Naked bees and ready to get dressed!
After lots of trial and error (not pictured), I decided this would be my first step. Remember - much of this is all new to me. I knew I wanted the wings to be white and sparkly, yet still whimsical...somehow.
My work station...I learned a new trick this week for sanding sugar. Instead of using wax paper which I have used in the past so I can funnel it back into my container, I used a coffee filter. This provided smaller and easier to control catchall for the sugar - less bouncing and spilling, etc. I also learned some new tricks for keeping my icing organized and a more efficient way of using it.
Yellow bodies, white wings covered in white sanding sugar, with a little "whimsy" (my new favorite word) piped on. I felt good, but I was soooo nervous about that black icing!!! White and yellow were fairly easy to work with AND easy to fix! Black is not as forgivable, but it's a great color for outling and a necessity for making BEES! Not to mention, the body needed some texture and interest.
After more trial and error (not pictured), I have a bee. I soooo wanted that face to be more charming, but the little guy was just too small to give him more expression. I couldn't make him faceless because I wanted some personality. So we have a happy little honey bee.
Something was still missing.
I felt like the heart gave him more personality without adding it to his face.
It was also a little pop of color and texture that was absent. A honey bee with heart. :)
Time to package them! Take a look at my logo! :)
Logo up close and personal. :)
Bye Bye Bees!
What's next? Spidermen, bowling balls, musical notes and super heroes are on deck. Fun!