Hello dear Little Birdie fans! It’s Tracey back to share a romantic mixed media canvas featuring the gorgeous ‘Birds and Berries’ Collection along with a video tutorial sharing all the details on how I put this together. This is my first ever video tutorial with voice. I would adore hearing what you think and how you like it.
In this DIY Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Learn how to:
~ Adhere base paper to the canvas
~ Sand to distress edges
~ Add texture by stenciling with Grainy Texture Paste
~ Add color and texture to chipboard
~ Paint resin pieces
~ Use art wax to highlight texture
~ Dry brush with white gesso to highlight texture and soften colors
~ Add texture with Craft Pellets and Metal Microbeads
~ Add depth with Color Splash
Tips and Techniques:
I’ve used gorgeous Little Birdie flowers, chipboard, Craft Pellets, and Metallic Microbeads to create this beautiful floral cluster.
I created a grungy finish on these chipboard bird cages with Crackle Paste, and Tinted Metallic Paints. The berries are fussy cut from the Birds and Berries paper set.
More Crackled chipboard goodness. Of course I had to add a bit of bling using rhinestones for the “berries.”
Aren’t these wings beautiful? Underneath them you can see lace peeking through. It was layered over the base paper with soft gel medium.
I mixed Craft Pellents and Metal Microbeads into Soft Gel Medium to spread around the cluster for added texture. Color Splash is used to add depth around the cluster and chipboard pieces.
This sweet dragonfly was cast with resin then painted with Tinted Metallic paints and rubbed with gold Metallic Wax.
Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:
Zoey Fairy Sparkle 18 pc
Wendy Fairy Sparkle 9pc
Primed Chipboard – Fancy Panel
Primed Chipboard – Chipboard Bird & Birdcage
Primed Chipboard – Cogs
Primed Chipboard – Ornate Wings
Craft Pellets – Mini
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium 100ml
Color Splash – Grape Crush, 50ml
Color Splash – Mocha, 50ml
Color Splash – Lemon Zing, 50ml
Tinted Metallic Paint – Shimmery Sherbet
Tinted Metallic Paint – Glazed Berries
Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Plum
Metallic Wax – Rich Gold
Fleur-de-lis Trellis Stencil – 4×7″
Tim Holtz ~ Small Talk
Lavender Rhinestones ~ From my stash
Lace ~ From my stash
Hand Crocheted Flowers ~ Made by Me
Distress Oxide Ink: Dusty Concord; Shaded Lilac; Victorian Velvet
Resin – White
Zuri Designs ~ Dragonfly Mold
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/
For a limited time there is free shipping on international orders over $99.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie supplies to create a mixed media canvas as a gift or to decorate your home.
~ Blessings ~