Image showing 3 different ways to create blended lettering with the 12 new coloured Tombow dual brush pens. The word Tombow is lettered three times and shows three different colour blended combinations

3 Ways to Create Blended Brush Lettering with the 12 NEW Coloured Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Here’s my free guide to create beautiful blended brush lettering with the 12 new coloured Tombow dual brush pens!

Image showing 3 different ways to create blended lettering with the 12 new coloured Tombow dual brush pens. The word Tombow is lettered three times and shows three different colour blended combinations

Hello friends!

Did you hear the exciting news?! Tombow released 12 new colours in their famous dual brush pens! When I heard the news I could hardly contain myself. Lucky for me, they first released these colours in their November VIP box. I made the purchase as quickly as I could (and I don’t even make my cup of coffee that fast!).

I love colour and having new colours introduced into an already favourited and much loved collection is truly amazing. If you haven’t had the chance to purchase your set yet, you can do so by going to the Tombow website.

One of the characteristics that the Tombow dual brush pens are well known for is their ability to blend. But not just to blend, but to blend amazingly well! I’ve tried a lot of different brush pens, but the Tombow dual brush pens are the ones that always produce the most beautiful blended pieces.

Today, I will be showing you a free guide to three ways to create beautiful blended brush lettering with the 12 new coloured Tombow dual brush pens. Here are the supplies you will need.

Supplies

  • 12 new coloured Tombow dual brush pens (131, 291, 401, 403, 407, 379, 569, 803, 817, 910, N49, N52)
  • Strathmore Mixed Media paper
  • Scrap paper
  • Tombow Blender dual brush pen (N00)
  • Tombow Mono sand eraser

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper pad, 12 New Tombow Dual Brush Pens in Tombow roll up carry case, Colourless blender pen, Tombow Mono Sand Eraser

Tips

  • Always start off with your lightest colour and apply your next colour(s) to the tips to blend out. Blending is all about adding layers of colour and blending it out until you achieve the look you want. This is why it’s important to get strong, durable paper for your blended lettering. The Strathmore Mixed Media paper is the best paper for this in my opinion.
  • If you choose to use other types of paper, test out the blending first before tackling your final lettering piece.
  • Use your scrap piece of paper to place your hand on top in order to avoid smudges.
  • Use the Tombow sand eraser to get rid of any ink spillovers or ink smudges.

Blend #1

Colours

Lemon Lime 131
Pink Punch 803
Bright Blue 403
Cool Gray 8 N52

Blend #1 and Blend #2 using unique colour combinations

Step 1: Letter Your Word

Start off by lettering your word with 131.

Step 2: Add Your First Colour and Blend

Add 803 to the tops of your downstrokes and blend out with your base colour, 131.

Step 3: Add Your Second Colour and Blend

Then add 403 to the bottom of your downstrokes and blend out with your base colour, 131.

Step 4: Add More Colour and Blend!

Add more colour to the top and bottoms until you achieve the saturation you desire. Blend out with the blender pen.

Step 5: Add Shadow

Add shadow to the right side of each downstroke with N52.

Blend #2

Colours

Opal 910
Mauve 817
Jet Blue 569
Cool Gray 8 N52

Blended examples shown using colour combinations

Step 1: Letter Your Word

Letter your word in 910.

Step 2: Add Your First Colour and Blend

Add 817 to the tops of each downstroke and blend out, downwards, with 910.

Step 3: Add Your Second Colour and Blend

Add 569 to the bottoms of each downstroke and blend out, upwards, with 910.

Step 4: Add More Colour and Blend!

Add more colour to the tops and bottoms until you reach your desired saturation. Take the colourless blender brush to smooth out your colours.

Step 5: Add Shadow

Add N52 as a shadow to the right of each downstroke.

Blend #3

Colours

Alice Blue 291
Jade Green 379
Warm Gray 8 N49
Cool Gray 8 N52

Blend #2 and 3 shown with unique colour combinations

Step 1: Letter Your Word

Using 291, letter your word. Remember, always start with your lightest colour.

Step 2: Add Your First Colour and Blend

Add 379 to the tops of each of your downstrokes. Blend out, downwards, with 291.

Step 3: Add Your Second Colour and Blend

Add N49 to the bottoms of each of your downstrokes. Blend out, upwards, with 291.

Step 4: Add More Colour and Blend!

If needed, add more colour to the tops and bottoms of each downstroke until you achieve your desired saturation. Use the colourless blender brush to make a smooth transition between each colour.

Step 5: Add Shadow

To add a shadow, use N52 to the right of each downstroke.

3 Blended Brush Lettering styles

There’s your free guide to three ways to create blended lettering with the 12 new Tombow dual brush pens. The combinations are endless with these new colours! Now that you have learned the basics with this blog post, you can create your unique combination.

Be sure to follow me on the blog and on Instagramย (@letteringbyusha) to stay tuned to all of my lettering and crafting adventures (and my real life adventures too! I post regularly to Instagram stories). Tag me in your creations!

Which of these blends was your favourite? If you could name each blend, what would you name it?

~Usha

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