Create simple watercolor wash backgrounds

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Creating quick watercolor backgrounds is a fun way to add interest to hand lettering projects.

There are so many things you can do with watercolor backgrounds: hand letter on top of them, cut them out and make some mixed media art, digitize them and use them as watercolor textures, and more.

In this video I'll show you a few methods to create easy watercolor backgrounds for your projects, using simple tools that you may already have lying around your house.

Learn how to create simple watercolor wash backgrounds for your hand lettering projects or to digitize. Video tutorial at


What are some of your favorite methods to create watercolor backgrounds?

Don't want to do it yourself? Here are a few digitized watercolor textures I created that you can pick up from my shop.