Tutorials

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Wall clock

Hi there creative friends!

Wall clocks have always been a favorite item for me to create. This time I used the Black Currant Color Splash watered down like water color paint to color the white Little Birdie flowers and I also mixed it with clear soft wax over chalk paint to create depth. I like to combine Steampunk elements with more feminine elements like flowers to create a softer feel.



Supplies


Step 1
Stencil gears with the Mixed Media paste randomly across a circle canvas and leave to dry. Once dry paint the top and sides with a light coloured chalk paint. Leave to dry

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Step 2
Stencil Tinted Metallic Paint : Golden Plum randomly through the "Spotty" stencil across the canvas.

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Step 3
Adhere twine with Gel Medium to the sides of the circle canvas. 

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Step 4
Spritz a little Black Currant Color Splash on your craft sheet and dilute with a little water to form water-color paint. Paint some of the white flowers. Leave to dry.

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Step 5
Apply clear wax across the surface, then ad dark wax and the Color Splash to create definition and depth. Once dry, dry brush the raised areas with Tinted Metallic paint: Golden Plum.

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Step 6
Insert the clock mechanism but do not attach the clock arms yet. You can put the battery in. Decorate with flowers and gears, e few buttons and pearls. Finally ad the arms and your done!

Here are a few close up photos of my clock:




I hope this leaves you inspired to create something beautiful !


I used the following Little Birdie Craft supplies for this project:

Monday, 27 August 2018

Beautiful

Hi there Creatives!

We recently had a family wedding and my two nieces were the flower girls. They just looked so beautiful with the flower headbands! Just as beautiful as the Little Birdie Flowers!






Step one
I created the layout on grey card-stock with paper from the "Texture Brew" paper pack and pretty flower paper from my stash. I cut a piece of 4.5" x 11,75" and tore the righthand vertical edge, the other edges I distressed.

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Step two
I adhered the paper to the card-stock and painted an area in the centre with diluted white Gesso, not covering the area completely.

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Step three
The green fern leaves were painted with white Gesso.

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Step four
I painted the title and the chipbord with an extra layer of white Gesso to make them appear more white. While the Gesso on the title was still wet, I sprinkled it with a little Little Birdie Mica Powder to add shimmer.

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Step five
I used a 6" x 6" piece of complimenting paper and Little Birdie cheese cloth to layer behind the photograph that was printed with a small white border. The dimensions of the photograph is 3"x4" and it was raised with cardboard and foam tape.

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Step 6
When the chipboard was dry, I build embellishment clusters with the flowers, chipboard and the title. I also added glass glitter and glass domes and adhered it with Glossy Accents.

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Step seven
Finally I added word stickers and ribbon to finish the layout off.



Here are some more close up pictures.





  • I used the following Little Birdie Craft supplies for this project:
    • Texture Brew Paper Pack - 12inch x 12inch
    • Chipboard Sentiments: Memorable Moments
    • Chipboard Damask Delight
    • Selection of white and pink flowers
    • Mica Powder : Natural
    • White gesso

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Happy: Mixed media layout

Hi there Creatives!

I have been so spoiled with all the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts products! All I want to do is play! This time I did a single page layout again with the gorgeous succulents and woodgrain paper. I just love this color palette!

Happy!
Supplies


I used a cream card-stock to build the layout on and trimmed the wood-grain paper to 11" x 11". Then I distress all the edges. For the first layer behind the photograph, I used a 6" x 6" sand colored piece of script paper and distressed it all around as well.



I then stenciled with the gesso and the Mosaic stencil, and splattered with Color Splash and Plum Gold Tinted metallic paint. I used  a heat tool to dry.



The next layer is a piece of Burlap and old book paper.



I painted the title with Tinted Metallic Paint: Golden Plum, and the dragonfly charm with white Gesso.



Create a cluster of flowers, succulents and leaves and add the painted title. I raised the title with foam tape.



To add more detail I adhered Crystal Drops with glossy Accents, as well as  pearls and word stickers.




Here are a few close-up pics:





I hope this leaves you inspired to create something beautiful !

Please join me as I take you through my creative process is this video:



I used the following Little Birdie Craft supplies for this project
  • Texture Brew Paper Pack - 12inch x 12inch
  • Mixed Media Paste - White
  • Chipboard Sentiments: Think Positive
  • Mini succulents: Succulent Meadow
  • Mini succulents: Ornamental Succulents
  • Mosaic Stencil
  • Tinted Metallic Paint: Golden Plum
  • "Black Currant" Color splash
  • Burlap
  • Little Birdie Foliage: Spiral tendril
  • White Gesso

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Memory Box

Hello, Creatives!

Memory boxes are such fun! My fingers were itching to play with the Black Current Color splash and Drift Wood Chalk paint.  And this is what I came up with. I just loved working with Tinted Metallic Paints too! I think they are my new favorite medium!



Step 1
To prepare the Book Box, I unscrewed the hinges and set them aside. To create texture I randomly stenciled with the mosaic stencil and "Grainy Texture Paste" on the cover of the Book Box and then dried with the craft heat tool.






Step 2
I painted the Book Box with the "Drift wood" acrylic Chalk paint. The Chalk paint dry quite fast, I had no need to use the heat tool. To add depth I sprayed with "Gathered Twigs" Distress Stain and to add color, I sprayed with the glorious"Black Current" color splash. I used the "Golden Plum" and "Glazed Berries" Tinted Metallic paint , thinned down with water and a flared paint brush to splatter across the book cover. I used the craft heat tool again to dry the paint and ink splatters.




