Create a Beautiful Golden Squash Centerpiece

Found this great post to make a beautiful centrepiece for all occasions, enjoy!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/11/15/golden-table-decor-made-easy/

Welcome Fall! Marie Browning here to share an easy Golden Table Decor using one of my favorite Tombow Adhesives, MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue! It is called ‘Multi’ because of it’s ability to be sticky both wet and dry. That’s right, when the MONO Multi dries clear, it stays super sticky! Now Multi is available in the new extra large size that works beautifully for home decor projects such as this. Not only a superb strong adhesive when wet but it is also a perfect adhesive for gold gilding, foiling or glittering when dry. This inexpensive golden table décor can easily be created with gold leaf, gold skewings (that’s what I have used), foils or glitter – your choice!

apply the glue to the pumpkin @mariebrowning #tombowusa #falldecor

Apply the MONO Multi

For this table display I am using a selection of winter squashes; pie pumpkin, butternut, white acron and sweet dumpling. I picked my favorites for eating because when this golden table décor display is done the squashes are still edible! Choose unblemished squashes with long stems for best results. To prepare the squash, wash them well with warm water with a tiny splash of beach added, this helps them to store at room tempurature for months. Let them dry compleatly before adding the adhesive.

Using an old brush, apply the MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue to the stem of your squash. Be generous with the glue to get into the rough spaces on the stems. Apply the MONO Multi to the squash using a makeup sponge. Dip into the MONO Multi and pounce with an up and down motion to cover the top half. Let dry until the MONO Multi is clear. Wash the brush and sponge in water immediately to remove the adhesive.

Apply gold leaf to dry adhesive @mariebrowning #tombowusa #autumndecor

Apply the Gold Leaf Skewings

This is the fun part! When the MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue is completely dry and clear, you can add the gold gilding. I used gold leaf skewings here but you can also use sheets of gold leaf, foil or glitter. I have placed the pumpkin and gold skewings into a plastic box to help contain them while gilding as they fly everywhere! Pick up the skewings and place them on the dried MONO Multi glue. Use a clean, dry brush with stiff bristles to tap the gold into the glue.

Brush away excess @mariebrowning #tombow #pumpkins

Remove the excess Gold Leaf Skewings

With the brush, aggressively brush to remove the excess gold leaf; don’t worry, the MONO Multi can take it! As you are working in a box, the excess gold leaf will be saved for another project. You can leave the gold leaf rough on the squash, or smooth with your hand for a smoother, more even coverage.

Golden Table Decor @mariebrowning #tombow #tabledecor

Golden Table Decor

 

The Finished Golden Table Decor Display

Here’s the finished display with the gilded squashes. I have placed them on a pedestal cake stand with oak leaf branches. You can either use real oak branches or artificial branches for a long lasting display. This display will lasts for months, and will get smaller as I pilfer a squash or two for dinner. Simply break off the stem, peel the squash and add to your favorite recipes! Even though this isn’t a food blog, I’ll share with you my favorite squash recipe!

Butternut Squash Risotto

Serves 2 as main dish, 4 as side dish

1 Butternut squash, small
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 cups chicken stock
3 tbsp butter
1 onion, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 cup risotto rice
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
optional: White truffle oil

Directions

Skin, remove seeds, and cube squash. Coat with olive oil and bake in a 400 degree F oven until tender, about ½ hour.

Bring the chicken stock to a simmer and set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and shallot until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add the rice and stir until translucent, about four minutes. Stir in the wine and reduce until almost dry. Add a ladle of stock and cook, stirring, until it has been adsorbed by the rice. Continue, a ladle at a time, until the rice is tender and creamy, about half an hour.

Remove rice from the heat and stir in the squash, remaining tablespoon of butter, and half the cheese. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Spoon into bowls and scatter over the remaining cheese to serve.

Marie’s secret ingredient: White truffle oil – very expensive oil but a little drizzle over the finished dish before serving makes this dish even more yummy!

Tombow 2018 Design Team - Marie Browning

Happy Fall Everyone!

