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It’s Tombow Tip Tuesday!
I love Tombow Dual Brush Pens! Why you ask? Well, for one, the colors are gorgeous. But I really love them for their versatility. A brush pen that can turn into watercolor? Yes, please! So grab your brush pens and let’s have some fun!
creating watercolor with the blending palette and water brush
The first way to use your Tombow Dual Brush Pens as watercolor, is to use the blending palette along with a water brush.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– paper towel to clean your brush
Using your brush pens, rub color onto the blending palette (as seen above).
Here I’m using brush pens no. 815, 725, 528, 946, 055, 133
Now using your water brush (filled with water) pick up some of the color of the blending palette. Since Tombow brush pens are water based, you’ll notice how nicely they react to water.
Now write! Don’t be afraid to blend the colors together when they are still wet on the paper. What I love most is the vibrant colors! Tip: make sure to wipe your brush tip clean on your paper towel when you switch colors.
Now let dry and viola! You have beautiful, bright watercolor lettering using Tombow brush pens. Keep in mind, since they are water based, even when dry, the colors will still run if wet.
creating watercolor directly on the paper
Beautiful watercolor can be created directly on the paper using your brush pens!
All you’ll need is your brush pens (I’m using brush pen no. 725 & 528), a water brush and paper (and your paper towel).
For this technique I thought I’d make something a little different! Here, I’m making a popsicle. It is summer after all! To create the top of the popsicle, I drew just a simple curved line. Notice I didn’t color the whole thing because I’m going to use the water brush to fill the rest in. You’ll be able to use your water brush to pull down the color, creating that water color effect. For is design, only pull the color down half way.
Now using a different color, draw a line to create the bottom of the popsicle. Using the water brush blend the color up.
Blend both colors together in the center and watch the neat effect that happens! So pretty!
Add a stick, and you have a cute popsicle!
This technique can also be used with lettering! Follow the same rules as above- write a little bit of the letter with a brush pen and then use your water brush to write the rest, creating the watercolor effect.
What are your thoughts on these techniques? Do you like to use Tombow brush pens as watercolor? Comment below and let me know!
I hope you will try them out and if you do, please share on Instagram so I can take a look!
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