Make your own pretty watercolor letter wall decor following this simple tutorials. These letters and monograms are perfect for a bedroom or home office.

Watercolor Letter Wall Decor

Make your own pretty watercolor letter wall decor following this simple tutorials. These letters and monograms are perfect for a bedroom or home office.

I have been loving coming up with new ways to use watercolors. As much as I enjoy an abstract watercolor painting layered with lettering, I probably only need so many of these adorning my walls. When I began brainstorming ideas for letter art for my craft room, I wanted to incorporate watercolors in some way, and what I came up with was this watercolor letter wall decor.

My first thought would’ve been to watercolor directly onto the letter, but I didn’t think the chipboard material would hold up very well. So I opted to use watercolor paper instead.

Instead of going with a simple gradient or ombre effect, I decided to play around with different shapes and brushstrokes. Here’s a look at how I did it:.

I started by creating a light gradient across the whole page, from yellow to orange to red:

watercolor-letter-art-yellow-layer

watercolor-letter-art-orange-layer

watercolor-letter-art-red-layer

Then I layered on different brushstrokes – lines and zig-zags, dashes and smudges, etc, until the whole page was filled:

abstract watercolor painting

abstract watercolor painting

Once dry, I traced the “R”, cut it out and glued it onto the chipboard.

Make your own pretty watercolor letter wall decor following this simple tutorials. These letters and monograms are perfect for a bedroom or home office.

Then it was ready to hang!

Make your own pretty watercolor letter wall decor following this simple tutorials. These letters and monograms are perfect for a bedroom or home office.

I think this turned out so neat, and of course you can’t beat how easy it was! (And cost-effective, too. I already had the watercolors and paper, and the chipboard letter cost less than $1 on clearance!). It adds a nice punch of color and art to my C-R-E-A-T-E word art in my craft room.

Make your own pretty watercolor letter wall decor following this simple tutorials. These letters and monograms are perfect for a bedroom or home office.

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4 thoughts on “Watercolor Letter Wall Decor

  1. Kim

    I love the whole word, but C is my favorite! I’m thinking of doing one out of cotton bolls for my southern home! SO COOL! Visiting from Creative Spark and so glad I found you!

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