Marie Browning, Tombow Signature Designer

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How to Draw Pastel Snowflakes

Found this great post for you to enjoy, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/11/20/draw-pastel-snowflakes/

Hi everyone! It’s Phawnda Moore here today for a fun guest post to show you how to create snowflakes with Tombow’s new Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack! Some of my favorite holiday memories were spent in the snowy woods. It’s so magical with lots of white and sparkle! Those times have been gentle and quiet, watching snowflakes drift down from the sky. I do believe snowflakes are kisses from heaven, don’t you?!

How to draw snowflakes with Tombow's Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack

The Tombow Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack reminded me of snowflakes – kinder, gentler and what the world needs right now. Although I use these markers often when I teach brush lettering in Sacramento, California, I decided to create something with the bullet tip for this project. I remembered a style of painting that used only tiny dots called Pointillism. It was developed by Georges Seurat (“Soo-RAH”) in the 19th century in Paris. He made secondary shades of color by putting the dots close to each other in an impressionistic style.

Let’s try his technique and create some beauty for the holidays.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

Tombow Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack (we’ll use them all!)
Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive
White paper gift bags
Nice quality drawing paper
Snowflake images (you can trace them from clip art or use rubber stamps)
A metallic ink pad for stamps (I prefer a champagne color, which is neither gold nor silver, a nice neutral)
Washi tape is nice to add around your snowflake print
Coordinating ribbon and tissue

Draw or stamp your images on drawing paper. For stamps, press firmly and hold as you count to 15 or 20. Color the snowflakes by adding dots in one of two ways – the yellows and greens in one area, and the pinks, blues, lavenders in another area, or multicolored all over.

You can see the results in my experiments below. As you use a color, place that Dual Brush Pen away from the pens you haven’t used so you can separate them.

How to draw snowflakes with Tombow's Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack

The interesting thing is, the pastels become much brighter, somehow, when they are next to each other!

How to draw snowflakes with Tombow's Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack

Here’s an example of the multicolor dots. The snowflakes are prettier with a little sparkle, using whatever you have on hand.

How to draw snowflakes with Tombow's Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack

The snowflake below shows yellow, gold, green in the center and pink, blue, lavender on the outside. It looks like a stained glass window, doesn’t it?

How to draw snowflakes with Tombow's Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack

Make color copies of the snowflakes for gift bags. Apply with adhesive. Carefully eye the center of a white gift bag and apply. It’s easier to brush letter the name with the snowflake in place. I might also make tags to match.

I added silver washi tape around the snowflake and voila! A beautiful beginning to a gentler season. May you make special memories this year!

How to draw snowflakes with Tombow's Pastel Dual Brush Pen 10-pack

About Phawnda:

Gust post on the Tombow blog by Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore is a professional calligrapher and nationally-recognized designer, writer and artist. She has a degree in English, a certificate in graphic design from UC Davis, and studies with master calligraphers. Phawnda is a writer at EmptyEasel.com. She also contributes art and articles to three calligraphic societies’ publications as well as Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered. She was a graphic designer and editor for 30 years and previously held positions for county and state education offices of communication. Phawnda teaches often throughout California. Her creative, interactive workshops blend modern tools with traditional design principles. To see more of her work, visit her on Facebook.

 

 

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Bravetart: Oatmeal Crème Pie

Want some great Cookies for guests to enjoy, check out this post, have fun!! https://blog.partypieces.co.uk/diy/bravetart-oatmeal-creme-pie/

My version of Oatmeal Creme Pies combines the cosy flavors of apple, ginger, and cinnamon with chewy rolled oats and marshmallowy vanilla creme (the only thing that’s missing is a cellophane bag). Whether you start a week or an hour in advance, make the filling first so you can assemble the cookies as soon as they’ve cooled.

