Hi, Jessica from BrownPaperBunny here to show you how to get a watercolor effect with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I love how versatile these markers are. When you add water, you can achieve even more effects! Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Watercolor paper
- Tombow Water Brush or watercolor paintbrush and water
- Tombow Blending Palette
You can use any colors of Dual Brush Pens you like, but the ones I’ve used here are 985, 192, 177, 856, and 837. You can also use any watercolor paper that you have, but I find Strathmore 300 Series works really well for blending Dual Brush Pen ink with water.
Start by scribbling your first Dual Brush Pen color on your Blending Palette.
Next, use your Water Brush or a wet paintbrush to add a drop or two of water to the ink and mix it all together.
Using either your Water Brush or your paintbrush, pick up the ink from your Blending Palette and use it to paint directly on your watercolor paper.
To get a more traditional watercolor feel, we’re going to add two more colors to our first color while the ink is still wet. So clean off your Blending Palette. Next, mix some lighter ink (yellow) and some darker ink (dark green) separately with a drop of water each. Pick up the yellow first and drop it into the top of your leaves. Just let the two colors blend organically.
Next, pick up your dark green ink and drop it into the base of your leaves. Voila, you’ve just created a watercolor effect with Dual Brush Pens and water!
More Watercolor Effects with Dual Brush Pens to Try:
You can really have some fun with different leaf shapes and color combinations. No need to stick to regular old green leaves if you don’t want to!
If you’re looking for more watercolor projects to try, take a look at this Watercolor Popsicle Banner and this Blended Watercolor Lettering with Dual Brush Pens.