Sunday, 17 October 2021

Paint Rainbows by Belinda Spencer

 Hello Arty Bees!!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my latest layout for Bee Arty featuring the Electric Dreams Mini Collection.

I started my layout by spritzing my 350gsm White Cardstock with a liberal amount of water. I then used a soft wet paintbrush to pick up some Fluro Yellow Colour Blast Mica Powder and applied it to parts of the wet area. I played around with the colour on the page making sure the powder was all mixed in with the water and spreading it around a little. I then repeated this process using the Fluro Pink Mica Powder. I picked up some of the colour and flicked it over the page too.

I dried my page with a heat gun and then added some stencilling using the Circulate A5 Stencil and both the Fluro Pink and Fluro Yellow Colour Blast Colour Pastes.

Next I added some stamping using the Watermark Clear Stamp Set and a fluro green ink pad and the Embrace Change Say It Clear Stamp Set with a fluro pink ink pad. 

I added a couple of pieces of cropped patterned paper from the Electric Dreams Mini Collection. Then I die cut a frame using the Frame Metal Die. I painted the frame with some of the Fluro Pink Mica Powder mixed with water.

I fussy cut some plus signs from the Electric Dreams patterned paper, painted them with the Mica Powders and added to my page once dry. I added a couple of fluro Charm's Creations too.

To finish, I added my title and a quote cut from the Electric Dreams patterned papers.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to have a play with some super bright colours today too.


Saturday, 16 October 2021

Thank You by Tracey Campbell

 Hi Be Arty Crew, it is Tracey Campbell here with a bit of a mix-match - I am changing a background that I created in one of our Bee Arty Live days into a new layout but also teaming it with another layout from an early Blog post from me to make a double. So stick around and if you follow the links you could potentially get inspiration for three separate layouts today. :) 

Here is the layout that I will take you through the step-by-steps for using the Electric Dreams Mini Collection and the Fluro Mix Media, then in the very bottom of this post you will see I added extra bits to create a double from it.

Today I have used this photo of my two daughters actually being nice together and smiling at the same time!! A bit rare at times in this household. On this particular day I was just trying to get a nice photo of them together but do you think they would co-operate??? Nope. I snapped about 50 photos before getting this one, hence the title "Thank You!"

So here is where the mix-match starts. I had this background layout left over from a Bee Arty Live that I filmed. I created some of the steps for the background ahead of the filming as I knew that if I waited for the media to dry while filming it would go on forever!! So now I have a few backgrounds to crate with.... but I wanted to change them a bit to create a new look.

Anyhoo click on the link and it will take you to the Video to create background - Bee Arty Live
You don't have to create the whole background, stop just after I have added the thin black paper strips to it. (Psstt, I'm going to let you all know a little secret.... the Bee Arty Team are planning their next Live on Facebook for the 30 Oct, shhhh don't tell anyone I told you....actually do, the more the merrier for the Lives!!)

So this is the photo that took 49 attempts to get! Using some paper from the Electric Dreams Collection I matted it with some of the black paper with white Xs on it, leaving about a 3mm boarder on the top, left and bottom sides. I left a 1.5cm boarder on the right hand side,  I then used a distressing tool on to create a rough edge all the way around. I cut out the pieces of the chevron strip from the cut-a-part sheet in the Electric Dreams Collection and adhered it to run down the right hand side of the photo next I fussy cut a few of the circles from the hand-drawn circle paper and adhered them on the large boarder, tucked under the photo. 
The matted photo was then placed into the centre of the background where the mixed media comes to meet. See the final layout for the exact positioning. 

Next I wanted to give the background a bit of a different look so I decided to turn the thin black strips into arrows, creating more movement towards the photos. For this I cut a few thin strips, about 7 mm, from the black paper with the white Xx then used a distressing tool to rough up the right hand side of the strip. I then adhered them so that they would overlap the other paper strips on the background, building up the thickness for my arrow base. I didn't actually have any length in mind when doing this so I just tore off the end at the length I thought it suited.

After the strips for the arrows I had to create the heads, so it was just a matter of cutting three triangles, distressing them and using 3dimenstional tape to add a bit of height when I adhered them to the layout.

