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Be like the bee

| Mixed Media,Other Craft Ideas

By Hobby Ideas

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Be like the bee  | Hobbyideas
‘Be like the Bee’! Does a hard working bee inspire you? Make a cute li’l mixed media canvas to contribute and appreciate the work of a honeybee.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:- Mixing the clay

Be like the bee  - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

• We are going to make the clay bees to make the mixed media canvas.
• Take mouldit resin base and hardener, mix it thoroughly to make even dough.
• You will need 1 ½ mouldit to make the bees.

STEP 2:- Shaping the dough along with the wings and eyes

Be like the bee  - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

• Take the dough to make the head which look like the small sized ball, the centre part of the body and the slightly longish tail which will look like the tear drop shaped.
• Attach the head, the body and the tail of the bee with little amount of the glue.
• Create the line texture on the tail of the bee with clay carving tool. Let it get semi dry.
• We are going to make the wings and the antenna of the bee using flower making wire, white coloured stocking and the metallic beads. Twist the wire and stretches the stockings on it, secure to end with fabric glue. Let it dry.
• Pierce the wings on both the sides of the bee body along with the metallic bead antenna.
• Similarly stick the ornamental stone eyes appropriately with fabric glue. Let it dry.

STEP 3:- Painting the bees

Be like the bee  - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

• Paint the bees in appropriate shades with water based glass colours golden yellow 852, brown 855 and tomato red 851.
• Leave it to dry completely.
• Make about 3 such Honey Bees.

STEP 4:- Sourcing a canvas

Be like the bee  - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

• Take the canvas board measuring 6” x 8” in size.

STEP 5:- Painting the canvas

Be like the bee  - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

• Paint the canvas with the base coat of light yellow made by mixing Acrylic Colour Chrome Yellow 03 and White 27.
• Let it dry.

STEP 6:- Make the stencil

Be like the bee  - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

• Take an A4 sized white paper, draw the design of the honey comb aesthetically to make the stencil design.
• Place an OHP sheet on the design and outline it with CD marker.
• Cut the design with paper cutter to make the stencil.
• Refer to the image.

STEP 7:- Painting the stencil on canvas

Be like the bee  - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

• Paint the stencil design of the honeycomb using Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna 01, Chrome Yellow 03 and White 27 in watery wash style.
• Let it dry.

STEP 8:- Write the message

Be like the bee  - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

• Write the message “Be like the Bee” on left side of the canvas using Acrylic Colour Black 02.
• Leave it to dry

STEP 9:- Assembling

Be like the bee  - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

• Stick the clay Honey Bees aesthetically on the painted canvas with fabric glue.
• Leave it to dry.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Chrome Yellow 03, White 27, Fevicryl Water Based Glass Colours Kit, Fevicryl Mouldit, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, 6” X 8” Canvas Board, A4 White Paper, OHP Sheet, Pencil, Ruler, Paper Cutter, CD Marker, Clay Carving Tools, Flower Making Wire, Stockings, Ornamental Stone (Black coloured), Scissors, Metallic Beads, Colour Palette, Water Container .

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