Paper

Blending with Tombow Markers

By  Marie Browning  for  Tombow

Use the beautiful, rich colors of Tombow's Dual Brush Pens and an easy outline blending technique to create three different designs.

  • Blending with Tombow Markers
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2

Materials

  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Card base, two
  • Kraft gift tag

Tools

  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 026, 177, 195, 098, 076, 725, 905, 993, 885, 942, 977
  • Tombow: Sand Eraser, Mono Twin Permanent Black Marker
  • Stampendous Clear Jumbo Pears Stamp Set
  • Imagine Crafts Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Adhesives: Tombow Foam Tabs, Mono Dots Adhesive Runner

Basic Supplies

  • water brush, container of water, salt
  • 1. For "A Perfect Pair" card, stamp pears onto mixed media canvas paper using black ink. Stamp forefront pear and use clear masks from stamp set to create stamped overlays. Stamp cut pear and leaves so they appear in the background.


  • 2. Outline pears with Tombow Dual Brush Pens 177, 098, 076, 993, 885, 942, and 977. Refer to photo for color placement. Blend colors together using water brush. Sprinkle with salt immediately after blending before water dries. Let dry completely to create mottled look.





  • 3. Add colors to cut area of pear and leaves. Blend with water brush and let dry. Outline edge of card with Tombow Dual Brush Pens 942 and 977; blend with water brush. Remove mistakes with Sand Eraser. Add lettering with black marker. Cut stamped panel to size of card base. Adhere to card base using adhesive.

    Remove mistakes with Sand Eraser. (Before)


    Remove mistakes with Sand Eraser. (After)
  • 4. For "A Ripe Pear" card, stamp pear onto mixed media canvas paper using black ink. Outline pears with Tombow Dual Brush Pens 076, 026, and 993. Refer to photo for color placement.


  • 5. Blend colors together using water brush. Sprinkle with salt immediately after blending and before water dries. Let dry completely to create mottled look. Add lettering with black marker. Cut stamped panel to size of card base. Adhere to card base using adhesive.





  • 6. For "We Make A Nice Pear" tag, stamp pear onto mixed media canvas paper using black ink. Outline pears with Tombow Dual Brush Pens 195, 905, and 725. Refer to photo for color placement.


  • 7. Blend colors together using water brush; let dry. Add patterns with black marker. Add additional color into patterns. Trim pear and adhere to tag using foam tabs. Add lettering with black marker and Dual Brush Pen colors. Add knotted ribbon to tag.