August 25, 2019 59

Marker Blended Lettering Card – Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Marker Blended Lettering Card – Tombow Dual Brush Pens

– Hi, everyone! Kristina here, welcome to another video at my YouTube channel and blog. Today, I’m going to be showing
you another lettering piece. This is actually a card
that I created last week. I haven’t done a lettering
piece or anything that’s just lettering on this channel
in a long long time, so I thought it was about time
to do something like that. So I’m actually going to take
a piece that I’ve created digitally on my iPad, and
I’ll be using a light tablet in order to seed the design,
and then I’ll be recreating it on some watercolor paper. Gonna be using some Tombow markers. This is one of my favorite
techniques to do with Tombow markers, and I hope
you enjoy all the blending and the different tips for that. I first created this
lettering piece within the Procreate app on my iPad
Pro, and then I printed it out, and I made sure there was a line around it that was five by seven. I’m now using some Fabriano
Artistico extra white cardstock, or actually, watercolor paper,
and I’m gonna place this over the top of my piece
that I already have designed, and then I’ll be using
some blue painter’s tape, just to tape that in place,
so that as I move my paper around, that that watercolor
paper’s going to move with it. So I have this light pad here by Huion, and I’m turning off the
lights in my craft room so you can see the light
coming out from below. And I’m gonna be using some
Tombow dual brush markers. This is from the Galaxy set. I’m using the colors 606
and 725, as well as N00, which is, like, a blender pen. So I’m going to go over this entire piece, drawing on using the pink marker, right over the top of my design. And I’m actually going to
keep this portion of the video in real time, so that you
can see how slow I’m writing, because I think one of the
things that was almost, like, an eye-opener when I
was learning how to letter was when I realized how
slow people do calligraphy and lettering, they really slow down. A lot of people say, I
really like your handwriting, and I was, y’know, I feel
like correcting them, saying, well, it’s not
handwriting, it’s calligraphy, or it’s lettering, because
to me, with handwriting, that’s like, just, pure writing, writing out quickly, y’know, whatever. But when it comes to
lettering and calligraphy, you are drawing each letter,
and it’s slowed down, and you’re really being
methodical and thinking about those letterforms that you’re writing. So I think, to me, that
is the main difference between handwriting and
calligraphy or lettering. If you’re drawing each
letterform and making sure that it’s beautiful and
getting it just right, that it what differentiates
between those terms. So this portion, I’m
showing it in real time. When it gets to the
actual blending of the two different colors, I’ll be
using that blender pen, and… You want to only add the purple
color for just a few letters and then blend those,
and then work in batches, because if you do it all at once, then that marker can
dry, and then it’s harder to get that color to
pull up and start mixing. So that’s what you’re gonna
see in this next little clip, and I will speed up the
blending portion of the video, just because that took a
really really long time. (“Always Sister” by Velvet Moon) ♪ I got you ♪ ♪ You’ve got me ♪ ♪ We are two ♪ ♪ Too lucky ♪ ♪ And to me, your name spells hope ♪ ♪ Since the day you were born ♪ ♪ You have always known ♪ ♪ When I need you the most ♪ ♪ Whoa-o ♪ ♪ My best friend God sent,
my own good fortune ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ My double flame whisper,
my soul mate sister ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ I see you ♪ ♪ You see me ♪ ♪ Same mother, different eyes ♪ ♪ But we’re just as happy ♪ ♪ Remember when you were five ♪ ♪ Every day by my side ♪ ♪ Whoa-o ♪ ♪ My best friend God sent,
