Looking to spruce up your gallery wall? Then I have the perfect idea for you! Just by adding some of your own personal handmade art, you can really transform your already hung gallery wall! With a fun new technique that involves an everyday household item, you can make a fun new handmade art piece. This will add a unique piece of art with a beautiful honeycomb effect to your gallery wall!
Gather your supplies below and let’s get started! You will love just how simple this technique is and can help transform your gallery wall by brightening up any space!
Gallery Wall Bee Art
Supplies needed to Make a Gallery WALL Bee Art:
- 1 6”x6”x1” wood square
- IOD Mould Laurel with Bees and Crowns
- IOD Air-Dry Clay
- Waverly Plaster Acrylic Paint
- Bubble Wrap
- Deco Art 24K Gold Acrylic Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Titebond Glue
Tools Needed to make a gallery wall bee art:
- Paint Brushes
- Heat Gun (optional)
- Sanding Block
1 – Coat the inside of your molds with a light layer of cornstarch. Use your air-dry clay to push enough into the bee molds to fill the spaces. Use your fingers to remove any excess clay from around the mold.
2 – Continue using your air-dry clay to fill in the vine wreath mold. You can also use an old credit card to scrape the excess clay. Put the left-over clay into an airtight bag.
3 – Turn the mold over and peel back to push the clay out of the molds onto your work surface, using your fingers to help the removal. Set them aside to dry.
4 – Paint the front and sides of your woodblock with the plaster color acrylic paint. Use your heat gun to speed up the paint drying process.
5 – After the paint is dry, give it a light sand to smooth the paint. Touch up any necessary areas with your paint.
6 – Take a paintbrush and dip it into your gold acrylic paint. Lightly paint the top of the bubble wrap so you cover just the top of the bubbles.
7 – Lay the painted bubble wrap face down on the bottom half towards the right corner of the woodblock and press down lightly. Continue this technique on the opposite corner and some on the sides. Add the bubble wrap “honeycomb” as much or as little as you’d like on your wood piece.
8 – Paint the front and sides of the clay bees and leaves with black acrylic paint. Use your brushes to get into each crevice. Use your heat gun to speed up the drying process.
9 – Add Titebond glue to the back of the clay pieces, using a popsicle stick to spread. Place the leaf wreath clay pieces centered onto the woodblock. Press to secure.
10 – Spread glue onto the back of the large bee and center onto the wood block with the wings facing down.
11 – Once the pieces are glued on, use a clean brush dipped into the gold acrylic paint and add a light layer onto the black painted clay pieces. This will add some dimension to your piece.
12- Add a picture hanger onto the back if you’d like and enjoy!
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