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Back to School Hand Lettering Tutorial

Posted on September 21 2020

"Here's to a Unique School Year" hand lettering with apples

Hand lettering tutorial for a unique school year!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a word art tutorial using Watercolor Pans. I have made a complete materials list for you.


Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils - Tin of 48 - #114648
Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220
Watercolors in Pans 48ct - #FC169748
Collapsible Water Cup
Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black - #800066

Watercolor pan with apple outline

Fill your water brush from the Watercolor Pans set with water and paint the outline of an apple.

Watercolor pan with apple outline

Add the stem and a leaf.

Watercolor apple with graphite pencil

Make a rough sketch of word placement inside the apple using watercolor pencil very lightly. Using a watercolor pencil helps keep the lines softer and cleaner than a graphite pencil.

Watercolor pan with hand lettering in apple

Use water brush with the pan watercolors to go over the words. Make alterations and adjustments as you go.

Watercolor pan with hand lettering in an apple

Use the black Pitt Artist Pen with XS tip to add the school year to the bottom. Erase any leftover pencil lines. I hope you enjoyed today’s word art with the pan watercolors. Remember, it is essential to practice regularly and always add a creative twist to your own word art!

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studios

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