Happy Friday and welcome to Blending with Tombows Part 2! Today I am going to show you how to blend using 2 different Tombow Dual Brush Pens. There are lots of possibilities with blending all 96 of these pens! I love sitting down and trying out different combinations to see what I can come up with! I even started my own little chart (above!) to keep track of the combinations that are my favorite! And yes, I even named them! (I named them the first thing that came to mind!)
As you can see above I have listed quite a few combinations, but for today I am going to show you a few of absolute favorites! The first up is what I call Baby Girl. This one is a personal favorite really. I LOVE the contrast between the gray and pink. It's not really a combination of 2 colors to make a new color, but more of letting each color stand out on it's own! It reminds me of a modern chic little girl!
Step 1: Grab your Blending Palette (if you don't have one, you can use a sandwich bag or a clear stamp block!) Take N25 Lamp Black and scribble some ink on the palette.
Step 2: Take 761 Carnation and pick up the Lamp Black ink by scribbling over it. Turning the pen will help cover the entire tip. The more ink you pick up the darker your lettering will be.
Step 3: Letter out your word. You'll see as you letter the darker ink will start to fade. If you prefer to have it darker, just stop and pick up more ink. The more you letter out the word, the more the Carnation color will return back to normal. As you can see in the b and g, there is more Lamp Black ink showing. I stopped after the a and picked up more Black ink to show the difference. I did not pick up any ink at all when lettering out girl. It really is a preference thing!
My second favorite combo is called Candy. It is made with Persimmon 835 and Carnation 761. Use the same method as above! When blending 2 colors together, always put the DARKER pen ink on to your palette, and use the LIGHTER pen to pick it up. For these 2, you'll scribble the Persimmon on to your palette and use Carnation to pick it up. This combo is especially fun to outline in black and then use a white gel pen to make bubble accents! I used the new Tombow Mono Drawing Pen to outline and a Uniball Signo white gel pen to accent. (OH! If you haven't heard of Tombow's new Mono Drawing Pens, you NEED to go check them out here! They are fantastic!!!)
My third favorite combo is called Mint. It is a combo of Mint 243 and Violet 606. You'll scribble Violet on to your palette and use Mint to pick it up.
And last but not least is called Fire. This is a combo of Warm Red 885 and Light Ochre 991. These 2 make a very bright and pretty orange! Scribble the Warm Red on to your palette and use Light Ochre to pick it up.
And that's this week's tutorial! I encourage you to try to come up with your own color combinations! Keep track of them as you go so you can have something to refer back to. And if you try any of my combinations, I would love to see it so give me a tag on Instagram! Happy Lettering and until next time,