Mixed Media Tags

Hello, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you all doing today?

I’ll be sharing with you how I created these mixed media tags using various material from Little Birdie Crafts.

  • Step 1 : Coat the cardstock with some clear gesso.
  • Step 2 : Add some torn up book pages on the tags and add another coat of Clear Gesso.
  • Step 3 : Paint on some acrylic paint and metallic paint on the tags but leave off enough areas unpainted to show off a bit of those book pages.
  • Step 4 : Once paint is dry, coat random areas of the surface with One-Step Crackle Medium.
  • Step 5 : Once the Crackle Medium is dry, apply a coat of white paint over the crackled areas
  • Step 6 : Add in embellishments and layer them according to your preference, then glue them in place.
  • Step 7: Paint over the embellishments with metallic paints and brush them with some metallic wax
  • Step 8: Add darker paints within the sides of the embellishments to help your design pop out, then add in some micro beads and jute strings to finish off the design. And that’s it!

These are perfect little tokens to give to your friends and family or as trade cards with fellow crafters.

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Beauty in Bloom Watercolor Illustration

Hello there, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! I hope you are doing well these days.

Fun fact, art illustration is actually one of the things I do as my freelance work. So it’s important to at least practice on my craft once or twice a month to keep up the rhythm.

I love painting illustrations using only a single color as it helps me improve on my tonal values. This refers to the light and shadows you see in paintings.

Since my most used medium is watercolor, I’m accustomed to painting from my lightest shade and doing the darkest tones last, because watercolor sometimes tend to be not as forgiving as acrylic and gouache, since you cannot paint over the mistakes just as easily with other medium.

Overall, it all boils down to practice, repeating what you’ve learned to master it and finding ways to improve.

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Hand-painted Floral Cards

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I’d like to share with you these cards that I made.

I hand painted the flowers using watercolors and cut them up into pieces to serve as decorations on my cards.

I coated my card stock base with some gesso and used some modeling paste and the brick wall stencil, then splashed it with some paint, for a beautiful textured background.

I added in just a few tiny details like flowers and micro beads to give it more grunge and design.

I always like adding tulle fabric and doilies to my designs. I feel like they provide the best subtle but elegant touches to my work.

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