A Floral Layout with Thin Cut Dies and Irregular Dots

Hello lovely crafters!! Lisa here with my latest creation for the Itsy Bitsy Design Team. And all I can say is WOW!! Itsy Bitsy have done it again! Their own brand Little Birdie has released 15 new designs of Thin Cut Dies and I have been playing with the Embellished Boot set. In this set, along with the gorgeous embellished boot, comes a lovely selection of leaves and flowers. And here is what I did... So, first of all I added a thick layer of 2 in 1 Mixed Media paste through the Irregular Dots Read more...

A Rustic Mixed Media Project on Canvas

Hi Everyone, Saadia here: Sharing with you a rustic mixed media project today. I have used lots of heavy elements in my project. The Heavy Gel Medium by Little Birdie Crafts is ideal for gluing heavy objects. Little Birdie Crafts- Heavy Gel Medium: Transparent, flexible, extra heavy body acrylic gel medium Can be used to glue heavy objects in mixed media projects Extends volume, viscosity and density of acrylic paints along with increasing brilliance and transparency Read more...

Working with Stencils- Some Basic Techniques

Hi Everyone, Saadia here Little Birdie Crafts has recently launched beautiful new stencil designs and great art and mixed media journals. I thought I should share with you some of the very basic stenciling techniques, these will be useful to those who are new to stencils. I used only one design of stencil in almost all of the techniques. Stencils and stenciling: The stencil is usually a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with numbers, alphabets or a design cut Read more...

Life is Beautiful -A Mixed Media Layout

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. Lets start: 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. Read more...

A Vintage Mixed Media Altered Box

Hi Everyone, Saadia here! Today, I want to share with you an altered box. I used Little Birdie's recently launched colors of Chalk Paints. The chalk paints are fast drying matte acrylic paints. They can be used on home decor projects, furniture, canvas , paper and even very slick surfaces. They give beautiful coverage even with one coat and the color range is just amazing.   I hope you like my project. Lets start: I covered the box with Little Birdie's white Gesso. This Read more...

Memories- A Mixed Media Project

Hi Everyone, Saadia here I want to share with you a mixed media project today, mostly painted with Little Birdie Chalk Paints. The range of Chalk Paints are so beautiful, easy to use and are versatile. They come in so many lovely colors. Lets start: I cut a heart shaped MDF board with a knife and covered it with surgical gauze. You can also use cheesecloth instead of gauze, to create texture. Next, I applied Grainy Texture Paste with a palette knife, mainly at the edges.  Little Read more...

Decoupage Indoor Planter

Hi All, Nupur here. This time I have brought you a fun project using Little Birdie decoupage papers. I am sure you all like displaying your plants in smart planters. Today I will show you how to make an attractive decoupage planter from an ordinary one. So here is the look of my final project. I started with adding a layer of gesso on my plastic planter and plate. Then I applied layers of Little Birdie Butternut Squash chalk paint and Fortune Cookie. I selected a Read more...

A Vintage Love Story – Shabby Chic Decoupage Box

Hello everyone, Mukta here! How are you all today? Hope the sun is not too harsh at your end......Its very hot here in Mumbai....That's why I am indoors crafting with a cool glass of lemonade.  I am sharing my new project with you all today which is my first attempt at decoupage. I honestly have never tried my hand at decoupage...it is something that I am afraid of....Seriously!!! Its decoupage all this month here at ItsyBitsy and I thought this is the perfect time to try my hand at this beautiful Read more...

Vintage Decoupage Pen Holder

Hello arty-crafty friends, Gayatri here! Today I am sharing a simple decoupaged pen holder as my DT project for Itsy Bitsy. I have used the A4 Decoupage Papers from Little Birdie. Before I start with my project, I would like to share my views about these decoupage papers. The papers are 70 GSM in thickness and this makes them sturdy as well as pliable. It is very easy to work with and you hardly get any wrinkles if you are careful. I generally love to work with decoupage napkins because they are Read more...

Vintage Altered Bottle with Crakle Medium

Hello everyone Pooja here! Today I have an altered art project with one step Crackle Medium that oozes out an awesome vintage appeal. Have a look Most of you know now how to do simple decoupage,  I have also done decoupage on my bottle first but with a twist....here is the process I have taken a bottle of my choice. After cleaning it,  I applied Moda burgundy paint all over it. 2. After it dried, I applied one step Crackle Medium evenly all over it. 3. When it was almost Read more...