Noel Mixed Media Canvas

Do you love mixed media? Well, Little Birdie Crafts makes the perfect Metallic Paints and Stencils that makes dreams come true when creating mixed media art!

With a few basic steps and a little patience between drying times you can create a magical Noel Canvas.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Paint canvas, frame and scroll border with Tawny Gold; dry.

Step 2: Repeat by randomly painting the Caribbean Teal to prepared canvas; dry.

Step 3: Mix paste with a bit of Tawny Gold and Caribbean Teal; mix.

Step 4: Lay stencil on to prepared canvas; apply mix of paint to top with palette knife. Allow to dry.

Step 5: Stamp with background stamp with black paint. Spatter with both white and black paint; dry.

Step 6: Adhere pattern paper to top of chipboard circle.

Step 7: Add frame to top of pattern paper.

Step 8: Add fussy cut pinecones to top of canvas.

Step 9: Die cut “Noel” from pattern paper. Adhere to bottom of canvas.

Step 10: Add bow and flowers to top of canvas.

The completed Noel Mixed Media Canvas is a beautiful addition to Christmas home decor, and also makes a beautiful handmade gift that will be treasured for years to come.

Pretty In Pink Canvas Wall Art

Hi, Crafty Friends!! Design Team Member, Mitsyana, here! And I’m back again with Little Birdie Crafts to bring you another “Clean” Mixed Media Project.

I love mixed media but don’t like getting too grungy and dirty. I like the textures and layering but am drawn to a bright and fresh color palette.

So, I create my mixed media with my personal style and likes in mind.. because ART is about personal expression and there’s no wrong way to do art!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Place Stencil Script Design onto the pre-primed canvas and apply whipped modeling paste with a plastic spatula. Remove the stencil and set aside to dry.

Step 2: Once paste is dried, apply paint over the entire canvas with French Rose Chalk Paint and a paint brush. Then set aside to dry. You can speed up drying time with a heat gun.

Step 3: Apply Gilding paste along the edges of the canvas and the raised texture of the paste.

Step 4: Remove the backing from the decorative picture frame.

Step 5: Attach the decorative picture frame onto the painted canvas using mixed media glue and set aside to dry.

Step 6: Trim two links from the top of one of the Chipboard Ornate Pendants.

Step 7: Mix together white gesso and texture powder into a paste.

Step 8: Apply the paste mixture over the Chipboard Ornate Pendants and the Chipboard Garden Butterflies then lightly rub Pebeo Gilding wax over the raised textured surfaces.

Step 9: Adhere Garden Butterfly chipboard piece to the mounted frame using more mixed media glue.

Step 10: Attach the Renae Blush flowers and Kraft Leaves around the decorative frame in a cascading fashion with more mixed media glue.

Step 11: Attach Chipboard Ornate Pendants with more mixed media glue to the upper left side of the canvas to make them appear to dangle down.

Step 12: Attach a small flower from the Renae Blush flowers set onto each of the Chipboard Ornate Pendants.

Step 13: Run mixed media glue along the sides of the canvas and attach the tulle ribbon around the perimeter and set aside to dry.

Here is the gorgeous finished canvas…

More detailed pictures…

Lots and lots of texture…

This canvas would be great for a number of different themes. It would totally work for a fairy, princess, or spring themes and adds a rich feel to your decor.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how I create my “clean” mixed media! If you love mixed media but don’t like a dark grungy style… try this approach. And don’t forget to just have fun, you’ll be amazed on what you create!

Mitsyana

Clean Floral Mixed Media Card

Hello, Crafty Friends!! Design Team Member Mitsyana Wright here!! I’m back to share with you all this gorgeous mixed media card. Mixed Media has gained more popularity and it’s not just grungy and messy! Little Birdie Crafts makes mixed media a cinch with their line of stencils and handmade flowers!

And today I’ll show you how to make this mixed media card that is quick, easy, and stunning!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Fiorella Lavender Crème
  • Brick Wall Stencil 
  • Creme Cardstock
  • Black Polkadot Paper (DCWV’s Meet Me in Paris Stack)
  • Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die (Pink and Main)- (optional)
  • Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
  • Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)
  • Whipped Spackle (Faber-Castell)
  • Palette Knife
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide- Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool
  • Jute Twine

 

Step 1: I start by gathering my supplies.

I was eager to try these beautiful Fiorella Flowers from Litle Birdie’sFlorita Collection. I love that the flowers in this collection come with an array of leaves, sprays and/ or stems.

Step 2: Create an A2 (4.25″ x 5.5″) sized card base from creme colored cardstock.

Step 3: I die cut a stitched rectangle mat from polka-dot patterned paper using Pink and Main’s Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die. (This part is optional) If you don’t have dies available, you can just cut out a  4″x 5.25″ card mat with a paper trimmer.

Step 4: Using Blue painter tape, secure the brick stencil over the polka-dot patterned card mat.

Step 5: With a palette knife spread the whipped spackle onto the card mat in an elongated diamond shape. Remove stencil and set aside to dry. Make sure to clean off stencil right away.

Step 6: Once spackle has dried, run card mat through the Xyron Creative Station Lite. Remove protective film and adhere to cream card base.

Step 7: Ink the leaves using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to make them appear more natural.

Step 8: Using a clear adhesive attach the leaves to the front of the card. Used a total of 4 (2 on top and 2 on the bottom, laying the leaves vertically).

Step 9: Attach the stems and flowers on top the leaves, arranging the flowers with the larger ones in the center and the smaller ones on the outside.

Step 10: Make small hoops from jute twine. I made three (measuring 1.5″, 2″, 2.5″).

Step 11: Glue hoops to the card front, tucking them under the flowers and leaves.

Here is the finished card…

Who knew mixed media could be this CLEAN?!

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and try your hand at some CLEAN Mixed Media Fun!

See you all next time!

Mitsyana Wright