Someone Special – Scrapbook Layout

Hi  there Creatives,

I’m back again on the Little birdie Blog with a single page layout. I love creating layouts and this photograph of a friend’s daughter is so cute, it just needed to be scrapbooked!

I fussy cut some elements from the Aqua Medley paper pack. I love the roses and butterflies.

Golden Plum Tinted Metallic Paint is one of my favourites among Little Birdie products. I used that to paint the chipboard frame.

For the background I used white cardstock and patterned paper from the Amor Mio collection. I tore a strip and adhered it to the white cardstock. I stenciled a few leaves randomly with Mulberry Glaze Sparkle Paste and splattered with Blackcurrant Colour Splash and Golden Plum Tinted Metallic Paint.

I adhered a piece of cheesecloth and placed the frame over it, but a little off the centre. Then I tucked in the fussy cut flowers and some die cut leaves behind the frame.

Next, I added the photo. I first raised it on a small piece of cardboard. Then I  added flowers and buttons to create more interest.

Here are more close up pictures:

I hope you found some inspiration here!

Happy creating until next time!

I used the following Little Birdie Products:

  • Amor Mio Paper Collection
  • Aqua Medley Paper Collection
  • Chipboard Rectangle Frame
  • Little Birdie Expressions Title
  • Golden Plum Tinted Metallic Paint
  • Mulberry Glaze Sparkle Paste
  • Blackcurrant Color Splash
  • Little Birdie Soft Gel
  • Elvina Purple Passion flowers
  • Little Birdie Cheese-cloth
  • Little Birdie hand dyed Purple Passion Buttons
  • Little Birdie Heavy Gel Medium

Happy crafting until we meet next!





Burlap Panel – Angel

Hi All,

Lia here with you today! This evening I finished this Burlap Panel.

I started off by building up loads of textures and layers using Gesso, sheets of ripped Burlap, Fiber Paste (I adore this product) and Gel Medium.


I tore up some corrugated board and added White Gesso and the Mixed Media Paste to create a background layer for the Angel.

Next, my favourite part, I start adding flowers…

Then I added this butterfly chipboard (having covered it in white acrylic, to make it stand out more).

Finally I finished it by adding the Angel.

Thanks for looking! I hope I have given you some ideas.



Mixed Media Burlap Canvas

Welcome to Little Birdie Crafts blog!

Today I would like to invite you for a step by step walk-through of how to make a media picture using things that you like the most, gel medium, black gesso and metallic paints and waxes. When creating this work, it felt a little magical when applying paint or wax till the end. All the details of the work became so visible when the project got over!

Here is my completed work.

Let’s begin the process…
To start with, we need to prepare the foundation on which we will work. Here I have a ready painting board covered with burlap.

Through the stencil, we require to apply texture pastes as we please. I always try to add a pattern on the sides of my composition. After I applied the pastes, I waited for them to harden.

I created the composition with the help of gel medium,  cardboard, decorative flowers, metal parts, gauze, beads and pebbles. I waited long enough for the gel medium to dry well.

Next, I painted the whole work with black gesso. While doing this, if you feel the composition is not well covered, repeat this step. Let the gesso dry up.

Now the magic begins!!
Use a dry brush to apply a small amount of metallic paint to the places chosen by you. Remember to load the with only a small amount of paint, which will be wiped gently onto the protruding elements. If you want, you can additionally strengthen the effect with wax.
And that’s how my work details look.

Used materials

Keep crafting!!
Best wishes