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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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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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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Seas The Day Watercolored Art Print

Found this great post using the Pastel & Galaxy Dual Brush Pen Sets, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/09/17/seas-the-day-watercolored-art-print/

Hi Tombow friends, it’s Dani from @popfizzpaper with a watercolored art print tutorial! I was inspired by the beautiful shades of blue in the new Pastel and Galaxy Tombow Dual Brush Pens Sets and thought they would be perfect for today’s tutorial. These aren’t new colors to the Dual Brush Pen line, but they are perfectly coordinated sets that you’ll love! Let’s get started!

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SUPPLIES:

Tombow Dual Brush Pens in Pastel and Galaxy (451, 452, 243, 443, 555, 296)
Watercolor paper
Plastic baggie
Tombow Spray Bottle (from the Blending Kit)
Salt (optional)
Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
Photo frame (I used a 6×6 frame)
Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil in 4H (or another H grade)
Die cutting machine (I used the Cricut Explore Air 2 that was sent to the DT members, but another electronic or manual machine would be fine)
Scissors

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STEP ONE:

First, draw dabs and patches of color on your plastic baggie with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen colors in 451, 452, and 243. I colored 451 on the top half of the bag, 452 on the bottom half, and dabs of 243 throughout. Next, set the bag aside for a moment and spray plenty of water on the watercolor paper. You want your paper somewhere between damp and soaking wet.

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STEP TWO:

Now slide the plastic bag over your hand and smoosh the colored side onto the wet watercolor paper. Remember to keep the lighter blue towards the top of the paper. This will start the ombre effect we’re going for, with light blues on top transitioning to dark blues at the bottom.

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STEP THREE:

Next, repeat the process again with the darker blue Tombow Dual Brush Pen colors on the bottom half of your paper. I used 443 for the top half of the baggie, 555 for the bottom, and 296 for dabs throughout. Press the color onto the bottom half of your wet watercolor paper and smoosh it around like before.

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STEP FOUR:

If the light blues and darker blues leave a noticeable line and not quite the blended, ombre effect we’re after, that’s ok! You can repeat the process with the light blues again and blend them down into the darker blues. Keep adding bits of color and blending until it looks just how you want it.

You can set your paper aside to dry when it looks like the one below, or you can use some salt to create a cool texture to your paper before drying. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt on the watercolored paper, then set aside to dry completely. After brushing off the dried salt, you’ll be left with a rippled water effect like shown a few pictures down.

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STEP FIVE:

Now to create the phrase portion of our art print! Use whatever technique you like to cut out your phrase, such as an electronic die cutting machine, a manual one with dies, or even a pair of scissors will do. I chose the quote “seas the day” and cut it out of plain white watercolor paper using the Cricut Explore Air 2. I created a couple of different size options in Cricut Design Space and wound up choosing the larger size. You can also use the negative cut to layer over your blue watercolor piece for a different look – it’s up to you! If you also want to add extra decor cut outs to your watercolored art print, go for it! I chose to leave mine simple with just the phrase so it really pops against the background.

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STEP SIX:

Now it’s time to start assembling! Use the Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue to adhere your phrase onto the watercolored background, then let dry completely. TIP: I used the empty photo frame to help me decide where I wanted everything placed.

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STEP SEVEN:

Remove the glass and all the backings from the photo frame. Place the empty frame over your print and position it so that the final image will show just how you want it to. Gently trace around the interior of the frame with the Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil (I used 4H) like shown below, then using scissors, cut along the pencil lines. The lip of the frame will hide any pencil marks left behind once everything is assembled.

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STEP EIGHT:

Finally, pop the glass back into your frame, then insert your watercolored art print. Add the backing pieces and you’re done!

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I think this would make a great gift for a friend or pretty decor for a tablescape. The wording going under the frame on the sides adds a fun touch that mimics the ocean waves!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to make your own watercolored art print. Thank you for following along! See this post I created using the same watercolor smoosh technique using pinks and purples! Please tag me @popfizzpaper on Instagram if you make this art print project – I would love to see! Happy crafting!

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Ribbon Lettering with the New Pastel Dual Brush Pen Set

Found another great post from Tombow for you using the new Dual Brush Pen Sets –  happy lettering!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/09/14/new-pastel-dual-brush-pen-set-new-lettering-font/

Hi everyone! It’s Marie Browning and I am really excited about Tombow’s new Pastel Dual Brush Pen Set! I am even more excited to share with you a lettering style I developed using the pastel colors!

When the new  Pastel Dual Brush Pen Set and Galaxy Dual Brush Pen Set came out, I wasn’t sure which one I liked best – well, the verdict is in, I LOVE them both!  Enjoy the new Ribbon Lettering style using both pastel colors of the Dual Brush Pens and darker colors of the Irojiten Colored Pencils. You get the best of both worlds when you combine the markers and the colored pencils. The markers make the letters quickly and colorfully while the colored pencils give you the control for delicate shading.

Ribbon lettering step-by-step

Ribbon Lettering Step-by-Step

Make the letters with the Dual Brush Pens using the brush tip. The upper case letters are about 3″ to 3.5″ high. The lower case letters are 2″ to 3″. Give the letters all the same firm pressure, no need for the fine lines with this lettering style. Use a light colored marker – the colors from the New Pastel Set are perfect!
Using an Irojiten Colored Pencil the same color as the lettering, but in a darker shade, add the shade marks to the letters. Add the marks where the ‘ribbon’ crosses over or under (your call if the ribbon crosses over or under, for example, in the letter J the ribbon goes over and in the letter Y, the ribbon goes under), where the ribbon changes direction (you should be able to see this from your lettering) and where the ribbon ends. Look at the bottom right motif for different ways to finish the ribbon ends.
Shade in the letters with the darker shade Irojiten to make the letters look like ribbon. Start dark at the shade marks and gradually shade lighter.

The Ribbon Letter Alphabet

Here is the entire alphabet in Ribbon Letters, including both the upper and lower case letters.

Ribbon lettering examples A to IRibbon Lettering examples J to RRibbon Lettering examples S to Z

Suggested Ribbon Letter Colors

Here are some color suggestions using the lighter colored Dual Brush Pens and the darker match with the Irojiten Colored Pencils. As you can see, I used lots of the colors from the new Pastel Dual Brush Pen Set.

Color suggestions using Irojitens and Dual Brush Pens

 

Ribbon Lettering Variations

Now you have the basics for the lettering, see how easy it is to change it up to some very cool variations! This method is also great for creating banners and scrolls!

Ribbon Lettering examples of variations

Ribbon lettering Examples

Here are some examples of using the ribbon lettering! Hope you give it a try, let me know how you like it!

Ribbon lettering example 2Ribbon Lettering example 3

Ribbon lettering example 1

Tombow Signature Designer Marie Browning

 

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10 Color Combinations To Create Magical Galaxies

Found this great post for you by Katie at, ombow – have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/09/15/galaxy-color-combos/

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Wave your hand if you love galaxies! Katie here and I have been in love with the galaxy trend for a while now and when I saw that Tombow was releasing a galaxy themed set for the Dual Brush Pens I got major heart eyes!

If you missed the release – Tombow recently released two new Dual Brush Pens sets: Galaxy and Pastel!

Today I am showing you different color combinations you can use with the Galaxy and Pastel set to create 10 different galaxies.

How to create a galaxy using the Splash technique:

Before I get to the color combinations, here’s a mini tutorial on how to create a splash galaxy using the Dual Brush Pens. This is my favorite technique that I learned from fellow design team member Marie Browning!

Supplies:

Dual Brush Pens: Galaxy Set, Pastel Set
Blending Kit
Glossy Photo Paper
White Pen

Step one:

Apply Dual Brush Pen ink onto the Blending Palette. You can scribble the different colors around however you like, different ink placement will create different galaxies.

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Step two:

Spritz the Blending Palette with water, this will cause the ink to bead up and pool.

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Step three:

Press a piece of glossy photo paper face down onto the blending palette. You can swirl it around a little bit to help transfer the ink to the photo paper.

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Step 4:

Peel back the photo paper and reveal the galaxy! Photo paper is designed so that the ink dries instantly. So wipe away any remaining water and you’ve got a starry scene!

 

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Design Team member Jennie shared another fantastic way to create the galaxy look in this post.

 

Galaxy Color Combinations:

The Galaxy Dual Brush Pen set comes with 9 colors, but you can combine them in different ways to create such a variety of galaxies. Here are the combinations I came up with:

Dual Brush Pen colors: 606, 725, N25

 

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 676, 555, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 443, 346, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 443, N55, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 346, 755, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 725, 443, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 755, 555, N55

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

When creating galaxies, It’s likely that the markers you first grab for wouldn’t be pastels, but why not? Pastels can create amazing galactic scenes just as well as the deeper colors.

Here are a few of the color combinations I created using the Pastel set, as well as the N25 Dual Brush Pen.

