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In the past I’ve usually stayed with paint pens on painted rocks but when I’m writing inspirational quotes I actually prefer markers. I’ve tested several different brands and styles but I’m in love with how the Tombow markers worked on painted rocks. I’ve been collecting and testing out the different Tombow markers for doodling and hand lettering this summer; but decided it was time to give them a try on rocks!! I love the bright colors and fine points that you can find in their different markers. All of these were on top of rocks that had been painted with acrylic paint and sprayed with a crystal clear enamel.
“You are ENOUGH!” was one of the quotes in the 30 Days of Quotes painted rock challenge. I used their Mono Twin permanent black marker on this one. It has two tips; one fine and one broad. I used the broad tip on this rock. It’s a really deep black ink and doesn’t smear at all. If you just need a black color this is my favorite of all of them!! They just don’t come in colors. Shop MonoTwin on Amazon.
I hope that I can “Inspire” you to try a new medium with the Tombow TwinTone markers. These are water-based and come with an extra-fine tip on one and and a broader tip on the other. I absolutely love the full range of pastel and bright colors in this series of markers. They didn’t smear when sprayed with enamel but are prone to smearing if they get wet before they are sealed. The extra-fine tip is perfect for super fine details. These are one of my favorite markers for journaling and doodling too. Shop TwinTone markers on Amazon.
“What Makes You Happy?” These Tombow Dual Brush pens certainly make me happy! They are my least favorite on rocks; but my favorite for hand lettering, watercolor brush painting, and adding colors to doodles. The brush tip was too large for writing on smaller rocks but would be nice if you were working with a larger rock. The fine tip worked well but these are water-based and not as vibrant on top of acrylic paint. They would be perfect for applying translucent color to drawn elements or adding a shadow. I’m still happy with how these turned out but the colors weren’t as vibrant as the TwinTones. Shop Tombow Dual Brush Pens on Amazon.
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