How-To use Tombow Dual Brush Markers as watercolors!!

Do you have Tombow Brush Pens and want to learn new ways to use them? Here is a fun project you can try with just a few supplies! Let’s get started!

Materials needed for this project:

  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  • Tombow Blending Palette or Ceramic Tile (for placing color on)
  • Watercolor or Mix Media Paper
  • Waterproof pen (if you don’t have one, that’s ok, you can trace in the lines after you are done painting.)
  • Water brush or dry watercolor brush
  • Jar of clean water

First, you want to come up with a design. I’m going to draw a simple rainbow for this activity. The Tombow markers I am using are from the bright palette collection.

Next, you want to start swatching out your colors on the blending palette or ceramic plate. I placed my colors in the order of which I will use them.

Now, start you masterpiece! Remember, clean off your brush after every color you use to stop the colors from blending in together. This prevents you from making a whole different color than desired.

**Blending Tip** While the colors are still wet on the paper, add the second color and watch the magic happen as the two colors meet!

Congratulations, you now have another way to use your Tombow Markers. Please share your artwork and tag me on Instagram! Follow the link to take you there now www.instagram.com/iamarikarod

I would love for you to tell me what you think. Please leave me a comment and thanks for sticking with me!!

Lyra aqua brush review

Upon my recent visit to Ross, I found these brush markers in the art section of the store.

So i took them home to give them a try.

So out of the package they reminded me of tombow dual brush markers. They have a similar body from end to end.

I will use these two set of colors for comparison. The Tombows are from the Bright Palette collection. As you can also see the tips on both ends are incredibly similar. Top is Lyra and bottoms is Tombow.

Picture of back to show any bleeding.

So as you can see everything is incredibly similar. So if you don’t have enough for Tombow Primary pack (12 colors) which are 16.47 on Amazon right now, you could get the Lyra (12 colors) pack for 12.75 and you’re getting a great deal! I hope my review has encouraged you to try out the Lyra Aqua brush markers! I have also linked a video swatching the colors. Please like and subscribe!

Disclaimer: I was not given these markers, I bought them with my own money and am giving my honest review on these.

Art was always apart of my life

Since I remember, my mother has always been artistic. I absolutely have to give credit to her when it comes to my artsy abilities. When I was little, I remember this awesome red and white fabric notebook she made me. There I would draw anything that I put my mind to. Not only that, but she would also make and decorate my birthday cakes which I absolutely loved, her and my grandma would make me clothes, they would also both knit and crochet which I always wanted to do. My grandmother also fed my craving to learn. So when it comes down to art, I really do love ALL THINGS ART!!

Even though I wasn’t really taught by them, I eventually practiced and learned basics from just watching and reading on How-To guides I would pick up at my local craft stores. I’ve picked up a few skills along the way.

  • drawing
  • painting
  • calligraphy
  • scrapbooking
  • jewelry making
  • knitting
  • crocheting
  • photography

My grandfather was also an excellent carpenter, in turn sparked my fuel wanting to learn woodworking. As a child, rarely was I allowed to use any of his tools without supervision of course but eventually I took classes in high school and wanted to make my future career to be an architect. Time has changed that but I still love the idea.

Now being a stay at home mommy I want my children to have some of that love for art I also had as a child. Whatever I may be doing at the moment, they always want to join in too. We work out a plan for everyone to join in…eventually.

As I future goal, I would like to improve all of my skills. I wouldn’t call myself an expert by any means but it sure does have a nice ring to it.