How to Create a Pink Elephant Canvas using Dew Drops

Happy Saturday to you all!  Victoria here with a super fun new project, using one of the newest Dew Drop Canvases and Dew Drops.  When I saw this canvas, I knew it would be one of the first projects I did!  In addition to the way I used it here I can think of so many other options!

 

Ingredients:

For this project you will need.  Acrylic paint – I used Delta Brand Think Pink and Jacquard Lumiere Fabric Paint in Pearl Magenta.  A sharpie marker or other permanent marker, and Dew Drops.  Mine were Metallic Pink and Silver Mini Dew Drops from the Classified Mix.  You will need an liquid adhesive or glue dots to adhere the Dew Drops.

Directions:
1.  Mix the paints to form a pearly mid pink.
2.  Apply paint to your canvas.  A tip is to spray the canvas with hairspray to keep the lines in place.  Alternatively, you can go over the lines with a permanent ink and they will stay put!

 

3.  Let your canvas dry and you are ready to decorate with Dew Drops!  I use a liquid adhesive that dries clear to adhere the Dew Drops to the canvas.  Alternatively, the Robin’s Nest has Dew Dew Glue drops, which works perfectly for adhering dew drops to cards, scrapbook pages, art projects and canvases, AND they are non-toxic and acid free.

 

4.  Finally, let the dew drops adhere completely and use your canvas as you wish.  I added it to a great frame and will use it as a guest book table decoration for a baby shower!

 

 

 

Thanks for joining me for this fun project.  I will see you again, here on the first Saturday in August!
Have a crafty day!
~ Victoria

Framed Art

 Hi there! Aimee here with a fun little mixed media piece.

I picked up a wooden 5×7 frame at Goodwill a few weeks ago. It’s real wood and actually kind of heavy. I painted it with a blue chalk paint and some regular black acrylic and  worked well for this piece of crafty art.

It was a lot of fun checking out my new team goodies and playing around. I did a little unboxing video, you can see it here  if ya want to.

I chose a canvas with an abstract design. I colored it with Dyluisons paints, some Tattered Angels shimmer mist, and Distress Glitter. I traced over the printed lines once my background paint was dry to make it come to the front.

I used goodies from three different bottles of Dew Drops, and they look so pretty.

The white piece behind the sentiment is actually from the inside of a frame die cut.
 Always keep those insides! They can come in handy.
The large flower is die cut from Grungepaper with a
cute premade flower in the center (Maggie Holmes).
Sentiment is from Tim Holtz.
I’m pretty pleased with this little piece of art.
The quality of the canvas is very good, and holy heck do ya get a
TON of drops in a bottle of Dew Drops.
I hope you enjoy this and that it sparks your creative brain a little bit.
Remember, be excellent to each other, and go make something!

Rainy Day Canvas

 Hello Crafty People!

Here is a LIVE video I did over on the Robin’s Nest of Vernal Facebook page on June 23rd.

Here are the details, if you missed it!

SUPPLIES:

Creative Dew Drops Art Canvas – Rainy Day by Robin’s Nest 
Miscellaneous: light gray alcohol marker – Spectrum Noir, Color Wash – Stream and Denim by Ranger Ink, Pearl metallic pigment by USArtQuest, white glitter – stickles by Ranger Ink
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Outline the clouds with a light gray alcohol marker.
2. Paint the clouds with white pearl pigment.
3. Use both colors of the Color Wash, diluted, to paint the background.
4. Embellish the rain drops and the lines with white glitter stickles.
Easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Craft on!
Becky

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

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 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

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

How to Create a Wine and Hallmark Movie Lover Mixed Media Creative Canvas!

Hello and welcome to the blog – today I am sharing a fun, creative project using Creative Canvas and Dew Drops to create a homage to Hallmark Movies and wine!!

I love the Creative Canvas products – they allow me to have fun and stretch my creativity in so many ways.

