I’ve got a super simple tutorial for you today that I’m so excited about. How many of you are fans of brush markers? Yeah, me too! I’m a huge fan of using them for hand lettering but did you know that they have other amazing uses? Like making gorgeous prints and backgrounds for your lettering! Today I’m going to teach you how to we’re going to use brush markers to create watercolor prints.
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Tombow Dual Brush Markers and plastic package that they come in (or a plastic Ziploc bag)
Cardstock or Watercolor Paper
HOW TO CREATE WATERCOLOR PRINTS
Using the Tombow markers, color onto the plastic package. Use several different colors that complement each other
After you are done coloring, spray some water onto the plastic. You don’t want to soak it. Just a few drops here and there or a slight mist is good. If you spray too much water onto the plastic, your paper may got soggy and curl up.
Cut a piece of watercolor paper or cardstock to fit the plastic. After you have sprayed the plastic with water, place the paper down onto the plastic and rub to transfer the markers to the paper. Then lift your paper up gently.
If necessary, blot with a paper towel to remove excess water in order to prevent your paper from curling. If it does end up curling, wait for the paper to dry and then place it between the pages of a heavy book.
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This technique is similar to the technique that I use here, just with markers instead of paint. This is such an easy way to create lots of beautiful prints in a short amount of time. You can frame these watercolor prints and hang them on your walls, you can create gorgeous greeting cards by adding some hand lettering, or you can scan your watercolor prints and use them to create digital art.
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If you’re looking for more watercolor related posts, I have several free watercolor clip art collections. Also, be sure to check out my tutorial on how to create digital watercolor prints.
Watercolor Clip Art
Blue Watercolor Clip Art
Oh my stars!!!!!!! Love this, I got Tombow markers for Christmas…….I can’t wait to do this. Thanks Kelly for helping us be so creative!!!!!!
You’re welcome. Dianna! Thanks for stopping by.
Kathleen Miller Charnell says
Will this work on cotton fabric?
I have not tried this on fabric but here is a tutorial on how to do it: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2017/02/28/hand-lettered-kindle-cozy/. You’ll need to apply a sealer to your fabric so the color doesn’t wash out.