Mixed Media Spring Canvas

Hi friends!

Silvia here today to share a canvas made with mixed media techniques for which I will show you the step by step process. You will see how easy it is and what beautiful result can be created with these amazing materials and colors from Little Birdie Crafts.

I hope you like my project and I encourage you to make yours, using these beautiful techniques and materials.

Thank you very much for everything and I would love to see your projects.

Step 1

The first thing I did was, add textures to the canvas to create a background.

I used some fabric, lace, and other elements to give texture.

Step 2

I continued adding textures with some metallic elements, decorative crystals, and some light stone of various sizes.

Pasted everything with medium gel.

Step 3

When everything was dry, my next step was to cover everything very well with white gesso.

Step 4

Then I added the paintings that I integrated with each other with a spray with water.

Step 5

I painted these beautiful chipboard shapes with metallic paint to enhance them in the project.

Step 6

Finally, I created the entire composition with flowers, ephemera, chipboard, and pearls.

Supplies https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/

White gesso

Acrylic Soft Gel Medium Gloss

Tinted Metallic Paint- Tawny Glint

Tinted Metallic Paint- Caribbean Teal

Chalk Paints

Nora Celebrate Life

Wendy Celebrate Life

Ephemera Poppies & Roses 54pc

Other Supplies:

Pearls

Sequins

Embellishments

Fabrics

Lace

Trimmings

Mixed Media Birthday Card

Hi it’s Karolina here,

I’m happy to show you my next project with Little Birdie Crafts craft supplies. I made a cute mixed media birthday card. I wanted this card to be cheerful and happy so I chose the ‘Celebrate Life’ paper pack collection which is exactly what I needed . This paper collection is very bright and colorful, it has many elements for fussy cutting that are perfect to create a multilayered composition. 

I made a step by step video tutorial so you can see how I made my card and that it is really easy when you have such a great supplies. 

The Celebrate life collection is mostly pink so to add more colors to my project, I used Lemon Sparkle paste and I applied it through the stencil. It gave me a fun yellow color with a touch or sparkle. 

To add more interest to my card I used white Grainy Texture Paste on top of the beautiful paper flowers. 

I hope you like my card and that it will inspire you to create your own beautiful projects.

Supplies:

Grainy Texture Paste

Sparkle Paste Lemon, Pink

Celebrate Life paper collection

Stencil

Chipboard

Metalic paint Silver charm

Paper Flowers

Songs of the Sea Anchor

I have Altered a cardboard anchor using the Little Birdie Songs of the Sea Collection!
I have covered the whole anchor with 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste in preparations for all the media I will throw at it! Since I’m using it as gesso, I just added water to thin it out!
Next, I ripped up some of this gorgeous paper, adding bits all over with Deco Magic decoupage glue. I then took chalk paint in the shade Sailing Sky and Buttermilk and filled in all the gaps which I didn’t cover with paper. After that, when all was dry, I used the Mixed media paste through a couple stencils to add some texture to the project.
Here’s a better close up look to see all the details and the wonderful paper peeking through. I have also added the anchor rope (natural twine) from Little Birdie.
The next step was to add all the fussy cut papers flowers and chipboard! This is my favorite process! These are all glued down using heavy gel.
Finishing touches are so important to me, I have taken Mixed media stones and Texture sand and mixed them with soft gel. Added spritz of Color Splash (Ocean Mist). I like stuffing that mixture all over to give more texture. To finish it off, I took a dry brush with white gesso and lightly went over all the flowers to make everything flow together!
XOXO Nicole




Songs of the Sea 12×12 Paper pack

Deco magic Decoupage glue

Chalk paint Sailing Sky

Chalk paint Buttermilk

Stencil Script

Stencil Impression

Natural Twine

Nancy song of the Sea flowers

Giana Shabby Chic

Wendy Song of the Sea

Eva Shabby Chic flowers