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...

I Just Wanna Make Nice Things

Hi lovelies. Lisa here with today's post and I am so happy that I get to have fun and play with a selection of Itsy Bitsy's stunningly gorgeous  products, which are growing by the minute. The team is concentrating on the beautiful Chalk Paints which are just awesome and are available in a rainbow of colours. So... here is what I created.... I chose an 8" x 8" piece of greyboard to work on as I needed a sturdy background to add lots of lovely Itsy Bitsy mixed media products to. I covered 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...

Fun Craft with Embossing Texture Paste

Hello everyone Pooja here! Today I am here to share my review, some salient features  and a project I created with Little Birdie's Embossing Texture Paste. This product is truly versatile and awesome for giving texture and dimension to projects. Let's first talk a little about the product. What is Embossing Texture Paste? Embossing Texture Paste  is a heat embossing paste, this needs a heat gun or tool to emboss the pattern or design you have created with this paste. Little Birdie Read more...

Dream-A Mixed Media Project

Hi Everyone, Saadia here, I want to share with you a mixed media project today. I wanted to make a dream catcher or a wreath with Little Birdie's beautiful flowers but couldn't decide. So I ended up with a dream catcher, wreath hybrid! I hope you like it. Lets start: To begin with, I applied Little Birdie Fiber Paste with a palette knife to a MDF board. This Fiber Paste gives a very beautiful texture and 3D dimension to the project. Its easy to use and spreads well. It  can be tinted Read more...

A Mixed Media Project with Layered Textures

Hi Everyone, Saadia here! Today, I want to share with you a mixed media project. I hope you like it. Lets start: I took a 6x 10 inches MDF board and covered it with cheese cloth using Little Birdie Soft Gel Medium. After that, I mixed Texture Sand with Mixed Media 2 in 1 paste and randomly applied to the MDF board with a palette knife.      Texture Sand is great for adding grainy texture to projects. It can be mixed with Gesso, Mixed Media Paste , Gel mediums or any other Read more...

Colours of Spring – Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone, Pooja here Today I am sharing a mixed media layout inspired by the colourful mood of Spring! I hope you will find it inspiring to make  something for this month's challenge have a look...this is what I made! Let's take a look at the step by step process: I took a navy blue cardstock and applied gesso on it. 2. Thereafter I applied Little Birdie Soft Matt Acrylic Gel. 3. Did some stamping with Versa ink using different stamps and used Wow embossing powder Read more...

Spring in Bloom Scrapbook Layout

Hello folks...... Hema here today, back with another work of mine for the month! This time I would like to share with you all a Scrapbook Layout for the Spring Mood  and hope you guys are happy sharing your work with us for the challenge. I have used a pattern paper of my choice as the base of my work on this project. I really like a wooden background.  I applied clear gesso first and then added modelling paste run through a stencil which had wood grain pattern. Once heat-set, I added Read more...