Hi, Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here to show you how to make this cute watercolor Easter card with the Tombow Pastel Dual Brush Pen Palette. We’re going to use embossing powder because it resists ink nicely to give you white outlines. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens Pastel Palette
- White Embossing Pen & Powder
- Heat Gun
- Watercolor Paper (140lb)
- Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil
- Paint Brush & Water
Step 1: Bunnies
Start by drawing a bunny template on a plain piece of paper. Think of them as snowmen with ears. Draw a big circle for the body, a smaller circle for the head, and two ears and a fluffy tail. Use your template to trace bunnies onto the right-hand side of your watercolor paper (when you fold it, that will be the front) using your MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil. This is a good time to write a greeting on the front too. I chose a simple “Happy Easter.”
Step 2: Embossing
Follow the directions for your particular embossing pen, powder, and heat gun. The general steps are usually to draw / write with the pen, sprinkle the powder on top of the ink, shake off any excess, and heat with the gun for around 15 seconds (until the powder melts and looks ’embossed’). Emboss over all of your pencil lines for the bunnies and your greeting.
Step 3: Adding Color
This is the really fun step. You get to choose how you’ll color your bunnies. Will you pick one color for each or blend all of the pastel colors to make a rainbow? I choose to pair up the pinks, yellows, blues, and purples. I used the green color for the greeting at the bottom. You can color directly onto your watercolor paper and right over the embossing once it’s cool. To get the watercolor look, use a damp paintbrush to go over the ink and blend it together.
There you go! Once your ink is dry, your card can hop on over to its intended recipient!