Monday 31 January 2022

Kindness is Key by Linda Pearson


Welcome everyone to the blog.  Today I am pleased to share with you the process for creating a journal page using a range of Bee Arty products including; stamps, stencils, dies on Bee Arty Limited Edition scrapbook paper, a collection designed by Michelle Grant, Colourblast Shimmer Dusts, embossing powder and metal embellishment detailing.


Bee Arty Products used:

Darice 6 well paint palette

x-press it double sided tape 6mm

Craft Powder Spoon

Versamark Stamp pad translucent

Embossing powder – Steel (mix some bling embossing powder with Steel)

Shimmer dustPassion, Peacock, Fern and Tan


Mini Mister bottles

Time Flies clear stamp set

Time flies metal plates stamp

Limited Edition clear stamp set

Limited Edition scrapbook paper collection designed by Michelle Grant

Alphabet metal die

White Cardstock – Bee Arty – 250gsm A4  x 2 sheets


Metal embellishments (own stash)


Mounting Tape

Golden Fiber Paste

Palette knife



Firstly, as I work in an A4 Journal I cut down the Limited Edition scrapbook paper collection  paper to suit A4 dimensions but you could easily work on the whole 12”x12” scrapbooking paper as a photo layout with a few modifications to the composition of the elements.

Using the  apply the Golden Fiber Paste through the stencil liberally.  Allow to dry thoroughtly.

(Note: Texture or modelling paste can be used, for gritty textured effect add some clean white sand to the texture paste mix.)


In a Darice 6 well paint palette  add a small separate quantities of Shimmer dust colours – Passion, Peacock and Fern using a Craft Powder Spoon.  Add some water using a Pipettes then stir very carefully until mixed.  Using a paint brush dribble each of the mixes in turn over the textured area, dry off thoroughly after applying each colour.  Repeat this step until satisfied with depth of colours.




Stamp the Time flies metal plates stamp, the bird and the eye/clock hands stamp (no image supplied here) from the Time Flies clear stamp set and the chain from the Limited Edition clear stamp set stamps onto a piece of White Cardstock – Bee Arty – 250gsm A4 using the Versamark Stamp pad translucent .  Sprinkle the embossing powders mix Embossing powder – Steel (mix some bling embossing powder with Steel), then with a heat tool until the powder changes and sets.

Next using the shimmer dust mixes from before, carefully fill in the embossed shapes with  a small paint brush.

Fussy cut all of these elements when dry.

On a second sheet of White Cardstock – Bee Arty – 250gsm A4 colour the card slightly bigger than the stamped metal plate to create a matt for behind using Shimmer dust colours – Tan/ Fern (strong mix). 


When dry adhere the matt to the metal plate element.


On a separate sheet White Cardstock – Bee Arty – 250gsm A4 mix up Shimmer dust colour – Tan in a Mini Mister bottles spray liberally over the cardstock, spray with extra water to spread if necessary.     I had run the cardstock through the printer previously to add the sentiment (see below). Dry off.

The sentiment I used in this project:


Using a small paint brush add some splattering of Fern and Tan Shimmer dust liberally all over the cardstock, allow to dry.  Cut out the sentiment from he top of card.

Run the remaining splattered cardstock through the Die cut machine using the Alphabet metal die with the letters  -   Y O U   A R E.  These words lead on from the sentiment adhered to the top of the page.


Detailing adhere:

-        the letters -  Y O U  A R E   to the bottom of the metal plate card

-        the eye/clock hands element to the top right of the metal plate card, add a metal shape over the eye, then mount the bird over the top of the metal embellishment.

-        Adhere the chains to the left hand side of the page in an almost cross shape to connect the all the elements on the page.  Before gluing the horizontal cross section thread a metal key to link the meaning of the sentiment to the page.

-        Adhere the sentiment card, mounted to the top of the page. 

-        Add other metal embellishments to the clock and a small cog onto the bird.

-        Add detailing with a permanent pen around the stencilled shapes to highlight detail.

-        Add a distressed border to the page.


Thank you for stopping by and hope you have been inspired to create your own journal page or photo layout using these amazing products.

Cheers for now and happy creating from Linda



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