Tombow Dual Brush Pens aren't just for lettering. Get professional watercolor results with Tombow Dual Brush Pens? YES! Because they are so versatile. Water-based Dual Brush Pens are the perfect medium to FREE Floral Globe Printable hand-drawn by me! Quick and easy to complete with a few simple tips, tricks, and techniques that will amaze.
A FREE Floral Globe Printable to Watercolor with Tombow Dual Brush Pens
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Here's what you need to Watercolor a Globe:
- Tombow Watercolor Set – this is a wonderfully inclusive set to start with!
- MONO Sand Eraser from Tombow
- Watercolor Paper – I use Strathmore Series 200 in 90lb.
- Condiment Container from Dollar Tree
- Paper Towel
- Cricut BrightPad (for tracing)
- Paper Trimmer
- Heat It Craft Tool from Ranger
- Computer and Printer – I love my Canon Laser Printer!
- Plain Paper
- Tombow Watercolor Set Color Blending Chart – download below ⇓
- FREE Floral Globe Printable – download below ⇓
NOTE ON PENS:
The Tombow Watercolor Set includes five blendable Dual Brush Pens (885, 993, 249, 526, 757), MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, Blending Palette, MONO Drawing Pencil 4H grade, MONO Eraser, plus instructions. Any water-based markers and/or pens can be used to successfully complete this tutorial, even the kiddos washable markers will work. Tombow Dual Brush Pens are my go-to for watercolor, but you can also use watercolors in tube, pencil, or pot form. Always complete the color blending chart prior to watercoloring your image for the best results.
NOTE ON PAPER:
Any mixed media or watercolor paper will work with this tutorial, but I love the quality that Strathmore watercolor Paper provides. Use the brand and weight that you have on hand. When printing the Floral Globe image directly on mixed media or watercolor paper you must use a laser printer, as an inkjet printed image will bleed once water is added. I always print my image on regular printer paper and trace the image onto mixed media or watercolor paper with my Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, but any permanent marker will work. For tracing, I use a Cricut BrightPad, but you can tape your images to a sunny window and then trace.
Be creative and resourceful, using the supplies YOU have on hand in your craft stash. The most important part of this FREE Floral Globe Printable tutorial is to HAVE FUN CREATING!
Download the two FREE Printables needed to create a Watercolor Floral Globe
Here's how to create a Watercolor Globe with Tombow Dual Brush Pens:
Color Blending Chart
Completing a color blending chart can be a bit time consuming, but I find it to be the most important part of any coloring process. Use my download above or create one of your own from watercolor paper, a MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, and a ruler. Begin by adding color from each Tombow Dual Brush Pen where the numbers intersect and then blend with the Water Brush included in the Watercolor Set. Apply the solid color along the diagonal and blend with the Water Brush.
Add two-thirds of the horizontal color to each rectangle in that row, then add one-third of the vertical color. Blend each rectangle carefully with the Water Brush. Apply color directly from each pen into the gradient wash area and then blend in an ombre effect with the water brush. This exercise allows you to see the full potential of each color. If you are an impatient crafter like I am, use a Heat It Craft Tool to dry each section of watercolor before moving on to the next set of colors.
Watercolor the Flowers
To begin the FREE Floral Globe Printable, apply 757 directly to the center and sides of each petal and then apply 885 to the outer edges of each petal. Squeeze gently on the flat areas of the water brush barrel and blend the colors together to create each flower. Don't overwork the colors, so they retain their individuality.
Watercolor the Leaves
Even though there is only one green in the Watercolor Set, by adding yellow and blue you can create a variety of shades. Apply 249 and 993 to each of the striped leaves and blend with the Water Brush. Next, apply 249 and 526 to the long skinny leaves and blend with the Water Brush. Apply 249 to the outer edges of the large fancy leaves and blend toward the center of the leaf and then add additional strokes of 249 directly to the details in the center to create interest and contrast.
Watercolor the Frame
Fill in the dots and tiny flowers with the bullet tip of Dual Brush Pen 993 and leave these full color. Apply 993 to the frame and base of the globe and then add small strokes of 757 to the outer edge and left side of the base. Blend with the Water Brush. Do not overwork the colors or you will lose the contrast.
Watercolor the Background
To finish the FREE Floral Globe Printable, place 526 on the Blending Palette with the brush tip of the Dual Brush Pen. Add water and pick up the color with the medium round Water Brush, and paint the image while squeezing gently on the barrel. Continue to paint the image, adding more water to create an ombre effect. While still wet, push a drop of water from the Water Brush to create organic mixing of the colors. When dry, push a drop of water from the Water Brush to create a highlight. Mix, blend, and add water to create a variety of colors from a limited palette.
Whether you are diving further into watercolor, hand lettering, coloring or working in your planner Tombow Dual Brush Pens and MONOTWIN Permanent Markers are crazy versatile supplies to add to your craft stash. I use mine every day. Create art with my FREE Floral Globe Printable that is professional looking and worthy of being framed and displayed in your home or given as a keepsake gift.
Watercolor Fun with Tombow Dual Brush Pens
More watercolor tips and tricks can be found in my How to Watercolor a Cactus with Tombow Dual Brush Pens post with, of course, a FREE Printable Cactus! Click through to my post How to DIY Rainbow Washi Tape with Colorful Tombow Dual Brush Pens. They are so versatile! Check out The 10 Best Craft Studio Organizing Ideas that include tips for your space and tricks for your supplies!
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