my own good fortune ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ My double flame whisper,
my soul mate sister ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ Oh, every time life gets rough ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ The one that picks me up,
the one that fills my cup ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ And we are inseparable ♪ ♪ We are so unbreakable ♪ ♪ My best friend God sent,
my own good fortune ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ My double flame whisper,
my soul mate sister ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ Oh, every time life gets rough ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ ♪ The one that picks me up,
the one that fills my cup ♪ ♪ You know you are ♪ (“Pretender by Velvet Moon) ♪ How many mountains ♪ ♪ To get some confidence ♪ ♪ How many debates ♪ ♪ To earn some tailwind ♪ ♪ Years pass ♪ ♪ I’m still the same ♪ ♪ What will it take ♪ ♪ Why the wait ♪ ♪ Up and down ♪ ♪ I’m losing ground ♪ ♪ Pretender, tell me what to believe ♪ ♪ I ain’t got a sweet tooth for lying ♪ ♪ Big spender, show me how to succeed ♪ ♪ My wallet is spreading thin ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to do ♪ ♪ I am me and not you ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to say ♪ ♪ Please make the strain go away ♪ ♪ Pretender ♪ ♪ How many right turns ♪ ♪ To reach some kind of goal ♪ ♪ How many dressing up ♪ ♪ For me to play some ball ♪ ♪ Seasons change ♪ ♪ Still the same range ♪ ♪ What will it take ♪ ♪ Tell me, why the wait ♪ ♪ Up and down ♪ ♪ I’m moving around ♪ ♪ Pretender, tell me what to believe ♪ ♪ I ain’t got a sweet tooth for lying ♪ ♪ Big spender, show me how to succeed ♪ ♪ My wallet is spreading thin ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to do ♪ ♪ I am me and not you ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to say ♪ ♪ Please make the strain go away ♪ ♪ Pretender ♪ ♪ Just don’t ask why ♪ ♪ I’d give anything else a try ♪ ♪ Pretender ♪ ♪ Pretender, tell me what to believe ♪ ♪ I ain’t got a sweet tooth for lying ♪ ♪ Big spender, show me how to succeed ♪ ♪ My wallet is spreading thin ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to do ♪ ♪ I am me and not you ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to say ♪ ♪ Please make the strain go away ♪ ♪ Pretender ♪ ♪ Pretender, tell me what to believe ♪ ♪ I ain’t got a sweet tooth for lying ♪ ♪ Big spender, show me how to succeed ♪ ♪ My wallet is spreading thin ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to do ♪ ♪ I am me and not you ♪ ♪ Ooh, ooh, what to change ♪ ♪ I seem to be stuck in this day ♪ ♪ Pretender ♪ – After the main lettering
piece was complete, it was time to assemble the card. So I’m creating a card
base that will be folded into a finished size of five by seven, and then I’m taking some
Tombow Extreme Adhesive and applying that very
very close to the edge on the back of my watercoloring piece, or, the lettering piece
on watercolor paper. I’m gonna make sure those
edges are adhered down nice and firmly when I put
it down onto the card front. So I’m lining that up,
and it turns out that this watercolor paper was
just a little bit smaller than my card base, so I just
lined it up against the fold and then used a ruler and
a craft knife to cut off the little bit of extra
cardstock that was hanging out from underneath the watercolor piece. So that’s my lettering piece, all blended with those two
colors, using pink and purple. Thanks so much for watching today’s video. I’ve done this technique a
couple of times in the past, so onscreen, I’m going
to put two more videos for you to check out,
where I show some different blending with Tombow markers. I hope you guys enjoy. Before you go, give this video a thumbs up and let me know that you liked it. And if you think you have
a friend that would love this video, go ahead and
hit that share button, I would really appreciate that. Thanks so much for watching,
and I’ll catch you guys in another video very soon.

