Hero Arts and Texture Paste

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I hope you are having wonderful week and have some fun planned for this Easter weekend. Have you a chance to play along with A Blog Named Hero Challenge? If not, hopefully this will inspire you to take out your favorite Hero Arts products and play along.

I love Hero Arts because there are so many great products and today I’m using the new HA liquid watercolors, a HA stencils, and the some awesome dies included in the March Monthly Hero Kit.

I love working with the HA liquid watercolors and for this post I thought I would take out some stencils and texture paste and too.

It had been a couple of months since I had used my texture paste, but I was a bit surprised when I opened it to find dry chunks. I tried googling a solution but didn’t find any, so instead used both water and the liquid watercolors to try to add some moisture back into it. Below are the different stages of my texture paste as I kept mixing it with my  palette knife, adding color and water slowly, until I got the consistency I wanted.

I used the Pine and Indigo Liquid Watercolors for both cards and applied the texture paste to some Bristol Smooth paper. Once they were dry, I used a blending brush with some distress ink in Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire to help the stencil pop. Note: if I was making this card again, I would do my blending first and then add the texture paste. I love this stencil image and decided to doodle on both of them in order to give the design a Scandinavian look.

For the card, I used silver and white gel pens to doodle on and around the stencil. I then cut away part of the stencil and applied it to a light blue card base with distress ink blended on it with some foam tape. The fancy shape dies included in the Hero Arts Monthly kit are becoming a new favorite! They are both scripty and delicate and die cut super easy. I die cut the thank you sentiment several times to give it some dimension and then added a little sparkle pen for some shine.

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For my second card, I did almost everything the same and for the doodles I used a gold and white pen.

I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a blue card base with some foam tape. I die cut the Hugs die (also included in the March Kit) several times on white card stock and then colored the top with the same gold pen. Here is a close up of the doodling I added as well as these gorgeous dies!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Hero Arts Monthly Kit March 2018
Hero Arts Monthly Kit March 2018Shop at:
HA
Hero Arts - Petals Stencil Pair SA051
Hero Arts – Petals Stencil Pair SA051Shop at:
HA | AZ
Gina Marie Designs - Double Stitched Rectangle
Gina Marie Designs – Double Stitched Rectangle Shop at:
MSC
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol SmoothShop at:
BL | SC | DB | AZ
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam TapeShop at:
EH | BL | AZ
Ranger Ink - Texture Paste
Ranger Ink – Texture PasteShop at:
EH | BL | SC | AZ
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Blueprint Sketch
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Blueprint SketchShop at:
EH | BL | SC | DB | AZ | MSC
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Salty Ocean
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Salty OceanShop at:
EH | BL | SC | DB | AZ
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, Silver
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, SilverShop at:
EH | DB | AZ
DecoColor Premium Paint Marker - Gold
DecoColor Premium Paint Marker – GoldShop at:
BL | DB | AZ
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, WhiteShop at:
EH | AZ
Claritystamp Stencil Brushes, Set of 4
Claritystamp Stencil Brushes, Set of 4Shop at:
EH
Palette Knife
Palette KnifeShop at:
EH | BL | SC | AZ
Hero Arts - Liquid Watercolors Pine PD115
Hero Arts – Liquid Watercolors Pine PD115Shop at:
EH | HA | AZ
Hero Arts - Liquid Watercolors Indigo PD114
Hero Arts – Liquid Watercolors Indigo PD114 Shop at:
EH | HA | AZ

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