The surface of the box was a little uneven so I decided to cover the top with pattern paper strips from my stash.
I roughly tore the pattern paper into strips with my hands and distressed the edges with Vintage photo distress ink. I added 2 layers of strips on both the sides of the top leaving the birds motif from my decoupage paper peeping out through the strips
I also added couple of mini wooden alphabets on both sides of my mini trunk. I added Patina Glaze metallic wax with my fingers to the metal lock on the box to go with the colour scheme . I coloured the inside of my chest with multi-surface archival paint Pink Swirl.
Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share a new project. I don’t know about you, but I’m eager for spring which is just around the corner. Today I’m sharing a home decor piece that embodies a warm spring day. This 3-D layered butterfly wall hanging features Little Birdie Decoupage Paper, gorgeous Song of the Sea flowers, and Primed Chipboard pieces. Be sure to check out the photos below to see just how much dimension a side view shows you with all these layers.
In this DIY video tutorial you will learn how to use layers to develop dimension, create gorgeous faux metal gears with patina using chipboard, gilding flakes, and waxes, learn all the details to make this gorgeous 3-D layered butterfly, create a patina effect on flowers and feathers, and use items from nature to enhance your mixed media projects.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/
Other Supplies: Wood Bracket Shaped Base purchased at a local craft store – 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Scribbly Butterflies Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Small Talk Metal flourish and corner Gold Leaf Copper Gilding Flakes Copper Microbeads Nature: Feathers; Twigs; White Birch Bark 1″ Double Sided Foam Tape Stylus and foam pad Silicone Glue
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies to create a dimensional home decor piece to brighten up your day.
Today I wanted to show you a project from a different category. I love to create things for the home, they are then simple and minimalistic. I really like different boxes and trays and that’s what I have today. I decorated the tray using several media and paper. Below in a few steps I will show you how I did it.
At the very beginning, I painted the sides of my tray with a Wood Stain.
The next step was to use colorless wax in several places. It will help me later after painting with paint to get leaks.
Then I painted the tray with yellow chalk paint – three layers.
When the paint has dried, I wiped with sandpaper.
The next step was to glue decoupage paper and protect the surface with varnish.