Create Five Fun Backgrounds with MONO Edge Highlighters

Originally posted @: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2018/05/15/create-five-fun-backgrounds-with-mono-edge-highlighters/

Good morning y’all!  Beth from @creativelybeth here on the blog today to share how to create five fun backgrounds with the brand new Tombow MONO Edge Highlighters!

The new MONO Edge Highlighters are dual-tip highlighters that feature fast-drying ink. They have a broad chisel tip (3.8mm) on one end and an extra-fine bullet tip (0.8mm) on the other. The chisel tip features a unique design with a protective plastic sleeve that helps maintain the shape of the tips even when using metal rulers or stencils.

The unique, vibrant colors are perfect for color-coding and decorating planners, journals, notebooks and study guides. The fine tip works great for underlining text and writing margin notes. Fast drying ink doesn’t smear when highlighted over pencil or ink and doesn’t bleed through most papers. They come in a 6-pack and the colors are Golden Yellow, Pink, Yellow Green, Sky Blue, Red, and Purple.

Here’s what you will need: Tombow MONO Edge Highlighers Tombow MONO J Drawing Pencil – 2H grade Tombow MONO Dust Catch Eraser Marker Paper Ruler Tombow Dual Brush Pen – N15 Black Tombow MONO Drawing Pen, 3 Pack – 01, 03 and 05 Tombow Fudenosuke, Brush Pen, Twin Tip Black/Grey Here’s how to make it:

Before I start on a finished project, I always like to make a color chart and sketch out a bunch of ideas in my idea journal.  Here are two photos that show that process for me.

Fun Background One

Let’s start with circles! Draw circles in rows with the chisel tip of the MONO Edge Highlighters. You can lay in some guidelines with the MONO J Drawing Pencil 2H and a ruler, but I prefer the imperfection. I made each line a different color, but you can mix it up to draw rows of random colored circles. Roughly outline each circle with MONO Drawing Pen 03. Neither my rows nor my circles are perfect, which is okay with me!

Fun Background Two

Next is a color blocked background. For this one I did measure, taking the length of the paper and dividing by six to obtain the width of each block. Then, using the broad edge of the chisel tip, fill in each block with stripes of color.

Sketch in the quote, then ink it in with Dual Brush Pen N15 Black, using the brush tip and the bullet tip. I use my Dual Brush Pens for all types of crafts, so I mark the ones I use for lettering with a piece of washi tape.

Fun Background Three

Stripes and watermelons are up in the number three spot! Start out with Pink triangles and add in the rind with Yellow Green using the chisel tip, then add Purple seeds with the extra fine bullet tip. Fill in with Blue stripes through the background. Add the quote and outline the watermelon with MONO Drawing Pen 01.

Fun Background Four

Up next is the starburst background! To divide the paper into six sections, measure the paper in half horizontally and then draw an X through the center. Color each section a different color, filling in with the chisel tip. Add a fun word or quote with Dual Brush Pen N15 Black.

Fun Background Five

Finally, there is the plaid background. I have to say that this was my favorite! I used a paper napkin from Easter as my inspiration. Incorporating all six of the colors, the chisel tips, and the extra fine bullet tips. Experiment and have fun!

Here is a close up of all five backgrounds:

I hope you have enjoyed how to create five fun backgrounds with MONO Edge Highlighters and you will use my projects as a jumping off point to showcase YOUR Tombow creativity!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

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By |2018-05-16T17:09:15+01:00May 16th, 2018|Adult Colouring, arts & crafts|0 Comments

How to Draw Cascading Banner with Roses

Originally posted @: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2018/05/08/how-to-draw-a-cascading-banner-with-roses/

Don’t think you can draw a banner with roses? Think again! Hi, Marie Browning here to show you the steps to create a gorgeous cascading banner adorned with roses using Dual Brush Pens and the MONO Drawing Pen from Tombow. Anyone can be an artist when you follow the step-by-steps to this pretty banner; perfect for June Wedding cards, tags or journal pages!