59 Replies to “Marker Blended Lettering Card – Tombow Dual Brush Pens”

  • Rakesh Kumar says:

    Wonderful!!! I love your calligraphy.. I have learnt seeing your videos ?

  • jazz de leon says:

    I love your work??

  • Prakruthi Muthappa M says:

    I really am loving your art???

  • aygo says:

    I really enjoyed this, especially because you hadn’t made one in a while and I love lettering. I have to say, however, that I got sad with the first song because my sisters are all older than me and not close with me at all, some don’t even talk to me and sometimes I envy relationships like the one in the song. I know is not your fault, but I just wanted to say it so that in case anyone is feeling the same they know they’re not alone and that I hope they find either peace with it all or that connection on someone else.
    (Also, I’m tired of trying to connect with them and getting rejected in case anyone thinks I haven’t tried.)
    Anyhow, sorry for bringing the mood down a bit and thanks for a beautiful video!

  • V L says:

    Yes! I missed your lettering videos. So happy 🙂

  • Tabitha Haas says:

    You are so talented! I hope my card making goes well, I ordered a haul from Simon Says Stamp; I'm so excited!!

  • Betty Hall says:

    Beautiful lettering Kristina! Thank you for sharing , hope you have a blessed day ?

  • Iván San José says:

    Awesome as always….Thanks. ?

  • Amy Wazwaz says:

    Wow. I wish this was available to us to be able to print out and try for ourselves. I never thought about using a light box and tracing to help you learn the lettering. I have a light box I just got recently. You have helped me to use it in a whole new way than I even bought it for. I do have some worksheets for beginner lettering.

  • Terry Neudorf says:

    Love your lettering.!! For the blender pen can u buy that separately?

  • Julie Gauchay says:

    Kristina, remember the video where you used a light pad and painted "believe in yourself" so beautifully? That was the first I'd seen of any of your work, and I'm still blown away by your amazing talent! You are such an inspiration! ❤❤❤❤

  • rumpzafamily says:

    Last Christmas my hubby got me an Ipad… I told him I didn't need an Ipad pro… boo on me! I wish I could download that app, but it's only for pro… :(. Love love love watching you letter, Kristina!

  • Wanda Svenson says:

    Love this!

  • Jan J says:

    I love to watch your lettering videos. The results are always so beautiful!! Thankful that I still have my light box that has been neglected for a few years so that I can try this. TFS!!

  • Denise Ferguson says:

    Great card Kristina! I love the colors you chose. Thanks!

  • Christian Zeidan says:

    Hello Kristina, I love this design!!
    I have a really weird request: now I am a visual art student and I would like you to make a comparison between IPad Pro and Wacom Cintic, not art wise (this was done a lot) but professionally speaking. By that I mean: which one delivers better quality? Which one is a standar? For professional use which one you recommend? And for card design (or graphic design in general) what do you think about both (pros and cons)

  • Katie L says:

    Beautiful! How did your Tombows handle the grain of the watercolor paper? I feel like I need to replace mine so fast, I'd love any tips you have on increasing their longevity!

  • Kristine Vencel says:

    Yay! Perfect timing with this video. Our hand-lettering club has just started a digital Procreate class for those of us who have the iPad Pro!! I am sooooo going to share this with them! Thank you so much for making this video!

  • עמית בניים says:

    Love your videos and especially the simple raw hand lettering with tombow brushes like this one! Very inspiring ? have a great day

  • oheck says:

    What are the chances of you doing a beginner Procreate tutorial showing how you made your lettering template? Would love to use my grandson's program.

  • heyitsSOO says:

    Love brush lettering. I have a question. When i use craft knife to cut, it always slide towards the ruler. What am i doing wrong? :/

  • Megan Harp says:

    Yea!! It’s been forever since you’ve done lettering!! Thank you!

  • Jean West-ackroyd says:

    I thought you did the pink lettering remarkably quickly ! This is a beautiful piece, love the colours you chose. Thankyou for sharing.

  • Melissa Ligon says:

    Love your videos so much. And your taste in music, too!

  • Lili Shintani says:

    i don't have nice handwriting in general, (and after 250 mini stokes, definitely my writing is not nice……..I bought a couple of handwriting books…..I know i have to PRACTICE and write SLOWLY….and PRACTICE some more. When I watch your videos it calms me. LOL! I love all the cards you make. Making cards shouldn't be a stressful thing, but i get so frustrated when i don't get the cards right. Do you only do one card or do you make more than one at the same time? When I get one down, i make a couple more of them unless i'm in a rush and can only do one. LOL! Love your videos!

