It’s always a treat playing with Tombow supplies. So, when they sent me some goodies and asked me to make something fun, I did just that.
When I opened up the box and saw what they sent, I was beyond ecstatic.
There were a few Tombow Dual Brush Pens (2 shades of my favorite color – purple), as well as a Monotwin pen, some Twintone pens from their new line, a couple colored pencils, and a selection of adhesives.
Because I’m a big fan of Halloween, I knew I just had to make something Halloween related. So, I put on my thinking cap and created fun individual treats for my coworkers.
This is what I came up with (process video is available on my Instagram).
Before I assembled the boxes, I decided to do a little heat embossing first (for more info on embossing read here). With my bat stamp (similar) and embossing ink pad, I stamped the paper several times.
Then, I sprinkled embossing powder on top of the bats.
After placing the unused powder back into the container, I melted the powder with my heat gun (similar).
Here’s where the real fun begins.
I decided to do some watercolors with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and create a night sky. So, I grabbed a sheet protector and started coloring on top of it with a light purple brush pen (#623), a dark purple (#636), and a black brush pen (#N15).
Next, I sprayed the top of the the sheet protector with water – enough to form droplets. Then, right on top of the droplets I lightly sprayed rubbing alcohol (70% Isopropyl alcohol) about five times (read more about the rubbing alcohol technique here).
Then I took my bat embossed watercolor paper and placed it on top of the water/alcohol mix.
I continued placing the paper into the mix until all areas were covered to my liking.
Once dried (air dry or with a heat gun), I applied my Tombow Permanent Adhesive and formed the box.
Then I took a nine inch piece of orange ribbon twine and secured one end of the box with a basic knot followed by a shoelace bow.
I added candy to the open end of the box, used another piece of ribbon twine, and tied a knot.
I also added some decorative dots with this Tombow Monotwin Pen.
Last, I placed the tags through the ribbon twine and finished it with a shoelace bow.
Punch Board and Paper
Stamp (similar), Ink Pad, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun (similar)
Sheet Protector, Googly Eyes, and Kraft Tags (similar)