10 Easy Watercolor Backgrounds for Brush Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

Shelley Hitz, Watercolor and Lettering Artist

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14 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Background 1: Three Color Wash

    • 4. Background 2: Ziplock Technique

    • 5. Background 3: Mini Galaxy

    • 6. Background 4: Stripes

    • 7. Background 5: Circles

    • 8. Background 6: Sun and Grass

    • 9. Background 7: Mountains

    • 10. Background 8: Ocean with Fish

    • 11. Background 9: Tree

    • 12. Background 10: Flowers

    • 13. Class Project

    • 14. Next Steps


About This Class


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

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