Mixed Media Butterfly with Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie Fans! It’s Tracey back to share a new project with you. This gorgeous butterfly features Little Birdie Flowers, the amazing Cogs and Wheels die set, and fabulous mixed media products. These warm summer days bring thoughts of delicate fluttering butterflies, and I just couldn’t resist the urge to create one of my own.

I hope you’ll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how create a gorgeous textured background, use stamps and dies to make sweet embellishments, develop a lovely patina finish on chipboard, color odds and ends leftovers to achieve a cohesive look, and add texture with microbeads and glitter.


Tips and Techniques

Gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers from the ‘Birds and Berries’ and ‘Fairy Sparkle’ collection are the focal point of this lovely butterfly. They’re dry brushed with white gesso for a shabby effect.

Here you can see the full cluster with all the layers and textures. I used up some odds and ends pieces left over from previous projects, to give them cohesiveness, they’re painted with Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paints.

Die cutting patterned paper and stamped images is a great way to create gorgeous and inexpensive embellishments. They’re edges with inks and waxes for definition. I’ve used the Cogs and Wheels Die set for the gears.

I adore gears and couldn’t resist creating a patina finish on this gem from the Especially Cogs Primed Chipboard set.

The background is stamped and then colored with Bruso Powders. But the texture from Little Birdie Crackle paste used with the Butterfly Inspire Stencil is what gives this background so much amazing texture.

Little Birdie microbeads add such gorgeous shimmery texture. I’ve added in some glass glitter and tiny microbeads from my stash. The texture is adhered with matte gel medium.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Dollar Tree ~ MDF Butterfly
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Clippings Sticker Book
Crochet Cotton Lace ~ Natural
Bee Charm
Bits and Pieces from my Scrap Jar
Brusho Colors ~ Grey; Purple
Ranger ~ Archival Ink – Watering Can
Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink – Hickory Smoke
Drawing Ink ~ White
Microbeads ~ Copper
Glass Glitter ~ Bronze
Ranger ~ Multi Medium – Matte
Silicone Glue
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

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 to create a mixed media decor piece.

~ Blessings ~


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Magic Keepsake Box

Hello, Little birdie fans!

I am Neena Arora is here on the blog with a magic keepsake box. Life is full of surprises and you never know what it has in its folds. So, always believe that day of life is good but ” The best is yet to come”.

If you wish to gift something different to your loved ones then this magic box can be the best gift. This magic box has a little surprise inside and you can store some precious memories inside it.

I have used black cardstock for creating a 4″x4″ skeleton box.

Basic process:

  • Cover the box inside and outside with 3.75″x3.75″ pattern paper.
  • Next, using double-sided tape paste the doily cutouts on each flap.
  • Next, build the composition in the centre by first adding some sisal or coconut fibre. Then paste the wood twig, add nest, some eggs.
  • Add fussy cuts of birds and birdhouse in the composition.
  • Next, add some flowers and berries to beautify the composition.
  • Next, decorate the lid with shabby ribbon, flowers, log piece and sticker frame
  • Then apply a dry brush of white Gesso all over the composition.

To adorn the composition add some glitters, art stones, and pearls.

Let’s have a look at more photos.

The Little Birdie products I have used:

Many thanks!

Neena Arora

Shabby Chic Card

Hello everyone, It’s Sarah here,
Today, I want to share with you a shabby chic card created with some beautiful papers and flowers. I chose to use the amazing papers from the ‘Birds And Berries’ collection. The flowers are from the same collection and I really liked the details and the colours.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Thank you! Have a lovely day!