Dual Brush Pen colors: 991, 723, 620, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 243, 452, 553, N25

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

Dual Brush Pen colors: 243, 452, 723, 620

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

For this pastel galaxy silhouette I actually used All of the colors from the Pastel Dual Brush Pen set. The pastel colors do make for a very light galaxy, but I’m loving the soft effect they give.

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

10 Galaxy color combinations you can create with @tombowusa Dual Brush Pens! by @punkprojects #tombow #tombowusa #galaxy

So are you team Galaxy or Team Pastel?  I love both, so I’ll just say that I am #TeamTombow!

Grab the new Dual Brush Pen sets here: Galaxy, Pastel. Each set comes with 9 colors, and a colorless blender!!

To see more galaxies, come visit me on instagram, @katiebug92!

Tombow Design Team Member Katie Smith

 

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10 Happy Mail Hacks: A Creative Envelope in Less than 10 Minutes

Found this great post for you to have some fun by trying out the techniques.  !! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/09/02/10-happy-mail-hacks-a-creative-envelope-in-less-than-10-minutes/

Hey lovelies! It’s Lauren of @renmadecalligraphy, back to share lettering and craft tips and tricks with you! I’ve got 10 happy mail hacks that are perfect for making a creative envelope in less than 10 minutes. After this tutorial, you will be able to create a one of a kind piece of happy mail with some of my favorite supplies from Tombow USA!

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

1. USE THE RIGHT TOOLS

So, you want to send a happy piece of mail? Tombow USA has you covered. Lettering tools and adhesives are perfect for quickly turning an envelope into a piece of art.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

For a pretty, happy piece of mail you might want the following supplies:

Light colored envelopes
Tombow MONO Drawing Pens
Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip and Soft Tip Brush Pens
Tombow TwinTone Dual Tip Markers
Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils
Tombow MONO Zero Eraser
Tombow MONO Dust Catch Eraser
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
-Mix Media Paper
Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive +
A light table (I use the Cricut BrightPad)

 

2. SKETCH AN ENVELOPE DESIGN

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

So when you start lettering your envelope, you may worry that your address won’t be centered, or you may be unsure that you aren’t writing the correct address.  This can all be fixed if you simply write a pencil sketch with your Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil.  I like to create a template for my envelope designs by cutting a sheet of Rhodia dot paper, sketching the address on the paper, and then sliding the paper template inside the envelope. When I make mistakes, I LOVE the Tombow MONO Dust Catch Eraser because it erases them and collects it’s own dust. So cool!

3. TRACE YOUR SKETCH USING A LIGHT TABLE

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

After creating your sketch, you may want to use it as a template, by placing it inside of the envelope and then placing your envelope on top of a light pad. Trace over it with any kind of pen that you prefer, like the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens.  This makes it so much easier to make sure that the address is written correctly and will fit on the envelope properly.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

The final result is ready to keep by itself or add embellishments.

4. WRITE IN SIMPLE MODERN SCRIPT

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

You can write in a monoline or brush lettering in a simple modern style. To create monoline lettering, use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen.

 

5. ADD AN ILLUSTRATION OR DOODLE

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

A plain envelope can be totally jazzed up with a simple illustration, like flowers. Draw them with the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen and then color them in with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  Create illustrations that match the theme of your event or

 

6. MAKE A BRIGHT OR PATTERNED BACKGROUND

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

Fill in the background of your envelope with random brush strokes of some fun colors of Tombow Dual Brush Pens. You could also add fun patterns full of color to make a very unique piece of mail!

 

7. BE CREATIVE WITH COLOR

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

Another way to make a unique envelope is to play with colors on the actual lettering. I love the bold tip on the Tombow TwinTone Markers.  Pick around 4 or 5 colors and do a stroke or two with each color and then alternate. It turns out being a fun and bright address that is also super creative looking.

 

8. USE ADHESIVES TO SEAL

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

Don’t want to lick the seal or worried that the seal won’t stick? Use Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive+ to seal the envelope. Simply run the tape runner over the edge to apply the adhesive and then firmly press the flap down to close the envelope.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

 

9. CREATE A RETURN ADDRESS SEAL

Break out the mix media paper and create your own return address label that can also act as an envelope seal sticker. Draw a small shape with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and then write your name and address on it and cut out the shape.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

Attach the label with Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive+.

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

10. THINK OUTSIDE THE ENVELOPE

Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy teaches you 10 Happy Mail Hacks to use with your Tombow USA products! Use these tips and tricks to make a fun and creative envelope in 10 minutes or less! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com.

