Did you know that you can easily turn Tombow Dual Brush Pens into watercolors by simply adding water? While there are a few different ways to make watercolor backgrounds using Tombow brush pens, I’m going to show you one of my favorite ways to make a watercolor mandala background using Tombow brush pens and all you need is a water bottle and sheet protector.Watercolor Mandala Background Supplies (affiliate links provided for your convenience):
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens Galaxy Set – I used the colors in the Tombow galaxy set but Tombow also makes a ton of other brush pen sets, including the Tombow full line of 96 colors which I have and love!
- Sheet protector
- Watercolor Paper
- Spray bottle or mist spray bottle
- Gold Paint pen or black fine liner pens – for this example I used a gold paint pen, but I also love the look of the black fine liners over watercolor backgrounds.
Watercolor Mandala Background Directions:
Watch the video here and see the step by step directions down below:
- Step 1: Start with your first color and color in a section of the sheet protector.
- Step 2: Add each additional color underneath.
- Step 3: Lightly spray water over the sheet protector.
- Step 4: Flip the sheet protector over on top of a piece of watercolor paper and spread the water around.
- Step 5: Keep spreading until their is little to no white space left between the colors.
- Step 6: Slowly peel the sheet protector away from the watercolor paper.
- Step 7: Use a gold paint pen or black fine liner to draw a doodle or mandala.
Now the you know how to make a beautiful water color background using Tombow brush pens, the fun part is experimenting with different colors and designs. I’d love to see what you come up with. Come show me on Instagram @Colormadehappyor Facebook!
And if you love to doodle, you might like this post that has the best markers for doodling and drawing along with some fun ideas to get you inspired.