Mixed Media Any Occasion Card – Little Birdie Crafts Style

I have been playing with mixed media so much as of late and thought how fun it would be to try it out on a card. So I created this Mixed Media Any Occasion Card – Little Birdie Style!

I LOVE how pretty it is even though I added a little grunge to it!

SO PRETTY!

With just the right embellishments from Little Birdie Crafts, this card is a stand out!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1. Lay stencil in place and add modeling paste over the top of stencil using a palette knife. Let dry.

Step 2.  Mix Titan Buff and Cobolt Teal together. Dry brush over the top of stenciled area.

Step 3.  Using ColorBox Blend – Nutmeg, add some ink around edges and on top of painted stencil area.

Step 4. Using the ColorBox Blend, ink the chipboard pieces.

Step 5. Adhere chipboard onto card.

Step 6. Adhere flowers and sequins onto card.

Do you know someone who would love this card? If you answered YES, you need to make one for them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Donna

Spooktacular Halloween Wreath

Greetings, friends! Midge and Madge are at it again, this time with a Spooktacular Halloween Wreath that they’ve crafted up just for you, using fun flowers and embellishments from Little Birdie Crafts!

This Spooktacular Halloween Wreath is the perfect fall door decor, and is inexpensive and easy to make! Customize it to your favorite colors using the vast product line at Little Birdie Crafts!

Follow along on Facebook with Midge and Madge, there’s a new Mingle every Monday!

Altered Art Chalk Painted Bottle

With just a few supplies and a little creativity, you can easily craft this beautiful Altered Art Chalk Painted Bottle. We’re sharing all the steps with you, so that you can create your own charming masterpiece; but be warned, making these pretty bottles is so much fun, you might become addicted!

You can pull the art from anywhere you find inspiration; maybe you have a collection of greeting cards or old postcards, or even a special photograph that you cherish. Holiday prints are another popular option for creating altered art chalk painted bottles.

altered art chalk painted bottle

Gather your supplies, and prepare to have fun! Chalk painting on thrifted bottles is a great way to relax and let your creativity take over. Let’s get started!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

altered art chalk painted bottle supplies

Step 1. Paint the entire surface of the bottle with Chalk Paint in Pink Ballet.

Step 2. Add Chalk Paint in Tattered Lace to some areas of the bottle, which will add a subtle variation in the paint when the project is finished.

Step 3. When the bottle is dry, use the sand paper to gently buff the surface, revealing some of the finer details of the piece, as shown.

Step 4. Trim your paper art to fit the front of the bottle.

Step 5. Use Mod Podge to coat the area you wish to adhere the art to, then apply the art, and cover with additional Mod Podge to seal it to the bottle.

Step 6. Add a narrow trim around the perimeter of the art, as shown. You could also use a creative, chunky sequin mix like Dazzle Cocktail.

Step 7. Adhere Floriana flowers to the bottle in an arrangement that is pleasing to your eye. I like to cluster my flowers in either one, three or five flowers. I also add the leaves that come in this pretty flower pack so that they extend onto the sides of the bottle.

Step 8. Add additional trims around the neck of the bottle.

Step 9. Paint the lid of the bottle using Chalk Paint in Charcoal.

Step 10. When dry, reattach the lid, and add a bold offset ribbon and pom pom trim to the neck of the bottle.

The completed Altered Art Chalk Painted Bottle is ready to display, or give as a gift. I love to place mine with pretty perfume bottles and vanity items.

Whatever style and color you choose, your design will be fabulous because YOU created it!

Christie