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Raindrops

Hello, today I have a tutorial for a quick journal page. I used Distress Oxides, a rubber stamp, and of course, Dew Drops.
Dew Drops embellish your artwork so nicely. They almost always add that finishing touch.

 

Here is a list of supplies that I used to make this beautiful journal page.
  • Distress Oxides in Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw
  • a spray bottle with water
  • a rubber stamp (the one I used is from a Visible Image stamp set)
  • Adirondak Denim Ink
  • Dew Drops – Piano Tear Drops
  • embellishment glue
  • makeup sponge.

 

Step 1:
Use a makeup sponge to add and blend Distress Oxides.
Step 2: Spray lightly with water and dry.
 Step 3: Stamp your image.
Step 4: Arrange your Dew Drops and stick down with embellishment glue.

 

That’s all there is to it! I do hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

 

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.suzettehussey.com
You can find Dew Drops online at The Robin’s Nest.
Happy Crafting!
Suzette

How to Art Journal with Dew Drops and Win!!!!

Happy Saturday!  Today I want to share with you an art journal page idea, using dew drops.  I love the vintage, shabby grungy look, but dew drops can fit into all crafting styles from the most clean and simple to the most elaborate layering!  So grab a cup of coffee or tea, your art journal and join in.  Do your style and show us over on our Facebook Page.

Supplies:

Mixed media art journal
White Gesso
Vintage book pages and calendar pages
Chip board
White dimensional paste
Stencils
Mists – Shimmerz Sprayz
Chalk ink – Prima pink and green
Paper doll – Tim Holtz
Dew Drops – diamond and round
Distress Crayon – Tim Holtz

Begin playing!  First applying paper to your page as you like, the add Gesso over the pages.
This “knocks back” the lettering if you have something bold – like the calendar page, in my case.

Dry thoroughly and let the fun begin!  Next I added the chipboard doors….  And added gesso over them.  At this point this could go lots of ways; elegant, shabby chic, grungy, vintage, etc.

I had fun spraying with blued, purples and ultra violet.
When you have gesso down, you can tilt and move the colors around until they are mixed as you like.  There is no right or wrong in you are journal.  Just experimentation and capturing your mood.

Next I added dimensional paste and stenciling.

Let everything dry and then embellish as you like, you can always stop at any time and lay it aside if it feels it needs more or is overworked.
I added the rub ons and paper dolls at this step.  I had this planned out for other embellishments as you might guess from the hand position.  It needs a door knob!
I added an original round dew drop for the door knob, a smaller round to accent the heart on the door and then the diamonds to accent the words, all using liquid adhesive.  Finally I added some shadows using a distress crayon.
So how can you win?!?  I am putting together a art journaling kit.  Lots of ephemera and other good stuff including some dew drops!  I will post the kit on our Facebook page and you will have two weeks to show me your art journal pages with dew drops (all entries in by 7/3/2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific).  I will announce the winner on my 4th of July blog post.  Once you have sent me your address the kit will be yours!
Let’s brighten up this time with ART!
~ Victoria

Dew Drops and Butterflies

Hi everyone,  I have a really cute project for you today that is so easy to make. You will need some butterfly die-cuts or store-bought embellishments and a few other supplies. A complete list of items used is below.

I used the Dew Drops to embellish the butterfly bodies. Isn’t that beautiful? I have a tutorial below with all the steps to make this beautiful tag.

Supplies used:

 

Golden Berry Dew Drops
Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters and Seedless Preserves
Spray bottle with water
Embellishment glue
Sponger blender
Tag
Butterfly embellishments
ribbon or yarn

 

Step One

Apply the Distress Oxide covering the entire tag. Blend as you go along.

 

Step Two

Give it a light spritz of water. Allow it to dry.

 

Step Three

Arrange your butterfly embellishments and stick down with glue.

 

Step Four

Add the Dew Drops on the butterfly bodies.  Stick down with embellishment glue.

Step Five

Add your ribbon or yarn and you are all done!

Here is a closeup for you.
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 suzettehussey.com/blog/I have a lot of free tutorials and offer many workshops.
You can find Dew Drops online at The Robin’s Nest.
Happy Crafting!
Suzette

A Butterfly Tag

Hello, I hope you are keeping safe and making use of your time at home. To help keep you busy I have a cute tutorial for you using Dew Drops of course!

You need a few supplies:

  • Dew Drops 
  • a tag
  • Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
  • spray bottle with water
  • butterfly embellishments
  • embellishment glue
  • black ink pad and sponge applicator
Step 1:Using a blending sponge, cover the tag with Distress Oxide. Spritz with water.
Step 2: Shade the edges of the butterflies using black ink and an applicator sponge. Stick them in place. If you want them to pop more, use foam tape. I made my butterflies using a die-cut machine and some scrapbook paper.

 

Step 3: Add Dew Drops, sticking in place with embellishment glue.
That’s it! Isn’t it beautiful?
You can find Dew Drops online at The Robin’s Nest. They will have the perfect color to coordinate with your project. There are so many to choose from!

