12 Jun 2018

Bee kind

Today I am sharing a very heartfelt canvas “Bee Kind”.

I began with a blank white box canvas, which is always daunting.My first step was to use a honeycomb die cut as a stencil and applied texture paste into it. I really should buy a honeycomb stencil as I think I would use it a lot so it would be a good investment. When the paste was dry I painted some light  brown acrylic over it. 

More waiting time was needed so I heat embossed the bees in black, and coloured them. I added glitter to the wings, and fussy cut them. I use Spectrum Noir clear glitter pens, they are easy to use and give a lovely clear sparkle.

  I used my Versamarker pen over the top of each honeycomb piece,  and sprinkled clear embossing powder over it.I  heated it up to give a glossy drippy  honey look !


After a light coating of brown paint over the canvas I used a sponge to dab on some rose and yellow 

acrylic colours to the edges. I always spritzed my sponge with water first as it helps the paint to move more easily.

Chipboard Letters would have been good, but of course as always I did not have all of the letters to spell “Kind”. I used thin card letters instead, and painted them rose, and clear embossed. I attached some of the little bees to each letter

The canvas looked a bit bare in places so I stamped a script stamp using the light brown paint. Remembering to wash it immediately afterwards, have you ever tried removing dried acrylic paint from a stamp - I don’t recommend it : ) 

Thank you so much for visiting I truly appreciate it xx

I would like to enter this into  the following challenges. 

That’s Crafty Summers Day

craft Stamper Take It Make It Anything Goes

Country View Challenges Written Word

Stamping Sensations Anything Goes

Penny Black In The Garden

I was thrilled to be the second prize winner in Stamping Sensations May Challenge. So keep submitting to challenges you never know when you might win! 


  1. Fabulous canvas Jannet, super stencil technique and colour. I do so love those Bee stamps (they are on my work space!!) Heart warming words.. a beautiful display.
    Thank you for sharing over at That's Crafty.
    Hugs for the week ahead Tracey xx

  2. A wonderful canvas - Thanks for sharing this lovely project with us at Stamping Sensations

  3. A super canvas and the honeycomb is so effective wit the embossing, thanks so much for joining in with our June themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  4. This is just gorgeous Jannet, lovely theme,and fabulous colours and design, the bees are wonderful, love the whole canvas,Kate x x

  5. This is beautiful Jannet, I love the embossing on the honeycomb xx

  6. Beautiful canvas Jannet. You have been a busy bee! :)
    Take care, Flo x

  7. What a beautiful creation with that wonderful background!
    Thank you so much for joining our "In the Garden" challenge this month at Penny Black and More!

  8. The background is lovely and the words are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

  9. A beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

  10. Gorgeous canvas .... I love the little bees and the background looks amazing. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  11. Oh I love bees - and this is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck! Hugs rachel x


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