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Mixed Media Bird Journal

This mixed media bird journal makes a great gift for a friend or loved one.
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Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Indian Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #5260E

Indian Yellow FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a bright, clear, vibrant yellow.

FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Transparent coverage
  • Great for creating washes and tints

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Quinacridone Red, 2 oz.
Item #5262E

Quinacridone Red FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a bright red that has an orange cast to it.

FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design.

  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations
  • Use with stencils to create patterns
  • Mix with a matte medium or an opaque white to create subtle pastel colors

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Hooker's Green, 2 oz.
Item #5267E

Hooker's Green FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a mid-value rich green color. It can be altered to create the exact shade of green desired by adding Indian Yellow or Prussian blue to it. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Easy application and brush-ability
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in the USA

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Sepia, 2 oz.
Item #5270E

Sepia FolkArt Transparent Soft Gel Acrylic Paint is a rich neutral brown, perfect or tinting artwork to achieve a vintage feel. Easily brush, blend, and layer to add beautiful color to your projects with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel acrylic paint, which creates a transparent, satin finish that can be used to tint artwork or add a wash to a stamped or inked design. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Great for creating washes and tints

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #5278E

White FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic can be used as a hightlight color, or can be tinted with any FolkArt Mixed Media color to create a range of pastel colors. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel creates an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gel Paint - Permanent Green Light, 2 oz.
Item #5299E

Permanent Green Light FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Soft Gel Acrylic is a bright, clean, green color which can be used alone or intermixed with any Folkart Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylic. FolkArt Mixed Media Opaque Acrylic Soft Gels create an opaque, satin finish that can be applied to surfaces such as paper, cardstock, canvas and wood. FolkArt Mixed Media Paint formulas have been specially developed for use in mixed media art forms such as paper crafting, art journaling, and altered art.

  • The rich consistency prevents paint from bleeding Mix with gesso, texture pastes or thin with water to create special effects
  • Water-based, non-toxic
  • Made in the USA

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Color Spray Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #5319E

White FolkArt Mixed Media Color Spray is a pure white spray. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint in a convenient pump spray. They add a fun, burst of color to mixed media projects. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or layered with other FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to add accents and interest to projects. Easily spray onto your projects to create interesting blended effects or drip patterns.

  • The special formula is permanent, waterproof and will not bleed
  • Mix with gesso, texture pastes or thin with water to create special effects
  • Easy spray-on application

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Color Spray Acrylic Paint - Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #5320E

Yellow FolkArt Mixed Media Color Spray is a bright, sunny yellow. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint in a convenient pump spray. They add a fun, burst of color to mixed media projects. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or layered with other FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to add accents and interest to projects. Easily spray onto your projects to create interesting blended effects or drip patterns.

  • Velvety smooth, satin finish
  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 
  • Use with stencils to create patterns

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Color Spray Acrylic Paint - Bright Pink, 2 oz.
Item #5322E

Bright Pink FolkArt Mixed Media Color Spray is a fun, cotton-candy pink. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays are a unique formula of paint in a convenient pump spray. They add a fun, burst of color to mixed media projects. FolkArt Mixed Media Color Sprays can be used alone or layered with other FolkArt Mixed Media Paints to add accents and interest to projects. Easily spray onto your projects to create interesting blended effects or drip patterns.

  • Opaque coverage and excellent hide
  • Can be used alone or layered to create depth and color variations 
  • Use with stencils to create patterns

$3.49

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Tools - Medium Foam Applicator
Item #5375E
Folk Art Mixed Media Medium Foam Applicator is perfect for applying FolkArt Mixed Media Soft Gel Acrylics to all of your mixed media projects. You can create a solid or blended effect using this tool. The FolkArt Mixed Media Foam Applicator tool can be pounced or dabbed up and down over the project surface or softly wiped from side to side to apply and blend colors. It can also be used to apply FolkArt Mixed Media Paints through a stencil.
  • Exclusively developed for mixed media artists
  • Made from high-density foam for maximum control of paint application
  • Comfort grip handle
  • Great for creating solid color or blending
  • Can be used to apply paint through a stencil
  • Washable and reusable 

$1.99

FolkArt ® Mixed Media Brushes - Brush Set
Item #5380E
The FolkArt Mixed Media Brush set contains three brushes: No. 1 Script Liner, 3/8" Flat Brush and a ¾" Flat Brush. The variety of sizes allows artists to easily create professional results. The flat brushes are great for base coating large or small areas. The script liner is perfect for adding fine details to projects. These brushes are made with taklon bristles, sleek black handles and matte gold ferrules. These brushes work great with FolkArt Mixed Media Transparent and Opaque Acrylic Paints.
  • Exclusively developed for mixed media artists
  • Available in 3 sizes for blending, base coating, and detail work
  • Made from high quality materials
  • Easily create professional results

$4.49

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Wooden owl cutout
5.5" x 8.5" Journal
Scrapbook papers for owl
One pair of medium buttons
One pair of small buttons
Cotton embroidery floss
Alphabet letters from magazines
Tracing paper
Pencil
Scissors
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam plate
Hot glue

Instructions

JOURNAL PREP

  1. Paint the entire cover Opaque Soft Gel White to provide a solid surface.
  2. When dry, lay the book open (pages down) and lightly spray with Bright Pink, Yellow and White Color spray. Let dry.
  3. Print the Tree Pattern onto tracing paper.
    • TIP: Cut the tracing paper to fit an 8.5" x 11" sheet of printer paper then tape the tracing paper and printer paper edges together. This will help the tracing paper feed through the printer/ copier.
  4. Once printed onto tracing paper, remove the printer paper then trim the tracing paper to fit the journal cover.
  5. Decoupage in place using traditional Mod Podge techniques. Let dry.

TREE

  1. Using a 3/8" flat paintbrush, paint within the tree pattern lines Transparent Soft Gel Sepia. Lightly paint the "ground" Sepia too.
  2. Using a ¼" dauber loaded with Opaque Soft Gel Permanent Green Light, randomly paint small "leaves."
  3. Load a No. 1 script liner with Opaque Soft Gel Permanent Green Light and paint a few sprigs of grass at the base of the tree.
  4. Paint a few darker leaves using Transparent Soft Gel Hooker's Green.

OWL

  1. Trace the wood owl cutout onto tracing paper to create a template. Use this template to cut coordinating scrapbook papers for each layer of the owl. Mod Podge onto the owl.
  2. Shade the decoupaged owl edges using the Medium Foam Applicator loaded with Transparent Soft Gel Indian Yellow. Shade the second owl layer with Transparent Soft Gel Sepia.
  3. Create a stack of button eyes. Layer the small button over the medium size button. Thread embroidery floss through the button holes and tie a double knot, trim excess floss.
  4. Hot glue two button eyes in place.

FINAL STEPS

  1. Cut letters out of magazines to spell out "WISE WORDS." Mod Podge where desired onto journal front.
  2. Paint a shadow effect under the letters with Transparent Soft Gel Sepia.
  3. Using the ¼" dauber, add dots of Transparent Soft Gel Quinacridone Red randomly over the cover, and owl's ears, wings and inner body.
  4. Hot glue the owl in place onto the branch.
  5. Finally, accent the edge of the journal with Transparent Soft Gel Indian Yellow loaded on a Medium Foam Applicator.
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