Watercolor Floral and Butterfly Printables with Dual Brush Pens

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Y’all know that I just LOVE sharing my creativity, so when my favorite company Tombow USA reached out and asked me to teach a national online class for Michael’s (yes, THAT Michael’s) I was excited, thrilled, and beyond words! Today I had the opportunity to teach a bunch of folks How to Watercolor Floral and Butterfly Printables with Dual Brush Pens. I am sharing some behind the scenes plus all the tips and tricks used in the class right HERE for y’all to enjoy. The replay video to my Tombow and Michael’s Zoom Class is LIVE, and I have linked it below!

Watercolor Free Floral and Butterfly Printables

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Here’s what you need to Watercolor with Dual Brush Pens:

Here’s how to Watercolor Floral and Butterfly Printables:

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.

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Watercolor Set Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #freeprintable #handdrawn #watercolor #tombowdualbrushpens

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!

FREE Printable Color Blending Chart for the Tombow Watercolor Set Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #freeprintable #handdrawn #watercolor #tombowdualbrushpens

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.

Completed FREE Color Blending Chart for the Tombow Watercolor Set Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #freeprintable #handdrawn #watercolor #tombowdualbrushpens

Watercolor the Floral Printable

To begin the FREE Floral Printable, apply colors to the blending palette. Pick up the colors with the Water Brush and then apply the color directly to the flowers and leaves. 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 Butterfly Printable

To create the FREE Butterfly Printable, place colors 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.

Tombow and Michael’s Floral Watercolor Floral Class Link

More Watercolor fun with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

I have FUN Tombow projects sprinkled all over my blog. How to Watercolor a FREE Cactus Printable with Tombow Dual Brush Pens which is perfect to frame. The most fun is this Ombre Art from the Heart with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. My favorite is FREE Floral Globe Printable to Watercolor with Dual Brush Pens, so pretty!

14 thoughts on “Watercolor Floral and Butterfly Printables with Dual Brush Pens

  • March 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm
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    Thanks for the class 3/12/2021. Looking forward to more of your instructions.

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    • March 15, 2021 at 5:21 pm
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      Thanks a bunch, Sally! Teaching is one of my favorite things!

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      • March 17, 2021 at 7:49 am
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        Hi Beth. I’m looking for the link to Michaels Class held 3/12. Florals and Butterfly’s with Tombow. Where can I find the link? I searched Michaels website and yours and haven’t been able to locate it. Please help.

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        • March 17, 2021 at 2:22 pm
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          Thank you Lisa! Yes, the link is fixed and live on my blog post now!

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  • March 13, 2021 at 4:01 am
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    Watched the Michael’s Tombow Watercolor marker class. Learned a lot about techniques for using these pens plus fun projects. Thank you for sharing!

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    • March 15, 2021 at 5:19 pm
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      Thank you for joining the class, Lu! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    • March 15, 2021 at 5:18 pm
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      You are welcome, Maira! I hope you enjoy the creative journey!

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  • March 16, 2021 at 5:24 pm
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    The video recording isn’t playing on You Tube. It shuts off into a few minutes. Is there another place to watch it again? I missed the live class, but really want to try this.

    Thank you!

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm
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      I’ve got the updated link from Michael’s that shows the entire video. Thanks for your patience Judy!

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  • March 16, 2021 at 11:07 pm
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    Thanks for great class!! I watched live, first, and now looking forward to going back to “do”. Video replay doesn’t appear to be posted yet. YouTube has it, but only a minute. I recently retired from a long, stressful and very deadline-driven career in finance. I’m having a lot fun looking through all your creative ideas–many thanks for an easy to follow path to opening door to this new joy

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    • March 17, 2021 at 2:21 pm
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      Thank you Debra! The link is fixed and live now, here on my post!

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  • March 18, 2021 at 12:52 pm
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    WOW! Those flowers are incredible! Looks just like they were watercolor painted! I need to get my hands on those markers. I love that you have the control of the marker, but can still get the look of the paint.

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    • March 19, 2021 at 9:41 am
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      YES, Alexandra! Super quick and easy watercolor hack! I love them!

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