“Beautiful”

Hi there Creatives!

We recently had a family wedding and my two nieces were flower girls. They  looked so beautiful with their flower headbands! Just as beautiful as the Little Birdie Flowers on this single page layout!

Beautiful
Supplies

Step one

I created the layout on a grey card-stock with paper from the “Textures” paper- pack and some pretty flower paper from my stash. I cut a piece of 4.5″ x 11.75″ and tore the right hand vertical edge, the other edges I distressed.

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Step two

I adhered the paper to the card-stock and painted an area in the center with diluted white Gesso, not covering the area completely.

Step 2

Step three

The green fern leaves were painted with white Gesso.

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Step four

I also painted the title and the chipboard with an extra layer of white Gesso to make it appear more white.. While the Gesso on the title was still wet, I sprinkled it with a little Little Birdie Mica Powder to add shimmer.

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Step five

I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of complimenting paper and Little Birdie cheese cloth to layer behind the photograph that was printed with a small white border. The dimensions of the photograph is 3″x4″ and it was raised with cardboard and foam tape.

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Step six

When the chipboard was dry, I build embellishment clusters with the flowers, chipboard and the title. I also added glass glitter and glass domes adhering it with Glossy Accents.

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Step seven

Finally I added word stickers and ribbon to finish the layout off.

 

Here are some close up pictures:

 

Home Decor hanging piece

Hola!!!

Nuneka here again with a new DT project.
If you know me a bit, you know I love to hang things everywhere. Today I’m bringing you a home décor piece, something versatile you can use for your kids’ bedroom door, for your craft room, for your kitchen… possibilities are unlimited! So let’s go directly to the tutorial.

STEP 1

To make this  project you need a piece of cardboard, wood or any other flat surface you have handy. In my case I’ve used a 9 ½ x 4 cardboard piece, 2mm thick. I’ve used a beautiful paper from Vintage Reflections collection to cover the cardboard and start the background of my piece. I use score-tape to stick the paper, covering also the edges.

STEP 2

After protecting the paper with clear gesso, I use Mixed Media Paste and the Puddle Patch stencil to create a textured background on the sides. I dry very well with the heat gun.

STEP 3

I want to add some color, so I apply Color Splash sprays with a brush to have more control where they blend. Then I sprinkle Mica Powder to add a wonderful shine and dry very well.

*** You can create your own shimmery sprays: just take an empty spray bottle and mix your favorite Color Splash color with a good amount of Mica Powder; close the bottle, shake-shake-shake and it’s ready to use! ***

STEP 4

I use white chalky ink pad and the Spotty Stencil to add a cute pattern to the background.

STEP 5

The focal point of this piece will be an awesome Primed Chipboard, to which I add texture with Gel Medium Matt, Mixed Media Stones and Texture Sand. Once everything is dry, I paint it with White Gesso and Chalk Acrylic Paint creating an ombré effect.

STEP 6

I use Heavy Gel Medium to glue the chipboard and also the flowers and other elements of the composition, such as sisal fibers.

STEP 7

I cut some wool strips and dye them with Color Splash sprays, then I braid the strips and make two holes in the piece, place eyelets and tie the braid.

STEP 8

I add some leaf shapes I cut with a die using the same paper of the background. And nuance some areas and the flowers with white gesso and a dry brush.

STEP 9

Finally I add a gold touches: some Hearty Melange glitter in the biggest flowers and a little was in the edges to highlight.

And it’s done!!
Little Birdie has a great range of chipboards and I’m sure you can find that one you are looking for. So choose your favorite colors, embellishments and chipboard sentiment to make a beautiful nameplate in your own style.

And pay attention little details, they really make the difference!

Using different elements in the same colors will help you get balance.

You can watch the full tutorial here:

 

These are the products I’ve used in this project:

That’s all today!
See you very soon with a new project. xoxo

 

Journal Spread (Falling)

Hi. Nicole Palos here and I super excited to be on Little Birdie Crafts blog. Today I’m showing you a quick art journal spread using Little Birdie 2-1 Gesso and Color Splash sprays on this LB Handmade Heavy Weight Art Journal.

I want to take a minute to talk about this amazing journal! If you look below at the picture I captured you will see 5 pages, you can see how amazingly thick these pages are! If you enjoy using loads of mediums and sprays, I truly recommend this journal for you. I loaded this journal down with sprays and water, it took everything I gave it with no seeping through! NONE! I used the 5.5 x 7.5 it has 52 pages, Cold Pressed 100% Cotton paper. I am so very much looking forward to getting the bigger size with more pages.

Starting my pages I grabbed my LB stencils (Script) (Rectangle Jumble) and 2-1 gesso & modeling paste. make sure to let this dry really good or use a heat tool to speed up the process.

Spraying your pages with water will help your Color Splash sprays flow nicely along the page, I used colors ( Ocean Mist ) (Lime Splash) and (Gold Rush) on the left side of the spread. On the right I took a paint brush and Splattered Colors (Ocean Mist) (Grape Crush) and (Hot Pink).After that was good and I Stamped randomly around the page.

To finish it off I used black ink and inked the edges, also used the same back ink to highlight some of the stenciling, some doodling with white gel pens and adding my paper butterfly an d sentiments! This was so easy to create, the Color Splash Sprays are so vibrant and blend just beautifully with each other!

Thanks for taking a look at my Art Journal Spread! I hope to see something you create in your art journal with these fabulous sprays!

XOXO Nicole