Monday, 17 January 2022

Magic happens … journal page created by Linda Pearson


Hi everyone … I had a lot of fun creating this journal page using the newly released Colourblast Shimmer Dusts powders (Wine, Lavender, Tan and Fern).  Before doing the journal page I spent some time trying out the new colours using different mediums and have added the colour card here for you to view.

Several Bee Arty mixed media products were used in this project and the links have been provided here for you to view and purchase online. 

Bee Arty products used:

Colourblast Shimmer Dusts (Wine, Lavender, Tan and Fern plus Sunshine for bees)

Darice 6 well paint palette

A4 Cardstock 250gsm (3 sheets approx. my project was A5 size)

Beach Fence die  please note:  the beach fence die is now discontinued but you could substitute the new  forest favourites (whispering woods collection) die just as easily

Bee Arty white Gesso

Honeycomb metal die

Make me happy rubber stamp

Versamark embossing ink pad

Colourblast Embossing powder –  clear and stormy weather

Craft Powder Spoon


Mounting tape




In the sample colour card above I have added the Colourblast Shimmer Dusts to a variety of mediums to demonstrate how these versatile products can be used in a variety of ways.  I have used Bee Arty white Gesso, Texture Paste, Colourblast Embossing powder and water.  The intensity of colour will depend on how much shimmer dust is added.  I like intense colours but simply adding more medium (e.g. water or gesso) will change the hue to suit your requirements.

GESSO    using a Craft Powder Spoon add a quantity of Shimmer Dusts to the Gesso and mix thoroughly (n.b. the colour will lighten considerably due to the intensity of the gesso), simply add more shimmer dust to strengthen hue.

TEXTURE/MODELLING PASTE    again add a quantity of Shimmer Dusts to your preferred brand of texture paste, mix thoroughly then spread paste through stencil.

EMBOSSING POWDER    stamp image using Versamark embossing ink pad, sprinkle with clear Embossing powder, then heat set the powder.  Mix a small amount of Shimmer Dusts in water then with small brush add shimmer liquid to the stamped image to colour.  Dry and add more for greater intensity of colour.

WATER    add a quantity of shimmer dust to a small welled Darice 6 well paint palette

 and some water (with pipette) to each colour, mix thoroughly.  On this card I added an intense mark on the bottom, then a wash above it by adding more water to the mix.


Use up the excess shimmer colours in palette onto several pieces of card, see above,  on the two pieces that I was going to use in the journal page I splashed with a little water after applying the shimmer liquid to create splotches / texture over the card.


 Below are the instructions for the journal page I created using two of the backgrounds from above.


When playing with the leftover shimmer colours I created this background using the Shimmer Dusts Lavender, Fern and Tan colours.  Some water had been added to lighten the hues for the background.  I ‘flicked’ some water (with fingers) onto the wet card to create the textured effect.  Allow to dry.  The second Tan and Wine card is used to cut the Honeycomb metal die through a machine.



I stamped the side flower and the bees from the  set onto a piece of card with Versamark embossing ink pad.  Cover with Embossing powder then set using a heat gun. 

Colour the flowers using Lavender Shimmer Dusts.  The bee was coloured using Sunshine Shimmer Dusts.  Fussy cut the flowers and bee shapes from the card.




Run the Beach Fence die (or equivalent die shape) on A4 Cardstock 250gsm through the die machine.  Brush the fence with Tan and the grass in Fern Shimmer Dusts.


When dry adhere to prepared background card.


Adhere the flowers and a bee onto Honeycomb metal die-cut shape.  Add mounting tape to the back behind the flowers.  Add the focal element to the card over the fenced die-cut.



Cut another piece of A4 Cardstock 250gsm slightly larger than the main layer.  Colour the border of the card with the Wine Shimmer Dusts allow to dry.  Place the main card background onto the back matt leaving a small border around the main card.  Cut the back matt to correct size, then adhere in place. Add splatters of Fern and Tan Shimmer Dusts



Add the two remaining bees to the sky using mounting tape to lift off the page.  Loosely brush over some Fern and Tan Shimmer Dusts over the foreground to ‘ground’ the elements to the page.

Add sentiment to the page.  Draw borders using black pen around the edge of sentiment words and main layer’s edge.

I hope you have enjoyed the process for ‘playing’ with shimmer dusts and if you haven’t experimented with these amazing products I urge you to give them a try you’ll be hooked I’m sure.

Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to seeing what you create. 



Bye for now!  From Linda




Saturday, 15 January 2022

Camera Postcard by Sunila Mahajan

 Hello Bee Arty Lovelies,

My name is Sunila, and I will be filling in my daughter Aditi's spot for a while. I have had so much fun diving into the Bee Arty supplies and creating.

Today, I'm sharing a quick inspiration with you all. Camera style postcards. 

Here's a look at them:

These were easy and quick to make. What I also like about them is the fact that they are quirky and make great gifting cards.

I die cut the base shape on a piece of patterned paper, and then add elements I fussy cut from the same collection. I used foam tape for a few pieces giving them depth. I used some words from the sheet and added them to bring in more meaning. 

