Hey everyone, Katie here! Today I’m showing y’all how to color stamped designs using the Tombow Blending Palette! If you ever feel it’s impossible to color designs with markers without having marker streaks, You need to try one of these 2 methods! I’m sharing both how to blend Tombow Dual Brush Pens using the Tombow Blending Pen and how to color with them as watercolors.
- Tombow Blending Palette
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Tombow Blending Pen
- Permanent Black Ink
If you’re coloring stamped designs like me, start by stamping onto cardstock with a permanent black ink, making sure it’s dry and and doesn’t smudge.
How to blend colors using the Blending Pen and Blending Palette:
The first technique I am showing you how to do is picking up color off of the Blending Palette and blending with the Blending Pen. The Blending Pen is a colorless marker, which you can use to soften bright colors and blend multiple colors together.
Start by brushing Dual Brush Pens onto the Blending Palette.
Pick up a color from the Blending Palette onto the nib of the Blending Pen.
Brush the color into your stamped design! As you color, the ink will dissipate from the Blending Pen, so it gives a nice ombre look that you can use to add highlights and shadows.
How to blend colors using the Dual Brush Pens as watercolors:
You can also use the Blending Palette, water and a paint brush to use Dual Brush Pens as watercolors.
A lot like the first technique, you apply ink to the Blending Palette in the colors you intend to use!
Use a wet paintbrush to pick up the ink off of the Blending Palette and brush it into your stamped design.
The fun part about watercolors is that you can add salt while the ink is still wet for a unique effect. One the ink is completely dry, brush off the loose salt.
These 2 techniques for coloring are pretty similar, but they do product different finished effects, as you can see below:
I love them both, the watercolor technique feels more “artsy” to me, but I also love the soft look of the Blending Pen. I cannot wait to use these cute designs on some handmade cards, like these 3D Stamped Cards that Marie made!
Do you have any favorite ways to Color and Blend? Be sure to share your work & tag @TombowUSA