Crafter in the Spotlight Priya

Hello arty crafty friends! It’s almost time to bid farewell to February, in the last ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’ for this month, I bring you the story of Priya Chajjed, a passionate crafter hailing from Rajasthan. Born and raised in the ‘Land of kings’, Rajasthan, Priya now resides in Ahmadabad with her family. She initially started crafting, to keep herself engaged. But with time, that developed into passion and now she is a full-time crafter. All along her journey, her family has encouraged Read more...

Whimsical Mixed Media Golden Butterfly Canvas

Hello Friends Charu here! Spring is here and so are beautiful blooms and our colourful fluttery friends! So I decided to make a spring inspired mixed media butterfly canvas today! To start with, I used Little Birdie mixed media paste and applied it with the wall stencil to create the background. When the first layer dried completely, I splashed some alcohol splashes (Frosted Pool and Marigold) over it. Tips: When you are using splashes make sure you are doing it in an airy and ventilated Read more...

Sparkle Cards and Itty Bitty Canvas

Hello Friends! I am Anila and today I am here with a  guest post for ITSY Bitsy. Thank you, Rashmi for giving me this great opportunity. A few weeks back, I received some shades of Fairy Sparkle along with Texture paper and Texture Tack by Little Birdie. These Fairy Sparkles are great for adding glitter to your projects. Being an ardent Cardmaker, I have made few CAS cards using these sparkles and tried my hand at a sparkly canvas too. These Sparkles are extremely versatile and can definitely Read more...

Canvas Painting with Palette Knife

Love is in the air and the I found this season perfect to express the colors of love on canvas using simple techniques with a palette knife. I picked up a canvas, palette knives, a set of acrylic paints and set out to paint this huge 2 x 3 ft canvas!! I started off by preparing the canvas by just blending various random colours using a brush to create a base coat or background for the painting. Following which, I randomly painted the bark of trees using burnt sienna. I then went on to create vivid Read more...

Vintage Patina Altered Box

Hello everyone I am back with one more mix media project!!  This time I have altered a discarded cardboard box and given it a  a vintage patina effect. Have a look at the final creation before I take you through the process.... Process: I have used an old box for my mixed media project. First I applied Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste on the entire box (I used little water to dilute it as I was using it as gesso).  I used my finger to apply this paste just to get some extra texture. Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight Neena Kumrawat

Hello dear arty crafty folks! This week I will share the story of a gifted crafter, Neena Kumrawat, with you in ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’. Neena is from Khurai, a small city in Sagar District, Madhya Pradesh. A freelance interior designer turned into a fulltime crafter and homemaker, her story is truly inspirational. She not only manages her kids and the household chores, but also runs her own crafting studio from home and undertakes workshops along with finding time for experimenting and Read more...

A spoonful of Love

Hello friends Charu here, As you know February is here and we all are basking in the spirit of Love and Romance so I thought of doing a simple and easy Canvas of Love. In this step, I stuck some felt alphabets to the canvas along with some paper from my stash...which were hand torn. I applied gesso and chalk paint to a plastic spoon and the entire canvas. For this step, I tore some lovely papers from Little Birdie's Watercolour Floral Ballet paper pack. I was highly confused while Read more...

Looking Sharp! – Make a Punny Card For Your Sweetie!

Hello! Kathy here and today's design team post will make a cute Valentine card for someone special!    I started out with a piece of white cardstock and the Honeycomb stencil. I first blended Green, Royal Blue and Lavender Pearl Pigment inks together through the stencil.   Then, leaving the stencil in place, I spread Acrylic Matte Medium over top of the ink using a palette knife. I gently removed the stencil and washed it off while setting aside the panel to dry.   I Read more...

Love Birds – A Perfect Card for Valentine’s Day

Hi friends, DT Henriette here and today I'm sharing a card I've made with the Pretty in Pink paper pack.  This paper pack is perfect for your  upcoming Valentine's Day projects. To embellish the card I used 'chipboard birds'. First I covered the chipboard with gesso and after drying I colored  it with alcohol markers and painted the cages with gold paint. I love how the gold paint looks on the birdcages!! For the cardbase I used pink cardstock. It's a long card, about 21 Read more...

“Love Always” Boxed Micro Mini Album and Tags feat ‘A True Love Story’

Hello there, dear crafter folks! The season of love is upon us again! I'm here today with an itty bitty boxed mini album (Surprise! Hah!) and 4 tags featuring these gorgeous papers from Little Birdie's Valentine's Day 2018 release 'A True Love Story,. So here's what I started with--the lovely papers and these gorgeous red roses from this years Valentine's Day release. As with all my boxed itty bitties, I started by picking a box...chose this 3.75x3.75x1.5 inch box and decided to Read more...