Heart and Soul- A Mixed Media Layout

Hi Everyone, Saadia here

I want to share with you a mixed media layout today. Little Birdie flowers are so beautiful and versatile. These can be used on scrapbooks, layouts, canvas, cards, home decoration items.  When I saw Little Birdie’s  blue and white flowers in the kit , I knew I wanted to  make a layout.  I don’t make layouts often. But this time, I couldn’t resist myself! I hope you like it.

Lets start :

    • I used a 12x 12 inches canvas panel for the layout. Glued book papers to it. Then, I applied diluted Mixed Media 2 in 1 Paste to it. (Picture 1)
    • Picture 1
    • Next, I mixed Little Birdie Texture Sand with Mixed Media 2 in 1 white paste to get a grainy texture. This texture sand is so beautiful!! It’s perfect for creating additional layers of texture. We can mix it with Mixed Media Paste, paints and other things.  (Picture 2)
Picture 2
  • I applied that mixture of texture sand and mixed media paste through a stencil. It’s better to use a big stencil for it. This grainy mixture is a bit difficult to apply through a fine detailed stencil. (Picture 3)
  • Picture 3
  • While the canvas was drying; I covered the chipboard shapes with black gesso.
  • Thereafter, I applied Alcohol Splash spray in Frosted Pool and Color Splash spray in Charcoal and Ocean Mist. I diluted the colors with a bit of water spray. (Pictures 4 and 5)
  • Picture 4
  • Picture 5
  • Thereafter, I took some wire and made a frame from it , covered it with diluted white Mixed Media Paste and positioned the frame with my picture. (Picture 6)
  • Picture 6
  • After that, I arranged the flowers and other embellishments around the frame. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued all of them with Little birdie Soft Gel Medium-Matte. Gel medium gives time to move the embellishments if one wants to modify the arrangement. (Picture 7 )
  • Picture 7
  • Then, I applied Little Birdie Crystal Drops and Mixed Media Stones in some areas. The Crystal Drops and stones are great for filling gaps in the composition. ( Picture 7)
  • Next, I highlighted some areas with Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint in Silver Oak color and added few splatters of Charcoal Color splash spray.
  • Finally, I added few finishing touches and a sentiment. (Pictures 8 and 9)
  • Picture 8
  • Picture 9


    I hope you like this layout.   Thank you for visiting the blog today.  Take care stay inspired and craft along!!


Saadia Nawaz.

Materials used:

Mixed media paste 2 in
Soft Gel Medium Matte
Chipboard Shape Flourish


Texture Sand
Dew drop flowers
White flowers
Tinted Metallic Paint Silver Oak
Color Splash Spray
Color Splash spray Charcoal
Alcohol Splash Frosted Pool
Mixed Media Stones
Crystal Drops
Irregular Dots Stencil
Chipboard Shape Brick wall


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