Makes: 24 6.35cm (2½ inch) sandwich cookies

Active Time: 1 hr

Down Time: 1hr

You Will Need:

255g (2 cups | 9 ounces) all-purpose flour, such as Gold Medal
113g (1 heaping cup | 4 ounces) old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking or instant)
2 tablespoons (½ ounce) Dutch process cocoa powder
57g (⅔ cup | 2 ounces) plump, moist, dried apples
½ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt (half as much if iodized)
½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
142g (1¼ sticks | 5 ounces) unsalted butter, soft but cool—about 18°C
227g (1 cup packed | 8 ounces) light brown sugar
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
85g (¼ cup | 3 ounces) golden syrup, sorghum, or unsulphured molasses (not blackstrap)
1 large egg, straight from the fridge, well beaten
65ml (¼ cup | 2 ounces) milk (any percentage will do)
1 recipe Vanilla Marshmallow Creme (page 236)

Prepare the Dry Mix:

Sift flour into the bowl of a food processor (if using a cup measure, spoon into the cup and level with a knife before sifting). Add oats, cocoa, dried apples, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, cover with a sheet of plastic to contain the dust, and process until the oats and apple disappear, about 3 minutes. This mix will keep for up to 3 months in an airtight container at room temperature.

Make the Cookies:

Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 175°C (350F). Combine butter, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and golden syrup in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed to moisten, then increase to medium and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer running, add the egg in two additions, mixing until each one is well incorporated. Reduce speed to low and sprinkle in the dry mix, then add the milk, mixing to form a sticky dough. With a flexible spatula, fold the dough once or twice from the bottom up to ensure no unmixed streaks remain.

Arrange forty-eight 1-tablespoon portions on two parchment lined and lightly greased aluminium baking sheets, leaving 6.35cm (2½ inches) between them. Bake until the cookies are puffed and soft but dry around the edges, about 12 minutes. They will look steamy and wet, a side effect of the molten syrup in the dough. If necessary, use the inner edge of a 8cm (3-inch) round cookie cutter to gently nudge apart any cookies that have grown together. Cool on the baking sheet until their crumb is set, about 20 minutes.

Sandwich the Cookies:

Stir Marshmallow Creme with a flexible spatula, then transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a 0.6cm (¼-inch) plain tip. Turn half of the wafers upside down and pipe a shy tablespoon (roughly 7ml) onto the centre of each. Top with remaining cookies, pressing gently to join them together.

Store in an airtight container, with a piece of wax paper between each layer, for up to 5 days at room temperature, up to a month in the fridge, or 6 months in the freezer. Serve at room temperature.

 

 

 

BraveTart is published by W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., £28.00, recipes by Stella Parks, photography by Penny De Los Santos. Available to purchase here: http://wwnorton.co.uk/books/9780393239867-bravetart.

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Halloween Doodles in 5 Easy Steps

Found this great post for you, just enough time to put them together and have some fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/10/20/halloween-doodles-in-5-easy-steps/

Time for some adorable 5-step Halloween Doodles for your journals, accenting your lettering or for cards and tags. This coloring method uses Tombow’s wonderful new MONO Drawing Pens and TwinTone Markers!

5 step Halloween Doodles @mariebrowning #tombow #monodrawingpen #twintone

5 step Halloween Doodles @mariebrowning #tombow #monodrawingpen #twintone

Step 1: Sketch the Halloween Doodles

I chose a mix media paper for this step-out, but this method works on a wide variety of journal papers and cardstock. For the first step, use a 3H or 4H MONO Drawing Pencil to sketch out your doodle. Use a light touch when sketching to avoid denting your paper.

Step 2: Ink the Doodle

Using the MONO Drawing Pen 05, outline the doodles and any main parts with this thicker pen tip. Use the finer tips of the 03 and 01 MONO Drawing Pens for the details such as the eyes and loose threads. At this time, erase the pencil marks. I like to use the MONO Light Eraser or the medium sized MONO Eraser, white.

Step 3: Add TwinTone Color and blend

Add the TwinTone colors by adding a line of color in each part of the doodle. Keep the eyes white. I used colors from both the Bright TwinTone Set and the Pastel TwinTone Set. With a brush and water, blend the TwinTone colors. Be careful not to over blend – you may still see the original of color and that’s okay, it gives the doodle more interest.

Step 4: Add Details

With the extra fine tips of the TwinTone Markers, add more interest by adding details to your Halloween Doodles. Cobwebs, spiders and veins in the eyes are easy add ons to make your doodles extra creepy (Okay, sort of cute-creepy)! Ta da! You’re finished! Have some fun with this doodle and continue to scroll down for even more Halloween Doodles!

