Hero Arts – Sweet As Honey using Karin DecoBrush Pigment Markers

Hello there!

I’m so excited to share today’s card with you. It uses images from two stamp sets from Hero Arts and was voted a favorite of all the My Monthly Hero Kits from 2021. Originally an exclusive 6” x 8” set as a part of the January 2021 kit, its contents are now brought back for purchase as individual sets. I love the chubby bees from the new Sweet as Honey and Beelieve sets!

I have never colored stamped images with Karin DecoBrush Pigment Markers before and decided I would try them out on today’s card. They are opaque paint markers and are versatile on a variety of surfaces. For my card today, I stamped the images over Tim Holtz Distress White Heavystock paper using a hybrid black ink. I didn’t stamp the best impression because I knew I would restamp later for a more crisp impression – so make sure you keep your stamps in your stamp positioning tool if you want to try this technique.

The coloring is not perfect. While the colors do somewhat blend, it is not perfect and that’s what makes these Pigment markers unique – you have to embrace the organic brush strokes from the pigment. Once I got over the fact that it wasn’t going to blend flawlessly like Copics or watercolors do, I relaxed with the coloring of my images. Once the pigment dries, you can layer colors and that’s what I did with the yellow stamen flecks.

Karin DecoBrush Pigment Markers used:  White, Grass, Poppy, Pastel Red, Pastel Blue, Pastel Yellow, Gold, Cinnamon.

After I was done painting/coloring, I placed my panel back into my MISTI and re-stamped the image using a black pigment ink to get a crisp impression and to hide the muted stamped lines from the pigment markers. I also embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it more texture.

For the background, I ink-blended some yellow ink and die-cut the Honeycomb die into a card panel to create a textured background for my flower stem. I attached my images with foam adhesive for dimension and finished with an embossed sentiment from the Sweet as Honey set.

I hope you liked this card! The Karin DecoBrush Pigment Markers are so unique and is a medium I need to remember to use more! Thanks so much for visiting today!

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HA Beelieve Combo
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HA Honeycomb Die
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Basic Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Basic Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush – Passion Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush – Pastel Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush – Nature Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush – Gray Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush – Nude Set
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3D Foam Strips – Black
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AG Ultra Fine Metal Tip Applicator
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IKS Rectangle
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TS Pick Up Stick
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