Review : Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste 2-in-1 Gesso and Modelling Paste

Hi Friends, This is Suman here today with a review of Little Birdie’s newly launched Mixed Media Paste ……a unique 2-in-1 Gesso and Modelling paste which is a must have product for all Mixed media artists.

The heavy body paste can be used straight from the jar as a texture paste/modelling paste and as Gesso to prepare your surface after diluting with water. The Mixed media paste is available presently in two variants- White and Slate.

You can use this paste to prepare the ground for layers of colors, sprays and textures in your mixed media work on paper, canvas or fabric. The paste can be spread easily with a palette knife or a used credit card…….you can create visible textures with just working the paste with a palette knife.

or through a stencil………I have used the white texture paste through the Mandala stencil on a gelli printed page here……….

See the crisp and smooth raised impression through another stencil…..

My Personal experience using the Mixed Media paste :

  1. I want to congratulate Itsy Bitsy and the Little Birdie brand for introducing this one of a kind of product which is essential for any Mixed media artist. You can use this not only to prime your card stock, art Journal, Canvas, Wood, MDF, Chipboard and Metal  but can create interesting textures and relief.
  2. Easily spreadable using a palette knife or brush.
  3. Can be diluted to desired consistency.
  4. Thick and creamy texture, easy to work with.
  5. This has a lovely Matte finish unlike some other brands which have a glossy, almost plasti-cky finish.
  6. Sandable like Plaster Paste…..so it is possible to create interesting effects after you color and sand the top layer for a lovely distressed effect
  7. Tintable with acrylics, inks and sprays
  8. Non-Toxic and Acid free formula
  9. Easy clean up with water   
  10. Conforms to International standards of EN71 part 3 certification  and delivers the highest level of safety for the customer.
  11. Last but not the least……the PRICE……Rs 250/- only for a 400 gms Jar of Mixed Media paste !!!    what more do you need friends? So play, experiment and indulge your artistic soul !!                

And now my project using the Mixed Media Paste   

 I hope you’ll get inspired by my project using the Mixed Media paste………a Collage/Assemblage work titled ‘Discover’ on a 8″x8″ Canvas Board…….

I gave my canvas an uneven coat of Mixed Media Paste with a credit card. It primed the canvas for further layers and also created gorgeous textures.

After it dried, I created more textures with various stencils and this time used the Mixed Media paste as a modelling paste…….

I created more texture by dry brushing with Mixed media paste after the stenciled surface dried …..

I have used only paper die cut Gears using a spellbinder die set  and resin embellishments made using silicon molds and resin to create the composition. The sentiment ‘Discover’ is a chipboard cutout. The stars, gears, screws and bolts are all made of resin and silicon molds and the metal effect is using the acrylic metallic paints only. The die cuts have been layered where ever needed.  All the embellishments and die cuts have been primed with Mixed media paste and then colored.

I covered the whole panel with Caribbean Teal tinted metallic paint and then sprayed alcohol splash in Gold Rush, Mocha and Marigold. Sprayed them with alcohol blending solution to make the colors move.

All embellishments, die cuts etc. have got a coat of Mixed media paste and then coated with antique gold acrylic color, tea and green metallic paints…….. small glass beads added with silicon glue ……….the only piece of Real metal on this canvas is the small piece of metal chain, rest all is paints and alcohol splash to give a beautiful rust and metal effect……..

I want to thank Rashmi Harish and team Itsy Bitsy for this opportunity to work with the wonderful Mixed media Pastes launched by Little Birdie which I am sure are first of many many more products we can look forward to in their Mixed Media Range !!

Supplies from the store

Stencil - Mandala
Stencil – Mandala
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Itsy Bitsy

 

Mixed media Paste 2 in 1-White
Mixed media Paste 2 in 1-White
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Mixed media Paste 2 in 1-Slate
Mixed media Paste 2 in 1-Slate
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Itsy Bitsy
Tinted Metallic Paint Caribbean Teal...
Tinted Metallic Paint Caribbean Teal…
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Tinted Metallic Paint Lime Crush
Tinted Metallic Paint Lime Crush
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Gold Alcohol Splash - Marigold
Gold Alcohol Splash – Marigold
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Itsy Bitsy
Gold Alcohol Splash - Golden Mocha
Gold Alcohol Splash – Golden Mocha
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Alcohol Blending Solution
Alcohol Blending Solution
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Camel Artists Acrylic Colour -Antique Gold
Camel Artists Acrylic Colour -Antique Gold
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Silicon Liquid Glue
Silicon Liquid Glue
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Mont Marte Professional Series Canvas Panel
Mont Marte Professional Series Canvas Panel
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Embossing Heat Gun
Embossing Heat Gun
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Itsy Bitsy
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Itsy Bitsy

 

 

 

8 Replies to “Review : Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste 2-in-1 Gesso and Modelling Paste”

  1. Fabulous creation, gorgeous textures, amazing techniques, beautiful composition Suman! Can’t believe the metal chain is the only real metal component there! Totally love it! Wonderful review Suman!

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