Hello and Happy Saturday! We hope you have thoroughly enjoyed our lineup of guest letterers this week. But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. We’re capping off our Lettering Week with a whimsical lettering tutorial by our very own Signature Designer, Marie Browning. With more than 32 books in print and over 2 million copies sold, Marie has been sharing her knowledge on crafting and lettering for years.
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Today, Marie is sharing a fun Confetti Lettering tutorial! You can use this technique for creating unique party invitations, decor, and more!
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens (Marie has used 493-Reflex Blue, 636-Imperial Purple, 685-Purple, and N00-Colorless Blender for this tutorial)
- Tombow MONO Glue Pen
- Mixed Media Paper
And here are the steps written out for your convenience!
Write out your word (“party,” for example) with the brush tip of your blue Dual Brush Pen. Use heavy pressure to create thick lines on your downstrokes, then ease up on the pressure as you create your upstrokes.
Using the Glue Pen, draw dots in clusters on your lettering. Let the glue dry completely. The Glue Pen will act as a resist, so where you have drawn the dots, the color will not change.
Add in other words with your purple Dual Brush Pens, then apply dark shading on top of each letter in the word “party.” Blend the colors together using the Colorless Blender. As the ink begins to dry, you will see the blue dots from the Glue Pen appear on the letters.
Using the fine tip of your blue Dual Brush Pen, add additional dots around those on your letters for a fun confetti effect.
For more tips on blended handlettering, check out this video by Marie:
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