Watercolor Alphabets Poster

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My summer holiday has started with a lot of rainy days…

My sister asked me for a Alphabets poster for her son’s nursery and although I found some stunning prints online, I decided to try and make it myself.

First I thought I’d just design a print and print it, but then I wanted to give it sort of a handmade feel, so it wouldn’t be just something you could print off from google search or something.

I started by choosing the font and writing the letters from a-z to a Word document, which I printed. I then painted a random colorful watercolor painting on a sturdy paper and let it dry. I cut out each of the letters and with a soft pencil smudged the letters, put them on the backside of the painting and pressed (or colored) over the letter, so the penciled letters would stick to the backside as mirrored letters. I cut out each letter carefully and glued it into a white cardboard.

And that was it basically.

Since this was a rather easy and cheap technique, I plan to do another with numbers too.

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