~ The basics - storage and usage advice for your Karin Pigment Deco brush pens:
- Before use make sure you shake well (with caps still on). If you find the ink still isn’t
truly opaque, give them another shake just before use to make sure the paint has been
- Store your pens horizontally. If possible, these pens will need to be stored with the tip slightly inclined downwards – this will protect the tips from drying out.
- If you need to clean the tips, briefly dip the tip into clean water. Then paint with it on a sheet of clean paper until the paint flows normally again. Repeat these steps if necessary.
~ These pens are super pigmented, and super versatile and can be used on lots of different surfaces, not just paper. You can try them on metal, glass, plastic, wood, textiles and more! They are also great for use on dark surfaces.
~ Important to note though: the brush tip can be prone to fraying if it is used on rough surfaces, so they are best used on smooth surfaces or paper like the pad provided.
These pens blend beautifully together. To create a gradient/blend:
- Apply your first colour and let it set briefly (don’t let it dry completely).
- Then paint your second colour next to it and bring the paint into the area you would like to create the transition.
- Carefully mix these colour pigments using the first colour pen, running the front 2-3mm of the brush tip over the second colour.
~ Get creative! You can mix these pens together to make new colours and play around with tones. All you need is a palette and a brush.
- swipe the colours you want to mix onto a palette
- blend with a wet brush
~ Karin Pigment Deco brush pens are permanent when dry, so you can use the Micron fineliner on top of them and it wont disturb the colour beneath.
~ The Faber-Castell 9000 graphite pencil provide a light graphite to the page. This means any line work underneath should be covered by the opacity of the Karin markers and the fineliner.