I used 8"x 8" deep edge canvases for this project. I covered the canvases with stamped tissue paper to create some background texture and pattern then randomly covered them with Liquitex Ceramic Stucco. It's got a sandy texture which takes the paint really well. I used an array of media including acrylic paints, inks, and Pan Pastels until I got the background the way I wanted it.
For the bee's background, I used the Crafter's Companion hexagon stencil with ceramic stucco to create the raised honeycomb effect.
|Bee detail 1|
|Bee detail 2|