Peacock Eden- Adding Depth to Decoupage

Hello everyone...Hope you all are crafting  great !!! Vaishali here on the blog today. I completely enjoy decoupage and  its always great to explore new ways of using this craft technique. Most of us know about various mediums used for mixed media. Modelling paste and texture paste are widely  used mediums to create textures. In my creation, I have used modelling paste to give depth and dimension to the otherwise flat decoupage work..... Here is a step wise  picture tutorial to explain 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...

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...

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...

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...

Soaking in Nature Mixed Media Layout

Hello Ladies..... Hema here today to share with you my creation, for the first time on ITSY BITSY Blog. Its an honor to be here along with some lovely girls creating some awesome projects and I wanted to share something different from the regular stuff as an inspiration......so this is what I came up with. I hope you guys will like this !! I received my design team kit with lot of new mediums from the stores along with Little Birdie flowers, stencils, chippies.......but in my project I wanted Read more...

You And Me, Mixed Media Shabby Chic Valentine’s Day Layout

Together, forever, That’s what I see. Whenever, wherever That’s how we’ll be. Together, forever, That’s you and me. Hello guys This is your DT Mukta today bringing you some inspiration for the upcoming Valentine's Day.....I am sure you guys must all be very excited about this day when we celebrate love.  Well, my husband is away at work and would be coming back just before Valentine's Day and I made this project for him.....really looking forward to it. Now, back to our project.... Read more...

Crafter in the Spotlight

Hello Artsy crafty friends Thursday’s here and so am I, with another story about a talented crafter. This week the 'Crafter in the Spotlight' is Sowmya Chethan, a Bangalore crafter who discovered her hidden talents just by chance but made sure to continue her magical journey into the creative world. How did Sowmya get into crafting, what inspires her, what are her tips for fellow crafters, her favourite quote, how would she contribute to the crafting world if she had magical powers? Read answers Read more...

A Mixed Media project everyone can try!

Hello everyone Pooja here, I am back again with a mixed media project. Many people ask me what are the basic products necessary for mixed media and what they should buy to make mixed media projects.  I would like to mention that there are no specific products required for mixed media but I have decided to make a mixed media piece that requires very less products and mediums. You can take a look and get inspired to try out one on these lines.... Now lets have a look how I made mine. 1. Read more...