Tombow Tutorial: Create Watercolor Brush Lettering. Learn how to letter using Tombow Brush Pens as watercolors with Amanda Kammarada Hand Lettering.
Tombow Tutorial: Create Watercolor Brush Lettering
Hi there! It’s no secret that I love my Tombow Dual Brush Pens. They are my favorite pens for lettering. Not just because I like the way they write, but because they are so versatile!
They are water based which means they blend and can be turned into watercolor so easily. And that’s what today’s post is all about! I’m going to show you how easy it is to create watercolor lettering with your brush pens.
All you need is a few simple supplies!
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens in an assortment of colors
- Tombow Blending Palette or some kind of plastic surface
- Water Brush
- Watercolor Or Mixed Media Paper (a thicker paper is best)
- Paper towel
With your brush pen, rub some ink (I’m using no. 725 here) onto the blending palette.
Grab your water brush and make a droplet of water onto the ink. Swirl it around until you get your desired consistency. You don’t want it to be too watery.
After you have the desired consistency, start to letter!
You can use just one color or livin it up and use a variety of colors! Clean your waterbrush tip off on a paper towel before switching colors. You’ll want a clean brush tip if you don’t want the colors to blend.
Keep in mind when using multiple colors next to each other, that some colors blend nicely and others just make brown.
The blending palette cleans off easily with a little water and a paper towel.
There’s another fun way use your brush pens as watercolor- blend them to make new colors!
First, grab some brush pens! Here I’m using the following colors of Tombow Dual Tips: 725, 946, 055, 373, 493.
You’ll also need your water brush, blending palette and paper.
Rub the colors out onto the blending palette. Put a drop of water onto each.
Using your waterbrush blend the colors together on your palette. Then letter. Have fun finding new color combinations.
And there you go. Some watercolor fun with Tombow Brush Pens!
Play with different colors and styles!
Like this fun watermelon style, I whipped up.
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I hope you enjoyed this Tombow Tutorial on How to Create Watercolor Brush Lettering.
Meet Amanda, the artist behind Amanda Kammarada Hand Lettering. She specializes in hand-lettered art and design that hopes to bring inspiration, happiness, and joy. She shares lettering tutorials on her blog, runs an Etsy shop and is a TombowUSA Brand Ambassador. Amanda is a wife and mom of two, living in Tampa, Florida. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, going to Universal Orlando and DIYs. She loves Harry Potter, coffee, and chocolate.