Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lawn Fawn & Tombow blog hop


Today I'm super excited because Lawn Fawn is teaming up with Tombow and all the DT members from both companies have projects to inspire you.

I was really excited when I received some Dual Brush Pens because I really wanted to try them for cardmaking. I already had the black one to play with hand lettering from time to time and I love them for that too but I wanted to play with some colors and try different techniques.

So first I used some of the greens and blues to create my background. I scribled them on the Blending Palette and sprayed some water on top Then I rubbed the palette on a piece of watercolor paper. I repeated this process several times until I was happy with the results. And then I repeated the process using a yellow, orange and brown marker for the sand.

I colored the fishes from Fintastic Friends also with the markers. Sometimes I colored directly with the marker on the image, sometimes I blended several colors first on the Blending Palette and then applied the resulting color on the image, always using the Blending Pen. Finally, I adhered all the colored images with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to my background and embellished it with some clear droplets. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum using white embossing powder 

These markers don't blend as well as alcohol based markers because they are water based but I really loved them (confession time: I just ordered a bunch of them taking advantage of a summer sale hehe). I love that you can use them to create fun and cool backgrounds, color using them as watercolors with water and a brush, color using them directly or with the Blending Pen, I really enjoyed the Blending Pen! 
But I think paper does matter when coloring and trying to blend them. I tried Bristol Smooth paper and Neenah cardstock and I totally recommend Bristol for these markers. I couldn't do a good blending with Neenah at all but I had a great time playing with them on the Bristol Smooth paper. For the background I added a nice quantity of water so you totally need to use watercolor paper :)

Ooops! Today I have written a lot! Sorry! I hope you find my experience and tips helpful, I'm always honest about my opinions and just try to share what I learned while playing with different products :)

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing weekend! 

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Deborah Kaye said...

Your card is lovely! I haven't used Tombow markers in forever, but I'm thinking I may need some! Thank you for sharing!

Renee VanEpps said...

This is so cute and I always appreciate honest opinions!!! I FINALLY got a 10 pk. of Tombow pens and have been having a blast with them, can't wait to get more.. and to try them on Bristol!

Jennifer Reece said...

Thank you for the hints about the pens and different papers. It's very helpful to know your experiences -- it definitely saves me time --and frustration, too!

Love the colorful card--so pretty