Happy Smile!!

Hello everyone!
This is Anila from Mumbai, India with a new post today.

I am sharing two decorative wall/tabletop pieces using the Watercolour cold pressed handmade panels. They come in two different sizes 8″x8″ and 6″x6″. I have used one of each today.

Here’s what I am sharing today!

I took the 8″x8″ panel and the Anemone stencil.  Adhered the stencil firmly on the panel using a Washi tape.  Using Memento marker, I traced the outline of the entire design on the panel (I began with a pencil, but later traced directly with the marker)

 

After tracing the design completely, I coloured the entire design using Zig markers and an Aqua pen.

Once coloured, I added some fine details to the design using Polychromos pencils.

Added all the details and shading to the design. I reinforced the outline again with the marker to make it little bold. Did some detailed markings with the marker. I placed the stencil over the design again and this time added sparkle pastes to the centres of the flowers.

Stamped the sentiment from my stash.

Next, using Whipped cream Sparkle paste, I stencilled some designs on the empty parts of the panel. I have used the Chevron stencil and the Baroque design stencil. After this dried, I added some transparent dew drops to add some effect to the panel.

That completes my first panel. Here are some pictures showing the final outcome.

 

For the second panel, I took the 6″x6″ panel. I have used the Little Birdie’s newly released Poppy Wishes stamp set. I stamped the image on the panel using black permanent ink. Coloured the image using Zig markers. Colour washed outside the image using light blue ink. Added the centre details using a black marker. I used the die-cut alphabets to create the sentiment. Adhered it to the panel. Using whipped cream sparkle paste, I stencilled the chevron design on the empty sides of the panel.

Some close-ups!

That’s all from my end today. Thank you for stopping by!

 

Mixed Media Canvas – Video Tutorial

Hello to all my crafty Friends….

This is Bela from India with yet another interesting  Design Team Post of Mixed Media canvas for Little Birdie Crafts. This time I hope everyone creates with me as we don’t need any fancy or expensive embellishments for this canvas as I have used any junk lying around the house or you can get these things from any junk shop at throw away rates.

We all feel that we need lovely embellishments to make a lovely art piece… but what I feel is if you have an eye for the art and right balance of using the things and a very different and unique way of using the colors then the piece you make whether it is out of junk or fine elements will turn out to be a masterpiece.

If you see closely I have used some rusted nails, screws, hinges, nut bolts, and some waste hardware parts to make my main composition. then I added few numbers and come wooden cutouts to given this canvas a definition.

I hope you find this creatively inspiring and will try it out for urself.

For the complete video tutorial click the link below. don’t forget to leave a comment if you like this video.

Love & Hugs

Bela

The products I have used for this project are

  • Heavy Gel Medium
  • Black Gesso
  • Chalk Paint Lagoon Breeze
  • Chalk Paint Marsh Green
  • Tinted Metallic Paint Golden Glaze

Mixed media autumn inspired layout

Hi there, guys!!

Nuneka here with a new DT inspiration.
I’m very happy Summer is really over in Spain and we finally have some rain, the leaves started falling from the trees, everything is changing colors… So with that mood I got inspired to make my last work for Little Birdie.

This time I won’t show you a photo tutorial, but I’ll tell you all the process and you can watch it all in the video. You can also check this layout I previously made for Little Birdie (this one has photo tutorial) and you will see how following the same steps you can get really different results.

So first you need to protect your paper with clear gesso, this way you can work with any medium without damaging it. As I wanted Little Birdie flowers, my favorite product, to be the protagonists, I chose a very simple paper and I added very few things on the background.

I just applied a little Mixed Media Paste 2 in 1 through a stencil to have some interesting texture in the background. Then I added some soft matte colors, just to create shadows. And I stamped randomly with a similar patter to the one in the stencil but in smaller size and used embossing powders in a similar brown color. That was all for the background. Pretty easy, right?

Next step was to create a beautiful and simple composition to accompany the picture of the blue little birdie. You don’t need many things to make nice layouts, actually if you want to keep your focal point, then less is more. So I took a wonderful Little Birdie chipboard and cut a little piece to use it in the corner; then I placed the flowers and left a small one for the corner too. I added the green leaves and the composition was done.

Some little details are needed to give the layout a finished look. So I glued some cabochons and leaves I cut with a die, and made some splatters with Tainted Metallic Paint in gold color. Finally I used tiny glitter hearts to add shinny accents. A small sentiment with the photo, and there you have it.

You can watch the full process in this video:

https://youtu.be/BU578sobHg4

These are the Little Birdie products I’ve used in project:

  • Primed Chipboards, Lattice Design
  • Stencil, Threadbare net
  • Mixed Media Paste 2 in 1
  • Flowers, Boutique Elements
  • Tinted Metallic Paint, Golden Plum
  • Soft Gel Medium, Matte
  • Hearty Melange, Golden HeartsWith this layout I would like to thank Rashmi and the whole Little Birdie team for giving me my first opportunity as DT member, for all the support and help they gave me. Also thanks to Nishita, our DT coordinator, for all the patience, the good advises and hard work. Thanks to my teammates for the inspiration and tips. I wish you all the best and I feel really thankful for this time we have shared.

Love,
Nuneka