Dream Mixed Media Burlap Canvas

Hi Everyone Kerrie back with another mixed media project for Little Birdie Crafts.

I had so much fun creating this 8″x 8″ mixed media burlap canvas. I love all the textures  and layers I created on this canvas and seriously you cannot muck it up as you can just gesso over it all and start again if you don’t like how your colours come out. Continue reading to see my tutorial and the step by step photos.

 

I started off by giving the whole burlap canvas a random coat of Gesso .

I didn’t wait for a perfect coverage as I wanted a rustic look.

Next, I randomly applied Crackle Paste using Chevron stencil, again nothing was done perfectly.

 

Next, I cut three paper straws in half and adhered them using gel medium. Also added the succulents  and a chipboard scroll border to my canvas.

 

I  heat set the gel medium and then painted over everything with Gesso. I also added some paper flowers, mixed media stones, sisal fibre and leaves that I created using the Sculpture Paste (I had these already made up and in my stash, see my post here to see how to create your own you can use Sculpture Paste in all your silicone molds) I dried everything off with my heat tool.

Next I coloured my canvas using a combination of  Gold Rush Ocean Mist and Lemon Zing Color Splash sprays. I started with Gold Rush, next adding Ocean Mist then Lemon Zing and then another spray of Gold Rush. I added some splatters,  I then dried it all using my heat tool.

 

I then dry brushed Gesso over my cluster and then resprayed my canvas giving more depth to my colour. I am so in love with the Gold Rush spray the colour is gorgeous!

A closer look at how the crackle paste dries, how gorgeous is all that texture

Look at the colours on the chipboard!

 

I finished off my piece with a sprinkling of Metal Microbeads. Applied them using Gel Medium and a small paintbrush.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,

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 Happy Creating

Beautiful Floral Greetings – Handmade Card

Hello Little Birdie friends, it is Linda!

I am thrilled to continue with the Design Team and working with such talented designers.  Thank you for all of your support and comments here and on social media – each one is read and appreciated.

Today I am sharing a handmade card with you, created using two of the clear stamp sets. I am a BIG fan of these stamps, they are so crisp from the first time they are stamped off.

I have used clear embossing ink to stamp the image onto Kraft cardstock, giving a ‘no line’ image.  The image has been coloured using coloured pencils, adding details with Watercolour pens.  Next, I have trimmed off excess cardstock to get a rectangle measuring 7cm  x 11cm .  Sponged around the edges with blue ink.

NOTE:  White coloured pencil is very effective on Kraft cardstock and can be quite opaque or give a more solid look with extra layers added.

A very thin layer of Embossing Texture Paste – Iced Slate has been applied to the cream card stock through the Stencil -Script and left to dry.  Once dry, brown ink has been lightly sponged over the stencilled cardstock to add a distressed look.  Trim to 5cm x 11cm.  Wash the stencil using warm soapy water straight after use to prevent it from drying on the Stencil.

Adhere both panels onto slightly larger Kraft cardstock using double sided tape.  Pop up onto a slightly larger cream card base using double sided tape.

NOTE:  The inside of  a recycled cereal box can make perfect kraft cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from the Clear Stamps – Greeting Bulletin onto Kraft card stock with brown ink.  Trim and pop up onto the lower portion of the card front using foam tape.  Adhere a die cut frame around the edges of the card front.

NOTE:  Frames are easily created by recycling the negative dies (what is left when the die cut is removed)  from die-cut squares, rectangles etc.

Glue a thin strip of cream crochet lace where the panels meet on the card front.  Wrap twine around the card front twice, above the lace,  and secure using a bow.

Adhere a white  Beaded Blooms flower at the centre of the knot and a Beaded Micro Petals Arctic Ice on either side.  Trim the ends from some of the Primed Chipboard – Grass,  gluing on either side of the flowers.

NOTE: Use a drop of glue under twine bows to hold them in place and stop them coming undone.

Finish by adding Pearl Drops – Dew Drops on each corner of the card front – allow to dry.

NOTE: Hold the Pearl Drops slightly above where you want it to be and allow it to drop onto the card stock. That gives a rounder drop – living up to its name.

Little Birdie Products Used:

Clear Stamps – Floral Greetings 4.5×6.5 

Clear Stamps – Greeting Bulletin 4.5×6.5 

Stencil 10x18cm, 1pc -Script

Primed Chipboard – Grass, 1pc

CR67435 Paper Crafting Glue 100 mils

Embossing Texture Paste Iced Slate 50 g

Handmade Flower Beaded Blooms- Pastel Palette, 50pcs

Beaded Micro Petals Arctic Ice 60pc

Pearl Drops – Dew Drops

I hope you are inspired to ‘get your art on’ and create something using beautiful Little Birdie Craft products – there are so many to choose from.

{{{hugs}}} and Happy creating!

Elegant Holiday Card

elegant christmas card

Hello, Friends! Mitsyana Wright here, and I’m back to bring you a little holiday inspiration with this Elegant Holiday Card!

 With Christmas soon upon us, it’s time to put your card making game into gear!! Let me show you how I created this gorgeous and elegant holiday card with some amazing products from Little Birdie Crafts!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1

Gather your supplies.

Step 2

Cut and fold your black cardstock to create a standard A2 sized card (4.25″x 5.5″ folded).

Step 3

Trim a mat from gold cardstock to measure 4″x 5.25″ and the second mat from plaid paper to measure 3.75″ x 5″.

Step 4

Layer and attach mats onto card front using Xyron Mega Runner.

Step 5

Mix Charcoal Chalk Paint with texture powder to create a paste.

Step 6

Paint mixture onto Chipboard Christmas Wreath. Set aside to dry. *TIP*- You can speed up drying time by using a heat gun.

Step 7

Once the paint is dry, rub gilding wax over the raised textured areas of the entire wreath.

Step 8

Attach wreath onto card front using mixed media glue.

Step 9

Color several Kraft Leaves using an alcohol ink marker. I used Spectrum Noir’s DG4.

Step 10

Arrange and adhere green and kraft leaves onto one side of the wreath, then attach Camilla Cherry flowers over leaves.

Step 11

Attach “Happy Holidays” from the Happy Holiday With Love set.

Step 12

Lightly apply more gilding wax over tips of the flower petals and over raised areas of the leaves.

Step 13

Attach gold sequins to centers of the flowers.

And here is my finished card…

Isn’t this and elegant holiday card ? I hope you enjoyed this tutorial for today!

Thanks for stopping by & hope to see you all soon!

~Mitsyana Wright