Watercolor Backgrounds with Tombow Dual Brush Pens 3.0

Welcome back to another project in collaboration with Tombow. Both teams are having SO much fun this week playing around with the supplies; we hope you’ve been enjoying all the inspiration so far.


If you’re just joining us now, you’ll want to catch up on everything that’s been posted so far:

  1. Coloring on Watercolor paper
  2. Creating Watercolor Backgrounds
  3. Creating Watercolor Backgrounds 2.0

You’ll also want to see what the Tombow team is creating, too! Head on over to their blog HERE.

Who do we have showing us inspiration today? This little lady has been with us a short while, but her projects always pack a bright punch!

Hello all! It’s Melissa B here today. I’m thrilled to be sharing a post with you for the Sweet Stamp Shop and Tombow collaboration. I’ve used brush pens on and off, but they are still pretty new to me. I couldn’t wait to play with them and create something colorful and happy!  I love watercolor backgrounds and have created them many times in the past just using my basic watercolor palette. Since these Tombow brushes are water-based I thought it would be fun to create a background using them. So that’s just what I did for today. 

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Before Melissa shows you how she did created the colorful background, she wanted to share a bit of embossing with you first.

Tombow Sweet Collab Melissa 1

Melissa used the Sweet Thankful stamp set to create her card panel background. She used every single sentiment, attached them to her large stamp block and stamped them with Versamark ink before heat embossing them with white embossing powder. After that was finished, she set it aside and started to prepare her Tombow brush pens to work their magic.

She says:

Here’s the fun part… using my large stamp block again, I simply started coloring it using the pens. Doesn’t matter how you do it, just color it up!

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Next, using her spray bottle, Melissa spritzed water over the colors. Now it’s time to lay that embossed card panel over the top.

Tombow Sweet Collab Melissa 4.1

Melissa continues:

We now have a bright and colorful background created by using just a few brush pens. Awesome, right?

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Here is the card she created with it. She attached the background to my card panel using dimensional foam and the Tombow tape runner. She then added her stamped sentiment, again using the dimensional foam and Tombow tape. To add a little extra sparkle, she added a few colorful sequins around my sentiment.

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Melissa hopes you enjoyed this bright and cheerful card and that she’s inspired you to create a colorful background of your own! Go check out more of her work HERE.

Are you enjoying all these creations so far? Is there a particular question you had about these markers? Please let us know below!

If you’d like to see more inspiration and see videos, head on over to our Facebook page. See you tomorrow for more inspiration using Tombow’s products.

Supplies Used:
Sweet Stamp Shop

Dual Brush Pen Art Markers
Mono Permanent Adhesive Applicator

3 Responses to Watercolor Backgrounds with Tombow Dual Brush Pens 3.0

  1. margessw says:

    This background is so stunning, I love that !!!!

  2. Anabel says:

    If I win the set, i would use it for my Halloween scrapbooking pages and October planning

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