Are you wondering about using Tombow Markers to watercolor? Or maybe you are looking for a new watercolor medium? Well we are beyond thrilled to have our talented friend Sandy Allnock here with the scoop on watercoloring with Tombow Markers in her first Color All The Things With Sandy video!!!
Hello everyone! It’s Sandy Allnock and oh WOW am I excited to let you know some awesome news: I get to share a coloring video here on Ellen’s blog and YouTube channel each month! SQUEEEE!
I love to color all the things….so that’s what we’re calling it. Maybe not too original, but it’s straightforward! I hope all of you who love to color will enjoy it – and perhaps some who are afraid of coloring might join ini the fun sometime too!
This week on the blog, the topic’s been about using new things in the shop…so not only did I pick some stamps from Doodlebug – a new company brought in a little bit ago – but coloring Flower Girl with the Tombow markers that are now in the store. They’re color choices picked out by Bonnie Krebs from Art Impressions — but just because something’s got AI on the label doesn’t mean we can’t use it for other projects, right??
The two sets of markers are a little different from each other – set 1 has brights in it, and set 2 has neutrals. There’s one brown marker in common between both sets – but you’ll not regret having two of that one color, since it’s a versatile brown. Tombows can’t be refilled – so having a spare of an oft-used color can be a help! These markers are 20 out of the nearly 100 colors fully available, but you can do so much with these that the other colors are just add-ons to these staple colors.
I used Canson XL watercolor paper for my project – I find that works pretty well for folks using markers to paint. The more textured paper provides more watercolor-looking edges, but markers aren’t really going to provide those kinds of edges anyway; the smoother surface of this paper is easier for most folks too work with.
I used my #8 round Silver brush. Haven’t tried them yet? It’s worth giving yourself a treat to help make painting easier! This pic shows the 8 and 12 if you’re wondering which size is better for you – for big backgrounds the 12 is awesome.
Thanks so much for making this first Color All The Things feature special – what would you like me to color with next month? Leave a comment and let me know!