HOW TO Make a Fall Canvas Art Journal with Dew Drops (Part 2)

 

Two weeks ago, we worked on a how to create the cover of our art journal using dew drops and a dew drop canvas.  This week our how to is all about assembling our art journal!

You will need the following ingredients (or similar):

Heavy board for cover and spine
Covering for book – I used book binders cloth, but you could use paper or fabric
Mixed media paper for interior pages
Book binders tape (masking tape will work too)
Liquid Adhesive
Eye-lets – 3 red
Crop-a-dile
Ribbon – 2 yards
Butcher twine – red approximately 18 inches
Charms – I used Tim Holtz’s Milagros
Bookbinding thread, awl, needle and thimble

Instructions:

You need to determine the size of your finished journal.  The one I made is: 7 1/2 x 6 x 2 1/4 inches
Cut two card covers and a spine.  The covers were 7 1/2  x 6 inches.  The spine is 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches.  Remember when you tape the covers you will leave space for the cover to bend into a book.

With book binding tape or masking tape assemble the cover pieces on a large flat surface.  Make sure the spine is equally spaced from the covers. (Sorry about my “ratty” looking ruler)

Once your cover is assembled, you will need to figure our what to cover it with.  Good options are fabric or book binding cloth, which is thin cloth adhered to a paper background.  I cut my cloth about two inches larger than the cover all the way around.  This is to your aesthetic and doesn’t need to be exact.

Adhere the covering to your art journal cover.  First completing the actual cover.  Then you will need to prepare that part that is adhered to the inside of the cover. You will take a metal straight edge and cut with scissors or a knife the corners.

 

Once the corners are cut fold the sides in and adhere, using liquid adhesive.  Let dry thoroughly.

Now the fun begins!  First, I chose paper to cover the inside of the front and back cover, adhering with liquid adhesive.  I always finish the cover before I prepare the signatures for the interior.  Next I used my Crop-a-dial to chomp through the cover in three locations, the spine 1 inch down and centered, and each of the covers 3/4 inch in and centered vertically.  I added large flat eyelets in red threading them through the right side.

Next I cut the ribbon in half and threaded it through the eyelets as if it were the top of a tag.
I tied the charms to butchers twine and threaded them through the spine.  I glued the twine to the inner spine, which will be covered.

The final step is preparing the signatures and placing them in the book.  You will need to select a paper size that when folded and nested is right for your book.  My folded pages measured 7 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide.  I cut 15 x 11 paper in half and folded into 4 signature, which each have four pages.

You will need to poke holes with an awl in your signatures.  Be careful not to poke your finger and use a thimble.

I sewed my signatures to a piece of the bookbinder’s paper which fits the area of the spine that was not finished yet.

Finally, I adhered this piece of paper with liquid adhesive to the spine.  I weighted the edges with various products and let dry for 24 hours.  You really want to make sure this part is adhered well.

 

Finally you can glue the Dew Drops Canvas to the front.  I ended up adding a few more diamond dew drops to make the leaves spill onto the cover.

 Thanks for joining me on this project!  I ended up giving it to the recipient, my husband, early to cheer him, since we are at home social distancing due to the Corona virus in our home state.
Be well and create!
~ Victoria

Bamble Bee Love

Hello crafty fellow!
Hope you all are doing good. Today I, Nur Meharuma Chowdhury from Craft fable going to make an art piece with Robin’s nest new product Artsy Bee Love  ….

Here is the tutorial :

Here are some closeups:

 

 

 

The materials I have used are :

 

 

 

                    Artsy Bee Love

That’s all for today.
Thank you all.

BE CRAFTY,
BE HEALTHY,
BE SMILEY.
LOVE YOU ALL.
BYE!!!See you soon.

 

Bee canvas with Dew Drops by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Vamos a utilizar la gell plate para el fondo de nuestro canvas, aunque lo podéis reproducir con pinturas, sellos y stencil a vuestro gusto.

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :
Materials that we are going to use:
lienzo, pinturas acrílicas, rodillo, rotulador, dewdrops, tear drops, diamond drops, pistola de silicona, tijeras.
canvas, acrylic paints, roller, pen, dewdrops, tear drops, diamond drops, silicone gun, scissors.

En la nueva tienda on line de Dew drop love encontraremos:

The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:
Canvas Bee
Plumeria Dew Drops
Fall Gems Diamond Dew Drops
Black Dew Drops

Espero que os guste!!. 

I hope you like it!

Vamos con el paso a paso!

Come on with step by step!

