Altered Horse

Hello dear fiends, It’s Hilda!

Today I am here with another altered project. This one is an altered horse with a lot of Little Birdie flowers.

Step 1

I started by  adding a coat of white gesso to all the elements.

Step 2

Then I applied Little Birdie Crackle Paste all over the elements.

Step 3

Once dry, I started to add colors. I used different colors, gold, lemon, rose, turquoise and blue.

Step 4

Once totally dry, I applied a soft coat of white gesso with a dry brush to soften the colors.

Step 5

Then I cut strips of laces and cheesecloth and stuck them on the tail.

Step 6

To finish the project, I decorated with a lot of flowers more cheesecloth and Crystal Drops.

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you soon.

Have a nice day!!!

Hilda Skerk

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Chelsea Markets NYC Layout

Hi everyone,
Kerrie here with another post for Little Birdie Crafts featuring their NEW Woodland Stories Collection.
I absolutely love this collection! look for more layouts featuring this collection coming up from me.
It is so versatile and I love the colour palette of this collection.
This is a fairly simple layout for your to recreate and is easily adapted to a single 4×6 photo if you prefer.

Onto my tutorial,

 

To start, I randomly stenciled two rows using the Script Stencil and the Mixed Media Paste.

When the Mixed Media Paste was dry, I splattered Gold Rush Color Splash Spray and then using a wet paintbrush I moved the colour around.

 

While waiting for the colour to dry, I fussy cut images from the cut apart sheet, I cut all of those I have marked with an X.

I next added some Sisal Fibre and then layered on a torn piece of the floral patterned paper from the collection pack.

 

I then cut a couple of pieces of patterned paper to create photo mats and then used my fussy cut pieces, glittered embellishment pieces,  handmade flowers, button and butterflies all from the Woodland Stories collection to embellish my layout.
TIP: Tuck your fussy cut pieces in, at different levels and use a mix of flat tape and foam tape to give dimension to your layout.

Here are some close ups of the texture and layering.

 

 

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

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 Happy Creating

Mixed Media Altered Tin

Hi Little Birdie Crafts Fans!

It’s Tracey here to share a new project with you. I just adore transforming old items into beautiful DIY home decor pieces. Today I have an altered a round metal tin that held CD covers. I was cleaning out a desk recently. When I  discovered this tin that had been setting empty for years. I knew it would be perfect to alter. I’ve featured the gorgeous ‘Woodland Stories’ collection which will be released later this year. I just adore the gorgeous colors in this set!

Here are the steps to create this DIY altered tin:

Step 1:

Brush all outer surfaces of a metal box with four layers of white gesso, drying between each layer.

Step 2:

Apply Silver Sage Sparkle Paste to the lid using the Script Stencil around the top where it will be visible once decorated. Set aside to dry.

Step 3:

Apply more of the Silver Sage Sparkle Paste to the sides of the tin using the net stencil. Wrap the stencil around the side and spread the paste across the stencil that is curved to the shape of the tin. It took three applications to get all the way around the tin. Be careful not to apply Sparkle Paste at the top where the lid fits onto the tin, or the lid may not go on again. I allowed the paste to dry between applications, but if you are careful and a brave soul, you could try going all the way around while it is still wet.

***Tip*** Over the years, I have found that I prefer pastes to air dry rather than heat setting. I still heat set, but less often than I used to. To make good use of my time, I usually have a couple projects in progress at a time, so I can work on the other project during the drying time.

Step 4:

Heat emboss the gorgeous Primed Chipboard Elegant Swirls Round Frame and Laurel Spray piece with shabby white embossing enamel.

Step 5:

Adhere the chipboard frame to one of the doilies from the Woodland Stories paper set.

Step 6:

Arrange flowers, chipboard, doily, butterfly, sentiment piece and fussy cut flowers and adhere with Silicone Glue. I’ve used the following flowers and a butterfly from the gorgeous Woodland Stories collection: Arion; Arcadia; and Calypso. The sweet sentiment is from the Dream & Believe Embellishment Set.

Step 7.

Adhere Crystal Drops with Soft Gel Matte Medium. Dry, then dry brush with white gesso. Once the gesso is dry, dry brush with Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint.

Step 8:

Use a small round brush to dab Soft Gel Medium into the crevices of the colored Crystal Drops and sprinkle a few Summer Gold Metal Microbeads into the gel medium.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies

  • Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
  • Woodland Stories ~ 12×12 Paper Collection
  • Woodland Stories Flowers ~ Arion
  • Woodland Stories Flowers ~ Arcadia
  • Woodland Stories Flowers ~ Calypso
  • Dream & Believe Embellishment Set
  • Primed Chipboard ~ Elegant Swirls Round Frame
  • Primed Chipboard ~ Laurel Spray
  • Crystal Drops
  • Metal Microbeads ~ Summer Gold
  • Gesso ~ White
  • Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Matte
  • Sparkle Paste ~ Silver Sage
  • Tinted Metallic Paint ~ Caribbean Teal
  • Stencil 10x18cm ~ Script
  • Stencil 10x18cm ~ Net
  • Silicone Glue

Other Supplies

  • Round Metal Tin with Lid
  • Embossing Enamel, Shabby White
  • Embossing Dabber

More Close-Ups

I hope you’ve been inspired to gather together your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and alter something into a gorgeous DIY mixed media piece.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey