Crafter in the Spotlight Harshada Rege

Hello arty crafty folks! Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali and enjoyed with family & friends. I am super excited about our upcoming Itsy Bitsy Creativity Carnival, India’s largest art & craft event to be held in Bangalore on December 8 and 9, 2018 at Shankaraa Foundation, Kanakapura road. Hope to see you all there! Amidst gearing up for the big event, I am here with an interesting story of an ardent crafter, Harshada Rege from Mumbai in today’s “Crafter in the Spotlight”. Harshada Read more...

Blessed- Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone!! Lisa here with today's Itsy Bitsy Post. This is a bit of a special one as we are coming to the end of our 6 month term with Itsy Bitsy Design Team. I have had the best time ever working with some of the most fabulous products in the market and working alongside the other lovely ladies on the team. So, for this project, I worked on a huge base which was a 20 inch x 12 inch canvas.  I worked on the back of the canvas to make use of the frame. Here is what I did... And Read more...

Repurposed Mixed Media Frame

Hello everyone, Pooja here today on the blog with a mixed media project  where I have used a lot of discarded materials. I thought it was a great way to reuse old and unwanted stuff and reduce waste! As you all know, I am a mixed media artist and I love to experiment with altered projects. I always enjoy turning useless things into  creative and beautiful pieces. Here, I have reused a lot of junk and named it a 'waste extension frame'.  Lets first have a look at the final outcome. Read more...

Mixed Media Card

Hi All, Nupur here today, Lets take a look at what I made! Yes, its a mixed media card, with lots of texture and an embossed frame and more... Let us take a look at how I made it. I used cardstock and a pattern paper from the Cottage Lace paper pack. I embossed the smaller cutouts of cardstock with the help of an embossing folder. And colored them with distress ink. In the lace pattern cutout, I applied heavy gel medium through a stencil that gives the look of pebbles. Added Read more...

Own Your Dreams – A Mixed Media Journal

Hello everyone Pooja here! As you know the theme of this month's blog challenge is to create anything with Embossing Texture paste. Today I have come with  an inspirational project that's created with Embossing Texture paste and Alcohol Splash. I have created this mixed media project in Little Birdie's mixed media art journal. Have a look at the end result! Process: 1. I have chosen the corrugated page from Little Birdie's art journal to create my composition. 2. I have done Read more...

Happy Home- A Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Hello everyone, Pooja here today with a mini mixed media wall hanging. Have a look at the finished project before we begin the step by step tutorial. Process: I have used a thick card board as base. First, I pasted a paper from Little Birdie's Texture Brew pattern paper pack with a wooden effect, onto the base. 2. Did some stencil work with modelling paste. I have used a Little Birdie stencil that gives the look of a tree bark. 3. After it dried, I applied glossy Read more...

Mixed Media Art Journal- Tree of Strength

Hi Everyone.......Hema here with you all today...!! Today I'm sharing an art journal which I created with Little Birdie's recently launched thin cut dies.  I wanted to share this tutorial just to show you that even with minimal products you can create a project with an essence of mixed media.  So without much ado....I will run you through the process here...... Step1: To begin, I  added textures to the journal page with Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste, using it as gesso and Grainy Texture Read more...

Live Your Dreams – A Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone, Saadia here, Today, I am sharing  a mixed media project with you. I hope you like it. Let's start : I used an 8x10 inches canvas panel by Monte Marte, as my substrate. I covered it with Little Birdie 2 in 1 Mixed Media paste. I applied the paste through a  Little Birdie stencil. Next, I glued my embellishments with Heavy Gel medium - Matte. I glued the flowers with hot glue gun to save time. After that, I covered everything with White gesso. This gesso is Read more...

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...