Altered Journal Cover

Hi! Back again with an altered Journal cover using LB Flowers and Sprays! In this post I wanted to talk about the flowers!

Little Birdie makes absolutely wonderful flowers in all shapes,sizes and colors. But what I love most are the white ones! they take the color splash sprays so beautifully! I can drench them in color and water and these flowers just hold up great! I very much recommend these! Now on to this very simple journal cover!

I started off with the flower Stencil applying it to the LB Journal. I used the 2-1 mixed media paste. Taking the (Grape Crush) Color splash and adding a few spritz to the gesso to give it a light tint.

Next I used LB Gel to adhere my embellishments and flowers. I gave everything except the flowers a coat of clear gesso.

Here I add my Color Splash sprays in (Grape Crush) (Ocean Mist) (Hot Pink) (Lime Splash)  and I take the nozzle out of the (Tangerine) and run it along the edges.

After everything is completely dry, I dry bush the elements to bring out all the texture! I added some gems quotes and glitter to finish it off! Hope you all enjoy it!

XOXO – Nicole Palos



A Beautiful Box in Shabby Chic Style – Video Tutorial

Hello Friends,

This is Bela from India with a video tutorial for an altered box in shabby chic style. There are lot of people who are new to mixed media and I have seen that they are very apprehensive when it comes to gesso or sprays or paints. Basically any kind of wet material. So this time I have come up with something in which you don’t have to use wet material and still get a beautiful piece of art. once you are comfortable with this kind of art you can slowly add textures and sprays to your project.  This project is inspired by Marta Lapkowska’s card tutorials.

So here’s a beautiful keepsake box which can be perfect for gifting which can be used as watch box, jewelry box or a kerchief box etc. Best part about this project is the beautiful Little Birdie flowers and the lovely papers from their store and u can create wonders. This pack of flowers were my favorite and I was holding on to them to create something extremely pretty.

With the papers, flowers, few fussy cut elements, laces, chipboard, and ribbons I have achieved this beautiful layering and the gorgeous pastels colors give it such an awesome look to the box.

So here’s the link of the video tutorial  for the project.

I hope you find this post creatively inspiring. Would love to see your recreations.

Thank you for stopping by.

Love & Hugs


The products used for the box are :

Blessed, happy, grateful

Hi everyone,

I’m back again from the bottom of the world [well so very close to it] to share a little more creativity with you all.

This time I decided to play with a little colour and to get my hands a little dirty and so I did both.

A triple hanging set of canvases.

I painted each canvas with clear gesso and set aside to dry.

I then found three plastic bags cut out some panels and scrunched each of them up a little and sprayed them with mist.

I turned the pieces of plastic bag upside down and dabbed areas on each canvas to give the canvas some background colour.

A real hot splotch of colour.

I found some old black rub-ons and randomly applied them around the edge of each of my canvases.

I used a Little Birdie Crafts stencil and some grainy texture paste and randomly applied through the stencil on each of the canvases.

I tore apart three pieces of cheesecloth [muslin] and sprayed each piece with a different colour cheesecloth and set aside for them to dry.

From my stash I found three different butterflies, each very similar in colour to the sprays.

I used three different chipboard words from the primed chipboard pack sentiments – think positive.  I painted each word using a white acrylic paint and painted two coats – I wasn’t overly concerned  having an even paint coverage.

I had some branch type pieces in my stash and made a circle, adhered on top of the muslin, adhered my gorgeous white flowers and the chipboard and then finally the word sentiment and my butterfly to each canvas.

I randomly applied some wee stones or sequins depending on the canvas colour.

Then with a toothpick I have randomly applied white gesso around the edges of the canvas, randomly on some of the cheesecloth and a  little to the butterfly and to the flowers and sentiments.

and again in its entirety.

I had my husband’s assistance with the drilling of holes to hang my canvases together.

There you have it – three canvases – blessed, happy, grateful.

From the store :