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Watercolor Blending Tutorial with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

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This easy to follow video watercolor blending tutorial uses Tombow Dual Brush Pens to get a blended look without using watercolors.

If the idea of using watercolors to get that beautiful blended lettering look intimidates you, then this watercolor blending tutorial is just for you. I’m not the greatest at watercolor lettering, mostly because I’m shaky and I try to paint way too fast. That leaves me with shaky upstrokes and blotchy downstrokes.

When you see me share anything that looks like watercolor lettering, I’m usually cheating just a tad to get that look. I love using this technique to blend colors using Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and I’m convinced once you see how easy it is to do, you’ll love using it too.

watercolor blending with tombow dual brush pens

Watercolor Blending with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Step one is to create a base on which you will add color. I personally prefer to use a very light gray brush pen (color N95) for this. It doesn’t seem to interfere with any of the colors blending together.

step one, base letter B in light gray

Next, add the pink to the top portion of the letters going about half way down.

Step 2, adding pink to top of letter B

Then add the blue to the bottom portion of the letters, leaving a small gap between the two colors.

step 4, add blue to bottom of letter B

Use a fine tip brush, or a water brush with a fine tip (like this one) to lightly add water to blend the colors together. Start at the top with the pink, and slowly bring it down just to where it meets the blue. Then rinse the color off of your brush, and go to the bottom of the letter and bring the blue up just to meet the pink. Lightly blend the two colors together to create a seamless transition from pink to blue (purple). You don’t want to leave any harsh lines where the colors meet.

step 4, watercolor blending pink and purple tombow dual brush pen to letter B

You can watch my full video with more explanation on how to blend the colors and how it looks in real time below. Make sure you also subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you never miss any new videos I post!

I hope you’ve found this watercolor blending tutorial easy to follow and you’ve been inspired to try it yourself! If you try this Tombow blending technique and want to share on social media, I’d love for you to tag me @byamandakay on Facebook and Instagram!

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