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

How to Make a Book Mark with a Book Theme Using Dew Drops

Can you believe it’s May already?  I sure can’t.  Today I want to show you a quick project, making a bookmark that can be used to “mark your place”.  So, let’s get started!
Ingredients:
Card stock tag – your choice of size.
Water color mists – I used homemade mists using Brusho Crystals in Bright Red, Orange and Dark Brown
Distress Ink in Campfire
Tissue paper
Yarn for tassel
Alcohol markers – I used a Copic Marker in Crimson and an Art n’ Fly in a yellow tone
Distress Matte Media
Chop stamp (I used my dad’s chop that he had made many years ago)
Alphabet stamps
Stayz On Black Ink

Mini Dew Drops – Safari

 

Directions:

Start by selecting your dew drop artsy canvas and coloring your book with alcohol ink markers.
Next spritz your tag with the spray of your choice.  I used homemade sprays, made with Brusho Watercolor Crystals and Water.  If you do this make use about 1/8th teaspoon of color to 1/4 cup of water.  The crystals go along way.

 

While the tag is drying, take a piece of tissue paper and stamp symbols of your choice on it with distress ink.  Allow to dry and then stamp your message with alphabet stamps using permanent ink.  I used a grungy old typewriter font.  Let dry.

Carefully hand cut the book from the canvas, which the tissue and tag are drying.
Adhere the canvas cut to the book mark based using distress matte media.  Pro tip:  Weight the book mark while it dries.  Remember paper has no memory, so if it becomes wrinkled from the spritzing you can easily flatten by placing it under a heavy book or two.
Adhere tissue to the bookmark.  Add matte media to the tag and lay tissue down.  Gently add matte media over the tissue.  This will add depth and the tissue, when dry hardly shows.  Do remember if you use water soluble ink it may move a bit during this process.
Finally adhere Dew Drops, as desired.  I used them at the top of the book mark, where they will be outside the pages I am marking.  Add a ribbon or yarn to form a tassel and you’re all done.
Hope you enjoyed this fun project AND I’ll see you in two weeks again for another project.
~ Victoria
To see all my art, follow me on Instagram victoriawarrenmearsart

Always Bee U Card

Hello Crafty People!

Today’s LIVE project from Robin’s Nest using an Art Canvas and Dew Drops!

Watch the video:

 

SUPPLIES: 

 

Art Canvas and Dew Drops: Always by Robin’s Nest
Alcohol Inks: Butterscotch, lettuce, pesto and purple twilight – Ranger
1 1/2″ heart punch, 1″ circle punch – Creative Memories
ZERO chipboard number – Maya Road
Other: dark green acrylic paint, black marker, velum paper, beading wire, paper lace, purple cardstock 8.5×11″, large foam stamp of foliage.
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut the Art Canvas to approximately 4 1/4″ x 7 1/4″
2. Cut the chipboard ZERO into the letter “U” and paint with dark green acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
3. Pounce alcohol inks onto the canvas using a pouncing tool and piece of felt. Start with Butterscotch in the center. Add the Lettuce ink to the same piece of felt and continue to pounce outward.  Lastly, add the Pesto ink to the same felt and continue to pounce outward until the background is covered to your satisfaction. Set aside to completely dry.
4. Pounce the paper lace (cut to 11″) with Purple Twilight ink and set aside to dry.
5. Punch one heart shape and one circle from bright yellow paper. Using a black marker, draw stripes on the heart “body” of the bee and a “hair-line” on the circle as shown.
6. Glue black dew drops for eyes and draw the smile with black marker.
7. Curl the wire into 2 antennae, cut the vellum heart in half for the wings.
8. Glue the purple paper lace to the canvas, wrapping the ends around the back.
9. Glue the canvas to purple cardstock. 8.5×11″ folded in half.
10. Assemble the bee as shown and glue into place.
11. Glue the “U” to the background.
12. Apply dark green acrylic paint to the foam stamp and stamp and stamp in the upper left corner over the canvas and cardstock background.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’ve been inspired to be creative today.
Always, BEE U
Craft on!
Becky

Big and little hands with dewdrops by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Qué bonito es ver crecer a nuestros pequeños, con sus alegrías y sus tristezas, pero siempre adelante!!.