 

@mariebcreates #dualbrushpens banner and roses materials

Materials Dual Brush Pen Palette: 243 Mint, 195 Light Green, 245 Sap Green, 703 Pink Rose and 815 Cherry Colorless Dual Brush Pen N00 MONO Drawing Pen 03

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Cascading Banner Steps You will need to know what you are writing in your cascading banner. I’m writing “happily ever after” so I will need three word boxes. With the 243 Mint Dual Brush Pen and using the brush tip, draw the word boxes. Push hard and use the side of the brush tip so you make a thick banner box. Don’t worry, these brush pens can take the pressure! Draw in the black boxes and tail ends using the same method and color. These back boxes and tail ends go between the word boxes in a zig-zag manner. The tail ends with two flicks of the brush pen to form the notched ends. With the MONO Drawing Pen, draw an outline around the word boxes. Continue tracing around the back boxes and tail ends with the Drawing Pen. How easy was that? The next steps will show you how to draw the roses!@mariebcreates #roses step 1 roses  @mariebcreates #drawing step 4 roses@mariebcreates #monodrawingpens step 5 rosesSteps to Draw the Rose Accents With the 703 Pink Rose Dual Brush Pen, draw ovals for the rose blooms. Add the stems using the MONO Drawing Pen. It helps to place the leaves. With the 245 Sap Green Dual Brush Pen, add the calyx and side petals at the base of the rose blooms. Draw the round calyx using the fine tip of the brush pen. The side petals are just ‘dabbed’ lightly with the point of the brush tip to form the leaf shapes. With the 243 Mint Dual Brush Pen, use the brush tip and the ‘dabbing’ method to add the leaves. Use heavy pressure this time to make the leaves large. Use the Drawing Pen to outline the roses and leaves, add stems and the swirl in the rose bloom. I also like to add a series of curled dots to accent the roses. Finally, add a shadow under the swirl with the 815 Cherry Dual Brush Pen.

@mariebcreates finished banner and roses

Adding the Roses to the Cascading Banner

Here is the finished banner with the rose accents. The final touches start with adding shading to the back boxes and tails using the 195 Light Green Dual Brush Pen and the Colorless Blender. Leave the word boxes unshaded.  Add the roses using the above steps making sure the stems of the blossoms go behind the word boxes, but can go over the black boxes and tail ends. Finally, add your words to the word boxes using the Drawing Pen.

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Here are three more Cascading Banner with Rose designs using the same methods stepped out in this blog! Try it, you will be surprises at how easy it is to draw! You can watch me make the roses on the Tombow Video Channel by clicking here (a bit different than what I showed here, but basically the same! The video also includes how to draw a rose bud!). Hope you try these easy Cascading Banners using the Dual Brush Pens!

 

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By |2018-05-12T11:59:05+01:00May 12th, 2018|Adult Colouring, arts & crafts|0 Comments

How to Draw Pretty Planner Patterns

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2018/01/16/pretty-planner-patterns/

Hi! Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here. Can you believe we’re half way through January already?! It is definitely time to get organized, so pull out your 2018 planner and I’ll show you how to create pretty patterns to liven up the pages and make it easier to distinguish one week from the next.

How to make pretty planner patterns with Tombow

 

Supplies: Tombow TwinTone Marker Set, 12-Pack Pastel Tombow MONO Drawing Pen, 3-Pack Your favorite planner or bullet journal

I love the TwinTone Markers and MONO Drawing Pens because they don’t bleed through the super-thin pages of my planner, and by having the option to create a variety of line thicknesses you can add beautiful variation to your patterns!

How to add pretty patterns to your planner with Tombow

My planner has a fairly boring header section so that’s where I’m going to put my pattern on each page. You can do all of the pages at the start of the year, or do each one as you get to it. Either way the patterns will help you to quickly find the page you’re looking for and make each one different to the last.

Start by using the TwinTone Markers to create patterns out of simple shapes. If you’re stuck for pattern ideas, look around you. Household and office items make great pattern inspiration. Use the leaves on your fikas, the lipstick in your handbag, or even fruit from the kitchen!

How to make pretty planner patterns with Tombow

You can create some of the patterns in color, and some in black and white using just the MONO Drawing Pens. Try varying the shapes and lines by using the 01, 03, and 05 sized pens.

How to create pretty planner patterns with Tombow

Then, why not combine the two, laying down color with the TwinTone Markers, and adding detail and lines with the MONO Drawing Pens.

How to create pretty planner patterns with Tombow

Here’s a little flip through of some finished pages. We’d love to see your patterns, tag @TombowUSA and #tombow on social media so we can see!

http://blog.tombowusa.com/wp-content/uploads/files/Planner-Patterns-Jessica-Mack-vid.mp4

 

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By |2018-04-13T17:46:27+01:00February 17th, 2018|Adult Colouring, arts & crafts|0 Comments

5 Tips to Keep Your Journal Organized

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2018/01/19/5-tips-to-keep-your-journal-organized/

Good morning y’all!  Beth here to share 5 ways to keep your task journal organized in 2018.  Now, I’m not a planner girl, but I love to make lists, so task journaling is a no brainer for me!  I like to keep things quick and easy, but always colorful.  My Tombow supplies are a huge part of the list journal that I have created.