There are literally no limits to where your creativity could take you when creating a quick and fun piece of happy mail! What will you create? No matter what it is, remember to think outside of the envelope and create a piece of art, all your own.

Thanks, so much for stopping by and checking out this tutorial for happy mail! Take a few minutes some time in the next week to create a fun and creative piece of happy mail for someone near and dear to your heart. For more lettering tips and tricks check out my blog at renmadecalligraphy.com.

Happy Lettering!

Ren

 

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DIY Planner Supplies 5 Ways with Cricut Explore Air 2

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/08/18/diy-planner-supplies-5-ways-cricut-explore-air-2/

Hi Tombow friends, it’s Dani from @popfizzpaper with some DIY planner supplies featuring the Cricut Explore Air 2. Making cute things for my planner is one of my favorite ways to get crafty. Today I’m showing you five ways you can use the Explore Air 2 to do just that! In the supply list below I’ve also included the free cut file I used so you can make these fun planner supplies right along with me. Thanks so much to our friends over at Cricut for supplying the Tombow Design Team with their Explore Air 2 machine! Let’s get started on our planner supplies!

SUPPLIES

Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut 12″ Mat
Scrapbook paper (I used coordinating patterns from my stash to mix and match)
Cricut Scraper (I used the one from this tool kit!)
Tombow MONO Adhesive Removable
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive
Hole punch
Tombow MONO Twin Marker
Paperclips
Planner (I’m using a personal size, but you can size the cut file up or down depending on your needs)
Free cut file (must have Cricut Design Space): https://design.cricut.com/#/design/65842135

Dashboard Note Pocket

If you have stickers, receipts, notes, ticket stubs, business cards, or other little things floating around in your planner, a dashboard pocket is an easy way to keep everything contained. I love the one in the cut file above because it reminds me of a library pocket! All you have to do is add a bit of Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to the bottom and one side of the cutout, fold over and you have yourself a quick and easy pocket. Use more of the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to adhere your pocket to your dashboard or you can punch holes to add to your planner. Instant clutter control!

DIY Sticky Notes

Take one of the diamond cutouts and apply Tombow MONO Adhesive Removable to the back, top edge. Layer it on top of another diamond and repeat the process until you have a stack of diamond cutouts. Don’t add adhesive to the bottom diamond in the stack. Yay for custom sticky notes! Repeat for the hearts in the cut file and now you have even more sticky note goodness! Place them anywhere in your planner and you’re good to go for planning on the go.

Planner Tabs

Everyone knows tabs are great for dividers, but I want to share three other ways you can use these planner supplies with the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

Add a tab to the top of a page you flip to all the time. I added one to a holiday page that I constantly reference.
Next time you need to make a quick list, grab a journal card! Write down your info, add a tab to the side of the card, and tuck into your planner. An easy list that doesn’t get lost!
Adhere a tab to the side of an appointment card, punch some holes, and add to your planner. Your appointment card, along with all of it’s important information, is easy to find, doesn’t fall out of your planner, and you can toss it when you don’t need it anymore.

Planner Divider Bookmark

Have a special section of your planner that you flip to all the time? Make a divider bookmark for it! It sticks out above the top of your planner pages so it’s easy to find. Use the Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out the long scalloped piece in the cut file. Remove from the mat, add holes with a hole punch, and place in your planner where you need it. I like to also write the section name on the top with the Tombow MONO Twin Marker. Feel free to laminate the divider bookmark if you want extra stability, too. It couldn’t be easier!

Bow Planner Clip

Every planner girl needs cute paperclips in their planner supplies stash, so let’s make one! Once your three bow pieces are cut out, it’s easy to assemble your clip. Fold in the bow flaps and use the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to secure them in the back. Fold the small rectangular shape around the front of your bow and adhere in the back (this makes the “knot”). Finally, add more Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to secure the tail section of the bow cut file as well as a paperclip. Add to your planner for instant cuteness. I like to combine different papers for a fun look! For more planner clip inspo, check out this post by Cynthia!

And here is my planner all decked out! It’s both super cute and totally functional and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’m so thankful to the Cricut team for sending me the Explore Air 2. It’s really user friendly and I can make even more planner goodies now, lol! I’m already thinking up fall-themed planner supplies to make for when it’s time to redecorate my planner for the new season.

I hope you enjoyed this post and got some inspiration from all the planner supplies we made today. Thank you for following along! Make sure to check out this post for some awesome planners to follow on Instagram (including yours truly!). And please tag me @popfizzpaper on Instagram if you make any of these supplies – I would love to see! Happy planning!

 

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