How To: Hand Letter Using Brea Reese Waterbrushes

Designed By: Kendall Mills, IG: @kendallwritesonthings
Time to Complete: 15 - 20 minutes
Skill Level:
Messy Level:3
Age Range:3-5


PROJECT TIP: Have a jar of clean water handy to help ink flow when blending.

Step 1: Basic Strokes: All letters are made up of these basic strokes. When trying to
improve your lettering, building up muscle memory is key and practicing the basic
strokes are a great warm up! Lettering guides like the Brea Reese guides are a great
tool to build that memory and learn how to control your pressure.

Step 2: Blending; Alternate colors for each stroke, *you can dip the tip of your
waterbrush into the clean water just slightly to help with ink flow if needed.

Step 3: Repetition is KEY when it comes to brush lettering. It’s all about muscle memory
and pressure variation, so don’t give up! Practice makes progress!

What You Need For This

Brea Reese Waterbrushes (Alternatively, use a water brush and watercolor ink)

Brea Reese Watercolor Paper

Brea Reese Lettering Guides (mentioned, but not shown in video)