Welcome back to day 2 of the Clique Kits and Tombow Team Up! Today we are excited to share projects form design team members Jodie King and Rachel Lowe. First up we have Jodie..
Hi friends, I have a spread to share with you today using the gorgeous December Rainbow Travelers’ Notebook kit and Tombow products including fabulous Dual Brush Pens. This past week we’ve been on a short break to Fraser Island and I wanted to document a favourite photo from our sub-tropical getaway.
I've used the December Plus Background cut file and created a background with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. The technique I used makes a nice blend of vibrant colour, is super easy, and I really love how it turned out! Because there is a bit of water involved in this technique I would recommend using watercolour paper, mixed media paper (this is what I used), or cardstock primed with gesso. For my background I chose three different coloured pens that work well with my sub-tropical landscape theme, a light and darker green, and a blue. Using all three colours, I scribbled small random blocks of colour using the brush end of the pens on a scrap of clear packaging. I made sure the blocks of colour were really close together without overlapping too much. Then I spritzed the plastic a few times with water, and laid it over the paper. I used my fingers to squidge over the top of the plastic, which helps the colour spread and blend as it is applied to the paper. A couple of times I wanted a little more blending so I sprayed an extra spritz or two of water directly to the paper. Then I repeated this process until my paper was completely filled.
While I was playing with the Tombow pens I stamped a few leaf images from the Avery Elle stamp set in the November Colour Kit, with Stazon black ink. Then I used the same two green pens to colour the leaves directly onto my mixed media paper. To blend the colours easily I gave each leaf a brush with water using a small paint brush after I’d finished colouring them.
With the cut file, background and leaves ready to go, the rest of my spread came together really quickly. I used my Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive tape runner to easily apply adhesive to the back of my cut file and adhere it to the background. I love how precise it is for the back of a cut file, and there’s no risk of liquid adhesive showing through the negatives. To adhere the fussy cut leaves I used the Tombow Mono Liquid glue on the stems, and popped up the ends with foam tape.
I hope I’ve inspired you to try a fun and easy mixed media background using Tombow Dual Brush pens for your cut files today!
We just love how Jodie created this beautiful travelers notebook spread! Love how the stamped leaves turned out using the brush pens! Next up we have Rachel sharing a beautiful table setting she is using this holiday season! I love there are so many different ways to use these products!
I have created these table decor pieces for our Christmas dinner table. I needed a strong glue to hold the heavy cutlery, the Tombow liquid being the perfect wet glue. I used a mix of the liquid glue and dot adhesive to decorate/embellishment. The liquid glue also perfect for adhering my fine glitter.
So much inspiration shared so far! We hope you will join us tomorrow for even more! Make sure to head on over to the Tombow blog and Instagram to see more amazing projects!