Organization Tip One:

Here is the way I keep my week organized. Write each day boldly in printed capital block letters with the brush tip of the Dual Brush Pen – numbers  025, 195, 373, 452, 603, 703 and 933 are my favorites!  Then, to create interest, letter each day of the week over top of the block letters with MONO Drawing Pen 05.  The space I leave under each heading depends on how many “to-do’s” I have for each day.  Sometimes it’s an entire page!

01-14-18 TOMBOW 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUJO ORGANIZED BETH WATSON

Organization Tip Two:

Recently I have been on a banner kick, so here are a few examples of how I set up my monthly lists in my journal.  Draw the banner shapes in with MONO Drawing Pens 01, 03 and 05 and then add some color with the bullet tip of a Dual Brush Pen (I used 025, 195, 373, 452, 603, 743 and 933).  I love holidays, so I like to add an icon that represents that month.

01-14-18 TOMBOW 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUJO ORGANIZED BETH WATSON

Organization Tip Three:

Now, lists don’t have to be dull and boring.  Create a group of images, like these frames, to contain individual lists of things to be done around the house.  Organize each frame to represent a different room in your home.  Add colors that coordinate with each room.  I sketch in the basic shapes with a MONO Drawing Pencil 2H, which is a harder grade pencil that produces a lighter line.  The fun part is creating the individual frame designs with MONO Drawing Pens 01, 03 and 05.  Then erase your pencil lines with the MONO Dust Catch Eraser, which is great on-the-go, because it catches all of the eraser residue!

01-14-18 TOMBOW 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUJO ORGANIZED BETH WATSON

Organizational Tip Four:

The REAL list maker will make a list to organize their lists.  I do this all of the time!  At the beginning of each month I make a master list (brain dump) of all the possible lists I will need for that month.  Organize them into categories, so they are easier to refer back to when needed.  I love the vivid colors of the TwinTone Bright set of markers and they won’t bleed through your journal pages.  I always use a contrasting color to highlight my tasks once complete.  The MONO Drawing Pens 01, 03 and 05 are perfect to make the lists.  I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the MONO Drawing Pens!  They have sturdy nibs that don’t fray and write very smoothly on any type of paper.

01-14-18 TOMBOW 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUJO ORGANIZED BETH WATSON

Organizational Tip Five:

Doodles are a fun way to jazz up your bullet or list journals.  They can set a mood, decorate a list header or track your progress.  Using the same doodles to highlight a specific task is a great visual reminder, like taking the dog to the vet or getting your hair cut!  Remember, these are doodles, not works of art, so quick and sketchy is best, using the MONO Drawing Pens 01, 03 and 05.  Accent your doodles with color from the TwinTone Bright and Pastel sets of markers.

01-14-18 TOMBOW 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUJO ORGANIZED BETH WATSON

I hope that you have enjoyed these 5 tips to keep your journal organized and that my tips inspire YOU to showcase your Tombow creativity!  Planners, BUJO or List Journals are all great ways to keep organized in 2018!

Check out more planner inspiration HERE from Dani, HERE from Lauren and HERE from Jennie.  Tag @tombowusa on social media with your organizational tips!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

Tombow 2018 Design Team - Beth Watson

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By |2018-02-16T10:20:26+00:00February 16th, 2018|arts & crafts, coloring|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Discover Zentangle® this Year

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2018/01/31/5-reasons-to-zentangle/

It’s Marie Browning here today, and in this post I will be inspiring you to tap into your creativity by giving you 5 reasons to Zentangle® in 2018. You can explore the reasons I recommend this easy-to-learn drawing method where you create beautiful small drawings with simple strokes. The materials are few for the traditional Zentangle® creations; but the possibilities are endless when you add color and different surfaces! You can learn all about Zentangle® from the Official Zentangle Website. 

