Inspirational Dream Canvas

Hello! Maggi here today to share with you an inspirational art panel.  I’ve used the Boho Dreams paper collection along with some mixed media supplies to create this panel.

Let me show you how I made this.  First I cut an 8 x 8″ piece from a paper from the Boho Dreams paper pack. Then I applied a sticky sheet to the back of the paper so that the paper would be securely attached to the art panel.  This will keep the paper from buckling when mixed media is applied. (I distressed around the edges before adhering it to the board.)

Next, I used a floral stencil and masked on some floral patterns using white Mixed Media Paste.  After that dried, I misted with Berry Blast and Gold Rust mists and allowed that to dry.  (You can speed up the process by drying with your heat gun.)  Then I streaked yellow, red and white paint randomly on the canvas.

I took a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper from the collection and tore all around the edges and then added 3 pieces of washi tape.

I used a combination of mists and paints to color the 6 x 6 paper.  While that dries, locate the two punch out doilies shown below.  Ink over the doilies to give an aged appearance.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Now apply some paint randomly around the edges of the doilies.

Paint a scrap of corrugated cardboard white and adhere near the bottom of the canvas. Then adhere the smaller paper, centering as shown below.  Heat emboss the Scroll Border with embossing enamel and attach to the corrugated paper.  (I used Stampendous Aged Rose Embossing Enamel.)

Now it’s time to decorate with flowers and the two doilies.  Use some foam tape to pop up the doilies and place one so that it partially covers the other.

For a finishing touch, dry brush some white paint over the flowers.

Thanks so much for visiting the Little Birdie Blog and joining me today!  Be sure and stop by the Little Birdie Crafts store, there are so many wonderful things there that I bet you’d like to have.  😃 If you’re in North America, Little Birdie now has a warehouse in the US and you can order knowing that you will receive your order quickly!  There’s no minimum purchase either so now you can have all those gorgeous Little Birdie blooms that you’ve been wishing for!!


Supplies from Little Birdie Crafts Store
Watercolor Art Panel 8in X 8in 2PcMixed Media Paste WhiteStencil – FloralPaper Pack Boho Dreams- 6in x 6inPaper Pack Boho Dreams- 12in x 12inRooney Boho Vibes Flowers 23pcKimberley Boho Vibes  Flowers 14pcPrimed Chipboard- Scroll Border, 2PcColor Splash- Gold RushColor Splash- Berry BlastHome Decor Chalk Paint

Welcome Summer – Mixed Media Ice Cream

Hi Little Birdie Fans
Fenny Here!
Today I made a decor project just right for the summer- It’s an yummy, creamy, colourful, ice cream.

A life without Love is like a year without Summer,

Life is like an ice cream – Enjoy it before it melts.

And Life is better with sprinkles, so add some to brighten up life!

At the beginning of this summer I made this mixed media painted ice cream .

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To make a Mixed Media Painting “Ice Cream”
I certainly used a lot of supplies from Little Birdie Crafts collection.
I started with , watercolor board 12″x12″, Sculpture Paste,
stencil, Gesso, Glitter paste, chalk paint, Color Splash, handmade paper flowers, crystal beads, and micro beads .

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Step and detail Tutorial please visit my YouTube Channel.

Thank You for Looking
Fenny Ariani

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Formal Cruising – Scrapbook Layout

Hi Everyone Kerrie here,

Welcome to July and my first post for Little Birdie Crafts for the month.  Can you believe we are in the 2nd half of this unprecedented year?
I hope this post finds you all well and living your life as best you can wherever you are in the world.  As documenters of our families, we must document the good, the bad and they WOW – where did that come from moments. Sometimes we get so caught up in making things so perfect that we lose our mojo to just create and have these special albums filled with all our treasured memories.

That is what this layout is all about. These photos are from a cruise I taught on back in early 2016. I am ashamed to say I still have so many photos from this cruise to scrap because of wanting to create the perfect layouts for all my photos. The reality is, I just need to get in and scrap and get my cruise album finished.  This layout has no special techniques it is just about creating layers to showcase my photos of my friends and I. That is all you need to do to create beautiful layouts, especially if you want to get your albums finished. We don’t always have 4 – 5 hours to create one layout.

I started this layout by cutting a scroll from my patterned paper, making use of the floral border on the paper. I then fussy cut some clusters and another floral border piece for the top left hand side of my layout. I also cut some layers to mount under my photos. I distressed all the edges of my paper pieces to give texture and dimension. I layered all the pieces on using foam tape to give dimension and I always pop my tape away from the edges so I can easily tuck in my fussy cut pieces and them other embellishments later on.  Now if you are liking the look of this nice flat layout you could stop here but if you want to embellish a bit more keep reading and scrolling I have used Little Birdie Crafts Boho Dreams 12×12 Paper Pad for this layout

A great way to add dimension to your handmade flowers and leaves is to dry brush them  using Gesso. It also help to soften down the colours if the flowers or embellishment are a bit too bright. 

Another tip to get more from your handmade flowers is to break them down. This is also great when you don’t want a really lumpy bumpy layout. It also changes the look of your flowers to give you more variety

Another way to change up your flowers and make them less bumpy is to remove the centre and add some bling. Again you just gently pull the bead from the centre.

One more tip for finishing off your layouts is to add splatters. Splatters really change the look of your layout in a subtle way.  For this layout I mixed some Gesso with a spritz of Hot pink Color Splash. Always remember to cover your photos before spattering as you can see I just used some packaging.

When creating clusters, work in the rule of threes and also make sure your clusters draw your eye to your photos. While we love all our gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts products we want our photos to shine too, so our creating is to make that happen. 

another tip, give your flowers, fussy cut pieces, leaves and diecuts a little smoosh to give them a little life. 

Little Birdie Crafts Products UsedBoho Dreams 12×12 Paper Pad

Handmade Flowers – Boho Dreams Collections 

Gesso, White

Color Splash, Hot Pink

Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,
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 Happy Creating 

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