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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Card with a Mannequin

Hello, it’s Emilia here! I have a new video tutorial for you, for a lovely card with a gorgeous chipboard mannequin.

I have used various sizes of flowers to a create long composition starting at the bottom of the mannequin, reaching above its top part.

I invite you to watch my video where you can how I made the card from start to finish:

Thank you!

Products used:

Birds and Berries paper collection

Chipboard Mannequin

Small Light Pink Roses – Amica Celebrate Life 6pc

Big Flowers – Wendy Celebrate Life 9pc

Small flowers – Elira Celebrate Life 40pc

Clear Stamps with Coordinating Dies set – Florenza

Mixed Media Decor on MDF Base

Hello everyone, It’s Sarah here!

Today I am sharing with you a mixed media project with lovely products from Little Birdie Crafts.

I loved using chalk paints for the background work. The wooden base supports these paints well and are very pleasant to use. We can put a lot of things even on a small base.

You can see video tutorial

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Thank you! Have a lovely day!

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