My favorite thing to do with a water brush is...
To fill it with liquid watercolor paint and watch it create magic. I love these Pentel brushes, it seems like they can do everything I need them to, and are great to take with you if you’re traveling. Or just sitting on the couch lol.
Ok guys, in today's quick video, I will show you just how easy it is to go from one color to the next using a water brush.
What you need:
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- Water brush (I’m using the Pentel Aquash)
- Liquid watercolor paint (Dr. Ph. Martin's)
- Second color of watercolor paint (Jane Davenport pan set)
- Watercolor paper by Canson
STEP 1: The first thing you need to do is fill it up with some liquid watercolor. And I suggest you don’t mix in water with the paint either, because if you have paint left over after you’re done lettering you can just pour it back into the original jar of paint.
Note: Clean the brush with water after you do this, you don’t want it to dry too much because it might clog. It won’t do it right away, especially if you’re using watercolor paint, but, it will if you leave it in for a few days. So I’d just wash it to be safe. Find out more about how to take care of your water brushes.
STEP 2: Let the paint get to the tip, but make sure not to squeeze too much, you don’t want that color running just yet.
STEP 3: Grab another color you want to work with, so here I have blue, and just dip you brush in it.
STEP 4: Start lettering, after a couple letters or so, start slowly squeezing the barrel of the brush to let the second color to mix. Don’t dip your brush back into the blue.
That’s it, is simple and pretty quick once you figure out how much to squeeze it. And of course you can mix in more colors to create more of a rainbow effect.
If you’re pretty new to water brushes I have a couple more posts on that topic to get you started. Check them out below.