Although I don't always succeed in completing an entire month, I enjoy participating in brush lettering challenges on Instagram every now and again. One of my favorite challenge creators is Olivia, aka Random Olive, partly because I like her theme choices and even more because she posts awesome video demonstrations on her Instagram feed. February proved to be an especially enjoyable month because Olive chose gemstones as her theme and, as a jewelry designer and seller, I love those gemstones!
I tried a variety of papers and inks, but in the end liked my Tombow dual tip brush markers on watercolored backgrounds the best. When I had the actual stones available, I added them to the photos as well. I used both the Canva and PicCollage apps to add photo backgrounds to some of my pieces. Here's a little slide show of my opal brush lettering project:
For now, I've just been playing along with Olive, but I think some of these brush lettered gemstones are going to find their way to my Birthstone Blooms shop soon!
Check out Random Olive and join me in her next challenge...and if you let me know that you're playing along, I'll check out your work!