Vintage Spring Mixed Media Art Tag with Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share a new project with you today.

I’ve created a Vintage Spring Art Tag featuring Little Birdie’s gorgeous ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ collection and their fabulous mixed media products including Whipped Cream Sparkle paste. I just adore how this paste is a clear gel infused with micro-glitter to add amazing sparkle that allows the background design to show through.

This sweet tag would be a lovely gift tag or a gift on it’s own for any of the spring holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, or a graduation.

This was a quick and easy project for me. I made it in a couple hours in one sitting, so if you’re new to mixed media and want to try out something easy, this is just the inspiration for you. I share all the details of how to put this together with voice instructions in my video where you will learn how to dry brush gorgeous little birdie flowers with gesso for a soft shabby effect, heat emboss chipboard, create a focal point with ephemera, and add shimmer and texture with Sparkle Paste and Metal Microbeads.


Tips and Techniques:

The floral cluster is arranged over gears and chicken wire. I’ve included flowers from the Shabby Chic Bouquet, Celebrate Life, and Fairy Sparkle collections as well as these darling tulips from a handmade embellishment pack. A complete list can be found in my supply list below.

Here’s another view of the flowers so you can see how much dimension there is with all the lovely layers.

This primed chipboard floral medallion is from the ‘Blooms and Vines’ set. It has been heat embossed with shabby pink embossing powder. The center is a little piece from my stash that is colored with gesso, Tinted Metallic Paint and Metallic Wax to transform the plain silver into a gorgeous shabby center that’s a perfect center for this medallion.

This gorgeous glittered birdhouse and wreath from the Shabby Chic Bouquet Ephemera pack are layered to create an easy and beautiful focal point. The bee charms from my stash are colored with Rich Gold Metallic Wax.

The sweet Pearl Butterflies are from the Fairy Sparkle Collection. You can see just how much sparkling shimmer the Whipped Cream Sparkle paste creates when stenciled onto the background. The tags are diecut from Shabby Chic Bouquet paper and the edges are inked to distress and add definition. The edges of the inner tag are distressed with the edges of my scissors blade. Little Birdie braided jute twine is so sweet tied onto the tag.

More texture is created around the cluster with Mystique Rose Microbeads and some tiny gold microbeads from my stash adhered with Soft Matte Gel Medium. The gears are diecut from thin chipboard using the Little Birdie Cogs and Wheels Thincut Die set and heat embossed with shabby pink embossing powder.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store:

Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Framelits Dies 658784
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distressbrush
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Drawing Ink: White
Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
Bee Charms (Amazon)
Microbeads – Florentine Gold
Home Decor Chicken Wire – White
Thin chipboard
Wonder Tape ~ 1″ Double Sided Foam Tape

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 try out mixed media techniques on an art tag.

~ Blessings ~


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Romantic Card

Hi, Marta here!

Today I have for you a romantic card in a box. I used beautiful papers from the Shabby Chic Bouquet collection. Delicate vintage papers have proved themselves in combination with pink flowers. I cut out elements from the sheet and created a composition from them, adding flowers, chipboard and string. At the end I splashed everything with white diluted gesso.

I Used:

Kiss, Marta

Vintage Magic – Mixed Media Decor

Hello and a warm welcome to all!

Ruchi here! Today in my blog post I am sharing a vintage frame which has been embellished with Little Birdie flowers. This time I decided to use a single color scheme.

This post highlights the use of mixed media paste, both white and slate. I have tried to showcase these two products for creating texture and also for coloring. I am happy with the outcome and hope you enjoy it too.



Step by step process :

Step 1: For this particular project I took a 12x12inch wooden base which had the sides covered. I coated the base with white Mixed Media Paste. (you can replace the same with Mixed Media Paste- Slate too). I used a pallet knife to give random textures. I then gathered my supplies, one vintage image of an Angel, a plastic frame, some burlap material and some chipboards. I coated the plastic frame with the Mixed Media Paste- Slate. Once I did this, I decided to go with a single color scheme! I also pasted the vintage image on to the burlap with decoupage glue. I sanded the edges of the image to give it a further distressed look.

Step 2: Once the basic preparation was done, I decided to do some stencilling on the base with Little Birdie stencil and Mixed Media Paste- Slate to give some texture. I also pasted the burlap piece on to the plastic frame with gel medium. Once all this was done, I pasted the plastic frame with the image on to the base with heavy gel medium. After this I gave the base a coat of mixed media paste -slate (diluted) as the color. I wanted to retain the slate color. I also added some chipboards which were all colored in slate.

Step 3: Once all this was dry, I decided to add some depth to the textures. For this, I gave it as wash of diluted oil paint (brown) and wiped out the excess. Also to give a grungy effect, I used some chalk paint (Terracotta) and brushed it lightly on the edges and then sprayed water to merge and move the paint.


At this stage I also used Little Birdie Metallic Paint – Silver Oak to give some highlights.

Step 4: Now comes the most exciting part as I gathered all my Little Birdie flowers. Again I chose different shades of a single color (no bright colors this time!) and used some die-cut leaves to enhance the composition. In the very end I added some sparkle – Mocha to the frame to add another element of interest along with the fabric banner. I enjoyed creating this and hope you like it too.

The list of supplies used : All assorted flowers from LITTLE BIRDIE

Thanks for being here and see you soon with yet another project..Happy crafting,