Artsy Flower Girl Canvas

Hello Crafty People!

This was my LIVE video project from June 9th over on the Facebook Group.

Here are the details, if you missed it!

SUPPLIES:

Creative Dew Drop Canvas – Artsy Flower Girl by Robin’s Nest. 
Miscellaneous: Color Wash – Stream by Ranger Ink, Alcohol markers – beige, pinks and greens by Spectrum Noir, Glitter glue – gold and red by any brand.
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Outline the flowers in a deep pink alcohol marker. Blend to the center with a lighter pink acohol marker.
2. Trace the stems and edges of leaves with a dark green alcohol marker, blend to center with a lighter green alcohol marker.
3. Outline the facial features with a beige or other skin tone alcohol marker. Blend with a clear blender or plain old rubbing alcohol on a cotton swap to blend.
4. Gently brush a diluted color wash over the background.
5. Add some sparkle to the center of the flowers, outlining the stamen with gold glitter glue and paint the lips with red glitter glue.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Craft on!
Becky

How to make a Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.

Today I will show you how to make a birthday card.

 

A few photos for details.

 

 

 

The order of work in the card:
1)  Glue the background to the base.
2) I’m adding two smaller layers.

 

3) I added two more layers on the distance cubes.

 

4) Then I stick the inscription.
I added a flowers and leaves.

 

5) Complete the whole with dew drops.

 

Card is ready 🙂

 

Robin’s Nest Products I used:
 
 
Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

Art Canvas – Dove

Hello Crafty People!

This LIVE video aired on the Robin’s Nest of Vernal Facebook Page on May 30th.

Here are the details, if you missed it!

SUPPLIES:
Creative Dew Drop Canvas-Dove by Robin’s Nest 
Dew Drops – green tear drop by Robin’s Nest 

Misc: Alcohol marker -dark green, Color Wash – Stream by Ranger Ink, Metallic Pigment-Pearl by USArtQuest, white glitter stickles by Ranger Ink.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. “Paint” the background with diluted color wash. See video for “how to”.
2. Outline the dove with white glitter stickles. Let dry.
3. Paint the dove with Pearl metallic pigment.
4.  (after the background is dry) Trace over the stem with dark green alcohol marker.
5. Glue green tear shaped dew drops into place for leaves.
EASY PEASY and it’s a masterpiece!!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Craft on!
Becky

How to make a Confirmation Card

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.

Today I will show you a confirmation card.

A few photos for details.
The order of work on the card:
1)  I stick the background to the base.
2) I’m adding two smaller layers.
3) Then I stick the inscription and the pigeon.
4) I added a flowers and leaves.
5) Complete the whole with dew drops.
Card is ready 🙂
Robin’s Nest Products I used:
 
 
Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

 

How to Embellish a Beautiful Mermaid with Dew Drops

Hi Guys,
It’s Karen here and I wanted to share how I embellished a mermaid with Dew Drops. My motivation was my niece’s up coming 4th birthday. She adores mermaids & anything related to swimming. So when I found this wooden mermaid, I knew it would be a perfect addition to help celebrate her birthday. By embellishing the mermaid’s tail with Dew Drops, I created jeweled scales which gave the project a lovely texture. The beautiful colors & sheen was created by applying the transparent Dew Drops over metallic paint which intensified the colors. Let’s dive in!

Supplies:
    Bubbles Mini Dew Drops                 Water Dew Drops

Lily Pad Dew Drops                    Purple Mini Dew Drops
 

Directions:

1. Apply white texture paste to the number. Create gentle waves of texture paste to mimic the ocean using a popsicle stick. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

2. Paint the texture paste with shades of aqua blue & green metallic paint. Set aside to dry.

3. Paint the wooden mermaid with watercolor paint. Use a white gel pen to color her eyes and apply glitter glue to highlight select elements of the design.

(TIP: A set of markers came with the kit and could be used to color the wood.)

4.  Select Dew Drops to match the colors the mermaid’s tail was painted.  Place the Dew Drops onto the mermaid’s tail coordinating with the color underneath. Carefully, begin gluing the Dew Drops into position. Set the mermaid aside to thoroughly dry.

