Bee Blocks Video Tutorial


When my husband and I started beekeeping last summer, I felt compelled to create some bee-inspired art. Using alcohol inks on these small gessoed wood panels, I created a whole series of bee blocks. I experimented with color, stencils, bubble wrap and stamps to get different effects. This video tutorial will show you how to make your own.

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Substrate:

I’m using a 3x3 ultra-smooth gesso wood panel from Jerry’s Artarama:

https://www.jerrysartarama.com/da-vinci-pro-ultra-smooth-gesso-panels

But you can do this technique on glazed tile, Yupo or any other very smooth surface.

Inks:

Ranger Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch and Honeycomb

Ranger Patina, Citrus, Wild Plumb (optional accents). Experiment with other colors!

Pinata Rich Gold (optional accent).

Honeycomb Stencil:

I used a stencil from Hobby Lobby: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Stenciling/Bumblebee-Honeycomb-Stencil/p/137578

There are many more styles – search for “honeycomb stencil” at scrapbook.com and joggles.com. If you don’t want to buy a stencil, you can also use small bubble wrap.

Bee Stamp:

I used two stamps I found on Etsy –

Small bee https://www.etsy.com/listing/62642748/tiny-bee-stamp-honeybee-stamp-handmade

Large bee https://www.etsy.com/listing/566364327/large-bee-rubber-stamp

There are many more styles – search for “bee stamp” on Etsy.com. Or you can draw/paint your own using these as a guide.

Other:

Hair dryer

Check out my Master Alcohol Ink Supply List with photos and links where to purchase a wide variety of supplies.

You can now purchase my Bee Blocks online!

f you like these cute little blocks but don't plan to make your own, you can purchase some of mine in my new. Shop Now

Ready to go? Let's get started....

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