Simple DIY “I Love You To The Moon And Back” Print
Hi! I’m Nazanin from Tea Thoughts and I’m here to share a fun but simple tutorial with you today.With so many talented artists putting their work out there, it’s become easier to fill our homes with beautiful artwork. It’s inspiring to see so many people turning their passion into a profession. Are you reading this and thinking, I want to do that too? Or maybe I’m the DIY queen? This simple tutorial is for you! Let’s create a simple but elegant piece for that room in your home that needs a bit of sprucing up.
- Plastic sandwich bag
- Watercolor paper. I used 140lb Canson watercolor paper cut to 8 x 10
- Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip
- Three Tombow Dual Brush pen colors of your choice. I used a combination of blue and greens. Choose whatever colors you want your moon to be.
- Pentel Aquash pen (optional)
Use the three brush pens to make a circular shape on the plastic bag. I like to draw the circle in one color then shade in the circle in 3 sections, one of each color.
Fill the aquash pen with water and squeeze droplets of water in a circular shape on your piece of paper. If you don’t have the aquash pen, you could also gently drip water or take a paint brush and wet the paper. The water essentially helps the colors blend together.
Take your colored plastic bag and flip it onto your wet paper, color side down. You will see the colors start to blend. I like to move the bag in a circular motion until the colors are well blended. After a few twists and turns of the plastic bag, I got this beautiful blue moon!
Wait for it to dry and then take the Fudenosuke pen to write the “I love you to the moon and back.” I prefer a mix of fonts so that the emphasis is on “I love you” and “Moon.” I like to think of this lettering as glorified cursive! Try to bend the letters a bit to the circular shape. Feel free to write this out like I did or you can check out this comprehensive Hand lettering 101 resource by Dawn!
Put your masterpiece in a frame and hang it up!
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Launched in December of 2015, Tea Thoughts was born out of a love for tea, baking, and a need for a creative outlet! Nazanin is on a mission to try new teas, bake new sweets and express her passion through art. She’s reconnecting with her love for creating through hand lettered, calligraphy and watercolor pieces in her Etsy, Tea Thoughts Shop. She lives in Maryland with her bf (aka partner in crime) and loves whiskey neat, comic books and cute animals!