Hi Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey back to share a new project with you. I just adore working with fabulous Little Birdie mixed media products and of course creating a beautiful focal point with these gorgeous flowers. Here are the steps to create this lovely card.
Cut a piece of teal paper from the Chevron in Aquarelle 12×12″ Paper Collection to 5×7 inches. Brush with clear gesso.
***Tip*** If you use wet media like color splash and texture pastes, the paper tends to wrinkle and warp. A couple coats of clear gesso reduces the warping quite a bit. I like to brush the front of the card with clear gesso, then the back and then the front one more time, drying between each coat. While there is no media applied to the back of the card, this step helps the card to lay flat without as much curling as when I applying the gesso to only the front of the paper.
Using the Script Heart Clear Stamp, use your fingers rather than a stamp block to stamp just the heart portion of the image with embossing medium on the right side of the card. Apply white embossing powder and heat .
Use the 10x18cm Cracked Design Stencil to apply Aquatini Embossing Texture Paste to opposite corners.
Allow the texture paste to dry then use a dry fan brush to lightly brush Little Birdie White Gesso over the entire card base including the texture. Brush some of the gesso off of the brush before brushing across the card so that some of the color from the paper and texture paste shows through. This is called dry brushing.
Spritz randomly with a light misting of Ocean Mist Color splash and mist with water to allow to spread. Dry then repeat with Hot Pink Color splash. Dry then repeat with a teal color mist.
Apply Deep Sea Blue Mixed Media Paint to opposite corners of the card base. I used my fingers to apply, but you could use a brush if you prefer. I misted lightly with water to help the paint move and to get a more translucent effect so that the lighter color underneath still shows through.
Dab embossing medium onto the gorgeous Primed Chipboard Clock. Cover with white embossing powder and heat. Dab the filigree edges with embossing medium, sprinkle lightly with shabby blue embossing medium and heat. Dab the edges one more time with embossing medium, sprinkle lightly with baby blue embossing medium and heat. Be sure to use a light hand with the blue embossing powders to let some of the colors below show through.
I think we all have those odd jewelry pieces hanging around that we’ve saved, but that don’t quite go with any of our projects. An easy fix is to brush with white gesso then apply Color Splash in coordinating colors. The center glass dome was brushed with a thick coat of Crackle Paste and set aside to dry before brushing with gesso and color.
Dry brush the leaves, flowers, and metal jewelry discs lightly with white gesso, then set aside or heat to dry.
I’ve use the following beautiful Little Birdie Crafts flowers: Cornelia, blue; Aslin, pink; Serabella Classic; Beaded Dasies, grey; and Micro Jewlled Florettes, grape/tan.
Once the gesso is dry, adhere flowers, leaves, chipboard, mixed media metal flower, metal jewelry discs and pearls. (I’ve set a few of the pearls into the small metal discs.)
Brush soft gel medium around the bottom of the cluster to adhere Deep Marine and Iced Slate Microbeads along with teal seed beads .
Color sentiment with ink and add to card.
Cut a sheet of Bright White Premium Card stock to 10×7″ and score at 5 inches and fold to create a 5×7″ card base. Adhere the decorated layer to the base.
Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:
- Cornelia, Blue
- Aslinn, Pink
- Serabella Classic
- Beaded Daisies, Grey
- Micro Jewlled Florettes, Grape/Tan
- Chevron in Aquarelle 12×12″ Paper Collection
- Premium Card Stock ~ Bright White (for card base)
- Primed Chipboard ~ Chipboard Clock
- Metal Microbeads ~ Deep Marine
- Metal Microbeads ~ Iced Slate
- Gesso ~ White
- Crackle Paste
- Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Matte
- Embossing Texture Paste ~ Aquatini
- Color Splash ~ Ocean Mist
- Color Splash ~ Hot Pink
- Mixed Media Acrylic Paint – Deep Sea Blue
- Clear Stamps ~ Script Heart
- Stencil 10x18cm ~ Cracked Design
- Sentiment Sticker Pad
- BeadCraft ~ Jewellry Essentials – Pearls in a variety of sizes
- Sequins in Blue and Teal
- Gesso ~ Clear
- Metal/Glass Flower
- Embossing ~ Dabber
- Jasmine Pigment Ink
- Color Mist ~ Teal
- Embossing Powder ~ Shabby Blue, White, Baby Blue
- Sequins in blue, teal, white
- Jewelry findings – round discs
- Seed Beads – Silver Lined Teal, 11/0
- Strong liquid Glue
I hope you’ve been inspired to grab your Little Birdie Crafts Supplies and create a mixed media card for someone special in your life.
~ Blessings ~