5. Next, adhere the mermaid to the large number with liquid adhesive.

6. Adhere a piece of glitter tulle to the back of the opening of the #4. This will increase the surface area which you can attach embellishments to and will provide an extra sparkle.
7. Create your underwater scene with fish, shells, & assorted sea life. Apply a transparent medium to give the sea creatures a shiny & wet appearance. When you are satisfied, adhere the elements into position.


8.  Stamp bubbles onto transparency, apply embossing powder, and heat set.  Carefully cut out the bubbles and add them in between the elements.  To create the appearance of more depth, adhere some of the bubbles underneath the aquatic elements, attach some on top, and have some bubbles overlap the edge.



9. To complete the underwater scene, use liquid adhesive to adhere a scattering of round Dew Drops to appear as bubbles in the turbulent water.


A Closer Look:




Other Supplies:

wooden number & mermaid
white texture paste / translucent medium (Glossy Accents)
blue & green acrylic paint / watercolor paint set / paint brushes
white gel pen / purple glitter glue
embellishments: sea shells, fish & assorted sea life
transparency, embossing powder, heat gun
purple glitter / tulle / liquid adhesive

 

If you would like to see more of Karen’s amazing creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

How to Create a Paper Airplane Canvas and Bonus Father’s Day Cards!

 

 

Happy Saturday!  I want to show you a project today that I made.  I was having so much fun doing it, I actually forgot to take photos?  Yikes!!!!!  I will walk you through it with written instructions and then, since that was a bad way to do things, I created two Father’s Day cards and will walk you through with step by step instructions.  It’s just how fun the creative canvases and dew drops are!  I sometimes get carried away creating.

Ingredients for creative canvas Paper Airplane:

Dew Paper Airplane Canvas

Mini Dew Drops – I chose a rainbow!  RedOrangeYellowBlueGreen, and Violet/Purple

Watercolor paint

Crackle medium

Instructions:

Paint with watercolor around the paper airplane, immediately add a light glaze of crackle media as desired, and let dry.

Add Mini Dew Drops starting at the base of the paper airplane, in red, orange, yellow, blue, green and violet.  Alternating in the series. Let adhesive dry for 24 hours and then you have a wonderful canvas!

Now on to Father’s Day Cards!  I made two this year using Gelli Print Bases, which I cut up part way through, which might upset some of you!  Just remember it’s only paper. 🙂

So, let’s talk ingredients.  I used a gel plate and printed on watercolor paper that was 5 inches by 7 inches.

 

Ingredient List:
Watercolor paper
5 inch by 5 inch card blank
Watercolors
Acrylic Paint White, Brown and Navy
Texture paste in gray
iZink ICE – blue
Permanent Ink in Blue and Black
Liquid and dry adhesive
Stabilo All Pencil – Blue
Stamps for background and focal point
Dew Drops in blue
Instructions:
Cut a card blank from paper at 5 inches by 10 inches and fold to measure 5 inches by 5 inches
Create a background monoprint using a Gelli Plate or paint to paper.  I used Navy, Brown and White on a Gelli Plate in layers.

My Gelli Plate prints are 5 inches by 7 inches. I prefer to work big and cut things down.

 

Next stamp your pages randomly with your selected stamps.  I used a Tim Holtz stamp and a Seth Apter  stamp and black ink.  I felt like things were a little dark so I next stamped with white acrylic paint using one of my favorite stamping tools:
That’s right a toilet paper roll for making circles.  I used white acrylic paint. After letting that layer dry, I added more stamping using a packing insert.  Pull your cardboard insulation packing apart; it is interesting.
While this layer is drying, prepare your focal images.  I used sail boat stamps that I have had in my stash forever.
Again for stamping I used permanent ink that is not water soluble.  This is because I will lightly watercolor over one of the samples.
Next I added some texture paste through two stencils (from Stencil Girls).  Let this dry completely before moving on.  My next layers is some iZINK Ice in a deep blue.  This is a transparent glaze.  I scraped it on using a credit card on various spots on each print.  This should dry overnight.
Cut out your focal images and color with water colors if desired.  I did on one card and not on the other just to show the two different looks!
Now is the hard part.  You will cut your prints into 4 3/4 inch squares.  Yes, I know it’s hard.  Save the pieces you trim  off and you can use them in collage.  I show mine in one card on Instagram.  My “handle” over there is victoriawarrenmearsart.  Check out how I used a little of the scrap paper!
Once you have your squares, mount your focal point.  At this point I also add adhesive backing using the kind with a peel off layer.
Take a close look at all those details.  I added a little extra iZINK ICE at this point to make some waves to tie the image in.  I also used the Stabilo All pencil to add markings to blend in the edges.
Now comes the fun!  Adding, Dew Drops with liquid adhesive. I used Indigo Diamond Dew Drops and the blue Mini Dew Drops from the Belgium Chocolate Mix.  Be sure to use a clear drying liquid adhesive.
So, once everything is dry, mount your art onto the card blanks and there you are!  Two wonderful cards!