While cutting the arrow heads I also cut a few extra circles out from the same paper I used for the circles on the photo mat and a few fun words from the cut-a-part sheet. Adhere the fussy cut circles and words to the layout, see the final layout for the positioning.

I picked a title and used a few Thickers to create a title. If you remember earlier on I said that I was going to use a layout I created in an earlier post to help create a double, well this is the link to that layout. Just one nice photo ..... please! Check it out to see how I created the left hand side of my double page.

It was at this stage that I put my two layouts together to see how I could link them together to create a double layout, I already knew that both layouts had the Electric Dream Collection and that I had distressed some of the elements..... so I was thinking that I could use the fussy cut circles to tie the layouts together. 

What I ended up doing is using the circles and over lapped them onto both pages but snipped them in the centre so that the two pages were separated.

Here is the final creation and how three layouts have merged to create a double. I had triple the fun with this one. 

Thanks for popping in, I hope that I have gotten you thinking about what single layouts you can play with to create a new double page.

Hugs Tracey

Friday, 15 October 2021

Beach Vibes by Charmane Koch

 Happy Friday Everyone!

Today it's a quick share from me - giving you some "Beach Vibes"

I started off with layering my White Cardstock with Gesso. I rolled it on with a brayer to give it the effect. I also sprayed with Polar Mica Powder and Water using this cool Mini Mister bottle using Modelling paste and stencils - Footprints stencil & the Triangle Spray Stencil. I used Snow White Colour Paste for the "bubbles" stencil & Deep Water for the "waves"

After playing a little bit and happy enough with the background I added the rest of the elements to my layout... and then I have coloured my little triangles and the title with Polar Mica Powder and Water... Here's a little video of me doing this and putting the layout together....

Here are some closeups...

Love that sparkle & shine!

and more...

And the full layout finished...

and an extra closeup...

Thanks for popping by!

XO Charm

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Road Trip Folio - Part 1 by Tracy Jackson

                                                                 Hello Bee Arty Fans

Today I am starting a two part DT post making a folio from  Road Trip Collection.
In the first post we will be making the Main body using4 things - Road Trip Collection, 1 manila folder and 3 envelopes ( 2 larger ones and 1 small)
Lets get started

All manila folders will be slightly different in length and width. Mine measures 32cm across. You want to find the middle and score 1/8 on either side so this makes a small spine

Next pick out and cut 4 sheets of paper that will be the cover, 2 middles and back. 
I have cut mine so I leave about 2mmaround edges that show the folder. 

Before gluing all down ink all edges of paper and manila.
I used Art Glitter Adhesive 



Next ink around all edges of the envelops

Pick paper to cover envelopes and ink

First large and small envelope -  have both flaps pointing outwards (see photo), this will be for the left hand side.... IMPORTANT - glue small envelope flap on top off large envelope and glue down pre cut paper so that small flap is between the two

flip small envelope over so it sits on top of large envelope

Glue pre cut paper onto second envelope

Open manila folder up and glue flaps down on bottom edge

Use Art Glitter Adhesive to glue bottom half, then flip over and glue down.
I use an old credit card to smooth all the glue out.

Inside folio with envelopes folded in

Inside of envelopes opened out

That's part 1 of the folio done. Hope you found my instructions easy to follow. If you are following along and have any questions, or get stuck - feel free to message me
You are free to decorate as you please.... or wait for part two, where I will show each section decorated.

Until next time, stay safe..
Happy crafting

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Shine Your Light Journal by Aditi Mahajan

 Hello everyone,

I'm back with a video tutorial for you'll. I'm sharing a mixed media style art journal page today. After the last post, a page in my square journal, I was looking forward to creating one more in the same book. I like the size and it being square. 

Here's a look at the page

Check out the process video of creating this on the Bee Arty Creative Hive FB Group.

I love creating simple layers with micas, and stamps; keeping white spaces and adding an effective focal. 

Adding foam tape, brings in depth and dimension, that adds variation in the textures and elements.

A small detail like adding sequins, uplifts the entire page.

Supplies used

1. Colour mica powder- emerald, olive grove, singin the blues 

2. Fearless, Brave & Free Collection 

3. Interwoven stencil 

4. Stamps- Geo Grunge, making tracks 

5. Black archival ink

6. Versafine Clair Nocturne

6. Bee Arty Dies

Hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial!