Coffee Art on Canvas

“A home runs on love, laughter and lots of strong coffee.” The smell of coffee reminds people of home!! Hello everyone,  Shanta here and today I will take you through a painting tutorial with an offbeat medium....Yes coffee, it is!! Coffee art developed accidentally when,  an artist unintentionally spilt some coffee on a canvas. It was then that the artist realized, it would be a great medium to work with. A popular beverage with intoxicating aroma which is a stimulant in itself, Read more...

Whimsical Beach Canvas with Mixed Media Paste

Hello Lovely people, Here's Charu wishing You all a very Happy, Prosperous and Joyful New year! May this year be filled with loads of joy, laughter, enthusiasm and loads of creativity! Today I am back with a mixed media tutorial with Little Birdie's newly launched Mixed Media Paste. The good thing about this paste is we can use it as a gesso as well as modelling paste. It comes in 2 colors in 400 gms packs and the best part is, it is good value for money! It is tintable with different Read more...

Quick Paintings with Acrylic

Its the season of gifting!! And what better way than to make wonderful miniature paintings quickly to give away as gifts!! Here's a short video on how you can quickly paint using Acrylic Paints!! https://youtu.be/AzXAZTpU_mQ I hope you enjoyed watching the quick video and would love to try out the method shown, to make a painting similar to this one: I picked up a piece of chalk board on which I applied a layer of the Mixed Media Paste: White. This would add some texture to my painting. After Read more...

Let’s Enjoy the Season with Little Fun Projects

Hello Friends Charu here, I am sure you all must be basking in the spirit of Christmas. Christmas is one of my favorite festivals as it is all about beautiful colors, magic, fun , laughter and celebrations! So let's create some magic and fun with lovely products from Itsy Bitsy! For my first project I chose Little Birdie's Crackle Medium which was a perfect way to create some frosty and snowy effect on my Christmas themed canvas. Little Birdie’s easy one step application Crackle Medium Read more...

Quick Christmas Decor with Crackle Medium

Christmas is round the corner and its that time of the year when you sit indoors in the comfort and the warmth of your home and wonder what all you can get down to do. Here are two Christmas projects using Little Birdie's Crackle Medium, which can be done in a jiffy!! Little Birdie's Crackle Medium is a transparent medium which causes the paint that is applied on top of it to crack while drying. This gives the painted surface a cracked or aged or distressed appearance. To start off with, Read more...

Let’s Paint it Red!

Hey friends!  It’s Charu  and I am here today with a little holiday décor item. Let's see what I have in store for you today!! You can start by applying Mont Marte Modelling paste to your canvas using a stencil of your choice . I applied gesso to this beautiful chipboard from the shop. When the canvas dried, I sprayed it with Berry Blast color splash and Gold Alcohol splash. I decided to make the chipboard more festive and shiny by adding Little Birdie's Golden Hearty Read more...

Painted Ceramic Mug by Shantha Prabhu

I have this fascination for painting silhouettes and here's another of my favorite one that depicts a cold winter night but this time on a mug, using ceramic paints!! HOW I PAINTED A MUG USING CERAMIC PAINTS: Before I started painting the mug, I made sure that the surface was dry and clean. I checked the size of a card stock to go perfectly around the mug. I then sketched a random design using a pencil. Following which, I cut out the sketched shape. I used this as a stencil for Read more...

COLOURFUL PROJECTS WITH OIL PASTELS

Hello arty crafty folks!! I am totally in love with the utterly- butterly soft and smooth oil pastels from Mont Marte and can't seem to stop my series of small projects with it. Mont Marte Oil Pastels are rich drawing mediums that have a soft, buttery texture. Owing to its beautiful blending property, these are perfect for making beautiful pieces of art. I decided to put together a small video tutorial where I have made a simple scenery. https://youtu.be/m2j7hq7JEIY A couple of points Read more...

Let’s paint a whimsical bird with watercolor pencil

Hi Friends Charu here, Hope you all had a good time celebrating the festival. Now lets get back to some art project. This time I am doing a cute little birdie with Mont Marte watercolor pencils which are vibrant, rich in colors , available in lovely shades and super fun to use too! I started with a light sketch of a birdie in pencil on watercolor paper. I inked the sketch with waterproof black marker pen. So our sketch is ready to color with Mont Marte color pencils. I am using Read more...

Let’s paint Abstract Ganesha for this Diwali!

Hello lovely people... Charu here Diwali is just round the corner and you all must be busy with Diwali preparations .....not to forget the Diwali shopping!! I am sure there is no one who hasn't started  Diwali preparations. I simply love the spirit of Diwali and how people engage themselves in beautifying their homes, sending sweets and gifts to their loved ones. Since no celebration is  complete without invoking Lord Ganesha, Diwali is no exception either, so why not paint an abstract Ganesha Read more...