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Glue Pen Lettering

Love creating lettering with the Tombow Brush Pens? The Glue Pen works as a fine precision glue and as a resist and is a great addition to your lettering & calligraphy techniques. Here are some tricks to add lots of glimmer and cool effects using the Tombow Glue Pen!
By  Marie Browning 

MATERIALS 

  • Paper 
  • Extra Fine Glitter
  • Rhinestones

 

TOOLS

  • Glue Pen 
  • 2H Drawing Pencil 
  • NP Eraser
  • MONO Twin Marker 
  • Dual Brush Pens: 452 Process Blue, 443 Turquoise, 565 Deep Blue, 373 Sea Blue, 195 Light Green, 977 Saddle Brown, 815 Cherry, N95 Cool Gray 1, N60 Cool Gray 6, N00 Blender Pen

 

BASIC SUPPLIES

  • Scissors 

Project Instructions

Embellished Lettering:

Stars - glue pen lettering calligraphy

Create your lettering using 452, 443 and 565 Dual Brush Pens. Write ‘STARS’ first with the 452 marker. Trace over the top half of the letter with the 443 marker and then the top quarter of the letters with the 565 marker.

Stars - glue pen lettering calligraphy, embellished

 

Blend the three colors together using the N00 colorless blender. With the fine tip of the 565 marker, letter the remaining words. Add sparkle Doodledabs with the markers.

 

Stars - glue pen lettering calligraphy, color blended


With the Glue Pen, add a puddle of glue into each sparkle and place in a rhinestone. With the Glue Pen, add dots to the dark top part of each letter. Immediately sprinkle on silver glitter. Let dry. Brush off the excess glitter and reclaim the glitter.

 

Candy Cane Letters:

Merry & Bright - lettering outline

With the drawing pencil, sketch out your lettering. Trace over the lettering with the Mono Twin Marker. Erase the pencil lines.

Candy Cane Lettering - Shadowing

 

 

Using brush tip of the N60 marker, add the shadows to the inside edges of the letters. With the pencil, draw two parallel lines in the center of each letter. This will mark your highlights on the letters.

Candy Cane Lettering

 

 


With the fine tip of the 195 marker, draw slightly curved green lines in the letters, leaving the center clear as marked by the highlight marks. With the 815 marker, draw in the red stripes a little thicker than the green lines. Leave the center clear where indicated by the highlight marks. When dry, erase all pencil lines.

Silver glitter lettering


Using the Glue Pen trace the ‘BRIGHT’ letters and sprinkle on silver glitter. Do one letter at a time, reclaiming the glitter for each letter. Let dry. Tap off the excess glitter and reclaim.






Color Script Lettering:

script lettering modern calligraphy

With the drawing pencil, sketch out your lettering. Trace over the lettering with the Mono Twin Marker. Erase the pencil lines.

glue pen lettering swirls


With the glue Pen, draw swirls in the letters. Let dry. Make sure you have good overhead lights to be able to see the clear glue. Where ever you draw with the glue pen, it will be white in the final lettering.

 



 

glue pen lettering coloring


With the 195 and 977 markers, draw in the land pieces in your letters. Cover all these colorings solid with the glue pen. Let dry.

colored lettering modern calligraphy

 

With the 565 marker, color in all the letters. The swirls and the land pieces will be protected by the glue and will stay the original colors. Using the N60 marker, add a shadow to the ‘WORLD’ lettering.