Today is the first day this week we will be sharing projects and ideas using Tombow® products. We are also having a week-long contest with the grand prize of products from Tombow and Walnut Hollow.
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Each day we will randomly chose a finalist and chose a winner from those finalists on the last day. The winner will be announced here at 1:00 pm (CST) Monday, May 6th.
We’re sending a special thank you to Tombow for asking us to play and create with them!
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Over the past couple of years we have enjoyed using Tombow adhesives and pens and most recently their Irojiten Color Pencils. For years, Walnut Hollow sold oil colored pencils. Most of our customers used them with their wood burning projects. A few years ago, our supplier quit supplying us – and our customers were very, very, very, very unhappy about that. Now we can happily let our customers know that the Tombow Irojiten Color Pencils will give them the same beautiful results. To celebrate this, I’ve used the Irojiten Color Pencils on a few projects you will see this week.
I usually use a wood burning tool that is hotter than the temperature of the HotMarks tool (750°). And while the HotMarks was developed mainly for paper crafting, it will burn on wood also – it is just that the wood burning is not as dark when you use a lower temperature hot tool. What I like about using the HotMarks for wood burning, is all the different Points that come with the tool. These are the Points that come inside the storage case.
And here is a close up photo of the really fun Points.
The Mini Flow Point comes in the case attached to the HotMarks tool itself.
These Points are perfect for Zentangle® projects and this Card Keeper Box was inspired by Zentangle.
After all the wood burning was complete, I got to work with the Tombow Pencils. I’ve used pencils to add color in the past, but I took an online class presented by Tombow and Marie Browning teaching a variety of techniques using the Irojiten Pencils. It was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone interested in more information than what I will show here.
Most of the time I will simply fill in an area with a pencil using a circular motion – I use a soft touch so that the color is the same throughout the area.
If I want to shade, I can use the same color with a stronger touch, more pressure, or a darker pencil using the same soft touch and let the colors blend together using this circular motion.
Another technique I used was described by Marie as “striking”. You can see an example of this when I added the darker green pencil to the lower butterfly wing. Touch where the “strike” will begin, then pull down and lift off. As this happens the color softens and blends with what is underneath.
Marie had suggested using the Tombow Dual Pen Blender to “move” the color and blend the colors together – brilliant! It works!
So, basically, this was the process I went through to add color to the entire Box, always starting with the circular motion technique.
I just had fun playing with all of the beautiful Irojiten Pencils colors – just like a kid with a new box of crayons………..
Here are photos of each side and lid of the Card Keeper Box with Irojiten Color Pencils used to add color.