Bee Drawing Tutorial + How I Used the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil

Good day, ya’ll!

Today I’m going to show you how to draw a bee in 7 easy steps and how I used the Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil for my June bullet journal setup.

I’m so exited about this post, because I did something that’s completely new and out of my comfort zone: I made videos!

Before we get started, I’m gonna show you all the materials I used.

Honeycomb & Bee materials

❶ Crayola Supertip Markers • ❷ Stamping Tool • ❸ Tim Holtz Distress Ink • ❹Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil •  ❺ Winsor & Newton Watercolors • ❻ Waterbrush • ❼ Micron Fineliners

 Bee Drawing Tutorial

Oh my god, guys! First video I’ve ever made! I’m super excited!!!

I’ve put a lot of time in this, but I know I can do better and I’m going to experiment more with videos in the future. I’m left handed, so the video might not be very clear, but I’ve added a step by step tutorial too 😉 Enjoy!

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How to draw a bee

How I used the Honeycomb Stencil to set up my weeklies for June

As you could see in this blogpost, I’ve shown you my bullet journal setup for June and how I created all kinds of different weekly setups.
In this video I want to show you how I used the honeycomb stencil and different materials to create the patterns.

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1. Honeycomb stencil + Distress Ink in the color ‘Scattered Straw’

Here I used the stencil in combination with Distress ink and a stamping tool. It creates a beautiful effect.

2. Honeycomb stencil + Watercolors

For the second pattern I created I used the stencil + watercolors in the colors yellow and light brown. In my bullet journal I didn’t use a micron pen, but a pencil. You can use whatever you like best.

3. Honeycomb stencils + Crayola Supertips

Third method I used was very simple too. I used a micron pen to trace the pattern and then used Crayola Supertip markers in different kinds of yellows and oranges to color them in.

Suuuuuuper easy, right?!


I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m planning on making more videos including a bullet journal flip-trough and tutorials on how I make actual spreads in my bullet journal. Please let me know what you think!





  1. June 15, 2018 / 1:19 am

    These videos are so helpful! It must have been a lot of work for you to put these together! You are so incredibly talented!!

    • Marieke
      June 15, 2018 / 10:12 am

      I’m so happy you like them!! Thank you so much! I’ve put some time in it but it was actually so much fun to do these!! They’re not very good yet, but I’ll make more in the future 😀 ❤️

  2. June 17, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    Wow! I love this so much! Your videos are great! I love your bee, I’m going to try it. And I love how you show different options to color the honeycombs. I didn’t know about the stencil, it’s very interesting. Love your tutorial. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Marieke
      June 17, 2018 / 11:49 pm

      Thank you!!! ❤️ first videos I’ve ever made, but it was so much fun! Gonna do lots of tutorials in the future 😀 I can’t wait to see your bee! Are you gonna post it?? Xx

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