5 step Halloween Doodles @mariebrowning #tombow #monodrawingpen #twintone

 

Use your doodle to accent your lettering! Here I used the Fudenosuke Brush Pen to create my lettering, added the doodle and then used it for a caption on this super-cute photo of my grandson Ryder and Mummy Jessie!

more Halloween Doodles @mariebrowning #tombow #monodrawingpen #twintone

More Halloween Doodles!

Here are some more Halloween Doodles using the same method with the MONO Drawing Pens and TwinTone Markers! Have fun!

Tombow Signature Designer Marie Browning

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Easy Spooky Lettering with Tombow in 5 Steps!

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/10/21/easy-spooky-lettering-tombow-5-steps/

Hey Everyone! I hope you are keeping up with Tombow’s Spooky October! I’m Jennie and today I’m going to show you how to create spooky lettering in 5 easy steps!

Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

Step #1:

Write your quote using a Tombow Dual Brush Pen. I used the N75- Cool Gray 3 to write Ghouls Night Out! Tombow has an awesome Grayscale Dual Brush Pen Set that only has black & gray shades. You could use a darker gray but not too dark so the red can pop. I used a light gray so it would look ghostly.
Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

Step #2:

I used a red Tombow TwinTone Dual Tip Marker to draw blood on the letters. These markers are made from the same formula as the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Another option is to use the fine tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pen. I drew the blood like it was dripping from the top to the bottom but I also drew random drips to fill empty spaces.

Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

Step #3:

Using the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen 01 draw a line around the letters and the blood.  Most of the time I use 03 or 05 because it’s easier to create straighter lines. This time I used 01 because I didn’t want perfect lines. I wanted them to look almost like tombstones.

Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

Step #4:

Using the Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip Brush Pen I drew cobwebs. You could also use the fine tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pen or the gray Tombow TwinTone Dual Tip Marker that comes in the Pastel Set.

Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

Step #5:

Finally scribble on a Tombow Blending Palette with a red Dual Brush Pen. Spray just a little bit of water with a Tombow Mister. You want a lot of color and just a little bit of water so the drops are really red. Pick up the color with a brush and splatter the color on the page.

Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

Finally, it’s gory enough! You can use these techniques with any quotes. New to lettering? Download these awesome free lettering worksheets from Tombow and start practicing! Share your results with us using the hashtag #tombow!

Spooky Lettering in 5 Easy Steps by @jenniegarcian using Tombow Products

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! We can’t wait to see your spooky creations!

Tombow Design Team Coordinator Jennie Garcia

 

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How To – Dia De Muerto Skull Pom Pom

If you are into making something different for Halloween, take a look at this amusing post I found for you, enjoy!! https://blog.partypieces.co.uk/themes/holiday/halloween/dia-de-muerto-skull-pom-pom/

A perfect pompom to make for a Hallowe’en celebration. Although he’s not remotely scary.

Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Main

You Will Need:

DK-weight acrylic yarn in the following colours: white, black, turquoise, red, yellow, metallic gold, bright pink
9cm (31⁄8 in) diameter pompom maker
Scissors

Instructions:

For nose, wind 10 wraps of black in a wedge from centre towards RHE. Wind 10 wraps of white next to black. For teeth, wind 10 wraps of black and white parallel, 2 wraps wide.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step01
For chin, at RHE of maker, wind 20 wraps of turquoise and red together in a wedge with widest part at edge of maker.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step02
Wind 20 wraps of white between chin and teeth. Wind 30 wraps of white to left of nose. Wind 10 wraps of yellow over white towards LHE. Wind 10 wraps of white until even.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step03
For eye sockets, wind 60 wraps of gold, starting a couple of wraps down from top of yellow, finishing a couple of wraps up from nose.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step04
Wind 15 wraps of turquoise over gold, starting and finishing a couple of wraps in from edges of gold. Then wind 10 wraps of black in centre of turquoise.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step05
Wind 15 wraps of turquoise over black, then wind 60 wraps of gold over turquoise.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step06
To complete eye socket, wind 10 wraps of yellow over gold. At LHE of maker wind 12 wraps of bright pink and red leaving a gap to yellow. Fill gap with 10 wraps of white.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step07
Fill maker with white. There is already more yarn at LHE of maker due to the eye sockets; this helps to give a natural skull shape.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step08
To complete pompom, fill other half of maker with white. Complete and remove it from maker.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step09
Trim the skull so it is naturally pointy towards chin, but bulbous at crown. Keep trimming until you are happy with the shape.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step10

