TOMBOW BLENDS - TUXEDO

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One of my favorite things to do when coming up with "Blending Recipes" with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens is to try and use colors I don't often think of using. Take these grays for example. For me, I mainly use any of the Dual Brush Pens that start with an N for shadowing my lettering (with the exception of N15 Black of course!) So I needed to experiment blending these perfect shadowing pens.  And I ended up loving this particular combination. I call it Tuxedo, and I love how classy it can look. This would be a perfect combination to use for Wedding, Anniversary or Graduation cards, or even a milestone birthday like 50! 

So let's get to the blending! For this color combo you will need N95 Cool Gray 1, N55 Cool Gray 7, and N15 Black. Also, grab a sheet of Mixed Media paper...

 

STEP 1

Using N95 Cool Gray 1, letter out your word. I used just one letter to simplify the process for you, so just repeat these steps for each letter. 

Tombow Dual Brush Pens, hand lettering

STEP 2

Using N15 Black, color in the bottom part of the letter. 

tombow dual brush pens, lettering

STEP 3

Using N55 Cool Gray 7, color in a small section right on top of the Black. This technique is a little different. Normally I would color in the whole bottom 2/3 of the letter with this color and then add the darkest to the bottom, but because the black is so dark I wanted to make sure each color stood out more.  So I tried it out this way and it worked great when blending the two together.

tombow dual brush pens, lettering

STEP 4

Now take your lightest color, N95 and drag the black color into the medium color. Just blend these 2 together first.  Once the black is blended into the Cool Gray 7, then blend the Cool Gray 7 into N95 and bring the color all the way to the top.

tombow dual brush pens, lettering
tombow dual brush pens, lettering
 
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tombow dual brush pens, lettering

And there you have it!  You just created a Tuxedo blend!  If you try this combo out, please tag me on social media and use #aheartenedcalling so I can follow along!  

Here's a quick time lapse video from start to finish if you'd like to watch my process:

 

If you missed out on my last blending creation Bubble Gum, you can learn that combo here:

TOMBOW BLENDS - BUBBLE GUM

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I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this fun blend! 

Till next time and happy lettering!

Mandy