Use Stampin Write markers to colour blend your brush lettering. I created this card a while ago and it’s still one of my faves. I’ve got a couple new techniques to show you to add to your brush lettering repertoire that’ll jazz up your letters adn WOW your family and friends.
Brush marker lettering is HOT! Have you tried it yet? No? Learn it in a just a few short hours with my online class!
Full of videos and pdf’s to set you on the right path to making beautiful letters with your Stampin’ Write markers in no time!
See how your brush lettered greeting takes centre stage? While there are other pretty elements to dress up this card, it’s the lettering, especially the “wishes” that draws your eye.
And the mix of colours makes you want to look at it closer! Can you see the colour mixing and blending at the tops and bottoms of the thicker strokes? It’s just a subtle detail. Your friends and family will note there’s something special going on…but they won’t know what! Take a closer peek.
So what do I think are some of the best things about being able to brush marker letter?
- You’re in charge! You never need to worry about not having the “perfect” sentiment again!
- Save money on greeting stamps!
- Portability: Your skills go wherever you do! A Stampin’ Write marker or two, some paper and you’re all set to make beautiful paper crafts wherever you go.
- Super popular! Marker letters are SOO on trend! Everywhere you look, there they are. Advertising, magazine covers, packaging, movie titles. This trendy style of lettering is here to stay!
- Versatility: You can go simple and plain like on this card or get fancier like on this Easter greeting!
- Win brownie points! Your friends and family will absolutely LOVE that you took the time to hand letter their names on their envelopes or gift items like these.
- Colour coordination: You’ll be able to coordinate your Stampin’ Up! colours exactly with your greetings as every colour has a matching Stampin’ Write marker.
If you’re new to lettering, I recommend using a fairly stiff, yet flexible marker. And the Stampin’ Write markers are perfect! I explain everything from the marker to holding the pen to ruling lines and making the strokes and letters themselves in my complete Lowercase Brush online class. With detailed, up-close videos and lots of pdf’s, you’ll be on your way to awesome brush letters immediately.
Plus…you get unlimited access to my guide sheets and detailed videos. You get to learn at YOUR own pace, according to YOUR own schedule.
So ready to dive in?
So how do I suggest you use Stampin Write markers to colour blend your brush lettering?
- Letter “wishes” in Rich Razzleberry against a watercolour pencil wash on watercolour paper. (TIP1: I used the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry colours. TIP2: Let this dry completely or give it a shot with your heat tool before lettering or your lines WILL bleed. Yes, I tried that, that’s how I know! ☺️)
- Select a different colour, complementary or a shade darker, and use the brush tip to carefully stroke in the beginning and end of the thick strokes. (See the top and bottom of the “h” or the “s”) (TIP3: Use a similar colour you have in your background. I chose Crushed Curry to coordinate with my watercoloured background.)
- Use the .05 tip of the darker coloured marker to letter any other word to complete your sentiment. (I used the Blackberry Bliss marker.)
- Carefully – ie. SLOWLY – outline only a portion of your stroke to add further definition. (See the beginning and bottom of the “w” or the bottom of the “h”.)
Here are all my supplies to make this card including the gotta-have it Timeless Textures stamp set for my background. This set in my option needs to be a staple in everyone’s toolkit.
Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Blend your Brush Lettering
You will absolutely LOVE being able to create your own greetings. You will never be at a loss for a sentiment again once you learn how to brush marker letter.
With just a bit of practice, you CAN brush letter in no time! If you haven’t given my in-depth online class a try, what are you waiting for?
Then use your Stampin Write markers to colour blend your brush lettering like I have here to add even more punch to your greetings.