Here's a look at some close-ups:

Supplies used:

I hope you've enjoyed my first post here!
Looking forward to sharing more of my creativity with you all!

Friday, 14 January 2022

Love Us by Charmane Koch


Happy Friday Everyone! OOHHH it's one month until Valentines Day... so this layout is kind of perfect to get into the swing of things - hahah!

I decided to have yet another play with the Chit Chat Collection - wow how many layouts I have created using this fantastic collection now? Is it 4 or 5 maybe?

I started my layout off with a background I created recently using the Boxed In Stencil, some Heavy White Gesso and sprinkling on some Aquamarine Embossing Powder. I have then dried it with a heat gun.

How therapeutic is it watching the Embossing Powder bubble away??? Or it just me?

So I did that background back in December - as I did it on my "Mask On" layout and wanted to recreate the background and maybe show you how I did it? Who knows... that was sooo last year! heheh...

I decided that it was time to use it and the Aquamarine colour matched perfectly with the Chit Chat Collection Papers... 

The other night, I wanted to scrap but had no mojo, so instead I got out this piece of paper and did some fussy cutting....

and yay.... {PS - I am not normally a fussy cutter, so don't look too close!}

So to put the page together it was all about layering & playing around with the bits and pieces I cut out. I also cut out the Grungy Filmstrip Metal Die  using Black Cardstock

It's perfect for a frame around photos, and also ripping the smaller filmstrip in half I have tucked underneath the other layouts on my page.

I then got out the fabulous Scrabble Stamp - how awesome are the alphas? 

I stamped US onto one of the Chit Chat patterned papers to create my title...

I also used the cute Male/Female stamp on the Charms Creations DIY flag, and you will see I have stamped it all over the background. To create a different effect I have used a mix of Gel Medium & Slipper Artist Ink!

I also used the Happy Clear Stamp "Together is my favourite place to be" - this will be IN STOCK SOON!

How cute is this "love"?

And the FULL layout! Really had fun playing with this!

Thanks for popping by and I hope that I have inspired you to have a play with the Chit Chat Collection! It is a LOT OF FUN!

XO Charm

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Authenticity - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page to share with you made using lots of cool products from Bee Arty.
I'm using a calico page in my DWM art journal. I start by using a pipette to put droplets of Royalty Shimmer spray on the page then using some plastic packaging to "smoosh" it across the page. Once dry I added drops of Berry Colour Artist Ink and repeated the process. Then I added some Passion Colour Shimmer Dust mixed with water. I also add splatters of each of the colours.
I added stamping using the Bokeh stamp set from the Grateful heart collection, and black Archival ink.

I used the Lined Stencil with Snow White Colour Paste to add some stencilling across the page.  

Here is my completed page. I found a picture on Pinterest and printed it on photo paper and added to the page.

I've embellished with papers, fussy cutting and word elements cut from the Untangle collection papers.  I've added white cardstock diecuts created using the Honeycomb metal die. I've added some torn music paper that I sprayed with the Royalty Shimmer spray. I've outlined the words using a fine black Life of Colour paint pen

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Sunday, 9 January 2022

Escape The Ordinary - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Bee Arty Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page to share with you made using lots of cool products from Bee Arty.

  I'm using a cotton rag watercolour page in my DWM art journal. I start by painting Steel and Stormy Weather Mica Powders across the page. 

I used the Free Hand Stencil and applied Navy Colour Shimmer Dust mixed with water using a sponge. Then I used the Directions Stencil with Sienna Colour Paste to add some stencilling across the page.  
I then added stamping using the Mapped stamp and the Making Tracks stamp set from the Road Trip collection, and black Archival ink.  

Here is my completed page.

The image is from the Tick paper from the Time Flies collection.  I've embellished with fussy cuts from the Time Flies collection pack. The title is cut from the Curious paper. I've added a white cardstock Compass die cut, and a book paper Grungy Filmstrip die-cut. I've outlined my page using a fine black Life of Colour paint pen.


Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 8 January 2022

"Lit!" by Amanda Hartmann

 Hello Bee Arty fans!

Welcome to January 2022! Hopefully it will be totally "Lit!"

Today I am sharing a fun and quirky page - full of colour and technique!

I created a mixed media background, and finished with some papers fussy cut from the  Electric Dreams - Mini Collection Paper Pack.

The background:
If you want to see how I created the background - with Gesso, stenciling, puzzle pieces and Colour Artist Inks - you can watch this video:
This was a Facebook live video and I ended up with a spare background - finally pulled it out, and finished a page! Please skip the first 5 or so minutes on the video where I am mucking about, and then see how I create this mixed media background.

Products used for the background:
  • The stencil used is: Interwoven - A4 Stencil – Bee Arty - one of my favourite stencils of all time - I used modeling paste through the stencil
  • Heavy white Gesso - gesso'd background and more gesso over the puzzle pieces.
  • Added colour with Colour Artist Inks - I used Citrus, Cider and Spice. - used to colour puzzle pieces, stenciling, the Charm Creations star, to paint some fussy cut elements and to add splatters. Also used to colour the muslin.
Here are some close ups to see the details!

Thanks for looking,