- 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.
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.
Mixed media art journal
Vintage book pages and calendar pages
White dimensional paste
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.
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.
Apply the Distress Oxide covering the entire tag. Blend as you go along.
Give it a light spritz of water. Allow it to dry.
Arrange your butterfly embellishments and stick down with glue.
Add the Dew Drops on the butterfly bodies. Stick down with embellishment glue.
Add your ribbon or yarn and you are all done!
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:
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.
Follow the steps below:
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:
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.
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.
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)
Eye-lets – 3 red
Ribbon – 2 yards
Butcher twine – red approximately 18 inches
Charms – I used Tim Holtz’s Milagros
Bookbinding thread, awl, needle and thimble
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.
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:
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