10 Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy | Shelley Hitz | Skillshare

10 Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

Shelley Hitz, Watercolor and Lettering Artist

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14 Videos (1h 13m)
    • Introduction

      1:43
    • Supplies

      3:57
    • Background 1: Three Color Wash

      3:49
    • Background 2: Ziplock Technique

      4:05
    • Background 3: Mini Galaxy

      5:50
    • Background 4: Stripes

      2:52
    • Background 5: Circles

      6:28
    • Background 6: Sun and Grass

      5:01
    • Background 7: Mountains

      8:28
    • Background 8: Ocean with Fish

      7:00
    • Background 9: Tree

      11:34
    • Background 10: Flowers

      8:58
    • Class Project

      1:13
    • Next Steps

      1:49

About This Class

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Would you like to be able to create easy watercolor backgrounds to add to your hand lettering or modern calligraphy that will only take you a few minutes to create?

I love watercolor.

I have been creating watercolor backgrounds since the beginning of my lettering journey. Watercolor adds an amazing effect to your lettering pieces and it only takes a few minutes of your time to create the backgrounds I teach you in this class.

However, I know what it's like to start with a blank page and just to sit there and thing, "What should I create, what should I do?"

Sometimes we feel uninspired or don't know where to start. Therefore, in this class I'm going to walk you step-by-step through creating 10 easy watercolor backgrounds.

These are backgrounds I have personally used myself. They are easy and don't take a lot of skill. Anyone can do these. By simply taking a few minutes to add a watercolor background to your lettering pieces it can take your artwork to the next level.

It's also a great way to create gifts and to simply add more color in your life.

Many times our lives are so busy and it's nice to take a few minutes away and enjoy some art therapy.

Join me in this class and let's dive in and create these easy watercolor backgrounds. I cannot wait to see what you create!

Learn all the watercolor supplies I recommend and use here: http://skl.sh/2pOMG6H

Learn Brush Lettering for Beginners here: http://skl.sh/2lwvwWa

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Shelley Hitz

Watercolor and Lettering Artist

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me. Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy. Create beautiful pieces you can...

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