How beautiful it is to see our little ones grow up, with their joys and their sorrows, but always forward!!.

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:

canvas, dewdrops, tintas en spray, rotulador, sellos, stencil, pistola de silicona gesso.

canvas, dewdrops, spray inks, pen, stamps, stencil, silicon gun, gesso.

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!
 
 

Manchamos con las pinturas en spray. 

We stain with spray paints.
 
 

Repasamos parte del contorno del canvas con rotulador. Añadimos algunos dibujos en el canvas.

 
Let’s go over some of the outline of the canvas with pen. We added some drawings on the canvas.

 

Añadimos sellos, el stencil, y comenzamos a decorar con nuestros maravillosos dew drops.

We added stamps, stencil, and started decorating with our wonderful dew drops.





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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 an Art Journal Mixed Media Page with Dew Drops

 

 

Do you love mixed media art journals? This is a project for you.

Ingredients:

Mixed Media Journal
Water color paint – I used Sakura Watercolor
Copic Markers – I used Wisteria and Yellow Green
Pitt Pen Brush in black bold
Distress Crayon in hickory smoke
Canvas – Dew Note
Dew Drops in green and purple (Iris Mix)
Scrap backgrounds
Liquid and dry adhesive
Directions:
Paint a watercolor flower in your art journal. On the upper half of the page is important so you have room for the other elements.
Color your art canvas or paint it in colors you enjoy.
Assemble elements for your art journal page.  I used a background from a gelli print for the vases.
Cut pieces to fit in your journal
“Audition” pieces on your journal page and adhere with adhesive.
Finally, add Dew Drop Embellishments and add details to add depth such as bottom shading, which I accomplished with a hickory smoke distress crayon.
There you have it a super simple and fun art journal page!  I’ll be back the first Saturday in May with another fun project.  In the mean time, have a creative month!
~ Victoria

Cake Canvas Art Card

Hello Crafty People!

 

Today’s project is all about the Art Canvas – CAKE!

I’ve used a few easy techniques to complete the pictured birthday cards.  You can watch the video, or read the instructions, or both! I hope you’re feeling crafty today.

 

SUPPLIES:
Cake (Art Canvas) – Robin’s Nest
Dew Drops – Robin’s Nest
Alcohol Inks + Dauber: (Butterscotch, Terra Cotta and Raisin) -Ranger Ink
Metallic Paint Palette – US Art Quest
Blue alcohol marker (TB5) – Spectrum Noir
2″ chipboard number – Maya Road
Ruler Ribbon – Offray
Rub-on Sentiment – Scenic Route
Misc: red heart brads, pale yellow cardstock and red cardstock, adhesives and tools.
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Trim the Cake Canvas to card size. Mine are approximately 4.45 x 6.5. Not a standard card size.
2. Apply butterscotch alcohol ink to the dauber and pounce around the top of the cake/candle area, spreading out and up.
3. Add terracotta alcohol ink to the same dauber above, but next to the butterscotch and continue to pounce the background.  Pounce over and in between previous strokes to blend.
4. Apply the raisin alcohol ink to the  other end of the dauber, near the terra cotta. Turn the dauber around to begin the dark color raisin near the outer edges, flip the dauber around and pounce with all three, but keeping the dark raisin close to the top of the canvas.
5. Using the blue alcohol ink pen, color the candles.
6. Add a small amount of water to the gold metallic paint and paint the background from below the “glow” of the candles – down.
7. As you lower, add some copper metallic.  Try to softly blend the copper into the gold. Come back and add more gold on top of the copper if necessary.  Be gentle, not to smudge the canvas.
8. If there are puddles, use a dry clean cloth to DAB, do not wipe.
9. Add a small amount of water to the metallic paint palette (green) and paint the frosting on top of the cake.
10. Clean your brush and add water to the blue metallic paint then paint the cake.
11. Clean your brush and come back with the green metallic and paint the swirly lines down the cake.
12. Pounce the chipboard number with raisin alcohol ink.
13. Let dry for a few minutes, gently heat setting possible.
14. Cut the ruler ribbon so the number of your chipboard is in the center.  For #3 the ribbon was cut at 0 (zero) and 6 (six). For the #4 the ribbon was cut at 1 (one) and 7 (seven). Adhere the ribbon along the horizontal line drawn on the original canvas. The number corresponding to your chipboard # should be in the center. Fold the edges of the ribbon to the back, and adhere.
15. Cut the light yellow paper to create a matte for the canvas art. Glue the canvas to the yellow cardstock and also attach at the corners with the red heart brads.
16. Fold an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of red cardstock in half, position your matted art canvas to have an even border on all sides, TRIM TO SIZE then glue the matted art canvas to the red cardstock folded card base.
17. Pick a sentiment and rub it on.
Thanks for stopping by the BLOG today!  I hope you are inspired to be creative today.
Craft on!
Becky

