6 Ways To Blend Your Lettering | Blend Brush Lettering | Brush Pen Blending | Blend Hand Lettering

Emma Witte, Owner & Artist, Black Chalk Collective

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8 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction & Supplies

      3:36
    • 2. Technique 1: Blending palette

      2:24
    • 3. Technique 2: Tip to tip pen blending

      2:00
    • 4. Technique 3: Blending pen

      3:40
    • 5. Technique 4: Aqua brush

      5:10
    • 6. Technique 5: Ecoline Pen and Pot

      1:34
    • 7. Technique 6: Pen blending

      3:01
    • 8. Outro

      0:44

About This Class

Got the basics of brush lettering down and wanna UP your game?

YES? Read on.

NO? Check out 'The ABCs of Brush Pen Lettering' - my intro class to get you up to speed, then come back!

One of the first intermediate techniques pen wizards want to learn after getting their letters down-pat is blending and adding colour to their lettering.

There are a bunch of different ways you can do this, depending on the supplies you have available, and I'm here to teach you 6 of them!

Here's an overview of each technique including supplies you'll need:

Technique 1: Blending palette

  • 2 x colours of brush pen (recommended: Tombow Dual Brush Pens in a light and dark of the same colour)
  • A blending palette (or my hack: a sandwich bag. You can also use a plastic lid)
  • Paper (recommended: Rhodia)

Technique 2: Tip to tip pen blending

  • 2 x colours of brush pen (recommended: Tombow Dual Brush Pens in a light and dark of the same colour. For a more dramatic effect, use a really light colour and really dark colour. Tombows are MADE to be blended like this, so they are perfect. This technique will not suit all brush pen brands)
  • Paper (recommended: Rhodia)

Technique 3: Blender pen

  • Blender pen (made by Tombow, Ecoline or Koi)
  • 2 x colours of brush pen (recommended: the same brand as the blender pen you decide to use, in a light and dark of the same colour)
  • Paper (recommended: Rhodia)

Technique 4: Aqua brush

  • 2 x colours of brush pen (doesn't matter the brand with this technique)
  • Aqua brush (recommended: Pentel Aquash)
  • Paper (recommended: watercolour paper. Use hotpress if you're worried about fraying your pens)

Technique 5: Ecoline pots and pens

  • Ecoline brush pen (in either pink or blue)
  • Ecoline pot of ink (in either pink or blue, but different to the brush pen colour you go with)
  • Paper (recommended: bristol paper or something a bit thicker than Rhodia, but still smooth)

Technique 6: Pen blending

  • 2 x colours of brush pen (recommended: Tombow Dual Brush Pens in a light and dark of the same colour)
  • Paper (recommended: Rhodia)

The intro video will talk you through the above supplies, and each technique has its own little lesson.

Along the way I also give you plenty of tips and tricks to get the best results as well as look after your supplies. Nobody likes a frayed pen.

So come join the fun and add some colour to your lettering!