Mixed Media with Dew Drops – Rose Banner Plaque

Hello all,

Lori here, with a quick and easy mixed media project using a wood banner plaque, metallic paint and (of course) Dew Drops.  I love the way Dew Drops instantly add another layer of dimension to my mixed media projects!  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

The Robins Nest Supplies:

Belgian Chocolate Dew Drops

River Bed Tear Drops 

Mini Purple Dew Drops

 

 

Other Supplies: 

Wood Banner Plaque

TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz Collection Stencil, THMS075

DecoArt Black Gesso

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Festive Green, Amethyst, Purple Pearl, Ice Blue

DecoArt DuraClear Galaxy Varnish

Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

String

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

http:/https://youtu.be/d-DKI1yaJOY

I hope you enjoyed this Quick Tips Mixed Media demo and will try using Dew Drops (for that added dimension) on your next mixed media project.

Happy day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

 

A Journal Page

Hello everyone, I have been working in my art journal again and made a tutorial for you showing how I use Dew Drops on my pages.

The supplies I used in this project are:
  • Sun Yellow Dew Drops and Amber Diamonds
  • Embellishment glue
  • Book paper
  • Matte medium
  • Gesso
  • Punchinello
  • Teabag paper
  • Washi tape
  • Embellishments
  • Acrylic marker
  • Golden acrylic – teal  & Pthalo Green (Blue Shade),  Raw Umber
  • Black ink and sponge

 

Follow the steps below:

Use matte medium to stick down bits of book paper on your journal page. Allow it to dry.

 

Give a thin coat of gesso to push back into the background.

 

Begin to add your paint. I used an old credit card instead of a paintbrush.

 

Add more detail with bubble wrap.

 

Once again add a thin coat of gesso.

 

Glue on tea bag paper and your embellishment.

 

Add any words, quotes, etc, more embellishments and finally your Dew Drops.

 

 

That’s it! Another beautiful journal page using Dew Drops.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! You can share your creations with us on our Facebook page. We would love to see them! For more inspiration have a look around the blog. There are a variety of tutorials for many levels using Dew Drops. You can also visit my blog at www.papermachepatch.com. You can find Dew Drops online at The Robin’s Nest.

 

 

Happy Crafting!

Suzette

Add dimension to a canvas with Dew Drops

Hello all,

Spring is in the air and I am so looking forward to warmer weather, how about you?  That is what inspired me to create the project below; a Mini Mixed Media canvas full of color, texture, and embellished with bright yellow Dew Drops.  I hope that this cheery canvas will truly brighten your day.

 
The Robins Nest:
   
Other Supplies:
  • DecoARt White Gesso
  • DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic
  • Tsukineko StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black
  • 4″ x 4″ Flat Panel Canvas
  • Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue
  • The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Skethy Rose Stamp
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Collage Paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection Stencil
  • Faber Castelle Artist Pitt Pens
Instructions:
1) Apply modeling paste over a stencil to 4″x 4″ flat panel canvas.  Allow to dry.
2) Tear a piece of tissue paper to size and adhere to canvas with varnish.

 

3) Dry brush white gesso onto canvas to highlight texture.

 

4) Stamp Rose stamp and leaf onto tissue paper with permanent ink.

 

5) Adhere to canvas with varnish.

 

6) Color rose and leaf with Artist PITT Pens.

 

7) Tone down rose image by dry brushing with white gesso.

 

8) Apply splatters to canvas with black acrylic paint.

 

9) Embellish canvas with Dew Drops.

 

10) Adhere saying sticker to canvas.

 

11) Done.

 

I hope you found some inspiration from this bright and cheery project.  It was very comforting for me to think of warm weather, sunshine and better days.
Happy day,
Lori

Making a Mixed Media Tag with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!  Let’s create a mixed media tag using just a few items that I had on hand.

Ingredients:
#5 Manila tag
Brusho Colours – I used turquois, scarlet, ultramarine, and purple
Mini water spritzer
Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Foiled Again
Stencil with various size circles
Dew Drops in lovely shades of blue  (You need to get your favorite colors in a variety of shapes)
Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Dolls
A pen and straight edge
Rub on sentiment
Liquid adhesive and dimensional tape

Directions:

1.  Spritz your manila tag with water and sprinkle with your desired colours of Brusho watercolour crystals.  Let dry.

2.  Add dimensional texture paste (dazzlerz) through the stencil in the upper left corner and on the right side.  Let dry completely.

3.  Add the rub on.  Notice if you look closely there was a tiny problem with adherence of the letters in two tiny spots.  I filled that in with a black pen.  Shhhhh! Don’t tell.

