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How to do dry brushing for a metallic effect

Hi crafters! And happy weekend ^_^ In this blog post I just wanted to catch you all up with what I’ve been doing over the past few weeks, and also show you a little tutorial on how to do dry brushing for a metallic effect on your wooden embellishments.

Well firstly we have really busy over spring and summer so far working on our Christmas ranges, which I’ll tell you more about in my next blog post, but here I just want to share with you a few pictures from the Bee Garden embellishments workshop I held at the Mulberry Bush a few weeks ago.

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop at the Mulberry Bush
Here we are set up and ready to go at the Mulberry Bush. It’s such a pretty place to sit and craft, surrounded by shelves of lovely products!

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop at the Mulberry Bush
I always do an instruction sheet for each workshop so everyone can see what we’re doing and in which order. It also has hints and tips for everyone to take home with them. Here I am showing the ladies the tag we’re about to make.

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop at the Mulberry Bush - always need to have a cuppa
We started off by using different mediums to add a finish to our embellishments, including gold paint, clear gloss, crackle glaze and glitter glues. And of course everyone needs a good cuppa while crafting!

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop - painting gold bees dry brushing
Decorating our Bee Garden wooden embellishments. Click on the image to go to the bees in the StickerKitten online shop.

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop - making tags with spiral flowers and dry brushed gold bees
Working on our tags. We made a pretty flower out of Bee Garden paper by cutting a circle, cutting it round in a spiral shape, and rolling it to make the flower. Click on the image to see to the Bee Garden paper pack in the online shop.

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop at the Mulberry Bush - crafters hard at work
Crafters hard at work!

StickerKitten Bee Garden workshop - finished tag and card

So if you want to have a go at dry brushing here’s a little video tutorial I made – have a look :)

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