Welcome 2021 with a Gelatos Hand Lettering Tutorial

Hand lettered "welcome 2021"

A Gelatos Hand Lettering Tutorial to bring in the new year!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a sparkling tutorial using Gelatos and Pitt Artist Pens® to welcome 2021. I have made a complete materials list for you.


Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil - HB - #117011

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

Gelatos® Iridescent - 15 Piece Set - #770175

Gelatos® - Iced Coffee - #771163

Gelatos® - Gold Champagne - #771219

Pitt Artist Pen® Big Brush - #199 Black - #800042

Pitt Artist Pen® Metallic Gold - #167397T

Collapsible Water cup - #770310

Watercolor paper

After 2020 threw us off track, we all have hopes for a better 2021. Let’s welcome the new year with sparkle!

Watercolor paper and black Gelatos

Start by rubbing Gelatos pigments Iced Coffee and Black Hole from the Iridescents Gelatos set on watercolor paper cut to 9” x 6” or another size.

Black watercolor on paper with water brush

Fill your collapsible water cup with water and using the paint brush included in your Iridescents Gelatos set, start wetting the pigment on the watercolor paper. Don’t be afraid to add a lot of water. Let the colors blend naturally.

Black watercolor on paper with Gelato and water brush

Wet your paint brush and pick up some Gold Champagne Gelatos pigment right from the tip of the barrel. Splatter it onto the wet pigments on the watercolor paper by tapping on the brush handle very gently. The gold will blend into the mix. Let the paper dry completely. If you want the splatters to stand out more, let the pigments on the paper dry first before you splatter.

Watercolor on paper with Pitt Artist Pen

With Gold Metallic Pitt Artist Pen write Welcome 2021.

Hand lettering on watercolor with Pitt Artist Pen

Thicken the lettered lines as shown with same pen.

Welcome 2021 hand lettering with Pitt Artist Pen

Add shadows to the lettering with Black Big Brush pen. Add some stars around the page with the Gold Metallic Pitt Artist Pen to finish. You can frame it to display. I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and I wish you a very happy 2021!

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