This self-paced Watercolor Botanical Letters 101 eCourse will teach you how to make a swoon-worthy botanical letter! You can then use the knowledge you gain in this course to make letters for your own pleasure or to give as gifts.


Anyone can take this course as long as they have an interest in basic illustration and watercolor.

Necessary Supplies

You’ll need a few basic supplies in order to create this watercolor botanical letter. They are:

  • Watercolor Botanical Letters 101 PDF and Traceable Letter Outlines PDF (included with the course)
  • Graphite mechanical pencil + eraser
  • Watercolor paper, cut to 8″ x 10″ (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm) – affiliate link (alternatively, you can use a sketchbook; I like Shinola)
  • Ziller Soot Black ink + straight pen + Nikko G nib
    • If you really don’t want to use a dip pen, you can use a Muji pen. Or, you can use a fountain pen with a waterproof ink like DeAtrementis Document Ink. (Note that you may need a converter to use loose ink with the fountain pen.) – affiliate links
  • Various Greenleaf & Blueberry Artist Grade Watercolors (find a color list here); alternatively, use any watercolor palette
  • Size 0 and Size 3 paintbrushes – affiliate links
  • Bright window (or a light box), art water, cleaning cloth

Note that you do not need extensive knowledge of how to create illustrations in order to take the course. I’ll walk you through everything, every step of the way.

Watercolor Botanical Letters 101 eCourse Layout

  • Lesson 1: Introduction + Supplies
    • Video: Introduction and Supplies (6 minutes)
  • Lesson 2: Building a Balanced Pencil Draft
    • Video 1: Pencil Draft Part I – Twisted Tree Components (10 minutes)
    • Video 2: Pencil Draft Part II – Embellishments (30 minutes)
  • Lesson 3: Adding Ink
    • Video 1: Adding Ink to the Botanical Letter (15 minutes)
  • Lesson 4: Adding Watercolor
    • Video 1: Adding Brown Watercolor to the Twisted Tree Components (20 minutes)
    • Video 2: Adding Watercolor to Embellishments (33 minutes)

The total viewing time for this course is approximately two hours, but I’d recommend allocating at least two days to complete the course.

Once you purchase this listing, you will be given full access to the course videos and PDFs! Please note that you must have an account on TPK to take the course. If you do not have an account, you can easily create one during the checkout process (or create one now). Once you checkout, you will receive an email with a link to the course, or you can find the course in your account.

1 review

  1. robin

    I have purchased the eCourse simply because I since I first saw it I fell in love with its beauty but was too afraid to give it a go. To me it looked beyond what my novice little creative hands could accomplish. I am just beginning with watercolors and this will be my first actual project! And I am excited to begin. Lindsey is so very talented and creative. Thank you, Lindsey, so very much for sharing your many talents with us!!! I’m ever so very happy to be taking this course. Of course to be fair I will write another review once I complete the course. I doubt my rating will change. But I may have an additional word or two to add concerning the course itself… Happy designing and water coloring one and al…l♥️

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