4.  Add the paper dolls with dimensional tape.


5.  Create a border with a pen and straight edge or whatever you choose.

6.  Adhere dew drops as is pleasing to you for accents with liquid adhesive.  Let dry and share your photo with us on our Facebook page!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick little project.  It would really brighten any gift and was just the “art therapy” I needed to brighten my mood as we are staying home and staying safe in the US at this time.
Best wishes and happy crafting to all of you!
~ Victoria

How to use Dew Drops on an Altered Mini Jar

Hey guys!
How are you all?I, Nur Meharuma Chowdhury from Craft fable have come to present you an amazing altered mixed media jar in which I have used my favorite dewdrops from Robin’s nest

 

Here is my tutorial for this project :

 

Some close up photos :

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have used the following materials:
Empty acrylic color jar, old net from a net bag, old steel wire, tissue paper, dried flowers, paper flowers, chain,jump ring,charm and beads , artificial grass, acrylic color (golden,silver,violet,green,yellow)
I hope you all have loved the idea.So don’t be late,find the empty jar in your house and utilize it .
Stay happy,
Stay safe,
Be crafty,
Be awesome,
take care.
BYEEEE!!!

How to Make a Decorative Mixed Media Paint Brush with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!  I am happy to show you how make this mixed media paint brush featuring dew drops.

Here are the ingredients you will use:

 

  • Paint brush of your choice
  •  Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Clear Gesso
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Delta Metallic Gleams – Metallic Bronze
  • Plaid Enterprises Liquid Leaf – Florentine Gold
  • Art Alchemy Waxes – Opal Magic and Rose Gold
  • Tim Holtz Stencil
  • Texturez Dimensional Paste Gold
  • Sandra Evertson Cathedral Window
  • Dew Drops in black and white (diamonds, dew drops, and tear drops)
  • White Thick Cotton Twine
Directions:
 
1.  Coat your paint brush  and embellishments with Gesso, as needed.  Allow to dry
2.  Paint your paint brush with acrylic paint.
  3.  Add gold texture paste to wooden part of brush through the stencil. Note that I also used vintage matte medium prior to stenciling.  This is totally optional and you don’t need to do it.  I also wrapped the brush with twine.  I found it helps hold the stencil in place.
4.  I painted the brush after the dimensional paste dried,  with the metallic bronze gleams.  Once that is dryBegin embellishing!  Sorry for the super messy photo normally I would not even show you this state of work!  Messy messy crafter!
Never be afraid to show your work in process!  I also glued the cathedral frame onto the upper brush next!
5.  This is the brush with all the embellishments glued with tacky glue to the brush.  Notice how the white gaps I had before are gone!  To do this is used the Florentine gold leaf.  It is super liquid and can cover all the little nooks and crannies!  Next I added paper flowers and a charm of Mary in the Cathedral window.
6. Finally I used royal robe and rose gold waxes on the Cathedral window and on other areas of the brush to add highlights.  I use my fingers to do this, but you can always use a make up sponge to apply and buff the wax.
Hope you enjoyed this project!  I’ll see you on the 18th for another fun project!
I really hope that you are weathering this difficult time well and having some time for creativity while you are social distancing.
~ Victoria

Altered Spoons and Dew Drops – A Perfect Combination!

Hello, today I am on The Robin’s Nest blog using Dew Drops and antique spoons! See below for a quick tutorial on how to make some for yourself.

 

For starters, I had to hunt down some spoons in local antique shops, gave me a reason to shop! Bonus! To start these spoons, I first colored them using alcohol ink, just remember that a little ink goes a long way.
While the spoons were slightly wet with ink, I applied gold foil to the raised areas to give them a little bling.
Gathering my supplies such as small flowers, Dew Drops, and Gecko Galz images, I started to decorate the spoons. The images needed to be cut down to fit the spoon bowl and I used Stickles around the edges of the image. I then added the flowers in matching colors and the Dew Drops in clear.
I then drilled a hole in the top of the spoon so I can be hung on the wall.
Thanks for stopping by and check out the beautiful collections of Dew Drops!
Check out more of my work at the following links

How to use Dew Drops to Add Texture

Hi Crafty Friends,
Fairuz Fabiha here from Craftivation. Today I’m back again with a technique of using the amazing Robin’s Nest dewdrops! I’ll be showing you how I used these mini dewdrops to not only embellish my project but also add texture on the background using the dewdrops.
For my today’s project, I’ve decided to make an mdf bookmark.

Step by step process:

1. At first I took an mdf tag by Lisa Horton Crafts as the base of my bookmark.

2. Applied a layer of Fabrikadecoru resist texture paste through the maze stencil by Lisa Horton Crafts.

3. Added mini dew drops by the Robin’s Nest all around the edges of the bookmark and applied a layer off gesso to prime the surface.

4. Applied layers of spray paints by Fabrikadecoru.

5. Embellished the bookmark with mdf tag sentiment, sisal, tassel and ribbon.

6. Finally added some white dewdrops to finish it off.

Closeup photos:

 

 

 

Used Robin’s Nest Dewdrops:

1. classified-mini-dew-drops

2. handsome-boy-mini-dew-drops

 

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