Happy Father’s Day!

~ Victoria

Mermaid to Smile

Howdy y’all!

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! Today I will be sharing with y’all how I created this fun slimline mermaid watercolor shaker card using The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops!

 

 

 

Materials
  1. Bring out the surface you paint on. I use a small wooden cutting board.
  2. Next bring out your watercolor paper
  3. Then you can take your spray bottle and spritz onto the watercolor paper
  4. Pick up your paintbrush and do a wash of colors in ombré order from lightest to darkest
  5. Take your Heat It Craft Tool to dry your watercolor paper
  6. You will then bring out your MISTI, Mermaid Tail stamp and MFT Extreme Black Ink Pad
  7. Ink up your stamp and stamp image
  8. Bring out your Sizzix Sidekick
  9. Now you can bring the Mermaid Tail die and place over the image on watercolor paper
  10. Place some Post-Its or washi tape down to secure your die over the image
  11. When that is done you can run the Mermaid Tail die through the Sizzix Sidekick
  12. You will use the die on both the watercolor paper and acetate sheet
  13. Once that is done you will bring out your Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue
  14. Glue the watercolor paper to the acetate sheet
  15. It’s now time to bring out the Foam Tape
  16. You will want to double up on the Foam Tape so that you have enough room for the shaker bits
  17. Any excess doubled up on the Foam Tape you will place under the mermaid tail
  18. Now you will bring out some patterned paper that resembles the ocean
  19. Fussy cut the patterned paper
  20. Place doubled up foam tape behind the patterned paper. Enough so you can tuck part of the mermaid tale under the paper
  21. Now you can put The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops inside the shaker element
  22. Next begin to remove the backing from the doubled up foam tape enough so you can place the mermaid tail down
  23. After placing the mermaid tail in the middle of the card front. Remove the remaining backing from the doubled up foam tape
  24. Then place the water/scale patterned paper a little on top of the mermaid tail. Enough to cover the section of the stamped image to hide the bottom of the mermaid tail body
  25. Die cut a sentiment out of black cardstock
  26. Place glue on the back of the sentiment and attach to the water/scale patterned paper
  27. Your card is now complete! And ready to give to a recipient.
Later today I will have the video tutorial up!
For your convenience, all the important The Robin’s Nest links are provided below.

Store

Blog

Facebook

YouTube

 

 

Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Safe!

Stay Healthy!

 

Stay Crafty!

Happy Crafting,

Mary Ellen

 

pictures with dewdrops

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Vamos a realizar una tabla de madera formando una bonita palabra y decorándola con los magníficos dewdrops.

Let’s make a wooden board forming a nice word and decorating it with the magnificent dewdrops.

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:

tablas de madera, gesso blanco, dewdrops, espátula, pistola de silicona,  cuerda, betún de judea, letras.

wooden boards, white gesso, dewdrops, spatula, silicone gun, , rope, knobs, judea bitumen,

letters.

En la tienda on line de Dew drop love encontraremos:

 

The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:

 
 
Espero que os guste!!. 

I hope you like it!

 
Vamos con el paso a paso!!
Come on with step by step!












 
Podéis ver el resultado final en mis redes sociales: instagram y facebook.
You can see the final result on my social networks: instagram and facebook.
 
Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook!.
I’d love to see your performances!!. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!.
Además en el Blog Chattering Robins encontraréis cantidad de inspiraciones para vuestros proyectos!.
In addition to the Blog Chattering Robins you will find a number of inspirations for your projects!.

