Monday 6 June 2022

BEE KIND – weaving and cutting journal page

Welcome Crafty Bees to my blog entry today again showcasing the

Bee the Shine collection by Fiona Paltridge.

Today I am presenting another journal page highlighting cutting and weaving techniques in a creative way.

Bee the sunshine collection by Fiona Paltridge.

Bee Garden 12x12 scrapbook paper (weaving)

Honey 12x12 scrapbook paper (B side of word sheet)

Kindness 12x12 scrapbook paper (tag sheet)

Sunny days 12x12 scrapbook paper (coloured cut out sheet)

Find your way clear stamp set

CB Artist Ink – Barley

CB Embossing Powder – snow white

CB Heavy White Gesso (preferred)

Versamark Stamp pad translucent

Stabilo ALL black pencil

Catalyst Silicone tool or palette knife

Carnation Pink acrylic paint

Craft Knife with sharp blade / self-mending cutting mat

Mounting Tape, double sided tape and liquid adhesive

White gel pen or paint pen

Weaving card paper


Cut the Bee Garden paper in half vertically.

Cut vertical lines on one of the cut pieces leaving a border of approx 15mm around the edges.

On other piece cut into strips 15mm wide all the way through horizontally (B side paper).

Weave the shorter strips into the main vertical strip (A side of paper) as tightly as possible.

Add masking tape to back-side of weaving to secure.

Distress the weaving by adding Stabilo ALL pencil then blend pencil marks using wet paint brush. 

 Cutting butterfly shape


Using a sharp craft knife, carefully cut around the large (white) butterfly shape on the Honey (B side of word sheet), leaving a border 20-25mm along the right-hand side of the sheet.

 Adding weaving to main paper

Add double sided tape to the back of the weaving strip, then slide the woven strip under the cut section of the butterfly. 

Adding texture to the background

Add a few drops of Barley CB artist ink to the CB Heavy White Gesso and mix to a creamy colour. 

Lift up the cut butterfly section (chock something to keep the paper lifted), loosely spread the gesso mix over the background butting up and over the weaving strip to anchor and blend into the background with a catalyst silicone tool or palette knife.

Dry off thoroughly.

 Add splatters with a watery Barley CB Artist Ink mix around the page (not the large butterfly).

With Carnation pink acrylic paint and catalyst silicone tool, again spread the paint over the background very loosely (to blend the layers together).

 Dry off.

Add detailing to the cut images using White Gel Pen or paint pen.

 Embossing stamped images

Add the Find Your Way stamp to several spots on the page using Versamark embossing ink pad. 

Sprinkle with CB Embossing powder – snowy white, then heat set the powder.

 N.B. the textured surface may interfere with the preciseness of the stamped image.

Adding embellishments



Select appropriate tag from the Kindness (tag sheet) and determine the sentiment to add to the page. 

Cut out selected items.  Adhere some coordinating off cut piece as backing for the wording. 

Distress the edges of the cut-outs with archival ink.

Cut out a range of flowers and bees from the Sunny Days (coloured cut-out sheet). 

Arrange these elements over the page (main flowers on the tag sheet).

Adhere these elements including the lettering to the page using liquid glue or mounting tape. 

Be sure to stagger the placement of these elements to add depth to the page.

Final detailing of the layout


Add mounting tape behind the large butterfly cut-out section, press the image down. 

Use the Stabilo pencil around the outer edge of the large butterfly, 

Blend out the pencil using a wet paint brush to add shadow and depth. 

Repeat the ‘shadow’ process for all the other elements on the page.

Add a border around the outer edge of the page with archival ink and loosely drawn lines with white gel pen or paint pen.


 I hope you have enjoyed the processes I have highlighted here and you are inspired to create your very own journal page using the weaving elements.

Cheers from Linda Pearson


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