Let’s use Tombow Dual Brush Pens as watercolors to create a watercolor splatter background for our hand lettering projects.
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This background is inspired by famous artist Jackson Pollock. Just know watercolor splatter doesn’t splatter like regular paint. So this isn’t going to look exactly like a Jackson Pollock, but it is for sure inspired by his work. And it makes a great background for your hand lettered designs.
To make this watercolor splatter background, you will need:
How To Make a Watercolor Splatter Background
To get started, we are going to create a base layer on our watercolor paper. To do that, add some color from the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to the Blending Palette.
Use the Tombow Water Brush and pick up some of the color to the watercolor paper.
I used 3 colors to create this base layer of my background. Trying to cover the the entire page with color and blending the 3 colors as I went.
Once you have finished the base layer, let it completely dry before moving on to the next step. Now comes the splatter part! I added a few pieces of regular copy paper under my work area to catch any stray splatters.
Use your blending palette again, but this time use a regular paint brush to pick up the color. Make sure your paint brush is really wet and mix it with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen color on the blending palette.
Gently shake the paint brush over the water color paper to add the splatters. Continue adding splatters in different colors until you get a look you like. You can also add some big dollops of water and color to your watercolor splatter background if you want some bigger splatters.
Once you finish your background, let it dry completely and then it’ll be ready to add any hand lettered word art you want! Of course you don’t have to use it for a hand lettering background, you can use it as art or you can make it into a card. There are so many possibilities.