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.


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.
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!

Canvas Art – World

Hello Crafty People!

I’d like to share this canvas project with you today. It was easy and fun to create with the Robin’s Nest Art Canvases.  I totally messed up the “live”, but the end result is too cute not to share.

Art Canvas – World by Robin’s Nest
Water-based Markers: lt green, emerald, maize, cerulean blue, (Misc)
Alcohol Markers: TB1, TB2, TN7 (Spectrum Noir)
yellow highlighter (Bic), Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon) , Scattered Straw stickles (Ranger Ink)
Metallic Palet (USArtQuest), water spritz and paint brush.
1. Color the foliage with lt green marker and the continents with emerald.
2. Color the sail boat sails and finial with maize marker. Use the highlight marker to brighten the stars and moon.
3. Add gold leaf to parts of the finial and the stickles to the darker parts of the finial and the stars and moon.
4. Color the water at the base of the boat with cerulean blue and the boat with TN7 alcohol marker.
5. Blend TB1 and TB2 to color in the water of the world.
6. Spritz water into the metallic pallet blue, using a small brush with flexible hairs, splatter the blue metallic all over the background and project. Let dry completely.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’re inspired to give these gorgeous Art Canvases a try, they’re super easy and the results are fantastic!
Craft on!

Tree Canvas with Becky

Hello Crafty People!
Welcome to the Robin’s Nest Blog
Today’s video uses minimal supplies to create a magical tree on canvas.


Metallic blue pigment (ArtQuest)
Brown Marker (Zig)
Alcohol inks: Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Pesto and Stream (Ranger Ink)
Felt pouncing tool (Ranger Ink-Tim Holtz)
Paint brush, water and a trimming tool
1. Wet the blue metallic pigment with water and brush onto background.
2. Color the tree trunk and branches with brown marker.
3. Place a fresh piece of felt onto the pouncing tool, load with Sunshine Yellow and Butterscotch alcohol inks in a semi circle/oval shape.  Pounce the color all over the tree leaves area.
4. Begin with a fresh piece of white felt, load the same way with Pesto and Stream alcohol ink and pounce over the tree leaves area until you get the desired result.  Add more yellow if desired.
*Not included on the video: Because the blue metallic pigment may smudge, spray seal with clear coat in your desired finish, gloss or matte.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you’re inspired to do some creating today.
See you next time!
Craft on!

Note Canvas Card

This note canvas card was so fun to color. I enjoy playing around with different mediums on the canvas art. See how it was made:
green cardstock 8.5 x 11″
cream mulberry paper 5.25 x 8″
Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir) FS2, EB3, TN3, JG1 & 2, TB1,2,3 & blender
butterfly stamp, fine gold embossing powder (Ranger Ink), heat tool, water, brush, adhesive,
font (Cricuit Wild Card) 1 1/4″, sticker machine (Xyron)

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!
Craft on!

Artsy Hands Canvas (Family)




I promise to improve.  Haha

This project was inspired by Impressionist Artist David Wall. I’ve included a few tips and tricks in this project. I hope you are inspired.

You can watch the video here:  ARTSY HANDS CANVAS by Becky Conley


Artsy Canvas – Hands by Robin’s Nest 

Dew Drops and Heart Drop – Robin’s Nest

Other: Watercolor pencils (Prisma), stamping ink, Adirondack Stonewashed (Ranger Ink), Rubberstamps/sentiments (Stampin Up! Sketches 2003), Alcohol markers, (Spectrum Noir-N1, N2, and N3), paint brush, water, rubbing alcohol, Q-Tip, Title Font (Cricuit Wild Card), heat tool and glue.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Craft on!


I Love You

Hello Crafty People!

This is a relatively easy card, and quick, except for the drying time needed.

