Sunday, 17 February 2019

Bee Free Mixed Media Notebook

1. Place the honeycomb stencil onto the notebook.

2. Use a palette knife to mix Modeling Paste with a small amount of Black Gesso. This will help to color the Modeling Paste, which dries opaque. Use a palette knife or silicone tool to spred this Modeling Paste/Gesso mixture over the stencil. You will be applying it almost like spreading butter.
3. Dry the honeycomb with a heat gun.

4. Use a brush and apply black gesso over the front and back covers of the notebook. Dry.
5. You’ll use blue-toned mica sprays to create a sky effect on the cover of the book. Start by spraying some Bucaneer Bay Blue, which also contains brown walnut stain. Then move onto glittery blue sprays. such as Sassy Saphire, Texas Bluebonnets, and Delphenium Turquoise.
Pause between application of a spray; dry it; and then look at it before spraying another color. You can lightly use Bashful Blue as the final color to lighten the look.  Dry.

6. Now let’s concentrate on the honeycomb pattern. Apply a gold mica spray to ONLY the honeycomb area. To intensify the gold,  use the Solar Gold with applicator top to add color to each individual honeycomb.  Allow to dry or gently force dry with heat gun.
7. While waiting for any of the project to dry, you can paint the moulded flowers with metallic paints (Silks). Pick harmonizing colors. After the paint dries, you will spritz on one of the Moon Shadow Mists, which contain glittery mica powder and walnut ink. This will create dimension on the flower so that the paint doesn’t appear flat.
8.  You need to spray seal the book before you proceed to gluing on elements.
9.  Apply diamond glitter to the wings of the honey bee and gold glitter to its body.
10. Time to add the embellishments! First of all, lay everything onto the front of the book to see where you want to put the pieces.  Refer to the sample as needed.
Use Heavy Body Gel on the flowers, tuck the feathers behind the flowers, and stick flowers onto the book.
Add the 2 bronze mini utensils.
You also can add the holographic blue beads, as shown in the sample.

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