and layouts, I was ready to work on my Walnut Hollow Basswood Plaque. I love the natural wood look of these and it is easy to prime the surface using Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground. I like using this to prep my non watercolor surfaces so that I can watercolor on anything I desire! In my video below, I share how I warm up and why I encourage you to keep a simple student grade watercolor journal as well. Let's get started!

Supply List:

  • Walnut Hollow Basswood Plaque
  • Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor (Moonglow, Serpentine Genuine, New Gamboge, Quinacridone Gold, Kyanite Genuine, Quinacridone Fuchsia, Indigo, Buff Titanium)
  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground (Titanium White)
  • Black Velvet Silver Brush Round 8
  • Pentel Aquash Brush

Join me in my studio!

Close Ups:

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Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Brush lettering and creating custom signs with watercolor has always been something I've wanted to try and learn. What is something you would like to learn? Today is a great day to start and Blitsy has an awesome Inspiration area filled with Projects and Videos for you to find pretty much anything you might be looking for.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!