Hello everyone and welcome!
Bee happy, well that is what I was when I had a little window of time yesterday to create something fun, just for the sake of it and totally not Christmas related for once!!
A while back I got these wonderful little mini canvasses, in my local pound shop, you got 4 for £1 (that's well under $2!) They are only just under 3" square and probably not the best quality but I am sure they will look great grouped together on a larger substrate, something I definitely want to try in the not to distant future.
This one was just to have a play about with.
I started by creating some texture first, I used Viva Ferro scraped through a stencil. I dried it with my heat gun to puff it up and then played around with various acrylic paints.
The flower was created with the help of a bit of a paper napkin
The bee was stamped twice, first of paper and then on a piece of acetate. I cut and coloured the first one and glued it on, I then cut just the acetate wings and glued them on the paper one for some added dimension.
The sentiment was computer generated. Here are a couple of close ups still.
The light here is so bad that I keep having to take photos by electric light which adds this horrible shine, so I apologize for that, however, there is quite a bit of real shine on the project too, because, guess what, my final step was once more to add some Treasure Gold to some of the raised bits, love that stuff!
Well I hope you take some time for yourself too in these busy days, stay crafty and bee happy!!