An issue that has come up quite a bit lately has been blend your tombow markers in your bullet journal and not wrecking the pages. This can be really challenging depending on the journal you are using as quite often you will find the page can tear or pill (when it makes those little yuck fiber baubles)
So for the purpose of this illustration I have used my Lemome 120gsm notebook.
All the tools I used to blend your tombow markers in your bullet journal:
The Step by Step of blending your tombow markers in your bullet journal!
Watch our easy to follow video for all the tips and tricks you need to win at blending with tombows in your Bullet journal
Use you plastic sheet of paper – this can also be a plastic baggie from sandwiches! Scribble some color on it and then use a complementary color to pick up some of the color. Write on the page and the colors will naturally blend together.
Using your left over ink from the previous lettering activity – add some galaxy inspired colors! (side note! if you want to see some amazing galaxy and space inspired spreads we have 47 to blow your mind!)
So mix in a couple more colors and spay gently with the spray bottle. Turn the plastic over and smooooooooosh it into the paper. Dab and dry the paper, and use it to write over! Easy peasy!
Cool tip #3: Blending 2 ways!
First take draw out a simple letter to use. (I noticed after editing the video I forgot the cross bar in the other “A” hahaha)
So once you have a letter – fill it up with corresponding colors. Either blend it with the tombow blender pen or a small amount of water with an aqau-brush. You’ll notice that on lower quality paper you will see some pilling of the paper – see how the paper becomes rough and lumpy? Just be careful when blending.
Tip #4 creating bubble letters
- Start with a basic letter
- Draw a thick border around it
- Fill the border in with two – three corresponding tombow colors
- Use the blender or an aquabrush to blend together. This also works with watercolor pencils!
- Finish off with some shading with your gelly roll in white and grey tombow.
Tip #5 creating a quick and easy spread
- Start by adding your tombow color where you want to place the days of the week.
- Blend it together with your aqua brush
- Wait until its dry
- Use another tombow to write the days of the week
Tips 6 and 7 for more lettering!
- Write out the word you want with your tombow, use a black pen to create a border around the word and use a white pen – like a gelly roll and grey tombow to create shadows and highlight.
- You can also create a stippling effect with a corresponding colors
- or use you black pen to create a ribbon effect
And some gorgeous freebies just for you!
Download the free tracker and lettering prompt here
If you end up printing out and using the tracker we would love to see you filling it in on instagram! Use #TAOBtbtracker
If you are looking for the original Tombow color selector you can find it here
Some other awesome pages that use Tombows