The finished product:

Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Main 2

Pompomania by Christine Leech (Quadrille, £10) Photography © Joanna Henderson

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Fiona Cairns’ Little Monsters: All-In-One Orange Cake

Have some fun this Halloween with the kids by getting them involved making cupcakes.  Here’s a smashing post to get you started, have fun!! https://blog.partypieces.co.uk/recipes/halloween-baking/fiona-cairns-little-monsters-one-orange-cake/

The more revolting and gruesome the better! The perfect Halloween activity to get children involved: just give them the icing, colours and a piping bag or two (and this photo to spark their imaginations) they will have hours of fun creating their very own little monsters!

Halloween Monsters Orange Cake

Ingredients

Serves 16

For the cakes:

16 cupcake cases
250g unsalted butter, softened. Diced, plus more for the tins
250g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Finely grated zest of 2 large oranges
Juice of ½ large orange
250g golden caster sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten

For the syrup:

juice of 1 orange
5 tbsp caster sugar

For the icing:

500g icing sugar, sifted
5–6 tbsp orange or lemon juice

For the monsters:

500g white sugarpaste (or ready mixed colours of your choice). The colours I used were:
pink food colour paste
green food colour paste
red food colour paste
yellow food colour paste
blue food colour paste
violet food colour paste
orange food colour paste
black food colour paste
60g piping bag white royal icing,
no. 1 nozzle

Method

Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 170°C/350°F/gas mark 4 and line two cupcake tins with the paper cases. For the batter, I use an electric mixer and beater attachment, but do use a food processor, or a bowl and an electric whisk if you prefer.
Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl, then add the orange zest, sugar, butter and eggs. Beat together and lastly add the orange juice. Do not overmix. Divide the batter between the cases. Bake for 15–18 minutes, or until the cakes spring back to the touch.
Meanwhile, for the syrup, mix the orange juice and sugar in a bowl. Immediately after the cakes come from the oven, prick holes all over each with a cocktail stick and douse with syrup. Leave to cool completely in the tins.
When ready to ice, place the icing sugar in a bowl and gradually add just enough orange juice to make a pourable consistency which coats the back of a spoon. Pour a spoonful or so of the icing over each cake, gently easing it over the cake with a spoon so it spreads to the edges. Allow to set for an hour or so.
To decorate divide the white sugarpaste into however many colours you wish to use (each of my monsters took 20–30g) and colour it by kneading colour paste in until even, keeping back a little white for the eyes and teeth. I have listed the colours and quantities of icing I used, but this is only a rough guide. Then, make your monsters!
Stick the monster parts together with royal icing (You could use food colouring pens too – although the sugarpaste will need to have dried overnight first), and decorate each cake with a monster, adhering with a blob of royal icing, if necessary.

 

Copyright © Fiona Cairns, 2011. Photography by Laura Edwards. Extracted from THE BIRTHDAY CAKE BOOK by Fiona Cairns published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd.

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DIY Traveler’s Notebook Inserts for Autumn/Halloween

tombowFound another great post for you to have a break from colouring, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/10/12/diy-travelers-notebooks-inserts/

Hey Tombow fans, It’s Katie here! This week on the Tombow blog we are partnering up with Paper House Productions to bring you some really fun projects. They sent me some really beautiful Autumn and Halloween papers and embellishments (thanks!!) and I immediately knew what I wanted to create with them: Autumn Traveler’s Notebook Inserts!

A Midori Traveler’s Notebook is basically a simple leather cover with an elastic band to hold notebooks inside and a band to hold it closed. That may seem pretty basic, but they’re really really neat. You can purchase inserts, but you can also make your own, which is what I am doing here today!

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

How to Create Traveler’s Notebook Inserts:
Supplies:

Autumn/Halloween Papers (I used papers by Paper House Productions)
Paper Trimmer
White Paper for the insides
Stapler
MONO Twin Permanent Marker
Tombow Twin Tones
MONO Permanent Adhesive
MONO Aqua Liquid Glue

Step one:

Start by trimming your paper down to size. To create a Traveler’s Notebook insert, you’ll want to trim all of your papers down to 8.5×8.25″.

