Birds and Berries Mixed Media Canvas with Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie fans! It’s Tracey back to share a romantic mixed media canvas featuring the gorgeous ‘Birds and Berries’ Collection along with a video tutorial sharing all the details on how I put this together. This is my first ever video tutorial with voice. I would adore hearing what you think and how you like it.

In this DIY Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Learn how to:
~ Adhere base paper to the canvas
~ Sand to distress edges
~ Add texture by stenciling with Grainy Texture Paste
~ Add color and texture to chipboard
~ Paint resin pieces
~ Use art wax to highlight texture
~ Dry brush with white gesso to highlight texture and soften colors
~ Add texture with Craft Pellets and Metal Microbeads
~ Add depth with Color Splash


Tips and Techniques:

I’ve used gorgeous Little Birdie flowers, chipboard, Craft Pellets, and Metallic Microbeads to create this beautiful floral cluster.

I created a grungy finish on these chipboard bird cages with Crackle Paste, and Tinted Metallic Paints. The berries are fussy cut from the Birds and Berries paper set.

More Crackled chipboard goodness. Of course I had to add a bit of bling using rhinestones for the “berries.”

Aren’t these wings beautiful? Underneath them you can see lace peeking through. It was layered over the base paper with soft gel medium.

I mixed Craft Pellents and Metal Microbeads into Soft Gel Medium to spread around the cluster for added texture. Color Splash is used to add depth around the cluster and chipboard pieces.

This sweet dragonfly was cast with resin then painted with Tinted Metallic paints and rubbed with gold Metallic Wax.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Paper Pack Birds And Berries – 12in x 12in, 250gsm

Izabela Birds And Berries 12pc

Nancy Birds And Berries 6pc

Whitney Fairy Sparkle 14pc

Arcadia Fairy Sparkle 8pc

Heleen Fairy Sparkle 12pc

Zoey Fairy Sparkle 18 pc

Wendy Fairy Sparkle 9pc

Primed Chipboard – Laurel Spray 4Pc

Primed Chipboard- Garden Greens, 2Pc

Primed Chipboard – Fancy Panel

Primed Chipboard – Chipboard Bird & Birdcage

Primed Chipboard – Cogs

Primed Chipboard – Ornate Wings

Metal Microbeads – Mute Orchid, 30g

Craft Pellets – Mini

Acrylic Soft Gel Medium 100ml

Crackle Paste

Grainy Texture Paste

Color Splash – Black Current, 50ml

Color Splash – Grape Crush, 50ml

Color Splash – Mocha, 50ml

Color Splash – Lemon Zing, 50ml

Tinted Metallic Paint – Caribbean Teal

Tinted Metallic Paint- Tawny Glint

Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Glaze

Tinted Metallic Paint – Shimmery Sherbet

Tinted Metallic Paint – Glazed Berries

Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Plum

Metallic Wax – Rich Gold

Fleur-de-lis Trellis Stencil – 4×7″

Silicon Glue 100ml

Other Supplies:
4×12″ Canvas
Tim Holtz ~ Small Talk
Lavender Rhinestones ~ From my stash
Lace ~ From my stash
Hand Crocheted Flowers ~ Made by Me
Clear Gesso
Distress Oxide Ink: Dusty Concord; Shaded Lilac; Victorian Velvet
Resin – White
Zuri Designs ~ Dragonfly Mold

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store:

For a limited time there is free shipping on international orders over $99.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie supplies to create a mixed media canvas as a gift or to decorate your home.

~ Blessings ~


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