For the past three years I’ve been see-sawing back and forth between painting and polymer clay. After expressing this frustration recently, I had two friends, in two different states, point me in the direction of Michaels (an art store) and their canvas shadow boxes. Friends are wonderful!
Ideas started flowing. I thought perhaps I could display the jewelry as part of a painting when it isn’t being worn. As I was in the middle of working on bees and honeycombs, I decided to start with that piece.
Since the honeycomb is such a beautiful graphic design, I thought that would make a good starting point. Honeybees use the honeycomb to store honey as well as raise young, so I used two different colors and sizes to represent that. Here are the steps I used to paint this piece. I painted a small piece to make sure it would turn out like I had imagined. Next up is finishing the necklace and making some more bees to put on the painting! Enjoy!