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

Step two:

Fold all of your papers in half, stack them so that your cover is on top and all of your white paper is on the inside. For you insert you can use any sort of paper you’d like- printer paper, watercolor paper, etc. You’ll just want to include less pages if you use a thicker paper like watercolor paper so that it doesn’t get too bulky.

Next, unfold them but leave them stacked and bind the papers together by stapling through all of the layers along the fold you creased. I stapled twice, about an inch in from the top and the bottom.

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

Step three:

To embellish the cover of my Autumn insert, I sketched out a quote using a Tombow MONO J pencil and the MONO Dust Catch Eraser, which is my favorite. An eraser with no eraser bits left behind? Yes, please!

I colored in my bubble letters with Tombow’s new TwinTone Dual Tip Markers. These are perfect for adding little details like stripes and dots to your lettering. Here are 3 ways to Embellish Lettering using the TwinTone Markers!

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

Step four:

You can easily create little tabs on your insert pages by folding strips of washi tape or stickers in half along the page edges. Washi tape is not always super sticky, so to secure my tabs better I place a small line of MONO Permanent Adhesive where the washi tape will go.

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

I fell in love with the little witch feet epoxy sticker below, so I used a bit of MONO Aqua Liquid Glue to adhere it to a paper clip, so I can easily mark my place!

Create Autumn Inserts for you Traveler's Notebook ! Tutorial by Katie Smith for @tombowusa

Want more Traveler’s Notebook crafts? Check out these posts by my fellow Tombow Design Team members:

Traveler’s Notebook Happy Mail
Using Scrapbook Paper in your Traveler’s Notebook

If you make your own inserts, please share them on instagram and hashtag #tombowusa. Be sure to tag both myself @studio.katie and @tombowusa, while you are at it! To shop the products in this post check out TombowUSA and Paper House Productions!

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Tombow Design Team Member Katie Smith

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Easy DIY Planner Stickers with Tombow & Sweet Stamp Shop

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/09/28/easy-diy-planner-stickers-with-tombow-sweet-stamp-shop/

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

 

Sweet Stamp Shop and Tombow USA make it super easy to create your very own DIY Planner Stickers! Hey there, lovelies! It’s Lauren of Renmade Calligraphy back to share another fun project with you. Whether you are planning an event on your calendar or adding a cute quote to the margins, the stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop are perfect for creating your very own stickers.

 

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

A variety of stamps and stickers from Sweet Stamp Shop
A stamp block and black pigment ink
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Mix Media Paper
Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive +
Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive
Your Planner

WHAT INSPIRED ME

I have used Sweet Stamp Shop stamps before, but this time I was sent a fun sheet of stickers that can be colored in with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. This set was called Spa Day. This inspired me to turn all of the stamps that I received into stickers as well using ink, my Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Mix Media Paper, and my favorite Tombow Adhesives. Any stamp can become a sticker following a few simple steps!

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

 

COLORED STICKERS

There are two different ways you can create a sticker from a stamp.  One way, is to apply ink to the stamps (stuck onto your stamp block) and stamp it on a clean white piece of mix media paper.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

 

Then, color the stamps in, like I did with the Girl Power stamp set.  If the ink doesn’t cover well, you can also trace over the black lines using the broad tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pen in the same color as the stamp ink.  This can make the edge look smoother.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

 

STICKERS ON A COLORFUL BACKGROUND

A second technique for creating these fun planner stickers is to create a colorful background to stamp directly onto using Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a Blender Pen to mix and blend the colors. This creates a really fun and simple background that is perfect for quote stamps or fun images.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

READY TO STICK IN THE PLANNER

Once you are finished stamping and decorating the stickers, it’s time to cut them apart.  They are ready to stick in your planner with the Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive + or Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

The Sweet Stamp Shop stickers are easy to peel off and place in your planner.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

For stickers that you are wanting to keep permanently in your planner, use the Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive + to attach them, like I did with the Life is Sweet stamp set.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

 

Want to reuse a sticker? I often like to do this in my school plan book. Use Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive to stick on stickers and move them wherever you want to around your planner!

