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.

https://youtu.be/R8jh0O9BLoU

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 ~

Tracey

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Home Decor Guitar

Hello everyone.
Today I have come to share with you a creation made with mixed media products from Little birdie Crafts. I made a guitar inspired by a drawing of my son. For that I drew the silhouette on a heavy cardboard and then assembled it in 3D.
I applied black gesso and then red paint. I highlighted some parts with a stencil and texture paste. I then augmented the relief with the patina.

Take a closer look at the details….

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Thank you for visiting this blog post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well!

Shabby Chic Desk Clock with Deco Transfer

Hello creative Peeps! Sumedha here. Today I am on the blog with a makeover of an old clock to a shabby chic tabletop clock with the newly launched Deco Transfer Sheets. Lets see the process of how I transformed it.

I had an old table clock and I wanted to transform it into a vibrant piece.

Before coloring the base I rubbed a candle on the rim of the clock at random places and gave 2 coats of chalk paint – Tattered lace and Sailing Sky with shaded effect on the rim. I kept the centre mostly in beige colour (Tattered Lace).

Now comes the fun part. I fussy cut elements from the Little Birdie Deco Transfer sheets. I have used images from 2 Deco Transfer sheets – Old world Charm for the centre and Lavender Blooms for the corners. Before transferring the designs to the surface I have placed them face up to make a composition. I have cut the images very close to the prints leaving very little margins

Once I was happy with the composition, I slowly placed each image upside down starting with the centre image after carefully removing the plastic film which covers the image.

This is an important step to be followed if you forget to remove it, the image will get transferred on the plastic film and not on your surface. Once I stuck the image on the surface (face down) I burnished it well with a bone folder to ensure its adhered properly to the surface. I took a brush and wet the entire image with water saturating enough but not over doing it.

Once the image was wet, I removed the white backing paper slowly. I followed the same step for each image that I transferred on the clock surface. I then varnished the entire surface with Decor Varnish Gloss. Once the varnish dried, I used a sandpaper to distress the chalk paint in places where I had rubbed the candle to give it a vintage look. I then stamped some diamonds shapes on the rim of the clock with Archival ink- Magical Voilet to go with my composition.

I used clay embellishment and gave it a light coat of sailing sky chalkpaint. I then used Little birdie flowers in White- Agnes and Elira, Voilet and purple from Birds and Berries Collection to adorn my clock

I then added a clock mechanism to it and the clock was fully transformed.

This is how my final project looks. It so easy peesy to transform any object with the newly launched Deco transfer sheeets and saves lot of time.

I hope you loved the project and will definitely give it a try .

Till next time- Much Love

Sumedha