 

Manchamos nuestra gell plate con pintura acrílica y esparcimos con el rodillo.
We stain our gell plate with acrylic paint and spread with the roller.

 

Aplicamos el stencil con un tercer color.
We apply the stencil with a third color.

 

 

Repasamos con rotulador negro la silueta de la abejita y comenzamos a colocar nuestros dewdrops.
We go over the beefly silhouette with black marker and start placing our dewdrops.

 

 

 

Colocamos la abejita recortada en 3d y salpicamos nuestro atc.
Place the 3d cut-out bee and splash our atc.

 

 

Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook.

I love to see your interpretations!!. 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 Make a Fall Tree Art Journal Canvas Cover (Part 1)

Have you seen the Dew Drop Canvases?  They are wonderful.  This post is part one of a two part posting on making an art journal using one of the canvases and dew drops.

The ingredients for this portion of the project are:

Creative Dew Drop Canvas
Diamond Dew Drops Sunset Diamond Dew Drops
Mini Dew Drops  Light Vanilla and Neon Yellow
Arteza Metallic Fabric Paint – light gold, pearl orange and pearl rose
E6000 1oz glue

Instructions:

This is so easy and fun to make!

1.  Cover your work surface for painting and paint the canvas with metallic fabric paint.  I painted one at a time and let each dry thoroughly before applying the next layer.

2.  Let your canvas dry overnight.  Check the instructions on your paints for any steps needed to ensure the paint is color fast.

3.  Apply dew drops as desired with the fine tip applicator with E6000 glue.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

Pick a canvas you like and a size that you like.  In two weeks on  March 21, 2020 we will be posting how to make an art journal using our prepared canvas.

Enjoy and be well!

~ Victoria

Rock with Artsy Rock Dew Drop Canvas

Hey guys!
I Nur Meharuma Chowdhury from Craft Fable is back with my another new fable .Today I am going to narrate a fable of Robin’s nest’s new product Artsy Dew Rock . Let’s rock with this new dew drop canvas.

First of all, again I want to inform you that “Creative Dew Drop Canvas” includes pre-printed canvas, Dew Drops, and a color picture of what how you could create your masterpiece.  Mount to a frame or glue to a hard surface.  A great mixed media treasure.  Available in small (5” x 7”), medium (12” x 12”), large (18” x 24”), and extra-large (24” x 36”).

Let’s start. Keep eye on the following procedures:

1. first of all , I put some texture paste on the canvas using Brick stencil which gives the canvas a brick texture.

 

2. Then I have distressed ink on canvas. I have used green,blue and coffee ink.

 

 

 

3. Now I will spray golden spray ink to the canvas using brick stencil to make a fabulous background for the canvas.

 

4. Let’s outline the lines with a black marker pen.

 

5. It’s time for dew drops! Let’s decorate the canvas with dew drops.

 

 

 

Here are some close ups of the total canvas:

 

 

 

Used Materials:

10. golden spray
11. inkpad (shade of blue, green, coffee brown)
That’s of all! Hope you all have enjoyed.
Be crafty.Be healthy. Be happy.
BYE!

Artsy Ballet Creation

Hello !
I ,Nur Meharuma Chowdhury from Craft fable is back again with another beautiful creation of Robin’s Nest .
This time I have chosen Artsy ballet canvas for my project as it looks to much amazing to me. I have used dew drops to make it more beautiful.Hope,you all will like it.

 

The tutorial is here :

Here are some closeup photos:

 

 

 

Used materials:
THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY.
THANK YOU.
BYE!

How to Make Easy Mosaic Magic with Dew Drops Creative Canvas

Hello and welcome to the blog. Shelly with you today sharing some mosaic magic with the “Artsy Rose” Creative Dew Drop Canvas.

I have become completely enamored of the Creative Canvas kits from the Robins’s Nest – – there are so many ways to use them and the process is relaxing, creative bliss!

There are so many different looks that can be achieved – my project definitely has a mosaic vibe – and it was as easy as doing a paint-by-number!

Kits come with a pre-printed canvas, a supply of Dew Drops and an inspiration pic!

There are many ways to apply Dew Drops, just dot some glue on your canvas and add the Dew Drop!

My go-to for applying a LOT of Dew Drops is Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect – gently pick up and place Dew Drops – so easy and fast!

 

 

Designer Tip #1:  Use a Fine Tip Sharpie to outline the canvas design – helps anchor and define your piece

Designer Tip #2:  Use ALL of the different shapes and sizes to give your piece dimension and texture – experiment!