Step 3
As focus point I used the Primed chipboard - Heart Vine Square frame and painted it with the "Golden Plum" Tinted Metallic paint. I raised the the frame and photo with cardboard and  layered a small piece of Cheesecloth  more or less in the centre of the Book Cover.



Step 4
I arranged the flowers, "Natalie Butter Milk" and "Embossed Daisies- Bisque" around the frame and finished off with rhinestones, crystal domes and  brass ringes. To adhere the flowers and frame, I used the "Heavy Gel Medium)



Step 5
To finish the project off,  I replace the hinges with vintage brass hinges.



Please join me as I take you through my creative process is this video:



I hope this leaves you inspired to create something beautiful !


I used the following Little Birdie supplies for this project:

Monday, 23 July 2018

"You are one in a Melon!"

Hi there, Creatives!

I just love this photograph of my niece. For my Little Birdie Design Team project  I decided to go with clean lines to capture her innocence and very little mixed media elements except some gold paint splatters with Little Birdie's Tinted Metallic Paint. The pink Little Birdie Flowers and chipboard were the perfect choice to use with the fun Lady Pattern Paper's "Good Times and Tan Lines" collection.

“You are one in a Melon”



Let’s start:

Step 1
For the background I use a pink patterned paper and white cardstock. I trimmed the card-stock to 11” x 11” and punched a decorative border on the bottom side. Then I used a black thin liner to draw in some faux stitches. To create layers behind the photo I adhered 2 complimenting pieces of patterned paper measuring 6” x 7,5” and 4,5” x 6”. I then splattered with the Tinted Metallic Paint, Golden Glaze.

Tip:
Remember to wash your paintbrush immediately.
 
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The next layer is formed with the Little Birdie Chipboard Brick Wall and flowers.
 
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The photograph and sentiment card is adhered on top of the flowers and chipboard elements. The melon is line with some Glossy Accents to create some interest.
 
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I embellished with small Beaded Micro Florettes- Cerise Pink, enameled brads, paperclips with bakers twine and Florettes and coordinating ribbon.
 
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Step 5
To finish the layout off, I did a few cross-stitches with golden embroidery floss and some sticker words.
 
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Here is some more details close up:





I hope this leaves you inspired to create.
  
I used the following Little Birdie supplies for this single page layout:
·              Symphony Flowers, Candy Mix
·              Beaded Micro Florettes: Cerise Pink
·              Primed Chipboard – Brick wall
·              Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Glaze

and also papers from Lady Pattern paper: "Good Times and Tan Lines" paper collection, brads and ribbon from my stash, as well as ordinary paper clips.

"Celebtrate"

Hi there!

I’m so excited to share my first Little Birdie Design Team Project with you! 
I designed a single scrapbook layout for my first project. A dear friend of mine recently had a birthday and this photo of her and her daughter was just perfect for it.

“Celebrate”



Let’s start!



Step 1



I chose paper from the Cottage Lace Collection to layer on white card-stock. I used the Lace paper as background and trimmed it 0,5” smaller. I fussy-cut the flowers from Wood-Plank paper and trimmed a piece of the wood paper to 4,5” x 6,5” . I tore along the right vertical side for interest. 

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Then I distressed all the edges and made two small tears in the top right-hand corner of the Lace paper.  I placed the paper pieces and cotton lace as in the picture above and adhered with the Little Birdie Acrylic Soft Gel Medium to the background.

Tip: If you do not have a distress tool, you can also use a small pair of sharp scissors.

Step 3

The background was the first splattered with the Golden Glaze, thinned with water and a flair paint-brush, and then Mixed Media Paste was randomly stenciled on the background with the "Spotty" stencil.

Tip: Remember to wash your stencils immediately to get rid of the left over paste.

Step 4

I decided to paint the chipboard frame and word with the “Golden Glaze” Tinted Metallic Paint. Although Little Birdie Chipboard is primed already, I wanted to make sure the Golden Glaze stand out, so I painted the chipboard with a thin layer Mixed Media Paste. It is a Gesso and modeling paste all in one. 

Tip: Thin the Mixed Media Paste with a little water to apply easier.

Step 5

To create additional dimension and interest, I used Little Birdie Sisal Fiber and adhered it to the area where the photograph will be placed. Again I used Little Birdie Acrylic Soft Gel Medium.

Step 6

I layered the photograph with the gold painted frame on the front and a piece of Little Birdie Cheese Cloth at the back. Then I created clusters of flowers with the Little Birdie Boutique Elements, the roses, small flowers and leaves.

Tip: To get more depth, I raised the photograph with thin cardboard.

Step 7

The Little Birdie Crystal Drops are perfect to accentuate and add interest. I used the Little Birdie Gel Medium to adhere them.  The Gel Medium dries clear and matt.

Step 8

The small painted chipboard word was adhered with Gel Medium in the right-hand corner, across the lace trim.

Step 9

The layout was finish the layout off with a small bow I made from Sisal Fiber and adhered it to the main flower cluster.

Here is some more close up photographs of the out:






I hope this leaves you inspired to create.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Ezmé


I used the following Little Birdie supplies for this single page layout:
·              Cottage Lace 12x12 Paper Collection
·              Sisal Fiber
·              Cheese cloth
·              Primed Chipboard – Birthday Wish
·              Primed Chipboard – Frame
·              Boutique Elements – Pearl Pink beaded flowers
·              Boutique Elements – Fiona Pearl pink roses
·              Crystal Drops
·              “Spotty” Stencil
·              Mixed Media Paste
·              Acrylic Soft Gel
·              Tinted metallic Paint – Golden Glaze