Altered Plank – Mixed Media

Hello Lovely Peeps!

This is Saira here with yet another guest design project!

I decided to decorate a newly brought plank. Below are the steps for creating along with me. Get a closer view of the altered product.

Materials Required – Wooden plank, Little Birdie white gesso, Lavender Blush, Bubble Gum and Orange Splash – chalk paint, stencil, Decor varnish gloss, synthetic brush, sponge dabber, and metallic wax.

Step 1 – Take an wooden Plank

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Step 2 – Add white gesso to the wooden plank

Step 3 – Layer it with stencil and mixed media modelling paste.

Step 4 – Create moulds and glue them to the plank using Heavy gel.

Step 5 – Colour the background with shades of Salsa Red, Bubble Gum, and Orange Splash.

Step 6 – Colour the moulds with Lavender Blush, Bubble Gum, and Orange Splash.

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Step 7 – Top it up with metallic wax.

And Voila! We have an elegant altered plank ready to hang!

Thanks a lot for stopping by! Hope you liked this project and are inspired enough to create one yourself!

Cheers!
Saira

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Altered Piggy Bank

Hello Lovely Peeps!

This is Saira here with another guest design project!

I decided to decorate the newly brought piggy bank. Below are the steps for creating along with closer views of the altered product.

Materials Required – Piggy Bank, Little Birdie white and black gesso, Salsa Red chalk paint, Deco Magic decoupage glue, Decoupage paper and Decor Varnish Gloss, synthetic brush, sponge dabber, metallic wax

Step 1 – Add white gesso to the piggy bank along with Salsa Red chalk paint

Step 2 – Cut decoupage paper as per the required measurements

Step 3 – Apply Deco Magic decoupage glue (matte or gloss) on each side of the piggy bank and place the decoupage paper

Step 4 – Press the paper firmly to avoid any wrinkles or air bubbles

Step 5 – Follow this by another layer of Deco Magic decoupage glue, followed by coat of decor varnish

Step 6 – Apply black gesso on the moulds, followed by metallic wax

Step 7 – Adhere the moulds across the piggy bank as per your choice

And Voila! We have an elegant piggy bank ready to use!

Thanks a lot for stopping by! Hope you liked this project and are inspired enough to create one yourself!

Cheers!
Saira

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Red Sunset Evening

Hello Lovely Peeps!

This is Saira here with another guest design project!

It’s raining here in India, and what’s better than creating a lovely sunset painting using watercolors from Little Birdie to brighten up the mood!

For this painting, I have used colors – Crimson, scarlet, vermillion, yellow, pink, rosy, bluish purple, brown, and black.

Below are the process images along with instructions.

Step 1: Make a rough sketch of the image, I added few branches and taped the watercolor paper on all four sides using a masking tape.

Step 2 : Add layer of clean water wash on the upper half of the horizon line, and to create the sky, create cloudy sky using crimson, scarlet, bluish purple, yellow and vermillion.

Step 3: Once dried, apply shades of crimson, scarlet, vermillion and yellow to the foreground.

Step 4: Once the colors dry, add some trees and lines on the foreground indicating the floor.

Step 5: Add more details such as the bench and the metal railings across.

Step 6: Carefully remove the masking tape from all four sides (this is a very satisfying activity) and Voila! We have a beautiful red sunset painting!

Little Birdie products used :

Watercolor Half Pan Set 24 colors

Other supplies:

Watercolor paper 300gsm cold press, Masking Tape, Brush – Flat, liner and Round size – 8, jar of water

Thanks a lot for stopping by! Hope you liked this painting and are inspired enough to create one yourself!

Cheers!
Saira

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