Welcome back to the Blog! I hope you are enjoying your summer. These guys! My grandsons, bring me so much JOY. This scrapbook page is a 12×12 layout of them playing at a nearby playground.
There’s a lot going on here, but I’ll give you some shortcuts and tips.
Robin’s Nest Dew Drops (red and teal)
Computer and printer
12 x 12 background paper (Colorbok)
Natural colored Tag (3×5″)
Red Marker – IMPRESS Dual Marker #4 Poppy Red
Red Pepper dye ink pad – Adirondack (Ranger Ink)
Skeleton leaves (green)
Red glitter glue (Stickles by Ranger Ink)
Cutting tools and adhesives
1. TITLE: Using a simple office program, (I use LibreOffice) select the “draw” option (verses writer or spreadsheet option) and create a digital Title. Format your document to 12×12 size and insert TEXT BLOCKS and arrange them. There are four text blocks:
a. “FUN” uses Impact (font) at 150 pt, bold with a drop shadow.
b. “@” is Arial Black (font) at 48 pt, bold. Although you can type in the heart shapes, I couldn’t get it centered where I wanted it.
c. “the” is Liberation Sans (font) 48 pt, bold.
d. “Playground” is Agreloy (font) 88 pt, not bold.
e. The tool bar on the left has options for shapes, find the heart shape, create 2 approximately
1 1/2″ square. Change the “area” color to red, if that’s not your default. The second heart with “the” inside it is rotated 45 degrees. Find this under “Position and Size” when you right click the image, then select “rotate”.
*YOU CAN SKIP ALL THAT! You’re welcome to use this image for your title, if you’d like to create this layout.
2. Print your title onto the background paper.
3. Because I selected a colored background paper and really wanted the hearts to POP, I printed the title again on photo paper, cut them out and placed over the hearts printed on the background. Bright white card stock will work just fine, too. I used the red marker around the edges so no white of the paper would show.
4. Print photos and matte them on aqua card stock.
5. Adhere the matted photos to the background paper. The first photo only has adhesive on 3 sides, so I could tuck the tag behind it with journaling, names and dates.
6. Ink the edges of your tag, attach the red ribbon and journal to your hearts’ content.
7. Adhere the skeleton leaves to the left of the title. (I used Craft Bond, spray adhesive). Embellish with three aqua Dew Drops.
8. Draw flourishes onto the background paper, lightly with pencil. Use a liquid adhesive to adhere Dew Drops along your guidelines. Accent a few curves with red glitter glue. Let dry completely.
I hope you give it a try! I enjoy printing my scrapbook page titles directly onto the background paper. You always get the font and color you want. I don’t have good luck with alphabet collections. (smile) Printed titles can always be embellished, too!
With all of the fabulous Dew Drops colors available, you can really make this project your own creation. I selected red, because of the red in the photos.
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Lori here, with a brightly colored mixed media home decor piece. This beautiful project was completed by collecting and assembling a variety of floral elements onto a wood panel, colored with inks and paint, and embellished with a dew drops. Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the steps by steps for this project.
The Robins Nest
- Sun Yellow Dew Drops
- Mascarade Diamond Dew Drops
- Precious Diamond Dew Drops
- Starry Nite Tear Drops
- Large Clear Dew Drops
- Little Birdie Embellishments – Pretty bows
- American Crafts – paper flowers
- Recollections – paper flowers
- Prima Marketing – flowers
- Heidi Swapp – Wood Veneer Arrows
- Art-C Embellishments – ruler
- Tim Holtz idea-ology – Quote Chips, Collage Paper
- Beacon – 3-in-1 Adhesive
- Fireworks spray – Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink
- Walnut Ink – Cornflower
- StazOn Pigment – Piano Black
- Club Scrap Ins. – Nice to See you
- DecoArt Americana – White Gesso, Slate Gray, DuraClear Matte Varnish
- Faber Castelle Artist Pitt Pens
- Wood panel with easel
Mixed Media Quick Tips Video
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I hope you have enjoyed this project and will try it out for your self.
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Karen here, today to share a really useful technique to use to embellish a CAS card. Although, the stamped rose design with the ribbon is very pretty by itself, adding a magical cluster of bubbles (aka Dew Drops) floating down over the rose garden adds a charming element to an otherwise ordinary design. Use various sizes and colors of Dew Drops to add maximum impact and create added depth. Let me show you!
1. Use black ink to stamp an image of roses across the lower portion of a white card base. Place a piece of junk paper to mask off and protect the lower 2″ edge from the stamped design.
2. Carefully, align the image; continue inking and stamping until you complete the row.
3. Use a water-brush to paint the flowers and leaves using Distress Oxide Ink. Begin coloring where the darkest part of the petal is and continue to blend creating lighter shades. Set aside to dry.
4. Open the card flat and use a craft knife to slice a 3/4″ opening in the crease of the card about 2″ from the bottom.
5. Cut a 14″ length of organza ribbon to coordinate with your card. Carefully, slide the end of the ribbon through the slice and pull the ends to the front of the card. Tie a faux knot style bow and trim the ends. Gently slide the ribbon until you are pleased with the placement of the bow and secure it with a glue dot under the knot.
5. Add a random scattering of Dew Drops diagonally across the card. Use a variety of sizes and colors/shades to create movement and interest.
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Fairuz Fabiha here from Craftivation. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I color and decorate a Robin’s Nest Canvas using their lovely dew drops.
Step by step process-
1. I chose to work on this lovely ‘Artsy Peaceful Idea’ canvas with a floral bulb image.
2. I started with coloring the flowers in bright tones.
3. Then I colored the background in yellow and colored the bulb in blue and black.
4. I added the yellow and orange dew drops in such a way to make it look like beams of light.
5. Finally finished it off with the bold sentiment ‘hugs’ because I believe a lovely long hug can lighten up our days just like that.
Used Robin’s Nest Products-
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Hello Everyone, Sadia is here. Today I am going to show you how to make a mix media canvas using Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest.
Hello, today I created a collage for Robin’s Nest using purple dew drops, paint, and collage materials.
I started with a piece of cardboard as the base for this collage then built up the layers starting with gesso, acrylic paint, and some water. I then used Distress ink and TCW stencil Sunflower Mandala to create some depth to the center of the collage. then added some modeling paste to the background along the edges with a TCW stencil. Using black ink along the edges to enhance the piece I then glued down the image from Gecko Galz and added the purple dew drops.
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I made a heart and placed it in the center of the card.