Supplies Paper Tiles (3.5″ square pieces of high-quality paper, traditional surface) or good drawing paper MONO Drawing Pencils, my favorite degrees are 4H (for the strings), F, B and 2B
MONO Drawing Pens,all three sizes: 01, 03 and 05 For creating colored Zentangles®: Dual Brush Pens, TwinTone Markers, Blending Kit and Irojiten Colored Pencils

Five Reasons to Zentangle - Learn something new

1. Learn Something New

It’s time to re-discover your creativity! Zentangle® provides you with focus and a way to make your artistic dream become reality. You don’t need to know how to draw. You don’t need a lot of time. You don’t even need to worry about the outcome with this non-representational art form. You start making beautiful drawings from your very first one. The materials are simple MONO Drawing Pens and MONO Drawing Pencils.  Where to learn this fascinating art form? Chances are you have someone locally who teaches it! Look for your near-by CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) here!

@mariebcreates #zentangle #zenart Five Reasons to Zentangle - Create Art

2. Create Art

It doesn’t take long with this method to want to learn more. Soon your drawings will become bigger and with added color. YOU will be creating ART! You will want to mat and frame those gorgeous pieces you create! This underwater composition was taught at a Zentangle retreat on Vancouver Island. There are many such opportunities around the country for you to learn even more. Create this with MONO Drawing Pens, MONO Drawing Pencils, Dual Brush Pens, Irojiten Colored Pencils and the Blending Kit.

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3. Develop your Skills

Develop the basic foundations of art through Zentangle®. Learn about lines and how to manipulate them to create drama and interest. Learn how to shade to create forms and shadows. Learn existing tangles (the patterns) and how to create your own. Learn about color and how to chose different color palettes to create beautiful harmonious artworks. All these skills can be learned and used with your favorite art form!

@mariebcreates #irojiten #monodrawingpens #tombowusa Start with classic Tangles

4. Mindfulness

This is probably the best reason to take up the Zentangle® method. Mindfulness. Learn to focus on creating each line as you draw complicated tangles without worrying about the outcome. Nothing is hard when you take it step-by-step. That’s why the founders of Zentangle®, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas like to say “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.™” With just a pencil, a drawing pen, a piece of paper and a handful of collected tangles you can relax and ‘go into the zone’. Make sure to read the section on the Zentangle® site on “How did it start?”, it’s fascinating!

@mariebcreates #twintone #coloredpencil Resources to help you

5. Many Resources to Help you

There is a great world-wide community of Zentangle® and resources! From your local CZT to Facebook groups who willingly share their talents. Tombow’s Coloring Page Section of the website has Free Downloadable Zentangle® Inspired Pages for you to learn many different coloring techniques, many with how-to videos. My book, Time to Tangle with Colors, a Design Originals Publication, is one of the hundreds of beautiful books to learn anything and everything about tangling. Stop by my website www.mariebrowning.com to see my Zentangle® inspired blog posts. Have fun on your journey to learn this popular art form that EVERYONE can do! I’m sure I can think of many more than these 5 reasons, but maybe the main one is that you deserve to have fun with art!

Tombow 2018 Design Team - Marie Browning

 

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By |2018-02-12T16:37:22+00:00February 12th, 2018|Adult Colouring, arts & crafts, coloring|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day Heart Banner

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2018/02/09/free-download-valentines-day-heart-banner/

Good morning y’all, Beth here and I have a free download to share with you today!  You know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I have created this fun Valentine’s Day Heart Banner to celebrate the big day!  Download it below and let your create coloring juices flow!

Supplies to Create a Valentine’s Day Heart Banner: Tombow MONO Drawing Pens 01, 03 and 05 Tombow MONO J Drawing Pencil 2H Tombow MONO Plastic Eraser – Black Tombow MONO Zero Eraser Tombow Dual Brush Pens – N15, 703, 723, 725, 743 and 815 Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Heart Doodle DOWNLOAD Cricut BrightPad Bond Cardstock – 65lb. Scissors Ribbon Step One:

I sketched out a 6 1/4″ by 6″ heart with MONO J Drawing Pencil 2H grade on bond cardstock.  Then created layers and filled in with patterns.  Sketching with a harder grade pencil like a 2H is my preference because it creates lighter lines that are easier to erase.  The MONO Zero Eraser makes detailed erasing, in tight spaces a breeze.

Step Two:

Trim the sketch and tape it to a clean sheet of bond cardstock.  Using my Cricut BrightPad, I traced over the sketch with MONO Drawing Pens 01, 03 and 05.  I used all three tip sizes to create interest and depth in my doodled designs and patterns.

Here is the final doodled heart.  Be inspired to create your very own doodle heart OR download my doodle heart HERE.