 

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.suzettehussey.com/blog/.
Happy Crafting!
Suzette

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

Create an Art Journal Collage featuring Dew Drops

Hello all,

Lori here, with a new project for you.  I have been doing a lot of collage with reuse and recycled materials lately and thought I would showcase this technique in my post today, with the addition of dew drop embellishments, of course.

Collage is an economical way to create terrific art work.  Scraps of this and that can be brought together to create layers of color and texture.  Anything goes, really!  Scraps of fabric, paper, mesh, playing cards, and other ephemera are all good materials to use.  Step by steps are shown below.

The Robins Nest:

 
Other Materials:
  • Lost Coast Design Stamps – Little Diamond Background, ATC Misc. Set 6
  • DecoArt – White Gesso, DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Tsukineko ink – StazOn Pigment, Piano Black
  • Beacon – 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Collage Materials

Instructions:

1) Prep a 6″ x 6″ art journal by cutting an old record sleeve into 6″ x 6″ panels.  Whole punch one side of each panel so that you can bind them with book rings.  Cover both sides of each panel with white gesso.

2) With StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black, stamp the panel with a diamond patterned background stamp as well as with a script stamp.
3) Start to adhere different collage materials to the panel.
4) Continue to build layers with collage materials.
5) Embellish panel with miniature gold dew drops.
6) Adhere a sticker saying to the page.
7) Embellish with mini-pearl dew drops.
8) Edge panel with StazOn Pigment – Piano Black.
9) Embellish with Black Dew Drop Diamonds.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and will give collage a try.  If you haven’t been saving scraps of paper, fabric etc… materials like these can be found at 2nd hand shops or at local creative reuse centers.

Happy Day!
Lori

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

A Party Dress

Hello, welcome to another blog post. Today I am sharing a cute journal page with your favorite party dress! It is so elegant and yet so simple to make and can you believe the dress is made from doilies?
I really enjoyed this project and I am sure you will too! Follow the steps below to see how I made it.
Dew Drops used:

 

Other supplies needed:
  • 2 – 6″ doilies
  • 5 1/2 ” x 8″ piece of scrapbook paper
  • 2″ ribbon
  • 3″ rick rack
  • 9″ craft or jewelry wire
  • pliers and wire cutter
  • gesso
  • acrylic paints
  • washi tape
  • embellishment glue
  • glue gun and stick
  • black pigment ink
  • rubber stamp

 

Steps:
Fold doilies in half and then in half again.

 

Take one of the doilies and fold in half again.
Secure the edges on both doilies with hot glue.
Trim the top doily as indicated.
Glue the top piece to the bottom piece.
Add a piece ribbon where they join.
Glue on rick rack for straps.

 

Form hanger with the craft wire.
Secure the scrapbook paper in your journal (optional) and apply a thin coat of gesso. Add some texture with a rubber stamp and waterproof ink.
When dry, add your favorite acrylic paint and allow to dry. Splatter with silver paint and allow it to dry. Shade the edges with black ink
Now its time to put it all together!
Use glue to stick the dress and hanger in place.
Add a piece of washi tape to the base of the page. and decorate waistband with white Dew Drops. Decorate the page with Dew Drops.
You’re finished!
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

A Valentine’s Day Tag

Hello,  welcome to another tutorial. My post today is inspired by Valentine’s Day which is coming up next month. I love using a holiday as an excuse to design something new! I really love how this tag came out and it was really simple to make. The best part is I did some upcycling. The tag is cut out from the cardboard backing of a Bristol that finished and the heart is cut out from the front. Crafting really does not need to be expensive.

I have prepared a video tutorial for you showing exactly how I made this tag.  The supply list is as follows:

Dew Drops

Brown Dew Drops
Brown Tear Drops

Other supplies:

 

  • chipboard tag cut out
  • book paper cut in the shape of the tag
  • glue stick
  • Distress Ink – Vintage Photo & brush to apply
  • heart cut out
  • black gesso
  • white gesso
  • red acrylic painting – I used Americana Dark Scarlet
  • charcoal pencil
  • quote or sentiment
  • black ink pad and sponge – I used Versafine Black Onyx
  • raffia
  • Nuvo Embellishment Glue
Follow along in the video below:

 

 

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

Art Journal with Dew Drops

Hello Crafty Friends,
Marie-Christine with you today with a page in my Diary Journal, very easy and very quick to do!
I used mini and original pink Dew Drops on it.
How to do
 
 
First, this is the original background before I added Distress Inks, I chose 2 green colors.
Then, I used a floral stencil from TCW with purple Distress Inks on the background.
 I found a vintage image on Pinterest, I adhered it on the right, and I colored the leaves on the top with markers. I printed my title on a white paper and stuck my mini and original pink Dew drops.
 That’s all, very easy and quick page, do you love it?
The robin’s Nest Products I used
Thank you for visiting!
 
Marie-Christine
Design Team