To recreate this project:

 

 

Make it:

 

Use inks, pens, glitter and Dew Drops to “ZHUZH”up your canvas – for a special touch, I included a special wine cork on the canvas.
Not sure if this piece will end up in my art journal or on a scrapbook layout – I just know that working with the Creative Dew Drop Canvas pieces opens up my creativity!
Thanks for stopping by today – have a creative week!
Shelly

 

Creating a Peaceful Canvas with Dew Drops

 

Do you ever find yourself longing for simpler, more harmonious times?  I certainly do.  I made this canvas to remind me to be centered and look for the peaceful solution in all things.

 

Ingredients:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger):  I chose three distress blues and one distress oxide

Stencil:  Mine is from Stencil Girl

Dew Drops Diamonds:  Glacier Diamond Dew Drop Mix

Artsy Canvas: Dew Dove

Faber Castel Pitt Pens in Black

Wow! Embossing Ink Pad

Seth Apter Baked Texture Bees Wax

Tim Holtz (Ranger) Matte Media

Directions:

1.  Adhere the stencil to your canvas

2.  Apply various colors of ink with a sponge, through the stencil and let dry.

 

3.  Remove stencil and make sure all of the ink is completely dry. Go over any of the black lines you like with your Pitt pen (or black permanent ink marker)

 

4.  Stamp over the canvas with Embossing Ink (Wow! is thick and slow drying)

 

5.  Add the baked texture powder and heat with an embossing gun.  I do step 4 and 5 twice, cooling the canvas between each application.

 

6.  Using matte media adhere the Diamond Dew Drops.

7.  Your canvas is now ready to frame, use on an art journal cover or to decorate a household item.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will see you the first Saturday of June!  Be well and keep crafting.

~ Victoria

How to use Art Canvas on a Scrapbook Page

Hello Crafty People!

This was my “LIVE” for today. Grab a snack or a cuppa and watch me create a scrapbook page using the Art Canvas Seahorse as an artful embellishment. Here’s the finished scrapbook page.

 

HERE’S THE VIDEO

 

SUPPLIES:

Art Canvas – Seahorse and dew drops – Robin’s Nest
Art Chalks – Color Z Chalks
Alcohol Markers – Spectrum Noir (CT3, CR1, CR2, GB5)
Spray Sealant (clear, gloss) – Krylon
Copper Stickles – Ranger Ink
Water based blue ink pad -Adirondak Earthtones Stonewashed
Background paper – Colorbok
Shell Stickers – K&Company
Palm Tree Sticker – Jolee’s by You
Misc: photo, solid cardstock for matting photo, scrap cardstock for template, photo copy for mask,
adhesive, PC to print title, cotton balls
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
1. Photocopy the canvas art, may need to use a darker setting.  Cut out the copy to use as a mask for the background technique. Adhere to the canvas over the original picture with sparse dots of a dry adhesive.
2. Create a wave template from scrap cardstock. Place on the canvas approximately 1″ from bottom. Using a cotton ball apply the darkest blue chalk over the edges of the cut out waves. Continue to move up in 1″ intervals and repeat applying the dark blue chalk.
3. Using a clean cotton ball, apply the darkest turquoise chalk to fill in the rest of the white areas of the background.
4. Leave the mask in place and lightly spray with sealant.
5. Using all colors of alcohol inks, randomly color the entire seahorse. Don’t be blocked in by the geometric designs, by having multiple colors in one block, the results will be super!
6. Out line the entire seahorse and all the geometric shapes within, with copper Stickles. Using the Stickles as an adhesive, adhere the small round black dew drop in place for the “eye”. Set aside to dry.
7. Create a word processing document, change the size to 12×12 and create a title “Life’s a beach”. The font used is “Lovely Home” size 80pt. Double check printer orientation and print directly onto the 12×12 background paper.

8. Adhere the canvas to the background paper.

9. Select your photo and matte with turquoise cardstock, adhere to the background paper as shown.
10. Embellish further with Palm tree and seashell stickers.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’re inspired to get crafty today!
Craft on!
Becky