I had purchased this wonderful Bee Shrine kit from Retro Cafe Art Gallery months ago and have been wanting to make it but have been busy with all kinds of swaps and real life. Thanks to the Fake Swap Craftalong
I was able to fake join the whimsical shrine swap and was inspired to pull it out.
I started by spray painting just about everything black and did a quick spritz of gold so there would be a little sparkle. Then I used some other paints I had on the hive. I mixed some colors up to come up with the right coppery yellow I wanted. When they were dry I pressed the yellow bits into an ink pad. The torso is a piece of paper with yellow paint and painted black dots.
The wings were painted black and I painted some random holey paper then attached it. I had the bee cut outs and wasn't quite sure what to do with them at first but then it hit me that they should be buzzing around their queen! I just sandwiched some wire between two painted bees then attached them with glue and tape.
This is probably one of my most favorite altered items that I have done! I am glad I get to actually keep this one!