Whimsical Mixed Media Art

Hello, Little Birdie Crafts friends! I hope you are doing well!

Today I’m sharing with you this mixed media art illustration I created using various products from Little Birdie Crafts.

Here are a few steps on how I created this project:

  • Step 1: I sketched the girl and created waves of her hair extending to the entire page spread.
  • Step 2: I used ‘Bloom Vista’ stamp and some archival ink stamp pad and created floral blooms along my spread and added some textures using a stencil and some modeling paste.
  • Step 3: Then I created random watercolor washes along the bottom area and proceed to paint my illustration with a mix of purples, pink and yellow watercolor paints.
  • Step 4: I added some acrylic paint over the floral stamp pieces and create random dots and strokes across my layout.
  • Step 5: I added some gold embossing powder along the outline of the flowers and across the abstract designs I painter earlier. You can also use metallic paint/marker to do this part.
  • Step 6: I drew some leaves and brick doodles all over and outline the illustration with a black liner. Then I added some silver metallic wax over the textures.

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Watercolor Illustration

Hello, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you? It’s Janus here sharing with you this watercolor illustrations I painted on Little Birdie Crafts Handmade Art Journal.

I started my traditional art journey with calligraphy and watercolor. I loved painting flowers but one of my ultimate goals then was to be able to draw and paint human figures. I feel like I’ve come further into that goal now.

Let me share with you a few steps on how I painted this illustration:

  • Step 1: I have a sketch that I paint with a base skin tone.
  • Step 2: Add shadows and colors onto the cheeks, eyelids and lips.
  • Step 3: Create a light wash over the hair and create irregular strokes to represent hair strands.
  • Step 4: Slowly build darker shades into the hair and paint on the eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Step 5: Paint the nails and butterfly. Draw the hard lines to accentuate the jaw area, nostril, hands, etc.
  • Step 6: Add finer details on hair to resemble hair strands.

It takes a few hours for me to finish illustrations. The important thing about painting illustrations to to wait for each layer of paint to dry before adding another layer of paint over the area.

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Dainty Vertical Cards

Hi everyone! It’s Janus here sharing with you some vertical cards I created using Little Birdie Crafts’ ‘Poppies and Roses’ collection.

I used the 6″x6″ paper pad for the base and cut some of them in half vertically for the background of my design.

I added some textures using the script stencil and some white acrylic gesso on the background. Then I layered on fussy cuts from the paper pad and some of the ephemera along with flowers.

I added bits of tulle and some holo doilies from my collection just to give it a but more detail.

I dry-brushed some gesso on portions of the flowers to give it a more rustic feel.

These are perfect little tokens to give to loved ones, friends, or colleagues that’ll make them feel cherished and appreciate, without spending too much.

Thank you for viewing this post and I hope this project inspires you to create your own.

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