3 Ways to Embellish Brush Lettering Using Tombow TwinTones


Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.Embellishing brush lettering is so fun with Tombow’s  TwinTone Markers that come in Bright, Pastel and Rainbow.  Hi lovelies, it’s Lauren and in this post I’m going to show you three different ways to take some simple brush lettering and make it exceptional by creating embellishments with the TwinTone Markers.

The Tombow TwinTone Markers come in sets of twelve with the option of either bright, rainbow or pastel colors.  These vibrant markers are extremely versatile with an extra-fine tip, great for precise details, and a bullet tip that’s great for adding color or creating bold lines. I am already in LOVE with these markers as they dry quickly and don’t bleed.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

The bright set of Tombow TwinTone Markers has twelve bold colors that create a lively and exciting effect.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

The twelve colors in the Pastel TwinTone Markers are calming and soft.  You can’t go wrong by choosing either set – they both have the perfect colors to add personality to any art or lettering piece.

Recently brush lettering has become extremely popular, but sometimes you need more than just pretty lettering to make a piece unique and special. I have three unique ways to transform some simple black brush lettered cards using fun embellishments: flourishes, florals, and shadowing.  All you’ll need to experiment with these techniques is some paper or cards (as pictured), a black Tombow Dual Brush Pen and the Tombow TwinTones in bright or pastel (or both!).

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

Start by lettering some fun phrases or words with a black Tombow Dual Brush Pen. Then add embellishments using Tombow TwinTone Markers.

1. FLOURISHES

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

Adding flourishes doesn’t have to be difficult.  Start by using the broad tip of your Tombow TwinTone and drawing in fun lines around the word or phrase on your card.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

Add in a variety of dots and lines around the word and you have a bright work of art.  The Bright TwinTone Markers really make this whimsical “hello” pop off the page.  The curvy flourishes look great with the bouncy lettering style.

 

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

Block lettering also looks fabulous with this same design, but has more straight lines.  The pastel colors add interest but also allow the word to be the focus.

2. FLORALS

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

I’ve always been obsessed with drawing flowers, so I was really excited when my friend, Peggy Dean, sent me her new book Botanical Line Drawing.  It’s amazing and perfect for use with the TwinTones.  You can learn step by step directions for drawing 200 different flowers and plants.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

The bright Tombow TwinTones are absolutely perfect for drawing vibrant flower designs.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

The pastel palette of the TwinTones is great for illustrating cooler doodles, such as succulents or cacti. Peggy’s book is full of fun botanical illustrations that pair perfectly with both sets of the TwinTone markers.

3. COLORFUL SHADOWING

Shadowing is always an easy way to add interest to a word, but colorful shadowing adds a little extra pop.  Take a bold tip and add shadowing to one side of the lettering.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

Using the extra-fine tip to the TwinTone marker in black or gray, trace around the color and add little lines inside of the color to create a colorful shadow effect.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

All 24 colors are perfect for this kind of lettering.

Learn how to embellish brush lettering with Tombow TwinTones from Lauren Fitzmaurice of @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram! For more lettering tips and tricks check out renmadecalligraphy.com or blog.tombowusa.com.

And there you have it! Take your lettering to new heights and create cards and artwork that are different and unique.  Say hello to the Tombow TwinTone Markers and add a little bit of color to your lettering!  For more tips and tricks about Tombow products follow me on Instagram (@renmadecalligraphy) and check out my website at renmadecalligraphy.com.

Happy Lettering!

Lauren

Tombow Design Team Member Lauren Fitzmaurice

 

 

 

 

 

 

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