Maybe you're not the party type, or maybe you just really don't like the color green. That doesn't mean you can't have fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day! Get your party on the artist way with these rainbow inspired projects. They're quick, easy, and fun! You'll learn different ways to use Tombow Brush Pens and all the different things you can make with just three colors!
Step 1: Use the polaroid template to trace outline onto another sheet of paper (basic printer paper works best for this project). You can also just cut out the polaroid shapes and create directly on them!
Step 2: We're going to call these your "lucky charms". Take a moment to consider the things you are thankful for, or the things in life that make you feel "lucky". Maybe you feel lucky to have the friendships you have or to live where you do. Capture the things that make you fall in love with your life to give yourself a daily reminder.
Step 3: Using your red marker, draw two lines in the picture area of your polaroid.
Step 4: Draw three lines with your yellow marker, the first line going directly on top of your second red line. It will make it look orange!
Step 5: Next, draw three blue lines, the first line going on top of your last yellow line. It will turn it green!
Step 6: Go back in with your red marker, making just one line right on top of your last blue line to make purple.
Step 7: Now that you have your rainbow, use your white Gelly Roll or pen of choice to practice your lettering skills! Refer to your list of "lucky charms" and write one down. Repeat these easy steps to make an entire album!
Step 1: Press the side of your Tombow brush pen down on the paper. Do not press straight down on the tip—you could ruin your brush pen! Then, using your other hand to spin the paper, rotate the paper in a complete circle, keeping your grip steady on the brush pen. Switch up the color you are using and create more circles. Try overlapping the colors to make it look like you used more than just three colors. The ink in these markers is transparent, so you can layer colors to create a neat effect!
Step 2: As you start to get more circles on your page, you'll start to be able to see where you might need more in order to create your desired shape. Or, if you like the look of random circles with no end goal in mind, that's totally fine too! I chose to create a balloon shape. You might notice your colors bleed together, but let it happen! It adds texture and creates a watercolor-like effect.
Step 3: Add finishing touches to complete your idea. The dual sided Tombows are great for this, because you can use the fine tip end to keep the circles the star of the show! I added a simple string to my balloon.
Step 4: As a bonus step, try lettering a phrase or word to go with your artwork. This would make the perfect card!