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

Live Your Dreams Card

I’ve never considered myself a good card maker, but it’s easy with just a few Little Birdie Craft supplies!

This is a great card to say ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Bon Voyage’, ‘Congratulations’, or just to tell a young lady how special she is.

Here are some tips I’ve learned from my fellow design team members:

It’s the details (like real or faux stitching) that make your card stand out:

Always work in layers; lots and lots of layers!

And adding texture with sequins or handmade flowers makes your card extra special:

I hope that inspires all you ‘non-card makers’ out there, to give it a try!

Here are the materials I used:

Boho Dreams 12 X 12 paper pad
Boho Dreams 6 X 6 paper pad
Tulip Bouquet Shabby Chic
Handmade Flowers

Family Fun Double Page

Hi Everyone Kerrie back with another tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts Blog using their gorgeous Watercolor Floral Ballet Paper Collection which is a gorgeous fresh floral collection on a linen type paper. I have also used a sheet of pink paper from their Pretty in Pink Collection which is also a linen paper. This layout is a great design for when you want to scrap an occasion and get more photos in your album. You can change up the first page and instead of one larger photo pop 2 or 3 smaller ones on to tell more of your story. These photos are from way back in 2004 and are ones that weren’t great or in focus so i kept putting off scrapping them but I decided to just scrap them as I love these memories of our family holiday. Cameras weren’t what they are now and neither were my photography skills which again is all part of  our story. That’s what scrapbooking is all about, documenting our family memories even if it is out of focus!

After cutting up my patterned papers and working out their placement, I added some texture using mixed media paste and bricks stencil.
*Tip make sure if you are creating a double layout make sure you use base cardstock from the same pack, as you see my shades of white are different, which thankfully doesn’t matter as I have covered most of it, same often gores for patterned paper packs as they can be from a different run. I actually didn’t notice until I took the photo by then I thought too late  🙂

You can see I have applied the mixed media paste nice and thick and random giving that natural brick look.
I sprinkled Crystal Glitter over the paste while still wet to add subtle sparkle.

 Snip out Primed Chipboard title and paint with Pink Ballet Chalk Paint, while wet, sprinkle on Crystal Glitter again to give a subtle sparkle to your title.

I then layered everything onto my base pages starting with the base patterned papers and then embellishing with a mix of  fussy cut flower clusters from the Watercolour Floral Ballet fussy cut sheet, handmade flowers, die cut leaves.

I finished off with some splatters using watered down chalk paint.

I also dry brushed Gesso onto the handmade flowers.

You can see the sparkle on the chipbaord title.

LIttle Birdie Crafts Products Used

Watercolor Floral Ballet 12×12 Paper Collection Pack
Pretty in Pink 12×12 Paper Collection Pack
12 x12 Gold Glitter Card
Bricks Stencil
Chipboard Titles
Mixed Media Paste
 Pink Ballet Chalk Paint
Crystal Glitter
Serenade Blush Handmade Flowers

Thanks for stopping by I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial,
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 Happy Creating 

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