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Lettering Tutorials!

Oh, hello there! It's Nicole again, and I'm back with another tutorial! This time, I'm focusing on lettering.


I've found, that if I think of lettering as another form of drawing, it comes more naturally to me, because it can be broken down into steps exactly like a doodle. Here, I've given you 5 different methods to add some flare to your lettering.


Once you master the letter A, you can move your way through the alphabet using these simple guidelines. Adding even the tiniest of details can really add some "oomph" to your journals and planners! I like to use my PITT artist pens for lettering because they are so smooth on paper, and the colors really pop!


If you want to practice, but don't want to dive right into your notebooks, download this free printable practice sheet HERE!


If you post what you create, be sure to tag us @fabercastellusa & @plansthatblossom so we can see (and maybe even share!) your lovely creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Keep creating!

-Nicole @plansthatblossom

All The Watercolors

I gathered up all of my Faber-Castell watercolor tools to do a quick comparison and also to show a few different techniques to use with each one.

Final Watercolor


1. Connector Paints


2. Watercolor EcoPencils


3. Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils


4. Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils


5. Albrecht Durer Watercolour Markers


6. Gelatos



The Lettering Fern

Erin is a teacher by day and a creator by night. She loves to try and inspire creativity in her students everyday! Because she’s busy during the day, the night is when her creativity gets to explode into the world through lettering and messing around with watercolors. Her biggest advice would be to not compare your art to other people’s art! Be uniquely you!

The Lettering Fern

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Marker Sunflower

Still here celebrating World Watercolor Month with these brand spankin' new Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers! These things are pretty great. You can color straight on the paper, then wet it with water over the top, you can wet the paper, and color it in to see the colors bleed, you can scribble a little bit on a palette and use a wet paintbrush to pick up the color like you would with regular paint. You can layer colors one on top of another, or you can blend them all together to make new colors. Watch a few of the techniques in this sunflower below, and then go give them a try! You won't regret it.


Photo Feb 14  2 32 01 PMChelsea has a not-so-slight obsession with all things lettering. Watching lettering videos is what got her started, and you can usually find her posting videos using every art supply she can get her hands on. From brush pens to watercolor, and everything in between!