Happy almost Easter. Not really but I am so ready for Spring, how about YOU? My Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens is such a quick technique that gives fabulous marbled results every time – I love a foolproof project, especially one that looks so professional! Scroll down for all of my secrets.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens Create Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper
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Here’s what you need to make Easy Watercolor Papers:
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- Tombow Blending Kit – Blending Palette and Mister
- MONO Aqua Liquid Glue from Tombow
- Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper
- Paper Mache Bunny Shape – I found a similar wooden one here
- Pom Pom – Large, White
- Ribbon – Gingham, Pink – This multi-pack is a great value!
- Craft Knife
- Self-Healing Mat
- Paper Trimmer
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here’s how to create Marbled Papers with Dual Brush Pens:
To begin the Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper, get out the Tombow Blending Kit which includes a Blending Palette, Dual Brush Pen Blender N00, Mister, and instruction guide with techniques and project ideas. It is so versatile! Select three colors of Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I selected 443, 606, and 743 which happens to be one of my favorite color combinations! Scribble in a random fashion on the Blending Palette making sure to overlap the colors.
Spray the scribbles with the Tombow Mister making sure that the Blending Palette is saturated. Place glossy inkjet photo paper shiny side down into the misted scribbles, twisting and then lifting to reveal the EASY WATERCOLOR MARBLED PAPER MAGIC! If there are any sections that did not absorb color, simply press the blank portions in the residual puddles of delicious color! The result is different each time. Experiment with the colors, but make sure to use medium to dark tones of Dual Brush Pens to create the deepest and most vibrant watercolor marbled papers!
The colors I selected reminded me of Easter, so I grabbed this cute paper mache bunny from my stash and decided to jazz him up! Trace the outline of the bunny onto plain paper with Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker. Cut out with a craft knife on a self-healing mat.
Using the negative image of the bunny, place the paper frame on the marbled watercolor paper and move it around until you find the perfect combination of colors and patterns. The water-based Dual Brush Pen ink reacts with the emulsion in the glossy inkjet photo paper and becomes immediately permanent. Just wipe away the excess water.
WARNING! This is what NOT to do with the glossy inkjet photo paper! I wanted to temporarily attach the positive bunny image onto the glossy inkjet photo paper with Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive. Once I lifted up the pattern, the adhesive that I placed on the paper pattern stuck to the glossy inkjet photo paper which is a complete CRAFT FAIL! You can see it in the photo below, right.
This is the RIGHT way to trace the Bunny. Hold the positive bunny pattern down on the watercolor paper and trace around the outline with Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Cut out with craft knife on a self-healing mat, making sure to cut inside the traced outline.
Measure the width of the bunny shape and cut several strips of watercolor marbled paper with a paper trimmer. Apply to the edges with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue. It has a quick grab, then dries tight and flat. The perfect decoupage medium for all of your paper crafting.
To finish the Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper project, apply bunny shapes to the front and back of the bunny base with MONO Aqua Liquid Glue. Attach a large white pom pom to the bunny as a tail and tie a pink gingham ribbon in a bow around the bunny’s neck.
Quick and Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper with Dual Brush Pens
The marbled paper is so versatile, it can be used for three-dimensional projects like the Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper Bunny, as backgrounds for lettering projects, to make card fronts, scrapbook layouts or could even be die-cut and turned into embellishments. The possibilities are endless!
I HOP, I mean HOPE that you have enjoyed my Easy Watercolor Marbled Paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens project today and that you will use this technique in your Easter and Spring projects (and year-round). I’d love for you to tag me @CreativelyBeth or use #CreativelyBeth when you post on social media!
Y’all know how I love my Tombow Dual Brush Pens, so here are a few more posts showcasing them. Discover How to DIY Rainbow Washi Tape with Dual Brush Pens. Learn How to Watercolor a FREE Cactus Printable with Dual Brush Pens. Create Tie Dye Coffee Filters with Dual Brush Pens. I super LOVE my Tombow Dual Brush Pens because they are so versatile!
Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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