I recently made a birthday card for a friend who had commissioned me to make a 60th birthday card.
As well as the Watercolour painting of a glass of red wine I decided to hand letter a sentiment direct onto the card.
To achieve the look I wanted I blended 2 different colours to get a gradient effect.
Here’s how I blend my colours to create the lettering;
For this card I used 2 shades of purple Tombow dual brush pens.
This effect can be achieved with most brush pens, I used my Tombow pens for this card as I had a pack of various shades of purples that coordinated with the watercolour.
Then, using the darker shade once more, draw the colour down the bottom half to cover the rest of the lettter.
I’ve found that this effect can be achieved when mixing most colours, as long as the pens you use don’t dry instantly on the paper. It’s the moist ink being carried by the other pen that creates the blend.
Let me know if you give blending a try on your next hand lettering project, I’d love to see.
Thank you for reading and Happy Crafting!
*Please note; I have no affiliation with the products used in this blog post, I just happen to have them in my craft stash