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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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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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.

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Step two:

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

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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.

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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

 

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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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DIY Envelope Scrapbook You Can Mail

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/08/28/postable-scrapbook-mini-album/

Hey everyone, Katie here! This week on the Tombow blog we are focusing on all things happy mail, which to me means anything that you can send through the mail to brighten someone’s day! So today I am showing you how to create a scrapbook mini album inside of an envelope!

This project is inspired by Moleskine’s Postal Notebooks, which are notebooks that transform into an envelope to mail. I wanted to create a handmade version so that I could fill it with pretty patterned papers and photos. Here’s how:

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

How to Create an Envelope Scrapbook – Supplies:

Scrapbook Patterned Papers
Envelope
MONO Adhesive Permanent
MONO Adhesive Removable
Beginner Lettering Set
MONO J Pencils
MONO Air Correction Tape
Transfer Foil
Photos
Scrapbook Embellishments
Sewing Machine

 

Step one:

Unfold a regular envelope to use as a template. Apply MONO Adhesive Removable to the inside of the envelope and adhere it down to a piece of patterned paper. Trace around the envelope using a MONO J pencil and then cut the envelope shape out of your patterned paper.

I recommend using a double sided paper, so that you have a pattern on both the outside and inside of your mini album.

 

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Step two:

Measure the inside of your envelope so that you know how large to make your pages. Fold your pages in half and place them inside the middle of the envelope, with the folded edge up next to the crease in your envelope.

Depending on the thickness of the paper you are using, you will only want to add in 2-4 pieces of paper into your envelope so that it doesn’t get too bulky. I used 2 pieces of double sided paper for 8 pages.

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Step three:

With your pages opened up, use your sewing machine to run a straight stitch down the middle of the pages in the crease, sewing them to the envelope.

 

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Step four:

Now that the envelope scrapbook base is complete, all that’s left is to decorate the pages!

I added a bit of copper foil to each page. I always think adding a bit of foil to a project really makes it stand out, and the MONO Adhesive Permanent makes it super quick to add a metallic touch.

Simply run a strip of the MONO Adhesive Permanent along the page, and then press a piece of transfer foil on top of the adhesive. Peel it off and the foil will stick only where you applied the adhesive!

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Step five:

Add your photos, scrapbooking embellishments and journaling! I also wanted to add a little bit of lettering and doodles to this mini album, so I grabbed the Beginner Lettering Set and used Amy Latta’s new book Hand Lettering for Relaxation as a reference to add a few custom designs onto my pages.

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products! Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Here are a peek at a few of the pages I embellished. I recommend only using flat embellishments. Anything too large will make you envelope too bulky to mail.

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products! Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products! Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Step six:

Seal up the back of your envelope! I used washi tape to make it cute, but I will also be putting a piece of packing tape over top of it, just to maker sure the post doesn’t damage it.

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Step seven:

If you used a colorful piece of patterned paper to make your envelope like I did, you will need somewhere to address it!  MONO Air Correction Tape to the rescue! Just use the Correction Tape to create little white boxes and address your envelope with the Mono Twin Permanent Marker!

Learn how to make an all-in-one Envelope Scrapbook that you can mail! Tutorial by @punkprojects using @tombowusa products!

Want another fun Happy Mail project? Check out the mini album Jennie created in a Cassette Tape Case!

I mailed this mini album to my sister in Arizona, and it got there just fine with only 2 stamps on it! Depending on how many pages/embellishments you added, you may need to add more.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve mailed?

Tombow Design Team Member Katie Smith

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