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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