Tuesday 19 June 2018

Grungy Bees


I spent a bit of time over the weekend playing with stencils, greyboard, mdf, inks and sprays to create this canvas:

I had lasercut some honeycomb from greyboard and adhered random pieces of it to the opposite corners of the canvas before painting it with some rust effect paint from Cosmic Shimmer.  I adhered some Tim Holtz tissue paper to the canvas with Indigoblu's Slap It On.  I then sprayed through my honeycomb stencil with Fossilised Amber distress spray and allowed some drips to run down like honey.  I used my bee stencil with black and gold acrylic paints and used my messy dots stencil with black and gold paint to add further detail.  I also used some stamps from Uniko, AALL and Create and Indigoblu.  I painted some mdf bees with crackle paste and then added black acrylic paint and pebeo gilding wax.  I added glossy accents to them too.  Finally I used a fab sentiment die from Stamplorations, stacked it up, added some gilding wax and glossy accents.  

I often struggle to know when a canvas is finished...particularly as it is a departure from my CAS designs!

I shall link up at Country View Crafts where this month's challenge is the written word and at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge for a second time where the theme is layers.

I hope you like this.  It was great fun to put together and use some of my stencils and mdf.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah x


  1. Love bees - and your canvas is bee-autiful! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  2. This looks amazing .... great texture. Love it!! Thank you for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media challenge xx

  3. This is am amazing mixed media card, Sarah.