 

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

Planner stickers were never so easy! With 96 different colors of Dual Brush Pens, the options are endless! Create your own stickers! Make sure to share what you create on instagram and run over to @renmadecalligraphy to say hi, while you are at it! For more tips, tricks, and crafty, lettery goodness, head on over to renmadecalligraphy.com.  To shop the products in this post check out tombowusa.com and sweetstampshop.com.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy and Renmadecalligraphy.com shares how to use Tombow USA products paired with products from Sweet Stamp Shop to create easy planner stickers. For more information about the products used check out TombowUSA.com and Sweetstampshop.com.

Happy Crafting!

Lauren

Tombow Design Team Member Lauren Fitzmaurice

 

 

 

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Patterned Lettering with Tombow’s Galaxy and Pastel Palettes

Another great post for you using the Tombow Dual Pen Sets, happy lettering!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/09/16/patterned-lettering-galaxy-pastel/

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

The new Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Galaxy and Pastel palettes are so much fun to use when creating patterned lettering. Hey, lovelies! It’s Lauren of @renmadecalligraphy, and I’m back to share my favorite way to use these amazing sets of vibrant colors in a creative lettering tutorial.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

ALL ABOUT THE NEW GALAXY AND PASTEL PALETTES

Tombow recently launched their new sets of Dual Brush Pens in the Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. The colors themselves are not new but the groupings of the colors are so on point with current craft and lettering trends and are so much fun to create with! Each has 9 coordinating shades and a blender pen for 10 pens, each with a brush tip and bullet tip.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy 10-pack
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Pastel 10-pack
Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen
Tombow MONO Glue Pen
Rhodia Dot Pad
Mix Media Paper
Cricut Bright Pad

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

GET INSPIRED!

You will also want to snag a copy of Brittany Luiz‘s brand new book, Lettering with Purpose.  I was inspired by the galaxy lettering tutorial in this book when brainstorming what to create for this post.  This book is amazing. You definitely need it for your lettering stash!

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

DESIGN YOUR QUOTE

First, sketch out the quote you want to create. Then letter the final lettering design using the brush and bullet tips of a dark Dual Brush Pen on a Rhodia dot pad.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

TRACE YOUR DESIGN

Trace your design onto a blank sheet of mix media paper. To do this place the sheet from the rhoda pad underneath the mix media paper and use a Bright Pad to trace an outline of the design using a Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen. Add a serif to the small block lettering to give it some flair!

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

EMBELLISH WITH GLUE PEN

Using the Tombow MONO Glue Pen, add star details to the inside of the lettering and let them dry.  You may have to look at it at an angle to see if it is being applied properly.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

GALAXY LETTERS

To create galaxy letters, use the bold colors from the Dual Brush Pen Galaxy 10-pack and apply randomly over the star pattern when it is dried.

 

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

ADD COLOR WITH GALAXY PALETTE

Add the colors by starting with the darkest colors and then adding on the lighter or brighter colors of Dual Brush Pens.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

BLEND TOGETHER THE GALAXY

Use the blender pen in the Dual Brush Pen Galaxy 10-pack to blend together the colors so that it looks like a galaxy and the stars start to pop.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

FLORAL LETTERS

You can create the same effect by drawing flowers with the Tombow MONO Glue Pen and coloring it with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Pastel 10-pack.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

CREATE FLORAL DESIGN

Draw a floral design with the Tombow MONO Glue Pen.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

ADD AND BLEND PASTEL PALETTE

Add the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Pastel Palette to the inside of the lettering to reveal the floral design. Then blend the colors together for a fun watercolor effect.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadcalligraphy gives you tips and tricks on how to create fun patterned lettering using the new Tombow Dual Brush Pen Galaxy and Pastel Palettes. For more tips and tricks, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

GET INSPIRED!

There you have it! Feeling inspired? I’d love to see what you create! Say hi over @renmadecalligraphy on instagram and make sure you share with me what you create! For more lettering tips and crafting inspiration, check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

Happy Lettering!

Lauren

Tombow Design Team Member Lauren Fitzmaurice

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