Brush Lettering for Beginners: Blending Brush Pens

Brush Lettering for Beginners: Blending Brush Pens

Welcoming to Brush Lettering:
Blending Koi Brush Pens This is Erica Pinto from EP Lettering.
I’m a handlettering artist from Toronto and today I’ll be demonstrating some simple
ways to create beautiful blending effects using Sakura of America’s Koi Coloring Brush Pens The materials I’ll be using in this tutorial
are Koi Coloring Brush Pens Laser jet printer paper and a ceramic dish The first technique I’ll demonstrate is layering Layering is an easy way to create an ombré look
to your lettering that is a gradual shift from dark to light Using a single Koi Coloring Brush Pen and
a sheet of laser jet printer paper Start out by writing a word of phrase Here I’ve chosen cerulean blue and a phrase
“Be Kind” Next, using a sheet of paper to keep it from
smudging your work Go back to the start of the phrase and apply
a second layer of ink to just the top-half of each down stroke,
moving in a downward direction The down strokes are the thicker strokes that
are created by applying pressure on the pen Try to keep the length of these layers approximately
the same for each letter for consistency If you’d like, you could go back and apply
a third layer to just the tops of these down strokes
to add a little more depth Now you can go back and touch up any areas
that you’ve missed as I’m doing here And Walla! you are finished The next technique I’ll demonstrate is blending using two pens Here I’m using two different pen colors fuchsia, and purple and a sheet of
laser jet printer paper To start, take the darker pen and use it to color the tip of the lighter pen as I’m doing here with the purple Now, you’re ready to start writing out your
phrase and watch the magic happen Notice how your two colors blend seamlessly and shift gradually from the darker color
to the lighter one Feel free to reapply your darker color as
often as you’d like The nice thing about blending with the
Koi pens is that applying to a second color to your pen
would not stain it permanently To remove what is left on the second color simply keep writing until your pen returns
to its original color Before I finish, I’d like to show you an alternative
way to blend two pen colors together Instead of using one pen to color the other,
you can apply your darker color to a non-porous surface and then use your lighter color pen to pick
up the color and transfer it to the page Here I’m applying vermilion to a ceramic dish
and picking it up using a deep yellow pen Any non-porous surface will do such as a dish, a plastic bag, or a container lid and you can use it to reapply your
darker color as often as you’d like There you have it, simple techniques to create
beautifully blended brush letters with the Koi Coloring Brush Pens Thank you so much watching, for more
brush lettering photos and videos check out my Instagram account
at ep_lettering


  • Lettering By Laura says:

    Thank You Sakura for sharing such a lovely video. Such great techniques for all levels of Letterers! I finally invested in the Koi's and WOW! Love love LOVEEEE them! They're a joy to brush letter and blend together! But please…I have to say that laser jet paper really isn't that great. Yes…it's budget friendly, but these…and many other markers…aren't. Most of your products are high grade and I truly believe that purchasing higher grade paper will lead to a longer life for these beautiful brush pens. I guess my beginner's experience with laser jet paper was awful. It's cheap๐Ÿ˜ž and in trying to save money, I spent more in the replacement of some of them. The fraying of my Koi's, Tombow's and Pentel brush pens was a let down. But at least I catched on quickly and switched over to better grade paper. To each is own, but in the end these tools are investments. And taking care of them includes using them with quality paper. Just saying๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™‹….
    Again Thank You Sakura…I'm a loyal purchaser of your products and will continue to be so for many Lettering years to come! From Massachusetts…Laura
    Lettering By Laura๐Ÿ“โ˜•๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Bonnie Butts says:

    Unfortunately, one must have nice handwriting to be able to do this. I wish mine could look like this!

  • Mahri Skulls says:

    so pretty <3

  • Claudine Ann Manuel says:

    nice tips!! I'll give them a try. I have yet to buy some Koi brush pens sometime later

  • Euri Dulay says:

    Hi! Can the blending tips you've done be applied to tombow pens? Thanks!

  • Cheena Bamby says:

    is it aloud to deep the marker to the water

  • Connie Robinson says:

    I can't get the hang of this.. can't make the pens from thin to thick lines

  • Jรบlia Games says:

    Hi Erika will like to see if you can subscribe to our channel,if you can thank you very much!

  • 609i says:

    u r a boss

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