I did add some ink and paint to the canvas…
But I am still undecided how this piece will end up… I have 2 ideas:
-Fussy cut rose, add to a mixed media canvas with quote from Beauty and the Beast (Beauty is Found Within or Until the Last Petal Falls)
-Fussy cut rose and add to a card for Mother’s day – I think this would make a SPECTACULAR card!
So if you have read this far, I am going to let YOU decide how I should use this rose!  Leave a comment…..
Choose 1 of my 2 options – – or tell me how YOU would use it!  Someone will receive a Dew Drop RAK direct from my stash!!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!
Shelly

Mixed Media Artsy Brew Canvas

Hello all,

Have you tried the Creative Dew Drop Canvas’ yet?  They are a wonderful creative medium to use with your dew drops.  And, if you fancy mixed media, they work great with that too!  Be sure to check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps on this project.

The Robin’s Nest:

 

 

Other Materials:

  • TCW Gesso – Clear
  • TCW Modeling Paste – Light & Fluffy
  • Deco Art – White Gesso, Asphaltum Acrylic Paint, DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Tsukineko Walnut Ink – Cornflower
  • Tsukineko StazOn Pigment – Snowflake, Piano Black
  • Faber Castell Artist PITT pens
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Wood Clipboard
  • Small nails
Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope that you have enjoyed this project!

I hope that you have enjoyed this project!

Happy day!
Lori


COMPANIES THAT I AM AFFILIATED WITH AND/OR DESIGN FOR MAY HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME PRODUCT TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.

Fun with Artsy Brew || Dew drops and canvas

Hello crafty people!I,Nur Meharuma Chowdhury from Craft Fable is back again with my new fable.

DO YOU KNOW?

The Robin’s nest has launched their new products – Creative dew drop canvas  .

YAYYYY!!!

– “Okay! But what type of product is this?”

Creative Dew Drop Canvas includes pre-printed canvas, Dew Drops, and a color picture of what how you could create your masterpiece.  Mount to a frame or glue to a hard surface.  A great mixed media treasure.  Available in small (5” x 7”), medium (12” x 12”), large (18” x 24”), and extra-large (24” x 36”). 

I have used Artsy Brew Canvas for today’s project.

Let’s see how to use this one!

STEPS:

1. At first ,I have made maroon color spray using acrylic color and water.

2. Let’s spray the color mixture to the canvas.

3. Let’s blend the color using foam.

4. Distress coffee inkpad to the canvas.

5. Now it’s time for my favorite dew drops .

6. Design the canvas with dew drops… Dew drops always provide elegant look to any kind of products,

7. At last, attach the canvas with a hard paper or hard surface.

Some Closeup photos:

Used Materials from Robin’s nest :

1. Artsy Brew Canvas

2. Neon Orange mini dew drops

3.Chocolate Dew Drops

4. Piano tear drops

That’s all for today..See you then.

Be crafty.

Be happy.

Love to all <3 .

BYE!!!

How to Create Beautiful & Fun Art with the New “Creative Dew Drop Canvas”

Hello and welcome to the blog.  Shelly with you today sharing a project from The Robin’s Nest hot new product line – Creative Dew Drop Canvas!

What is the Creative Dew Drop Canvas?  A whole new re-imagining of my favorite craft embellishment!

“Creative Dew Drop Canvas.  Includes a pre-printed canvas, Dew Drops, and a color picture of  how  you could create your masterpiece.  Mount to a frame or glue to a hard surface.  A great mixed media treasure.  Available in small (5” x 7”), medium (12” x 12”), large (18” x 24”), and extra-large (24” x 36”)”



I am using the Artsy Bee Love canvas kit today.

Let’s get started!

Gather:

Artsy Bee Love Creative Dew Drop Canvas Kit
Sharpie Fine Point Markers
Ink
Acrylic Paint
Optional:  Mini Cup Cake paper liners to hold Dew Drops & Paint
Optional:  Sewing Machine

Make:

 

  • Trace over printed design with fine tip Sharpie
  • Highlight design with ink or paints

 

  • Use inks, sprays and machine stitching on canvas

 

Now it’s time to start to embellish with Dew Drops – as little or as many as YOU want

Deigner Tip:  Pour Dew Drops into mini cup cake liners while in use – easy access, and then easy to pour unused drops back into bottle!

Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect makes Dew Drop placement a cinch!

The possibilities are ENDLESS with these fun designs!  Use as few or as many Dew Drops as you like to create a one of a kind mixed media masterpiece!

Thanks for stopping by today – have a creative week!

Shelly