Hi Everyone… Saadia here,
Today, I want to share with you a mixed media layout. Little Birdie Crafts has recently launched new designs of flowers. They are very beautiful and perfect for mixed media layouts, scrapbooks, canvas, cards and home decor projects.
I used an old 10x 12 inches canvas. It had old paint and papers on it. I covered it with white gesso. Little Birdie gesso is my new favourite. It is stark white and primes the surface beautifully even with a single coat. I’ve taken, before and after gesso, pictures of my canvas. I applied only a single coat and it gave good coverage.
Next, I applied Color Splash and Alcohol Splash sprays. I diluted the colors a bit with water mist.
After that, I applied Grainy Texture Paste through the Little Birdie Irregular Dots -stencil. This Grainy Texture Paste is great for texture. It is quick drying and can be applied directly with a palette knife, an old gift card or a silicon brush. You can use it with a free-hand or apply through a stencil. It can also be mixed with paints, sprays, inkers to get a customized paste. It can also be easily painted after drying.
while the Grainy paste was drying, I gathered embellishments for my layout. These included Little Birdie’s new flowers, some dried moss and gauze from my stash and dried twigs.
Then, I arranged and glued my embellishments around my focal image.
Softened the background colors with Snow and Muted Teal chalk paints and did some background stamping.
Next, I painted a primed Little Birdie chipboard sentiment and glued it in place. These chipboard shapes and sentiments are already primed and don’t need a coat of gesso.
Lastly, I added few finishing touches to my layout.
I hope you liked my project.
Take care and keep crafting!!