New Beginning – Mixed Media Canvas

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here with a new project to inspire you. I have a dear friend who’s going through a rough time recently, and I created this encouraging canvas for her. This sweet sentiment from the ‘Birds and Berries’ ephemera pack is just perfect because everyday is truly a new beginning. I just adore how easy it is to mix and match gorgeous Little Birdie flowers and embellishments to create such a beautiful arrangement.

I’ve used a variety of mixed media techniques to create the canvas background and to color and add texture to chipboard and resin embellishments. I hope you’ll enjoy learning with me as you view this video with lots of details and voice instructions.

Tips and Techniques:

Little Birdie Grainy Texture Paste is applied through the beautiful Fleur-di-lis Trellis Stencil and spritzed with Black Current and Grape Crush Color Splash. Once dry, I added a little script stamping with permanent ink and color is added to the edges.

This photos is at an angle so you can see all the dimension created by layering chipboard, resin, ephemera, and flowers. Metal Microbeads and tiny seed beads are adhered to the flowers and background with Soft Gel Medium to add texture.

A close-up showing the beautiful mix of Little Birdie Flowers including Birds and Berries: Celestina and Nancy; Celebrate Life Flowers, Wendy; Fairy Sparkle Flowers: Wendy and Elvina; Bouquet Mulberry Flowers; and Pearl Pink Micro Jewlled Florettes.

This Primed Chipboard Clock with Design and resin clock are highlighted with golden Glaze Paint.

Molded pieces are colored with Chalk Paint, Metallic Wax, and Gesso for a grungy effect.

This gorgeous Primed Chipboard Swirl Corner and Brick with Window pictured in the previous photo are colored with Color Splash and gesso.

I just adore the glittery shimmer on these Birds and Berries Ephemera pieces!

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Birds and Berries Ephemera Pack
Birds and Berries Flowers – Celestina
Birds and Berries Flowers – Nancy
Celebrate Life Flowers – Wendy
Fairy Sparkle Flowers – Wendy
Fairy Sparkle Flowers – Elvina
Bouquet Mulberry Flowers
Micro Jewlled Florettes – Pearl Pink
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Brick with Window
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Clock with Design
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Swirl Corners
Laser Cut Stencil – Fleur-de-lis Trellis, 4×7″
Color Splash – Black Current
Color Splash – Grape Splash
Color Splash – Mocha
Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Glaze
Acrylic Matt Chalk Paint – Wild Wasabi
Metallic Wax – Glimmer Moss
Acrylic Gesso – White
Acrylic Gesso – Black
Acrylic Soft Gel Medium Matte
Grainy Texture Paste
Metal Microbeads – Mute Orchid
Metal Microbeads – Mystique Rose

Other Supplies:
6×8″ Stretched Canvas
Round Seed Beads – Rainbow Clear
Archival Ink – Jet Black
Acrylic Paint – Green Mist
Moon Shadow Mist – Viotaceous Violet
PanPastel: Magenta; Violet; Rich Gold
Script Stamp
Matte Fixative
Silicone Glue
Double Sided Foam Tape – 1″

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies and create a beautiful gift to encourage someone special in your life.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

Please follow me on:
Instagram
YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *