So how do we all feel about the current trend toward Brush Script on our projects?
I am LOVING the brush and Designers Gouache in the April Cupcake Kit.
I love that this industry is so heavily influenced by art and fabulous artists such as the incredible Kal Barteski.
She makes it look totally easy and effortless.
Studio Calico have a class online at the moment ..Life Scripted .. that I know is extremely popular and teaches some amazing techniques.
I thought I'd have a go at some brush script and show you some of the results I got with the Gouache and Brush.
(side note ... I am NOT taking the Studio Calico class and have no idea what I am doing... lol)
First thing I did was get out my mixing palette, paper, brush, paint and water. Put a blob of paint in the middle and added water to get it to a semi runny consistency.
I went a couple of different ways from here...
I kept the brush quite upright and focused on one letter at a time, dipping back into the paint each time.
This was OK .. worked quite well
Next I tried just painting out the letters without really thinking too much about how thick the paint was or how even the letters were .. but then I went back over each letter and gave them some more body.
Then I decided I was thinking about it too much and just started mucking around with it.
I was much happier this time.
I also love that this black paint splatters really well off the brush. I got the brush really wet with paint and then tapped off the excess onto the page.
I also grabbed a plastic cup and used the ends to create these circles - this looks super nice and I love this effect the most I think!
So.... I am far from great at this and over time and with some practice, I'm sure I'll get better.
But ... have a go .. get out some paper and a brush and start playing.