Maybe you've tried blending with brush pens but you don't know the right way to go about it. I love beautiful brush pen blending but I always had the same problems. If I blend my brush pens directly on smooth paper, I don't have enough control of the blends. I always want to use mix media or watercolor paper because the paper can hold more water to get more controlled blends and it gives a beautiful, textured look.
However, I know I couldn't use brush pens on watercolor paper without fraying my brush pens.
In my search for a solution, I discovered blending with faux calligraphy. In this method, you use a bullet tip pen so you can use watercolor paper without fraying your pens. By using faux calligraphy, you have much more control over your blends. You work in one small space at a time to keep it really simple.
With this discovery, I started blending everything! I created rainbow blends and ombre blends. I started seeing watercolor galaxies everywhere and I wanted to create one in my letters. It turned out to be a lot harder than just a smooth ombre blend. I had to learn how to get the chunks of color and darker edges that make galaxies so beautiful. At first, my letters would turn purple or black instead of having random spots of color. It took some practice but I finally found a method that worked every time.
Finally, I was able to consistently create galaxy lettering like this:
That's where the Galaxy Lettering course comes in.
Galaxy Lettering is an online course designed to give you all the skills you need to create your own galaxy lettering. You will leave the class with your very own galaxy lettering piece and the ability to create all different variations of galaxy lettering.
This class uses faux calligraphy to create the space to blend your galaxies inside your letters. You can use this technique with all different colors and all different doodles and lettering styles.
You don't have a lot of time.
That's why this class is only 30 minutes long. During that time you will start creating your galaxy lettering piece. In just 30 minutes, you will know all you need to create gorgeous galaxy blends.
Don't know what faux calligraphy is?
This is an important technique that we use in this class. I don't want you to feel behind in galaxy lettering so I've included my Faux Calligraphy workbook ($13 value) in the class. You can practice your faux calligraphy and learn more about it right in the class.
Watch this video to learn more:
This self-led course is for you if:
- You know how to hand letter and now you want to add some color to your letters
- You want to get better at blending your letters
- You love watercolor galaxies and want to create galaxy lettering
- You are excited to practice and improve your lettering
- You only have a limited amount of time to practice
This self-led course is NOT for you if:
- You have never picked up a pen before
- You don't like galaxy lettering
- You don't want to learn something new
- You don't want to practice
- You don't have the supplies (listed below)
Waterbased markers with a bullet tip (like Tombow Dual brush pens) in galaxy colors
Waterbrush or paintbrush
Mix Media or watercolor paper
White or gold gel pens or paint