fun with watercolor and brush scripts | Teaching in the Tongass

Sunday, March 6, 2016

fun with watercolor and brush scripts



There are a ton of different options of things you can do with watercolor elements and papers. I recently made a few to give as gifts and thought I would share with you all how to make beautiful printables that you can frame! 

To begin, you'll need a few things. I own quite a few brush script fonts. Here are a list of my current favorites--you can find lots of them on The Hungry JPEG in some fabulous and reasonably priced bundles--but hurry because they expire each month! 
Next, you'll need some watercolor elements and papers. Here is the set I'll be using for this tutorial (the set includes both the papers and the elements). 

 First up, you can make your font have this beautiful ombre look in just a few quick steps.  
First, type the text that you want (I am using Powerpoint).
 Next, go to Format-->Font.
 Text Fill-->Picture or Texture-->Choose Picture.
 Locate the digital paper of your choice and click Insert.
 Ta-da!
 And here's another creative way to use watercolor elements.
First, select the text you want to change to white (if it's all of the text, just select the text box itself). Change the text to white (I use the "Text Styles" tool bar option shown below and just click on the white).
 Then, locate your watercolor elements and drag onto the page you're working on.
 Stretch or arrange the watercolor where you want it. Don't be afraid to play around with it and get creative!
 Next, select the watercolor element and arrange it so that it's "Sent to Back" as shown below.
 I made these watercolor elements so that they can be layered just like real paint colors. Watch what happens when I add this green circle element and send it to the back.
 See how it turned turquoise because it blended with the blue? Now I'll do the same with this pink circle.
 Sent to the very back, it turns into a pretty purple!
 And, if you want a certain color to be darker, just select it, copy and paste and you have another layer of that color (I darkened the blue with 1 extra layer below).  Ta-da! Pretty simple, right?
Here are a couple of examples from some printables I made to frame in our grey and yellow nursery. I just changed the dimensions in Page Setup to be square to fit in these basic square frames (Amazon affiliate link)I have.


These kinds of printables are great for baby showers, weddings, anything really. Find some pretty basic frames and print to fit and you've got yourself an inexpensive but personal gift (or your own home decor!). Have fun getting creative!
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4 comments

  1. I LOVE THIS! I can't wait to start making some! :)

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  3. The fonts don't show up for me :,(. What are they?

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