How to Embellish an Adorable Swimming Layout

Hello Friends,
Karen here… to share how to embellish an adorable swimming layout. I created a underwater scene where the photo merges & blends into the blue paper. Dew Drops serve as perfect bubbles that add the feeling of realistic movement in the water. Use multiple sizes of Round Dew Drops in various shades of blue to bring your scene to life. So go grab your photos of the kiddos or grandkids and get ready to create your own underwater world. Follow me & let’s dive in!

The Robin’s Nest Supplies: 

Pool Dew Drop

Sea Glass Tear Drops

Raindrops Dew Drops

                 

Directions:

  1. Carefully tear along the edge of teal blue paper and adhere the strip near the lower edge of the striped paper.
  1. Attach the photo on the left side of the teal blue paper tucking it underneath the torn edge.

(TIP: Select blue paper that best matches the color of the water

so that the photo appears to blend into the paper.)

  1. Cut & crop two photos into circles. Adhere them slightly overlapping in the upper right corner of the layout. Add some chipboard flourishes to bring a sense of movement by mimicking splashing water.

    4.  Embellish the layout with fish and appropriate summer accents.

(TIP: Use embellishments to camouflage less than ideal photos.  When I noticed that
the inner tube was going off the edge of the photo, I used a fish overlapping
the edge to disguise that little bothersome issue.  I wanted to create
a blended scene where the photo merges into the blue paper.)

  1. Finally, adhere round Dew Drops to appear as bubbles and Tear Drops to mimic splashes.

A Closer Look:

Other Supplies:

3 photos

striped & teal blue scrapbook paper

circle paper punches or metal dies/die cutting machine

embellishments – flourishes, fish, beach ball

liquid adhesive

The Robin’s Nest Shop

If you would like to see more of Karen’s spectacular creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.

Thanks for visiting!

Come back soon!

How to Create an Encouraging Canvas for your Desk with Dew Drops: Bee Happy

Happy June 5th!  I cannot believe we are already in June.  Can you????  I was looking for something to brighten my desk, so I created this Bee Happy Canvas.  It sits on my desk and the messages can be changed up depending on what I need to see.  Isn’t that fun?
Ingredients:
Lots of ingredients, use what you have.

Stencil Honey Comb

 

Pitt Pen – Black

Paint Brush (chipping)

Stayz On Ink – Saddle Brown

Stamps Seth Apter

iZink Pearly – Butter Haze

Wow! Embossing Pad Clear Ultra Slow Drying

Emerald Creek Seth Apter Baked Texture Vintage Bees Wax

Cardboard to Back Canvas

Matte Media (adhesive throughout)

Washi Tape (to hold canvas and stencil)

Directions:

1.  Stamp Canvas with permanent ink.

2.  Attach canvas to surface (cover or use a mat so you don’t damage your surface), and place the stencil as desired.  Add paint with a brush being careful to cover lightly so the paint doesn’t bleed under your stencil.

3.  Move your stencil if needed, retape and finish painting.

4.  Next you will want to bring out the original bee design from behind your layers using a permanent ink pen.  I used a Faber Castel black Pitt Pen to go over the outline.  You can always refer to the original design on the Robins Nest web site!  You can leave your canvas taped down when you do this or you may prefer having it loose when you work.

 

 

5. I mounted the canvas on book board at this time and let it dry, because I wanted it to free stand on my desktop (optional step depending on how you’ll use your canvas).

 

6.  I am loving shiny surfaces.  So, I added Seth Apters Baked Textures in Vintage Beeswax.  You do this by stamping over your design with the WOW!  Embossing pad and pouring the baked texture over it.  Heat with a heat gun. I love it because unless it is my imagination it also smells a little bees waxy!  This is another optional step!  The other thing that I like here is that you can’t over bake the texture like you can with embossing powder.  You go longer than you think you should and it is the best!
7. Next add your mini dew drops in colors and places as desired.  I did the bee’s body this time.  I attached the dew drops with matte medium, but you could just as easily use glossy accents.
8.  Next add your clip to be able to add messages of your choice (again this is optional, depending on how you want to use your canvas)
I hope you really enjoyed this happy little project.  I had a lot of fun making it and have a year around bright spot on my desk for when I am working the “day job”.
I hope to see your projects on social media, be sure to use the hash tag #dewdroplove and we will see your fabulous creations!
Happy June and Bee Happy,
~ Victoria