Monday, 19 February 2018

Vintage patina altered box

Hello everyone I am back with one more mix media project!!  This time I have altered a discarded cardboard box and given it a  a vintage patina effect.
Have a look at the final creation before I take you through the process....

  1. I have used an old box for my mixed media project. First I applied Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste on the entire box (I used little water to dilute it as I was using it as gesso).  I used my finger to apply this paste just to get some extra texture. This is what's great about the mixed media paste, you can use this according to the desire consistency.

2. I used Little Birdie texture tool to add texture to the surface and also added some stencil work after that.

3. After the base was was done it was time to build up my layers with embellishments and some old materials from my stash. However, I first of all, I pasted few pieces of lace and then started putting the rest of the materials in place.

4. Next,  I started to play with the colours....picked a shade of brown slapsh spray colour ,rust paste from finnabair and Tinted Metallic Paint and other colours to go with it ( I feel addicted to these paints...every time I create something, I feel the urge to use them).

5. Next, I built up layers of colors till I was satisfied with colors.
6. To give my project some added beauty, I used golden beads, Hearty Melange,art stones etc. with Mont Marte gel medium.
I love the rustic vintage look , so I kept it little dullbut the Tinted Metallic Paints gave my project the perfect subtle shine that I wanted!
So here are some more pictures of the finished project....

Thank you so much for visiting here I hope you enjoyed my post 😊,hope you see you soon again

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rustic garden

Hello everyone,
Today I am here again with a mixed media project that's colourful yet has a vintage appeal. I used Little Birdie's Tinted Metallic Paints and Mixed Media Paste to give it, its texture and awesome hues.

Without much ado, lets see how to get there.....
  1. I  used a thick cardboard for the base and applied Mixed Media Paste as a primer. I just added little water to dilute it a bit.

2. Thereafter that I pasted pieces of lace on the base and created a window with chipboard  as shown in the pictures.

3. Added some flowers onto the window along with few chipboard shapes and also did a little stenciling to make the bricks. Then, I  applied Mixed Media Paste all over the layout.

4. Used some shades of Colour Splash for the background.

5. Added Tinted Metallic Paints  to create the desired effect in the background and the foreground.used rustic paste from finnabair inside my Window and also under the window this is my first try with these paste

I built up the layers of colours until I was satisfied with the effect.
6. I have used micro beads and Little Birdie's Hearty Melange to give it some special effect. Used Mont Marte gel medium to paste these beads in place. Here are some more pictures of my final project....

Hope you enjoyed it. If you have any queries please feel free to ask, I will be happy to answer. Keep crafting and trying out new things....
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Monday, 22 January 2018

New mmp Dt post with ittle birdie matellic paints

Hello everyone, Pooja here
Today I want to share my new mixed media project with you all, which I created with Little Birdie's Tinted Tinted Metallic paints. Have a look.... This is my DT post for Itsy bitsy blog

  1. I took a piece of chipboard and cut it into pieces and pasted them onto another chipboard sheet as shown in the picture below .

2. Thereafter I covered the base with some leftover paper and die cut pieces. Next, I did some stencil work with mixed media paste.

3. Applied black gesso all over and started pasting my embellishments in layers.

4. Added flowers, chipboard shapes, and some old knick-knacks from my stash to give it a further layered look.

5. To give more texture to it, I added some fine sand into Little Birdie's Slate Mixed Media Paste and applied this mixture on the base with a knife. I also created some lines as shown in image.also added some art stone for extra texture

6. Applied black gesso all over again.

7. Now it was time to play around with colours!  I used purple acrylic paint for the base first, then used different shades of Tinted Metallic paints. For your convenience, I have given the links of the metallic paints which I used below.

You can see the beautiful and shiny effect I got from these Tinted Metallic paints on the black base. I simply loved these colours!!,give some more shine with matellic waxes in the end too
Here are some more pictures of the final project..........

I hope you find more work interesting and beautiful pls let me know how you like it 😊

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Vintage bottle with crakel medium

Hello everyone Pooja here!
Today I have an altered art project with one step Crackle Medium that oozes out an awesome vintage appeal.
Have a look

Most of you know now how to do simple decoupage,  I have also done decoupage on my bottle first but with a is the process
  1. I have taken a bottle of my choice. After cleaning it,  I applied Moda burgundy paint all over it.

2. After it dried, I applied one step Crackle Medium evenly all over it.

3. When it was almost dry, I applied Butternut Squash shade of Little Birdie Chalk Paint vertically with a brush. I also added few drops of yellow acrylic paint to give it a double tone effect.

After some time, beautiful cracked effect appeared on the bottle.
4. The next step was to apply decoupage glue on the base of bottle to stick my decoupage napkin. I placed it where I wanted, you can use your own design and placement that pleases you!

6. Did some stamping with Itsy Bitsy stamps.

5. Thereafter I applied decoupage glue on the entire bottle to seal it.
6. Next, I used Mocha shade of Color Splash and used a brush to spread it (used few drops of water to thin it down a little). After it dried, I applied some brown and green  shades of distress ink with a soft hand.
7. Added some  handmade flowers, resin embellishments,  stickers, micro beads and other decorative accessories from the store and my stash to decorate the bottle.
8. Hung some metal embellishments along with a tiny handmade book with "Best Wishes" sentiment.

It turned out to be so pretty that I could not stop at one, here's another one for you.....

I hope you liked my project. Try out different  creations with the Crackle Medium, it's a truly fantastic product to use!!
If you have any queries, please feel free to ask. I will be extremely happy to get back to you.
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