I love watercolors! I love the translucence and the way they blend together. I have been wanting to try to get that watercolor effect on wood. I chose 12″ wooden letters as my canvas, and I really like the way my DIY watercolor letters turned out.
You can easily customize these DIY watercolor wood letters with the colors and letters of your choice. They make such and beautiful and personalized statement piece. Follow along as I show you how to make your own!
DIY Watercolor Wood Letter Supplies:
Step one. To play up the watercolor effect, I decided to paint only the bottoms of the letters and let the color blend into the wood. Start off by wetting the portion of the letter that you want to paint. I just went ahead and stuck the letter right into the water running from the faucet.
Step two. Wet your brush, and use the wet brush to activate the color you want to use. I started with a darker pink color on the bottom and then added a bright pink above that.
Step three. After adding color to the wood letter, you can use a wet brush to blend the pigments together and up into the dry wood grain.
I ended up adding a couple of coats to get a more saturated color at the bottom. I love the way the colors blend into the wood.
So pretty and unique!
When the letters were all dry, I hung the DIY watercolor letters on the wall in my daughter’s room using picture hanging strips.
Where could you use some pretty DIY watercolor letters?
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.