I love the vibrancy of Tombow's dual brush pens and I love the variety of colors. You will see in my mini tutorial why I think this is valuable to have a range of colors. I will also show you how I created these large "lanterns".
If you look at the photo above in the right hand corner you can see the subtle range of colors that gives the background some depth so it doesn't look flat.
Always start out coloring the entire background with the lightest color using the brush tip. Don't be shy... you can really scribble that color on and won't damage the tip.
Add your two accent colors in certain places on top of the lightest color. Take your time... there isn't any rush.
Spritz you stamp about a foot away three or four times. (You might want to practice first on some scrap paper.)
The first stamping and spritz is onto watercolor paper on the left. I re-sprayed and stamped on some card stock on the right.
I wanted the color to come through more on my watercolor paper (on the left) so..........
I spritzed directly onto my paper a few times and wow the color came through like magic! You might be able to see in the blurry photo below. Sorry it's blurry :(
Yes, the paper does curl but, I would rather have more intense color. Once the paper is dry I play with the paper to straighten it out and sometimes I might back it. (Add another layer of paper on the back)
For this particular card I stamped the ladies onto watercolor paper and used the Dove blender pen to wash color onto the images.
After I washed the color onto the images I like to go back and use Tombow's blender pen to add highlights to my image. Tombow's blender pen you have so much control with applying color and the color doesn't get washed out. Honestly, I tried everything else I this works best for me.
This is an example after I washed the color on the images.
Then I added a darker brown marker directly onto my image & worked it in to blend it.
In other areas on my images I used the bender pen to pick on the color from the palette and add it to the image. Here is another post that might explain it better?
Did you notice the floor. I used to make my own wood flooring and was thrilled to find this stamp. I picked up an extra on sale so if you leave me a comment I will pick a random winner.
The sentiment is a happy one.... it's from SRM stickers. I am impressed if it you make it all the way here but, I am glad you did. Writing doesn't come easy for me and it takes me forever to edit myself. I always am so grateful that you stop by. Hugs, Kathy