Love This Life – Mixed Media Palette

Hi everyone,

Saadia here with a new mixed media project. It has lots of Little Birdie Crafts beautiful flowers, glitter and texture. I hope you like it.

 

 

Let’s start our project:

I applied a diluted coat of 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste to an oval wooden paint palette.

 

Next I mixed Texture Sand with Mixed Media Paste and applied it through the ‘Script’ stencil. After drying it with a heat tool, I applied the same paste through ‘Irregular dots’ stencil. 

I then applied different Color Splash sprays and chalk paints.

After that layer, I glued Sisal fiber, scrap paper and old paint brushes as I pleased.

Then, I added lots of Little Birdie Crafts beautiful flowers, buds and chipboard shapes. I heat embossed the chipboard shape with Copper Embossing Powder.

Lastly I added few microbeads, Little Birdie Crafts Fairy Sparkle glitter and a chipboard quote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some close ups:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting

Take care and keep crafting.

Saadia Nawaz

 

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A Flower Shop – Decor Project

Hello everyone!

This is @HildaSkerk from Barcelona. I’m very happy and honored to be part of this amazing and talented team!!! Thank you so much Rashmi Harish & Harish Closepet for make me part of the new Little Birdie Crafts Design Team.

Today I’m sharing with you my first project.  A flower shop!

 

To create this lovely piece, you will need the following supplies:

Supplies from Little Birdie Crafts

. Texture Sand

. Fiber Paste

. Mixed Media acrylic paint – Wild Moss

. Tinted Metallic paint – Caribbean Teal

. Acrylic soft gel Medium

. Chipboard – Leafy Border

. Flowers – Helena 12 mm, Pastel

. Bouquet de Fleurs

. Succulent Showcase

. Succulent Patio

. Succulent Cactus Combo

. Succulent Shelf

. Succulent Garden Collection

Other Supplies 

. Gesso

. Texture Paste

. Acrylic Paint Oxide

. Metallic Wax – Bronze Age

. Metallic Wax – Vintage Gold

. Wood Shop Designed by me

The first step is to apply a coat of white gesso, once dry, you have to mix Little Birdie Texture Paste with Texture Sand and apply it with a palette knife.

On the roof I have applied Fiber Paste for a textured effect.

Once it dried, I added the first layer of colour. I started with chalk paint- Wild Moss.

Then with a dry brush I added a layer of Tinted Metallic paint – Caribbean Teal all over the surface followed by Oxide Metallic paint. Between layers I used a wet wipe to remove the excess paint.

To create the background, I choose the Succulent Garden paper and I made two shelves of chipboard which I stuck inside.

To finish off I have randomly applied  Bronze and Vintage gold wax  with a dry brush to highlight the background.

Finally I glued all the embellishments.

Here are some closeup photos:

I hope this leaves you inspired to create and try out these gorgeous Little Birdie products.

Love & hugs

Hilda Skerk

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical Garden

 

Hello friends, thank you for stopping by and for the comments you have left – every one of them is read and appreciated!  I have been inspired by the posts of my Design Team members. Keeping the Succulent theme in mind today, I am creating a  Vertical Garden – I have seen these done on garden walls – but this one will be a home decor piece. You can see how I have created it as you follow along with the tutorial.

I have used one of the little trays that wooden embellishments often come in – I have a number of these and always knew I would use them one day.  I started by colouring the edges of the frames and the outside using ink.  Next I cut and glued small squares into each opening using some patterned paper – this is a great way to use leftovers and to give a lovely background.

I started at the centre and glued one of the Cactus Combo at an angle and built outwards using both big and small succulents and flowers.  The flowers from the Succulent Burlap Patch have been removed from the Burlap Strip and used separately.  The finished look is very full and very eclectic. 

If unsure of how it is looking, I find taking a photo will show any ‘flat spots’.  Keep going until you are happy with the look – the patterned paper behind the succulents and flowers helps blend any gaps.

Using a background frame or canvas, adhere the Stencil Rectangle Jumble to the first corner using repostional tape to prevent it from moving.  Add a few drops of colour to the  Grainy Texture Paste and mix well, apply using a spatula.  Apply randomly to each corner and a small amount along the edges – do not try and make it all even – we are not wanting a ‘perfect’ look.  Glue the Verical Garden to the frame/canvas.

Trim the chipboard sentiment and glue above the Vertival Garden, finishing the sentiment using Alpha Stickers. Mixing sentiment fonts adds another point of interest. Glue the Chipboard Scroll Border below the Vertical garden.  I have added a light coat of white paint to the chipboard with a Sponge Dauber to make it ‘pop’, followed by a clear coat to seal it all.

At this point I also randomly, and lightly, added some white paint to some of the stenciling, to soften the look slightly.  It all comes down to personal taste – it is very easy to make it your own style – remember there is no right or wrong when you create ‘Art from the Heart!’

Supplies used from Little Birdie Crafts

I look forward to seeing you again in a couple of weeks with a new project to share with you – in the meantime don’t forget to check out the tutorials on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog by the other Design Team Members – they inspire with every post!

{{{hugs}}} and Happy creating