Mixed media is really bang on trend right now and I am loving experimenting with the different mediums as it really suits my textured and layered look. With this in mind, I bought some little canvas from Tiger a few weeks ago for only £1 each! Utter bargain!
I didn’t want to put too much onto he canvas as I wanted you to be able to see the decoupaged ‘Queen Bee’ paper that I’ve layered for the background. I’ve then stencilled a honeycomb image and, once thoroughly dry, inked the image using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Tea Dye and Dried Marigold and given it a light spritz of gold ink from Artiste.
The stamps in the collection are so detailed and I love the bee hive stamp. Here I’ve stamped it onto watercolour card using an Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can and painted it using various Distress Ink Pads.
The sentiment uses the kraft card tile letters from Hobbycraft and is then double backed. Before placing onto the canvas, I’ve wound some natural fibre and secured in place with some tape (which I’ve hidden!) Caution!! Be careful when using natural fibre… I managed to not only cut myself but get about an inch of it stuck under my skin (like a splinter) which I had to pull out with (craft) tweezers! Ouch!
To finish, I’ve splattered some white gesso across the sentiment to stop it looking too clean and shiny and added bees which I made in the same way as I showed you in Part 1.
My last ‘Tell the Bees’ make is this shaker card which I’ve matt onto a kraft card blank. The background paper has had some hexagons added using gold spritz ink before having the layers added.
Before I disappear, I just wanted to show you a couple pics of my makes at the trade show in Frankfurt back in January. It’s really lovely to see them being used in this way, although I will admit I find it a struggle sometimes to send off makes that I really love!
I’ll soon be able to share some other photos from Creativeworld using the new Santoro ‘Kori Kumi’ collection which has some just gorgeous elements in it… but as the range hasn’t launched yet, I’m keeping a lid on those makes just for now 🙂
You can find the ‘Tell the Bees’ collection in the Craft Consortium store on Amazon from Mid-March!
Oh! before I nip off, if anyone is interested in a little interview/bio/write-up thingie I did for Craft Consortium, you can find it on their blog now! Hope you enjoy!
Right… I’d better get these pupsters out before it rains. Have a good week everyone 🙂