Victorian Shabby Chic Mixed Media Panel

Hi creative people – Today I am on the blog to share a very shabby chic Victorian mixed media panel. The inspiration came after watching a movie which had a wall panel with a similar background .

Let’s head to the blog and see a step by step tutorial on how I created it. I had an MDF mini plank in my stash. I thought of using it for my project. I began with a coat of white gesso on it.

Once the gesso was dry. I gave a coat of Tattered Lace chalk paint mixed with Snow Dove multi-surface paint to my panel and the clay frame since I wanted it to be slightly beige in color and not white.

Once the chalk paint dried I added a strip of paper tape 1/2 inch wide at equal intervals. I did it by eye balling it for an equal space between two strips. Then I dabbed Misty Rose chalk paint and a hint of orange in the area which was not covered with tape. I added a hint of orange as I wanted it a shade between pink and peach.

Once the panel was dry. I added fine lines of gold to give it a rich Victorian vibe. For this, I used a clear embossing pen by Rangers and gold embossing powder by Little Birdie brand and heat embossed it. To balance the look, I used gold alcohol ink marker and gave golden edges to the sides of the stripes that were not heat embossed. Hope you can see the thick and thin lines of gold on the panel, thick ones are heat embossed, thin ones were made with a gold marker.

I was pretty happy with the background. For my focal point I used a clay frame from my stash and highlighted the highpoints with Gold metallic paint and antique gold wax.

For my frame I chose an image of a Victorian girl in sepia and used soft gel medium to seal the image. I used chipboard pieces on the back of the image to give support to the frame. I glued all of it with heavy gel medium.

I used Little Birdie flowers and ephemera for my composition. I stamped some script in brown for my background. Before gluing my composition, I try out different arrangements and once I liked it, I glued each piece one at a time.

I added a sentiment “DREAM” from one of the older sentiment collection from the store. I dry brushed the flowers with white gesso to tone down the pink of the flowers. Finally gave some fine splatter with diluted black gesso.

I hope you like the project as much as I do and will give it a try.

Till next time – Ciao


Materials Used:

Shabby Chic

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Today I’ve got a fun mixed media card for you that utilizes many of the gorgeous materials from Little Birdie Crafts.  

To start, I grabbed this super cool chipboard clock and was thinking that it would be even more beautiful if it had a slight gold coloring to it.  So, I took the gold Metallic Wax and started adding some color to the edges and LOVED IT!  

Once I had the clock looking the way I wanted, I went looking for something to put it on.  I simply adore the ‘Texture Brew’ paper pack.  It has the coolest patterns of wood, textiles and brick.  I picked out the white washed and worn piece and went to work creating my design.

I knew I didn’t want a super clean design so I added some paint splatters with the Chalk Paint in the colors Whipped Seafoam and Frozen Ice.  I really love how it just added a bit of color to the piece when it was looking kind of plain before.

I used some embellishment pieces from the Boho Dreams paper pack.  There is a sheet in there that has some beautiful things that are great all on their own!  I added some of the gold wax to the edges of those pieces to tie in the gold and also make the images look less stark.

Once my card was coming along, I grabbed a greeting from the Watercolor Floral Ballet paper pack.  There is a neat sheet in that pack that has coordinating floral images, large greetings and smaller ones.

Lastly, I needed some bling so I went with the Bling Fiesta Silver Pack shiny ones.  I didn’t have any gold ones so I added some of the gold wax prior to adhering them and I think they came out great!

I hope you enjoyed my project share today and that you get inspired to try something new or different.  Until next time, have an amazing day!


Supplies Used:

Mixed Media Brush

 Hello to all of you creative souls

Zvia here with the first creation for October.

It’s a mixed media brush made with lots of charming Little Birdie products.

This is another interesting way to use multi-surface paints.

You are welcome to the full tutorial on my YouTube channel.

List of links to Little Birdie products:

Acrylic Gesso- White:

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Mixed Media Paste – White:

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Little Birdie Reusable Stencil – Script Design:

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Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Oval Frame:

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Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Happy Together:

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Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Beaded Micro Petals Moon Light:

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Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Beaded Blooms Moon Light:

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Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Tulip Bouquet Shabby Chic:

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Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Arion Amor Mio:

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Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Angel Rose Amor Mio:

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Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Marisa Shabby Chic:

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Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Gloss:

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Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium – Matte:

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Stone Texture Paste – Crystal Sand:

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Multisurface Paint Each 60ml Pack of 6 – Berry Basket:

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I wish you all the joy of creation and inspiration

with love