Thursday, November 7, 2019

Honeycomb & Bees Wax

Hi!  I am back today with a post featuring the new Darkroom Door background stamp Honeycomb!  There is a new background stamp and a stamp set Buzzing Bee's from Darkroom Door which had me pulling out my melt pot and some bees wax!
The bees wax was calling my name when I saw the Honey Comb background Stamp.  I decided to melt up some pieces and try to create a textured beeswax with the honeycomb imprint.

1.  Stamp honeycomb background on white cardstock using versamark.
2.  Emboss the stamped background with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder Antique Linen.
3.  Spray over the background with a mix of the lemon zest and melted chocolate.
4.  Spray lemon zest over white cardstock.  Let Dry.
5.  Stamp french script and cut a background panel.
6.  Stamp sentiment using brown ink and cut out.
7.  Distress edges of all panels with distressing edges.
8.  Stamp flower and bees on white cardstock.  Color with waterbrush and inks.  (Distress Ink, Watercolor Pencils, Sprays)
9.  Let dry completely and cut out.
10.  Sponge Versamark over bees and flower and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
11. Die cut the crochet trim and spray with dark brown ink spray.
12. Beeswax instructions (see below)
13. Assemble card.

How to create the beeswax impressions:

1.  I used a meltpot to melt my vintage beeswax embossing paste and beeswax.
2.  Pour beeswax into melt pot and let the beeswax turn liquid.
3.  To create the beeswax pieces:
      a.  Pour a little of the beeswax on a craft mat.
      b.  Ink up the honeycomb stamp with versamark or an ink color you want to impress onto the
      c.  Wait for the beeswax to cool off.  You need to watch it turn from clear to waxy but you don't 
            want it to completely harden.  While it is still slightly warm you will push the stamp into the
            wax and leave it to completely harden.
      d.  For the vintage beeswax embossing powder you will want to do the same method. Only for
           the embossing powder you can stamp right after you pour.  Let cool completely and lift the
           stamp.  The versamark helps keep it from sticking to the embossing powder.
4.  You can also pour the wax liquid over the stamped background.  The wax may be cloudy and you can use a heat gun to thin it out.

Background with a wax overlay:

This is a background with Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder:


1.  Sponge Versamark over surface where honeycomb is desired.  
2.  Pour on embossing powder.  
3.  Heat from underneath.  (I found with the chunky powder or if you don't shake off excess it will blow everywhere.  If you heat from underneath it takes a little longer to warm up but saves on the mess.) 
4.  Repeat until you have  a thicker consistency of the embossing powder.  
5.  Ink up the honeycomb stamp with either Versamark or any colored ink. 
6.  Heat up the embossing powder until you see it moving. 
7.  Place stamp into the honeycomb and press in and leave until the embossing powder cools. 

Next up was to use some various pieces in a few cards:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set Buzzing Bees Background Stamp HoneyComb

I love the strip of honeycomb on this card.  I created it using a piece of blank media tape that was covered in white gesso.  I stamped the honeycomb with versamark on the tape.  I heat embossed with brown embossing powder.  I finished it with a mix of the lemon zest and melted chocolate and it was such a beautiful shimmery honeycomb.

The card is just a mix of vintage beeswax honeycomb, bees and some strips including the media tape.  All assembled on a white cardstock splattered with the lemon zest and melted chocolate.

The next card uses a piece of that vintage beeswax embossed background.
 This card just uses a bit of the media tape, honeycomb and stamped bee to create a mixed media card.

Finally I didn't get to use this bee but love how he looks and he may get added to another project in the near future!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Products: (Links to Darkroom Door)
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set Buzzing Bees
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Background Honeycomb
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set Simple Sayings Vol 1
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Texture French Script
Seth Apter Vintage Bees Wax Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder 
Heat Gun
Melt Pot
Bees Wax
Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia, Acorn
Ranger Distress Inks - Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber 
Dylusions Spray - Melted Chocolate, Lemon Zest 
Dina Wakley - Blank Media Tape 
White Gesso
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Antique Linen 
Tsukeniko Ink - Delicata Gold
Gold Paint
Sizzix Thinlit Chapter 2 Crochet
Sizzix Bigz Tattered Bee

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