Dove with Dew Drops by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Porqué es tan difícil mantener la paz?, qué pena estropear la alegría de vivir por no respetar…

Why is it so difficult to keep the peace?, what a shame to spoil the joy of living for not respecting…

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:

canvas, dewdrops, brushos, stencil, sellos, tintas, pistola de silicona, gesso, rotulador.

canvas, dewdrops, brushos, stencil, silicon stamps, inks, silicon gun, gesso, pen.

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!
 
 

Espolvoreamos los brushos, y los hacemos reaccionar con el agua.

We sprinkle the brushes, and make them react with water.



 

Incorporamos el stencil con gesso. y le añadimos los brushos.

We incorporate stencil with gesso. And we add the brushes.
 

 

Comenzamos a decorar con nuestros vistosos dewdrops y añadimos una frase motivadora, que incorporaremos al canvas.

We start decorating with our showy dewdrops and add a motivating phrase, which we will incorporate into the canvas.






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 Create a Dinosaur Birthday Card using Dew Drops and Creative Canvas

Wow, can you believe it’s April already!  For today’s project, I thought I would show you a cute way to incorporate a creative canvas and Dew Drops onto a on trend birthday card.  So here are the ingredients I used to get you started.

Ingredients:

8 1/2 x 11 cardstock – I chose craft paper color

 

Decorative paper and embellishments

Stamp for sentiment

Ink for stamping and clear fine embossing powder

Dew Drops – Jade Diamond Dew Drops  and Safari Mini Dew Drops

Creative Canvas Artsy Dew Dinos

Sharpie ultra fine tip markers in light and dark green

Adhesive

Instructions:

 

I chose the dino canvas for today’s card.  I love the 4 dinos and thought they would look fabulous colored and on a card.  This would also make a super fun wall hanging for a young man’s room.
For coloring, I chose Sharpie markers (permanent) in a light and dark green fine tip.  To color evenly, I used small circular motions, which helps blend and eliminate lines.
Here’s how the look when just finished.  As I move forward and merge the layers I will do a few touch ups, so keep those pens handy.

Next, I cut the images from the extra canvas using a paper trimmer.  Here’s a place for your fabric scissors if you prefer!

 

Next, using small scissors I cut around the outlines of the “backs” and “tails” of the dinosaurs.
Next, I created my card base.  I wanted a longer style card so the measurements, I used are in the photo. Fold your card in half, setting the fold.
I added a “bamboo” background from some older paper that I had in my stash.   You could easily stamp and color a background or just go with the card stock as a background as well.
I adhered the two rows of dinosaurs, off set to one another on the front of the card.  Once adhered, I colored in some of the other white areas to merge the two rows as one.
Add Dew drops for your border.  I used diamonds in groups of three to simulate a fern or plant and mini dew drops as stones or additional plants (not really sure which).  I used liquid adhesive, which I find really adheres the dew drops well!
Here’s a little close up of that border.  It can be as wild and free as you like!
Hope you enjoyed this project and I’ll be back on the 17th with another Dew Drops project for you!
Artistically yours,
~ Victoria