  • Isabelle 7 says:

    So very talented you are, Kristina!

  • Denise Evans says:

    I love this music! Who is singing this song?

  • Pamella Albright says:

    Beautiful job! You give me hope that I can get better at lettering.

  • Christy Malone says:

    This is a beautiful piece. I’ve been missing the lettering videos. They’re so relaxing and inspiring. Thanks for doing another one!

  • Ver Blu says:

    So beautiful! TFS! God bless!!!

  • jhufendick says:

    So cool. I keep thinking about getting a lightbox…

  • Caitlin Raley says:

    Who is the artist of the music playing during this video?

  • House of Manucci says:

    You so rock kristina?

  • Pauline King says:

    I really enjoyed this video and I feel like I can do this. Thank you!

  • Iam Scrappy says:

    Very beautiful card without needing a lot of supplies. Thank you.

  • gypsy inside says:

    Loved your video

  • Anne Moloney says:

    Kristina, Can I just say that you have the most amazing music choices. Do you have to pay copyright for you background music? Love your lettering.

  • Pat Posk says:

    always beautiful Kristina but I tend to hold my breath when I'm watching….I get so in to it…I'm actually holding my breath… so I won't jerk your hand……… LOL……….. it happens all the time when I watch pieces like this………………..

  • Wendy O'dell says:

    And you do calligraphy so beautifully? God bless ❤ XOXO

  • By Farr Studio - Tracey Farr says:

    Lovely ❤️

  • Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW, so beautiful!

  • Sandra Marshall says:

    Always a thumbs up! My goodness you are inspiring! I just love your work!

  • Gloria Stuart says:

    Didnt mean to give you a “thumbs down”, but don’t know how to correct it. What styllus pen do you use with the Procreate app and are you happy with your styllus? Would love to see a tutorial on the Procreate App also.

  • Susan Thompson says:

    What font app or program did you use?

  • Yolanda Roque says:

    So pretty

  • Virginia Curry says:

    Who is the musician in the video? I totally love the the music!

  • Alishia Johnson says:

    So glad you did a video…. it's been a long time! ??


    Your projects are so nice and your explanations are excellent! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • 1tinac says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the tips.

  • Anita Harkavy says:

    Harkens back to the days of Suzy Ratto who taught lettering, tip-to-tip techniques, etc. many years ago. I took a worksop with her ~ 2004.

  • Tricia T-B says:

    Beautiful lettering and I think you would have fun with a dip pen. John Neal Bookseller in N Y has all the supplies. You would be able to dip it in any colour at any time and blend or not. You have a steady hand. Just a thought.

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  • Joyann Butcher says:

    Stunning!! Must have a go at this technique.

  • Katie Broadway says:

    I began following you for your lettering and always love when you do lettering pieces! Your comment about real-time is exactly correct. When I first started lettering, I would get frustrated that I couldn’t letter as quickly as it seemed people were lettering, but once I realised just how slow each brush stroke is, my lettering improved so much because I stopped trying to rush it. Thank you for your videos and tips and tricks! I love them all!

  • Cinthia Flores says:

    Thanks Kris for this beautiful video, perfect for beginer. ?

  • Sarah Melton says:

    This is so beautiful! I am a beginner and I'm just trying out new techniques to find what I like and dislike. I do have 2 questions. 1) is there another way to blend the colors together without a blending brush? 2) any tips for me as a beginner?

  • Davi Tavares says:

    Com mesa de luz é muito fácil, né bebê

  • valentina romero says:

    Hi ik it's 8 months later ?? but when u blend with the markers does the color go back to it's original color

  • las aventuras de juan diego says:

    LIKE si hablas español y no entendiste ni una mierda

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