Once you’ve mastered the basics of hand lettering and are building your confidence in creating good looking script, a whole sea of creative options open up, from shadow effects to colour blending.
In issue 1 of Simply Lettering magazine, our Commissioning Editor Lou Collins explores a range of methods for blending colours in your lettering. In these videos, Lou explores these techniques in more detail so you can practise them yourselves.
BLENDING WATERCOLOUR INKS
Ink and brush can be a daunting technique to try, especially if you haven’t experienced much in the way of painting before. However, with very little practice you can soon be blending colours together like a pro! Use a watercolour card to prevent any wicking and keep your edges neat.
TWO-TONE PEN COLOURS
Many of the pens you may already have at home will be water based, and you will be able to create this look with them. This technique works well with both contrasting colours and slight shade blends.
COLOUR-BLENDING WITH CHAMELEON PENCILS
This technique can be achieved with any colouring pencils, although the soft and highly pigmented lead of Chameleon Pencils makes it very simple to blend colours together. They are especially good at showing up on darker cardstock and paper.