(2019 c102) In the FALL we say Adieu to 80 bee hives
Fall Bookmarks for our Bee Keeper friends & their families. See the fronts and backs in the 2 photos below:
We offer our little 5 acres to Bee Keepers during the summer to house about 80 bee hives (this is their time away from their main jobs in orange & almond orchards in the winter). In the fall they get picked up and head back south to do their real job. We love having these amazing working bees with us for a few months of the year. They are truly an AMAZING example of God’s creation!
I first made the background watercolor paper by following the video tutorial of Svitlana over at Alte New’s post called Soap Bubbles, Liquid Watercolor Background by Svitlana. See progress photos below: (the darker bubbles in photo 2 & 3 were achieved by just touching the bubbles on top of the paper with the straw of Tattered Angels This was so neat because it traveled down to the paper and made great contrasting outlines of the bubbles on top of the lighter bubble background for the sky!
I cut the flowers out of watercolor paper with Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers 2 Thinlits Die TH661808 and “painted” them with Distress Inks by Ranger . I inlaid the flowers back into the background to create a flat surface. I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die to emboss the honeycomb with Silks Acrylic Glaze by Colour Arte .
Then on some I wrote a sentiment and on others stamped with Uniko Bee Happy Stamp Set. I topped it off with the bee from Sizzix Tim Holtz Geo Insects 664180. To add a little sparkle I laminated the finished bookmarks following Jennifer MdGuire’s Embellished Windows Technique. (using laminator sheets) Check out her blog post and she has a Great video Tutorial. See zoomed in photos of 2 bookmarks front & back below:
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