Artsy I love you Canvas  by Robin’s Nest
Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest
Ink Spritzers: Cream Metallic (Maya Mist) by Maya’s Road, Cranberry Color Wash by Ranger Ink, black marker-scroll and brush by ZIG, spray sealant, adhesives.
1. Spritz the Artsy Canvas with Cream Metallic mist, let dry.
2. Cut a heart from a piece of plain white paper or a scrap, place over canvas and spritz with Cranberry Color Wash.  Pat away some of the cranberry with a clean dry cloth. Let dry.
3. Spray with a light coat of sealant of your choice. Let dry.
4. Glue Due drops around the outline of the heart shape and dot your “I” with a tear dew drop.
5. Trace over the sentiment with a black brush marker.
Easy Peasy, but would make a fabulous valentine card!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, please visit some other posts for creative inspiration.
Craft on!


Dream BIG (card)

Hello Crafty People!
The seasons are changing, but I’m holding on to the sunny days. We’re having a lovely heat wave in Maine, unexpected but very much appreciated! Here’s a quick and colorful card for many occasions, new ventures, graduation, or any time to encourage.
Blue patterned paper – Murdock Country Creations (Blue Violet)
Green patterned paper – Colorbok (Earthtones Pack)
Ribbon -Ki Memories (Blue Sashes)
Sentiment Charm – CRE8 by Amy Labbe (Horizon Group)
Green skeleton leaves – Nail Head City
Butterfly sticker – Crafter’s Square
Adhesives and cutting tools
1. Cut blue patterned paper 5.5 x 8.5″. (half fold card for 8.5×11″ cardstock)
2. Adhere the skeleton leaves to the upper section of the blue background paper. I used spray adhesive-Elmer’s Craft Bond.
3. Cut green patterned paper 5.5 x 4 1/4″, Adhere to the bottom of blue background paper.
4. Cut ribbon long enough to overlap to the backside at least 1″ on both sides (7.5″), apply charm (hot glue the charm into position to avoid movement if desired).  Adhere ribbon to back side.
5. Place the butterfly and embellish with Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest. 
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you’re inspired to create!
Craft on!

Gazing Ball

Happy Monday, Crafty People!
Today’s project is a trash to treasure gazing ball.
I love to recycle and reuse! This was made from 2 different vanity light globes.
Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest
2 glass vanity globes
spray paint, 1 metallic and one regular color
E-6000 Adhesive and regular craft glue
1. Spray paint the glass globes. The “ball” top should be metallic.
2. Decorate the base with Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest.
3. Adhere the gazing ball top to the base with strong adhesive made for glass.
That’s it! So easy, and I just love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Please hop around and explore the many gorgeous projects created with Dew Drops.
Craft on!


All Soul’s Day

Hello Crafty People!

It’s getting chilly outside, time to get crafting for the biggest Autumn celebration.

“All Souls’ Day” or the Day of the Dead, which is October 31st in the USA.

My project today is a dollar store skull make over. I hope you like it.



Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest

Plastic Skull, Spray paint, DecoArt Acrylic Paints, Markers (Zig & ChartPak), Fabric flowers, Flower punch and scrap patterned paper, Adhesivem Sealant.


1. Spray paint the skull completely, let dry.

2. Glue paper and fabric flowers into place.

3. Paint swirls or shapes as desired, also can use markers to draw or fill in small areas.

4. Embellish with Dew Drops. 

5. Spray to seal.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.

I wish you a very Happy Halloween!  I’ll be back with another project on the 27th.

Craft on!


Whimsical Fall Canvas

Hello Crafty People!

I’m so sad that summer is coming to a close, but the colors of fall in Maine are astounding. I was able to enjoy the foliage a bit recently while driving to a meeting a loooong way away from home.

Today’s project is a small canvas reminder of the vibrant colors of the season.

Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest

6×6 Canvas, acrylic paints (multiple shades of orange, blue, green and brown)
Adhesive and gold pigment spritz, sealer

1. Paint the background of the 6×6 canvas with acrylic paints, let dry.
2. Paint the bare trees.
3. Glue due drops into place.
4. Spritz the project with metallic gold spritzer. Let dry.
5. Seal with any spray sealant in the finish of your choice.  I like Satin or glossy.
The gold spritz looks amazing over everything  and brings it all together. I love how it beaded up on top of the dew drops!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, please jump around and see a few other fabulous projects for inspiration and the versatility of Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest.
Craft on!