If you’re like me, you would completely understand the obsession with Tombow markers without any judgement… (Okay maybe you can make a small gesture of judgement). I just LOVE their markers! I remember one year for Valentine’s day I boasted about the fact that my husband bought me markers… but not any old markers… it was the Tombow 96 dual brush pens with the stand! I mean these markers are not a small investment. They cost more than any pair of shoes that I own (and that’s saying something).
So that’s when the obsession fully blossomed and it hasn’t stopped. Of course when they recently released their Twin Tone markers, I had to get them as well.
And then I got thinking what would happen if you could use both of these markers together to create lettering? I mean they create beautiful pieces on their own but combined, can you imagine?
Well imagined I did and today’s blog post is dedicated to creating six lettering styles with Tombow dual brush pens and Twin Tone markers.
1. In this first style, start off by writing your word with a Twin Tone marker. Then go over your lettering with a lighter colour in a dual brush pen. Try to use the dual brush pen while the Twin Tone ink is still wet. It makes for a cool effect.
2. Create your lettering with a dual brush pen. After, using the fine tip of the Twin Tone marker, add small diagonal lines on top of the lettering.
3. Start off by lettering with a dual brush pen. Using the bullet tip of the Twin Tone marker, add small dots in different colours. You can cluster the dots in different areas within the lettering to create effects. Check out my blog post here for three ways in which you can do so.
4. Write your word with a dual brush pen. Then using the bullet tip of the Twin Tone marker, add lines to the right of each downstrokes of each letter. This creates an almost shadow effect. You can also add a line to the left of each downstroke for a different effect.
5. Using the same technique in point 4, take the fine tip of the Twin Tone marker and add another line beside the lines created with your bullet tip. This creates a double line effect.
6. The dual brush pens and the Twin Tone markers also work as watercolour! Create some lettering with both pens, using different colour combinations. Take a water brush pen and activate the colour with water. Once dried, you can outline or even add other details.
There you have it! Six ways in which you can create lettering with both Tombow dual brush pens and Twin Tone markers.
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