Hello arty-crafty friends,
Semonti here at Itsy Bitsy’s blog today as a guest DT. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I was very happy to receive the products sent to me by the Itsy Bitsy team. It contained Little Birdie Fiber Paste, Gesso and Heavy Gel (gloss).
I have made two projects with them and also used some other products from the same brand. So let’s get started with the step by step procedure.
I took a wooden decorable bucket bag from the store and covered all sides and the handles with white tissue using Little Birdie’s Deco Magic matte glue. After it dried, I applied white gesso all over it and again allowed it to dry.
Then I spread Fiber Paste with a pallet knife on the two sides of the bag and the front. Placed a face shape which I create with air dry clay on the center of the bag and stuck it with heavy gel medium. I also used two resin flourish and one tiny clay angel on the handle and stuck all of them with heavy gel medium. Now, for an enhanced 3D look, I used Fiber Paste in a different way.
I spread some fiber paste on a plastic sheet and let it dry completely. After drying it, I peeled if off easily from the plastic sheet. It looked like a handmade paper. Next, I cut it with scissors and stuck the edges of the pieces with heavy gel medium around the face. It appeared as if the face was coming out through the torn Fiber Paste texture. Then added micro beads mixed with heavy gel medium at some random places.
After everything was dry, I applied Little Birdie white gesso all over it and dried it.
Now, the next step was to add colours. To add colour to this project, I chose Little Birdie Color Splash and Tinted Metallic Paints. First, I applied Color Splash as the base coat. Used three colors – Gold Rush, Grape Crush, and Mocha. After completing the first coat with the spays, I used three metallic colors- Poppy Red, Glazed Berries and Fired Brick. After applying several layers of colours when I was satisfied with the look I stopped my work.
Here are some close-up pics and the final image of my first project.
As my 2nd project, I made a mixed media gift tag. The focal point of my tag is a decoupage piece. I have decoupaged a piece of tissue with Deco Magic glue on Fiber Paste. I have applied the same procedure as the 1st project where I have spread some Fiber Paste evenly on a plastic sheet and let it dry naturally. After drying it, I peel it off. Now I decoupaged on it.
While my decoupage piece was drying, I made by tag base ready with distress technique. I also added washi tape randomly. Stamped with Little Birdie mini background stamp. For texture, I added some lace and natural sisal fiber from the store. Next, I added add my focal point decoupage piece over it. Used Little Birdie flowers to decorate the tag. I stuck all the pieces on the tag with Little Birdie heavy gel medium. Punched a hole on top of the tag and tied a natural jute cord. Lastly, I splattered some black chalk paint all over the tag. Nw my tag was complete!!
Here are images of my second project.
Product review( Fiber Paste):
First of all it is a must have products for all mixed media artists. You can also use this product for various other creations. It gives a very beautiful rough texture. It’s easy to use with a pallet knife or your fingers as well. The product comes at a pocket friendly price. The best part is, it can be coloured with various mediums like acrylic paints, chalk paints, ink etc. This paste is water based and that allows it to be used on different surface (paper, MDF, wood, canvas, glass). Highly recommend product for mixed media!
Thank you all. Hope you enjoyed and liked my projects.