Altered Wooden Heart Decoration

Hi all,

Lia here with another inspiring project for you.

For this project I decided to alter a wooden heart. I gave the raw wood a coat of gesso and then a coat of Little Birdie’s heavy gel medium.

Then I added some Texture Sand along with Crystal Crops and  Mixed Media Stones for a textured base.

I sprayed  black Colour Splash and left it run through the different textures.

I decided to use a Little Birdie rose for the center of the heart. So, I first coated it with Gesso.

Next, I also used small flowers from Little Birdie and prepared them the same way, giving them a light coat of gesso to stiffen them, then dabbed black paint on them.

I also had a little chipboard frame which I wanted to use as the centre piece under the rose, so I also gave that  a light coat of gesso, sprayed it  lightly with black Colour Splash and added a little bit of texture sand.

Next, I stuck all the flowers and little beads and balls using Little Birdie heavy gel. Once I finished this, it was then ready for a spray of black paint to give it depth.

Finally, I rubbed Little Birdie silver wax which brought up a lovely silvery texture to the flowers & embellishments I used. Then I  added  a touch of Little Birdie Silver Glitter Paste to give a little diamond effect…

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my latest project…

Lia

Greeting Cards with Fairy Sparkle

Hello again creative friends,

Ezme here with you today! This month we have so many family birthday celebrations, I decided to make some quick and easy greeting cards. I like the DL size. It looks very elegant and I always have DL envelopes in my drawer. I also quite like the feminine  Fairy Sparkle paper collection for the cards as it is mostly females celebrating birthdays this month.

I used white card-stock for the base of the cards. I cut it them 19.8cm x 21cm and scored the on 9.9cm leaving me with a 9.9cm x 21cm card. Perfect to fit into a DSL envelope. I also cut 3 pieces from the purple paper as a matte. (9.3 cm x 20.5cm) and 3 pieces with some flower detail measuring 8.8cm x 19.9cm.

The chipboard frames and title was coloured with the Antique Gold wax.

I painted other two titles with some white Gesso.

Every card is different. I arranged the gold frames and titles and embellished with cheesecloth and flowers.  I splattered the white areas with gold paint. (Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paint)

The titles  looked a bit bland so I added a little natural Mica powder for some sparkle.

Here are a few close-ups:

 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you found some creative inspiration here.

Happy “Creative Play” until next time

I used the following Little Birdie products:

  • Little Birdie Paper Collection: Fairy Sparkle
  • Little Birdie Flowers: Andrea Pink
  • Little Birdie Flowers: Beaded Blooms Pink
  • Primed Chipboard: Frames
  • Primed Chipboard: Word: Love is in the air
  • Tinted Metallic Paint: Golden Glaze
  • Little Birdie Soft Gel Medium
  • Little Birdie White gesso
  • Little Birdie Natural Mica Powder
  • Cheesecloth

 

Altered Clipboard with Aqua Medley

Hello Little Birdie Crafters

It’s Denise here today to share an altered clipboard, using the gorgeous and cool Aqua Medley.

I picked out some of the papers and products that I had in mind to use.

I covered the entire clipboard with purple acrylic chalk paint and a sponge. I like using a sponge because it gives a much more even finish than a brush, over a large surface.

I wanted to age the clip itself and so added some Crackle Paste with a brush.

While this was drying I cut up the various papers to the size that I wanted. The size was determined by the images on the patterned papers and also the patchwork design that I was aiming for, across the clipboard.

I then added some faux stitching with a white gel pen, around each block.

I also punched a rectangle patterned paper piece for the base of the little notes and also cut the notes, so that I knew where my flower cluster could start and how much space I had to play with.

Then I used chipboard, flowers, die-cuts and leaves for the flower cluster and layered these all together for the finished product.

Below are some close-ups of the cluster and layers.

I didn’t colour the chipboard pieces because they are primed and look distressed and this was just what I wanted.

I added some corners to the note pack too, which emphasized the little pack and added a little decoration.

Admittedly, while working on the cluster and turning the clipboard around, the crackle paste on the clip crackled off. I think this is because I did not prime the metal first. So I then added a layer of distress collage gel medium and then it stuck nicely. After then I used my finger and rubbed metallic wax over all the edges and gave it that aged look.

 

Little Birdie Crafts Products used:

Acrylic Soft Gel MediumThanks ever so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope that you were inspired and might try this for a gift perhaps.

We really hope to see you back tomorrow.

Have a fabulous day!

Denise x

Thanks ever so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope that you were inspired and might try this for a gift perhaps.

We really hope to see you back tomorrow.

Have a fabulous day!

Denise x

Crackle Paste

Matt Chalk Acrylic Paint – Lavendar Blush

Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze

Aqua Medley Papers

Primed Chipboard Words, Scroll Leaf Border

Aqua Medley Embelishment Pack

Blooms – Coral Medley, Buttercup Pearl Pink