Easy Craft Tutorial For Writing Watercolour Rainbow Text

Easy Craft Tutorial For Writing Watercolour Rainbow Text

Grab your paints and use this easy rainbow watercolour technique! Great for Tumblr quotes and more.

This is a really easy technique for writing whatever you like in rainbow watercolours. It looks messy but comes out beautifully nearly every time. You just paint the words in water first, gently dab in watercolours then leave it to dry. Easy!

The end result looks a bit like this:

rainbow watercolour craft

Okay, so let’s practice by creating a heart shape. Something small and easy…

rainbow watercolour craft

As you can see, you don’t need much. Just some paper and a glass of water along with a fairly thin brush and some cheap watercolour paints.

rainbow watercolour craft

Now paint a heart shape in water on your paper. Do the outline first then fill it in. If you’re doing words, just paint the words in water straight onto the paper.

Next, do little splooshes of watercolour next to each other – they’ll start to ombre and join. A little dab at a time is fine.

rainbow watercolour craft

Is it all getting a bit drippy? Not a problem! Just grab a tissue to dab off the excess water.

rainbow watercolour craft

You’ll end up with something a bit like this. Now just leave it to dry!

rainbow watercolour craft

What’s really great is that the paint collects at the edges, so you’re left with a naturally darker outline of colour which edges your shape/writing for a strong contrast. Even more win.

So there you go. This technique is incredibly easy and satisfying to do, and it costs as much as a paintbrush and a cheap box of watercolour paints – which you can, of course, re-use for all sorts of craft projects. Give it a go!

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rainbow watercolour craft

rainbow watercolour craft


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