Altered Bottle

Hello everyone,

Hilda here, today I’d like to show you another project, an altered bottle.

I used flowers, chipboards and other embellishments. Here’s the step by step tutorial.

Step 1

I glued some gauze around the bottle, then randomly applied Little Birdie Stone Texture Paste.

Step 2

Once everything dried,  I added Sand Paste to give it more texture.

Step 3

Next, I applied a coat of black gesso on the entire surface.

Step 4

Once it was dry, I started sticking all the elements, sisal fiber, flowers, metal and resin embellishments.

Step 5

Next, I covered all the elements with another coat of black gesso. Once everything was dry, I applied a layer of white gesso with a dry brush.

Step 6

To add some color to it, I sprayed Color Splash, Lime, Blackcurrant, Lemon Zing and Gold Rush.

Step 7

To finish, I applied golden wax.

Thank you for stopping by! I will see you in the next tutorial.

Hilda Skerk

Here are more close ups…

Little Birdie Products used:

Make a Wish Layout

Hi Everyone,

Kerrie here, back with another project using the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts products.
I have again used the new release Amor Mio collection. This collection is so perfect for creating neutral looking projects with its soft gold and silver tones.

I create a simple layout that you can recreate so easily. It is simple but filled with soft textures to give your layout body without taking away from your photos.

Unfortunately my mother-in-law is awful when it comes to getting a good photo of her. She always looks away from the camera and so it is very rare to get a photo of her looking down the the lens. I placed the photo I did manage to get of her, to the back so I could crop out the person standing next to her.

I know it makes the focus photo make you look to the right, but hey life doesn’t always give your picture perfect moments! As it was her 80th Birthday I wanted to scrap both photos as this is her and this is real life.
(My Mum is the same, the older generation didn’t grow up with cameras being so readily available so they are not comfortable in front of the camera unlike the younger generation especially my youngest daughter!)

I started off by adhering a piece of Muslin to my base using Gel Medium. I only adhered it through the centre where my layers would cover it and slightly on the edges to hold the pinched sides in place.

I then cut some pieces of the patterned papers for my layers and adhered them to the base.
I layered some Sisal Fibre under my flower cluster to give more texture to the cluster.

I coloured my primed chipboard title using Rich Gold Metallic Wax.

To add my splatters, I mixed White Gesso with Tattered Lace Chalk Paint and spritzed with water to make it easy to splatter. Then I covered my photos and splattered away. You can do this as little or or much as you like.

 

Here are some close ups so that you can see the texture and details.

 

 

 

Little Birdie Crafts Products Used

Amor Mio Collection Pack
Amor Mio
Amor Mio Elvina Flowers
Amor Mio Heleen Flowers
Amor Mio Marina Flowers
Gel Medium
White Gesso
Tattered Lace Chalk Paint
Sisal Fibre
Muslin

 Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,

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Design Team Call September 2019 to February 2020

Hello All!

Little Birdie is a brand that believes in keeping up with changing trends and bringing you the most awesome craft supplies year after year! All the talented people out there it’s your chance to join Little Birdie’s Design Team.

The Design Team Call for the September 2019 to February 2020 is now officially open till August 15, 2019. If you have been eagerly waiting to be a part of the team, this is the right moment! We are inviting talented, enthusiastic and committed designers and educators who love to create with our products. Whether you are a mixed media expert, a decoupage specialist, a savvy scrapbooker, a creative card maker, a creative journaling enthusiast or a crafter with any other expertise, we would love to hear from you!

What we are looking for:

• Crafters with an active blog (which is updated regularly and has been maintained for at least 6 months) and social media presence.

• Crafters who love Little Birdie products & enjoy creating with our exciting craft supplies.

• Crafters who are committed to promote Little Birdie brand through all social networks.

• Commitment for a 6 month term.

• Crafters who are able to create projects within deadlines (we will have a calendar set up in advance).

• Crafters who can create 2 projects each month using Little Birdie supplies & prepare blog post for the same and are happy to share tips and tricks.

• Basic skills of photography (should be able to take & edit images of your work.

• Crafters who are able to make videos every month and could be Little Birdie Educators.

• Fluency in English (This is a Must)

• Above all, we are looking for team players who are proactive & willing to support other Design Team members & their projects by sharing posts & commenting.

Your Commitments:

• Submit 2 projects every month.

• Create projects within deadline.

• List all the Little Birdie products used in the project with appropriate links to our web store.

• Your posts should be informative, in form of detailed tutorials with step by step images. (Video will be an added advantage).

• Share your Little Birdie posts on your personal blog and social media.

• Respond to comments related to your project on Little Birdie Blog as well as Facebook page.

• Join & promote our Facebook & social media accounts.

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This DT Call is open to Designers from around the World.

If this excites you – Send in your details to studio2@aecoffshore.com (Subject line: DT call – Your name, country of residence) with the following information:

1. Name, address & contact number.

2. A single paragraph telling us a little about yourself & why you think you will be a great addition to the team.

3. Are you on any other design teams? If yes, please share details, also stating when you can join (if selected).

4. Your areas of expertise (E.g. Mixed media, card making, scrapbooking, altered art,  journaling or anything else)

5. Links to your blog & and any other social media account.

6. A link to THREE projects (at least 1 tutorial) on your blog that best describes your style of work.

The deadline for submitting applications is till August 15, 2019. If chosen, you will be notified via email and the new team will be announced here on the blog soon after. If selected, you will be sent detailed information about DT requirements, including an understanding of your obligations to Little Birdie. Good Luck! We are looking forward to your applications.