DIY Watercolor Calligraphy

Watercolor calligraphy is like tie die in a nib!

 Let's get started: Supply List:  -watercolor (I like Dr. Phil Martin Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor, but I think almost any watercolor you can get on a paint brush will work) -a paint brush per color  -water -eyedropper -little jar or cup for every watercolor color -watercolor paper -thick watercolor paint brush -nib and nib holder -optional: blow dryer to speed up the drying process

 Let's get started:

Supply List: 

-watercolor (I like Dr. Phil Martin Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor, but I think almost any watercolor you can get on a paint brush will work)

-a paint brush per color 

-water

-eyedropper

-little jar or cup for every watercolor color

-watercolor paper

-thick watercolor paint brush

-nib and nib holder

-optional: blow dryer to speed up the drying process

I used my thick watercolor paint brush and dipped it in water. I intentionally painted the watercolor paper with just water.

I used my thick watercolor paint brush and dipped it in water. I intentionally painted the watercolor paper with just water.

Then i dropped some watercolor into the water section of the watercolor paper.

Then i dropped some watercolor into the water section of the watercolor paper.

I swooshed it around for an organic design.

I swooshed it around for an organic design.

I swooshed with three other colors. Water, drop, and swoosh around.

I then used a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.

 I like using Dr. Phil Martin's Hydrus Watercolor, but its not necessary. You can use any watercolor as long as its runny like regular black ink. But I used two drops of Dr. Phil's Hydrus Watercolor and two full pumps of water from an eyedropper in a little plastic cup.

 I like using Dr. Phil Martin's Hydrus Watercolor, but its not necessary. You can use any watercolor as long as its runny like regular black ink. But I used two drops of Dr. Phil's Hydrus Watercolor and two full pumps of water from an eyedropper in a little plastic cup.

I would then get a paint brush, dip it in the watercolor, and brush just a little into the nib. (I would practice writing with watercolor filled nib until you can figure out how much watercolor you need in the nib.) Then I would write a few letters.

I would then get a paint brush, dip it in the watercolor, and brush just a little into the nib. (I would practice writing with watercolor filled nib until you can figure out how much watercolor you need in the nib.) Then I would write a few letters.

I would then paint a different color on the nib. (Lean the nib and nib holder upright.) I would just fill just a little bit of watercolor, just enough to write a few letters.

I would then paint a different color on the nib. (Lean the nib and nib holder upright.) I would just fill just a little bit of watercolor, just enough to write a few letters.

Repeat painting some watercolor on the nib and writing. TA-DA!

Repeat painting some watercolor on the nib and writing.

TA-DA!