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Create a Trio of Votives with Tombow

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I love taking conventional products such as Tombow Dual Brush Pens and MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and using them in unique and unconventional ways.  I recently developed a method to tint glass with these two products and decided to experiment with some additional techniques.  Some worked and some did not, but below are three that I thought turned out pretty cool.  Follow along to see how I made them…



Ombre Votives:
Pick three shades of Dual Brush Pens in the same color family, dark 606, medium 603 and light 620. Scribble the darkest color on the bottom third of the votive.

With the pen tip of the MONO Aqua Liquid Glue, draw squiggly lines around the votive.  Then set aside to dry.

Repeat with the medium and light tones of purple Dual Brush Pens, letting each each section dry before moving on to the next.  Once completely dry, you can remove the excess Dual Brush Pen ink with a paper towel.

Here's a close up of the ombre votive, the glue lines flattened some as they dried, but I have to say I love this effect.  Perfect for a wedding reception or baby shower.

Splatter Votives:
Start by coating the outside of the votive with a layer of MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.  Let dry.

Scribble Dual Brush Pens 856 and 837 on the Palette from the Blending Kit, then roll the votive into the ink.  This works best if you hold the Palette in your hand.  Repeat until the votive is covered.  Now, I thought I had picked a darker red and burgundy color, but they have definitely come across as bright red and this looks kinda like blood splatter. 

With this color scheme, these votives would be great for Halloween!  Change up the colors to match any color scheme.

Mermaid Votives:
Apply MONO Multi Liquid Glue in a scale pattern around the outside of the votive holders.  When set this glue will turn from white to milky, but will remain tacky.

Once the MONO Multi is tacky the foil can be applied.  I used Designer Foils from Clearsnap in Lagoon and Seaport.  Just apply the dull silver side of the foil to the glue, burnish gently with your finger and peel away.

Repeat with alternating colors until all the glue is covered.

To complete the look, scribble Dual Brush Pen 555 on the palette from the Blending Kit, squeeze a quarter size dollop of MONO Aqua Liquid Glue, mix with an old paintbrush and apply to the inside of each votive.  Allow to dry completely.  NOTE: Once the inside of the votive is covered in glue only use a battery operated candle.  Do not use a flame candle.

I love how these votives turned out!  Just the thing to brighten up a mermaid birthday party!

I hope that y'all have enjoyed my trio of votives with Tombow and that you will use my projects as a jumping off point to showcase YOUR Tombow creativity.  Try something new and experiment with your supplies.  You never know where inspiration will take you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Creatively, Beth

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