Hi, I’m Jessica from BrownPaperBunny. If we haven’t met before, I’m an Australian artist and illustrator living in Seattle. I love bright colors, ink, and florals and one of my absolute favorite things is blending Dual Brush Pens with water to create soft backgrounds you can draw over. Let me show you how I do it.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Watercolor Paper
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil
- Tombow Blending Palette
Step 1: Blend Your Colors
Start by scribbling some Dual Brush Pen colors that you’d like to blend onto your Blending Palette. If you haven’t seen the new Dual Brush Pen colors yet you should definitely check them out (they are gorgeous)! Then, wet your paintbrush and blend the colors together until you have the shade you want. Next, use the paintbrush to paint the ink from your Blending Palette onto your watercolor paper to create a soft, watercolor-look background.
Step 2: Add More Color
If you want a little more variation in your background color, repeat step one with a different shade of the same color, or a color you think will go nicely with the first color you painted onto the paper. I used yellow, blues and greens for my leaves and pinks and yellow for my flowers. Add your new color to your existing ink on the paper while it is still wet, and watch the colors blend together!
Step 3: Add Details
Once your background colors are dry, go back in with either the bullet or the brush tip of your Dual Brush Pen and add details over the top. This adds some nice contrast to the soft background. And there you have it — I hope blending Dual Brush Pens with water will become one of your favorite ways to create too!