Art Journal Pages

Holla! Jinal Savla here…This month I have been experimenting with art journal and various techniques of mixed media… Let me take you through the process.

Step 1: Glued down 2 pages together to create a slightly thicker base and then primed it with Little Birdie’s white gesso.

Step 2: Sprinkled water randomly on the page. Used Vibrant shade chalk paints from the brand with combination of pink, orange, and yellow and blended them together.

Step 3: Used reverse stenciling effect. Before the paint dries I used a stencil to lift some paint off the page with a baby wipe.

Step 4: To add more texture, stamped certain designs/texture randomly to get the depth using LB – pigmented dye ink pad…also stamped ‘Dream’ on the right side of the page.

Step 5: Used Little Birdie’s Gold leaf flakes along with gliding glue to achieve the shimmer sentiment- ‘Shine’

Step 6: Die cut flowers using LB thin cut dies, watercoloured the inside, stuck it slightly keeping one over the other and doodled the outline with 0.5 marker.

Step 7: Added sentiments and a bird element along with sprinkled paint to complete the final look of the page.

Art journaling is super relaxing and I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, textures and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.

List of products used:

1- chalk paints

2- Gesso-

3- Stencil-

4 – Clear stamp-

5- Thin cut die-

6- Pigmented ink pad:

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Wishing you a happy weekend ! Stay Happy and Healthy.

Much Love, Jinal Savla

Motivational Cards

Hello Little Birdie Craft Friends! I hope you are all doing well.

Today I’m sharing with you my process on how I created these motivational cards using Little Birdie Crafts ‘Boho Dreams’ collection.

  • Step 1 – Cut up 1 piece of 12×12 Boho Dreams cardstock at 4″x3″. You’ll only need 4 pieces of these cut out pieces for this project but you can create more if you like.
  • Step 2 – Use the Floral Pattern stencil and some modeling paste to create some textured pattern.
  • Step 3 – Fill up all 4 pieces like so and wait for this to dry
  • Step 4 – Once dry, tear up some tulle fabric and glue it at the center of the paper.
  • Step 5 – Place large flowers at the center and add in smaller flowers around it for added detail.
  • Step 6 – Add statement pieces that motivate or inspire.

Optional: You can stop here or add in some light pink and some metallic paint onto the background and splatter on some color.

And you are done! You can give these out as gifts to friends and family who need a little encouragement and positivity thrown their way.

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Chalkboard Sign with Floral Embellishments

Hey guys! Here is a fun little chalkboard sign I made for my daughter to hang up in her new apartment. The moment I saw the darling chipboard sneaker, I knew I’d be making something for one of my daughters – they’re all obsessed with this style of shoe! I also used a variety of flowers and some rustic alphabet stickers. Check out how easy this was to make.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Step 1: The first thing I did was break out the watercolors and add a little color to the sneaker. My daughter actually has shoes this color so that’s why I went with a blueish green. I also used a fine-tip marker to highlight the “stitching” detail on the sneaker. This was my first time trying watercolor on chipboard embellishments – why didn’t I try it sooner? I love how it turned out!

Step 2: Next, I figured out the saying I wanted on my chalkboard. I sketched it out on paper and counted out how many of each letter I would need, to make sure I had enough! I eyeballed the spacing on the board, based on my paper sketch. I didn’t meticulously measure out the spacing, because I don’t mind if it turns out a little funky. I think that adds to the handmade charm. I did use the bag topper from the package of letters as a guide to make sure my lines were fairly straight. The letters are self-stick, so I tried to make sure I had them where I wanted them before I pressed them onto the chalkboard surface.

Step 3: Next was my favorite part: figuring out where to put all the flowers! I tried several different combinations and varieties of flowers and colors before I even plugged in the glue gun. Once I had my layout pretty much planned, I started placing them with hot glue. So easy! Just a dab of glue, press, and voila.

I love that I can sit down and make something really cute with, (let’s be honest), minimal effort or skill. Making pretty things should be fun and relaxing, but it’s sometimes a little scary when you’re just starting out! Little Birdie makes it easy with their massive selection of gorgeous elements that coordinate beautifully.