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Learn to create a Botanical monogram letter to personalise your space.
As I love botanical elements and motifs, I decided to create a Monogram with botanical flourishes. With this tutorial you can easily personalize a room, door or flair up a gallery wall at your home – a great addition to your home, work space, or perfect as a gift!

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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Botanical Monogram Lettering Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    The letter I have chosen for illustration is “L” because it’s easy to draw and demonstrate. I have chosen a neat Sans Serif font from the internet as shown and used a ruler and a pencil to create an outline.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Botanical Monogram Lettering Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now it’s time to fill the letter block with the botanical motifs. I have started from the center of the straight vertical line of "L" by drawing a giant floral element and extended outwards with leafy branches and smaller floral embellishments using a pencil.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Botanical Monogram Lettering Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Just ensure that the empty spaces between the botanical motifs and filled the gaps with tiny dots, hearts and floral. I do not want to completely hide the border of the alphabet as you can see below.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Botanical Monogram Lettering Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    I have opted for a Micron Pen to outline the motifs as it is waterproof. Do not forget to erase your pencil marks once you have traced it with the pen.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Botanical Monogram Lettering Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fill up the botanical elements with gouache paint of your choice. I wanted a vibrant and opaque look so I tried to add almost all the basic colors.I also added tiny white dots to the body to complete the monogram.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Botanical Monogram Lettering Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is how the botanical elements in the letter would look like after its painted. Isn’t it gorgeous?

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