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...

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...

Smell The Sea…. A Canvas with Chalk Paints

Hello atry-crafty folks, Gayatri here with another inspirational project with Little Birdie Chalk Paints. Today I have gone out of my comfort zone and tried something new.  All our DT members are so talented that they have inspired me to try something new. So, this time I tried my hands on a mixed media canvas. I used chalk paints to create the background. The more I work with chalk paints, the more I fall in love with them . They dry quickly and give a matte finish. Little Birdie has such Read more...

Recreating Memories with Mixed Media Journal

Hi friends, Ruchi Gupta here today with you on the Itsy Bitsy blog as a guest designer to share my mixed media art journal. I was very excited to receive Little Birdie's new Mixed Media journal, Color Splash inks and a jar of Grainy Paste from Itsy Bitsy. I am a big fan of art journals and needless to say I was over the moon to receive the goodies. My heartfelt thanks to Rashmi Harish for thinking of me. First and foremost it is important to demystify the process of creating an art journal. 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...

The Girl in the Frame- Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone! Lisa here with my next creation for Itsy Bitsy. Used lots of lovely Itsy Bitsy mixed media products on this project to add lots of different textures. This is a 12 x 12 inch piece what I am calling 'The Girl in the Frame'. I started with ripping a piece of 12 inch Textured White Premium Cardstock  in to strips. I then glued the strips to the centre of a 12 inch square piece of grey board with Craft Glue. I continually kept on overlaying Read more...

A Walk Through Cardstocks

Hello everyone, Tejal here with a review of cardstocks that are available at Itsy Bitsy. This is actually less of a review and more of experimenting. I have put the papers through almost everything I can think of..i.e, which I normally use in my crafting. There are many unexplored ways to use these papers, and I haven't gotten around to all of them... mixed media, scrapbook layouts, quilling etc. just to name a few. As a stamper, most of my needs revolve around inking, distressing, water-coloring, Read more...