 

Step Three

Now I like doodling, but the coloring is always more fun!  I used a combination of Dual Brush Pens 703, 723, 725, 743 and 815.  TIP: For coloring with Dual Brush Pens print on a laser printer or copy machine, so the design doesn’t bleed when coloring with Dual Brush Pens.  If you only have access to an inkjet printer, then colored pencils are the way to go.

Step Four

Instead of creating a banner with a single word, I used one of my favorite quotes from the Beatles, “Love is all you need.”  Use the brush tip of Dual Brush Pen N15 to create a bold, hand lettered design.  Placing one word on each heart.

Step Five

To create the banner, attach the Valentine’s Day Hearts to a 36″ length of ribbon using Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.  The Tombow Xtreme line of adhesives are five time stronger than traditional adhesives, making them the perfect choice for mixed media projects.

Print, color and create a Valentine’s Day Heart Banner using my free download.  Let me know in the comments what YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day quote is – GO!

More free downloads can be found on the Tombow blog – Lauren has lettering downloads available HERE, Marie has Zentangle downloads available HERE and Katie has postcard downloads available HERE.  ENJOY!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

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By |2018-02-12T16:30:40+00:00February 12th, 2018|Adult Colouring, arts & crafts|0 Comments

Seas The Day Watercolored Art Print

Found this great post for you, 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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By |2017-09-17T13:42:26+01:00September 17th, 2017|Adult Colouring, coloring|0 Comments

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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By |2017-09-03T20:06:34+01:00September 3rd, 2017|coloring|0 Comments

25 Ideas For Your Pretty Happy Mail!

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/08/29/25-ideas-for-our-pretty-happy-mail/

Hello Tombow Friends! This is Jennie and today I’m going to share an easy way to make pretty happy mail because September 1st is National Letter Writing Day! Make someone smile when they open their mailbox! At the end of this post, I’m going to share 25 ideas of items to put in your happy mail!

Check out @jenniegarcian 's tips to make easy pretty happy mail. She also shared 25 ideas to put in your happy packages! #tombow #happymail #snailmail

The first thing I did was decide what I would put in my happy mail. I’m sending my friend a soap and some skin care samples. Since they come in foil packets I’m not a fan of putting them in envelopes where they will get squished, so I chose a box! Sometimes you don’t need to buy one, you can recycle. I used a Play By Sephora Box. To cover the brand I used Felicity Jane paper. You could also use washi tape.

To glue the paper I needed a really strong adhesive, so I chose the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. This card is a nice way to say “Hello!” I used the Simple Gold Party Invitation card from Mixbook. To add texture I used stickers. Get fancy and spend a few extra minutes to make your letter extra nice. If you are still a lettering newbie try the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen. We have a few guides to help you be a pro!

Check out @jenniegarcian 's tips to make easy pretty happy mail. She also shared 25 ideas to put in your happy packages! #tombow #happymail #snailmail

Little details matter! I used a Tombow 8900 Drawing Pencil to draw a line so my scallop cut would be even.

Check out @jenniegarcian 's tips to make easy pretty happy mail. She also shared 25 ideas to put in your happy packages! #tombow #happymail #snailmail

 

Then I used the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to wrap my box with paper. I also use this adhesive to wrap my presents!

Check out @jenniegarcian 's tips to make easy pretty happy mail. She also shared 25 ideas to put in your happy packages! #tombow #happymail #snailmail

Speaking of presents, doesn’t this look like a present? You could wrap presents and old cancelled stamps. I would also add doilies and more ribbons. Since this is mail-bound, I need to keep my pretty happy mail simple. To write the address I used the Sweet Notes Note Card  and the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip Brush Pen. I used a bit of twine so I had to use the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs to glue the mail label.

Check out @jenniegarcian 's tips to make easy pretty happy mail. She also shared 25 ideas to put in your happy packages! #tombow #happymail #snailmail

25 Ideas for Pretty Happy Mail Handwritten letter Questions to get to know the recipient better Recipes Greeting cards Gift card A joke A poem Book Stationery so they can write back Cookies Makeup or lip balms Skin care items (soap, body lotion, hand lotion) Mix CD (2001 called and said it wants that back but you can still use it!) Photos Socks Pretty pens like the Tombow TwinTone Dual Tip Markers Candy Handmade accessories A movie Vintage finds Nail polish Tiny toys (like the ones that come in blind bags) Art items (brushes, sketch pads, etc.) Souvenirs from a trip! (maps, tickets, postcards, etc.) Travel board games or card games

I hope this post helped you! Share your pretty happy mail on social media using the hashtag #tombow!

