Art Journal Pages

Holla! Jinal Savla here…This month I have been experimenting with art journal and various techniques of mixed media… Let me take you through the process.

Step 1: Glued down 2 pages together to create a slightly thicker base and then primed it with Little Birdie’s white gesso.

Step 2: Sprinkled water randomly on the page. Used Vibrant shade chalk paints from the brand with combination of pink, orange, and yellow and blended them together.

Step 3: Used reverse stenciling effect. Before the paint dries I used a stencil to lift some paint off the page with a baby wipe.

Step 4: To add more texture, stamped certain designs/texture randomly to get the depth using LB – pigmented dye ink pad…also stamped ‘Dream’ on the right side of the page.

Step 5: Used Little Birdie’s Gold leaf flakes along with gliding glue to achieve the shimmer sentiment- ‘Shine’

Step 6: Die cut flowers using LB thin cut dies, watercoloured the inside, stuck it slightly keeping one over the other and doodled the outline with 0.5 marker.

Step 7: Added sentiments and a bird element along with sprinkled paint to complete the final look of the page.

Art journaling is super relaxing and I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, textures and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.

List of products used:

1- chalk paints https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chalk-matt-acrylic-paint-vibrant-60ml-each-6pc?ref=JinalSavla

2- Gesso- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

3- Stencil- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/search?page=2&q=stencil&ref=JinalSavla&type=product

4 – Clear stamp- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/clear-stamps-mystique-garden-1pc-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

5- Thin cut die- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/coordinating-clear-stamp-dies-set-bloom-vista-18pc-1set?ref=JinalSavla

6- Pigmented ink pad: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/pigment-ink-pad-passion-flower-p9-1pc-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

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Wishing you a happy weekend ! Stay Happy and Healthy.

Much Love, Jinal Savla

Mixed Media Tag

Good morning crafty friends,

I have made a mixed media tag for you.

I started with some gesso and then added a light paint. When this was dry, I added modelling paste through a stencil and made sure it was dry before I added some gold and pink paint.

When all the paint was dry, I used the stamp to add some contrast to the tag and splattered with black and white.

To finish, I used the papers and flowers to make a nice cluster and a beautiful quote.

hope I have inspired you, can’t wait to see what you create

love suus_creative

Mixed Media Photo Frame

Hello Creative peeps, this is my last post for Little Birdie crafts as we come to an end of the Design Team term. For this month’s project I have created a functional mixed media photo frame and captioned it – Adventure awaits.

I had an old metal photo frame which I wanted to transform. It had a coat of homemade chalk paint which I scraped thoroughly with a sandpaper before starting with a coat of White Gesso. I let the green tint stay on the frame as is, in some places.

Once the Gesso was dry, I added a layer of crackle paste on the edges with the help of a palette knife. I let the Crackle Paste dry naturally.

I added texture with the help of Monte Marte modelling paste and stencil rectangle jumble. Once it dried, I added diluted chalk paints in Mango, Rose Blush, Sangria and let it run in crevices of textures I created. I realized my phone was dead and I missed taking pictures of this part of the process.

Once my textures and colours dried, I added a trim from my stash, a hot air balloon from primed chipboard “Up and Away“, ephemera from Shabby Chic Bouquet collection and flowers Amica – Celebrate Life , Elvina – Amor Mio, Agnes – Celebrate Life and some die cut leaves to make a composition. I added some script background stamp in places to give it a vintage look. I titled it : Adventure awaits”. I added a black and white postcard to the frame which I had bought during my trip to Vietnam.

I hope you will get inspired by this project and give your old frames a makeover.

Till next time around- Ciao

Sumedha