Tombow 101: How To Store Your Brush Pens, How To Use Them, & More!

Check out this mini masterclass with Grace Myhre of the Tombow Design Team, as she walks us through all things Tombow.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to store your Tombow pens
  • How to avoid fraying
  • What the difference is between small and big pens
  • What pens to start with
  • How to use Tombow markers and pens
  • How to use Tombow ABTPro pens

Key takeaways from this lesson:

  1. Storing your Tombow pens correctly will really help extend the life of them.
  2. Dual brush pens can be stored horizontally or vertically.
  3. Alcohol-based markers need to be stored horizontally.
  4. Smooth paper preserves your pen’s tip from fraying.
  5. Hard-tipped pens are better for beginners.
  6. When pairing pens for layering, you don’t want to use two water-based pens together because the inks will smear.

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  1. Very helpful. But I have found some Towbow pens don’t flow very well when new! Hoping for a way to solve this problem.

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