Tombow Design Team Coordinator Jennie Garcia

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By |2017-09-03T20:07:18+01:00September 2nd, 2017|coloring|0 Comments

Create Butterfly Sun Catchers with Cricut

Found this great post for you, have fun!! http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/08/19/create-butterfly-sun-catchers-with-cricut/

Good morning y’all!  Beth here today to share a tutorial on how to create butterfly sun catchers.  This is an easy project thanks to my new Cricut Explore Air™ 2 and my Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue!  A big THANK YOU goes out to Cricut for supplying the Tombow Design Team with the Explore Air™ 2 Machines and accessories.

Having never owned a digital cutting machine before, I have to admit that I unboxed it and then let it intimidate me from the corner of my studio. Deciding later that this was completely silly.  I watched a few video tutorials, read a step-by-step blog post and then turned the machine ON!  I had it up and cutting in less than an hour!  Cricut’s website walks you through the entire process.  This project has actually been in my head for a while, but I could never find the correct size butterflies, so well done Cricut!

 

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSONCUTTING:

Open the Cricut Design Space and select Picturesque Butterfly (#M3F6B3).  Enlarge image to approximately 10″ wide and 6″ high.  Click duplicate, position second image under first image and save.  Click on Make It to see if both images fit completely on one mat.  If not, go back, shrink image slightly, save and click Make It again.  Load mat with 12″ by 12″ black cardstock.  Follow the prompts and cut two images. Gently remove the cut image by peeling back the mat and lifting gently with the Spatula.  If you peel the cardstock from the mat, it will bend and crease.  

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

Repeat above steps with Paper Lace Butterfly (#M454E1), isolating just the top layer of the cut file.

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

EMBELLISHING:

Trace each butterfly onto separate sheets of plain white paper using a MONO Drawing Pencil F grade.  Place a 10″ by 6″ piece of plastic on top. My plastic is recycled packaging that I have hoarded saved, but transparency sheets from the office supply store would work as well.

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

For the first butterfly, I selected a Monarch Butterfly inspired orange color palette of Dual Brush Pens 905 Red, 925 Scarlet, 933 Orange and 985 Chrome Yellow.

Moving from darkest to lightest, scribble on the plastic in a random fashion, overlapping colors slightly. Squeeze out a quarter size dollop of MONO Aqua Liquid Glue onto the palette from the Blending Kit and gently apply to the plastic using a single stroke (with an old paintbrush).  Pick up more MONO Aqua and apply additional strokes until all exposed areas are filled.  The MONO Aqua blends the Dual Brush Pen colors on the plastic in a stained glass effect. Let dry and apply additional layers until you are please with the depth of color.

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

The second butterfly has a more intricate pattern, so apply the MONO Aqua directly to the plastic with a clean paintbrush and allow to dry. Using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set, individually color each section of the butterfly a different rainbow inspired shade.  Gently apply a top coat of MONO Aqua.  Make sure to clean your brush often to prevent the colors from blending too much and becoming muddy.

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

FINISHING:

Roughly cut out the colored plastic with scissors, making sure that none is exposed around the edges of the butterfly images.

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

Carefully apply a thin bead of MONO Aqua around all of the cut outs on the back of the first butterfly image.  Place the rough cut plastic on top.  Then apply additional MONO Aqua on the plastic.  Flip the second layer of the first butterfly image over and attach, so that you have a mirror image and all of the cut outs match up.  Repeat above steps with second butterfly image.  Set aside to let glue dry.

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

Once dry, punch a small hole at the top of each butterfly.  String ribbon or twine through the hole and tie to make a loop.  Hang with a suction cup in a bright window or on a sliding glass door.

Here is a detail of the stained glass effect – simply gorgeous!

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

CREATE BUTTERFLY SUN CATCHERS WITH CRICUT BETH WATSON

I hope that you will be inspired to create butterfly sun catchers.  It’s a quick and easy project that would be fun to complete with the kiddos! If you enjoyed my butterfly project, check out how Marie Browning made butterfly doodle dabs HERE or how Katie Smith included a butterfly in her art journal HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tombow Design Team Member Beth Watson

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By |2017-08-21T11:57:47+01:00August 21st, 2017|Adult Colouring|0 Comments
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