Watercolor illustration and lettering for a fully personalized greetings card!
Bring joy to your loved ones with a handmade Christmas card. With the ABT Dual Brush Pens you can create beautiful cards that combine watercolor illustrations with lettering. Laura from The Bright Side will show you how easy it is to create a card like this in her step-by-step guide.
Once you have drawn the mistletoe branches, it’s time for the leaves. Use different colors for these: for the mistletoe leaves I have chosen ABT-177 and for the holly I have used ABT-912.
Only suggest the shape of the leaf with a semicircle. In the next step, you will fill it in using the water brush.
If you prefer a consistent watercolor style, you can stroke the water brush carefully along the branches to give them softer edges.
Tip: Wipe the water brush on a piece of kitchen towel between each color to ensure a clean result.
Sketch out your greeting using a pencil. This allows you to make sure it is centered.
Then choose a pen for your favorite technique: the brush tip of the ABT Dual Brush Pen or the Fudenosuke can be used for dynamic calligraphy script. The fine tip of the ABT Dual Brush Pen, TwinTones, or the MONO drawing fineliner can be used for faux calligraphy or classic script.
- Laura Zito
Laura, who has been enthusiastic about creative hobbies since her childhood, shares her discoveries and tutorials via The Bright Side, making DIY projects accessible to anyone. As a big fan of bullet journaling and working on paper, Laura is a big fan of our ABT Dual Brush Pens, which she uses every day.