Tombow, 3 of 8: Elizabeth

For the next segment in our Tombow series we are using their colorful pens for a direct-to-stamp technique.

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The wide variety of Tombow's pens allow you to paint like Mother Nature!

To begin, a piece of watercolor paper was painted with white gesso and dried with a heat tool.  Promise Me (Penny Black) was inked with the Dual Brush Pens.  After the color was applied directly to the rubber, it was misted with water.  Stamping on the gesso painted paper kept the ink wet and I was able to blend and pull the color within the image.

The sentiment (Special Wishes by Penny Black) was stamped on vellum and wrapped around the edges of the design before it was matted with gold paper.  Tombow's Mono Aqua Glue was perfect for matting the gold paper to the stamped design.  It allowed me plenty of "open" time to center and position the pieces before it dried and there was no warping.

A little piece of May Arts ribbon was used as an accent piece.  

Tip/Hint: Mounting ribbon to cardstock provides sturdiness for an elevated element.  Xtreme Permanent Adhesive created a strong bond between the ribbon and cardstock.

Lastly, the layered artwork was attached to the card base with Tombow's 3-D Foam Tabs.

[Supplies: Tombow: Dual Brush Pens – 098, 173, 856, 985, Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Mono Aqua Glue, 3-D Foam Tabs; Canson: Watercolor Paper; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Tuxedo Black Memento Luxe; May Arts: Ribbon; Penny Black: Promise Me 4384K, Special Wishes 30-229; Sakura: Glitter Pen; Other: Gesso, Vellum, Gold Paper.]

Stay tuned for Jill's direct-to-stamp magic!