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Artsy Hands Canvas (Family)

 

 

MY VERY FIRST LIVE!  :o)

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

Supplies: 

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!

Becky

I Love You

Hello Crafty People!

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

Supplies:
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.
Instructions: 
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Craft on!
Becky

 

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
INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Becky

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.
SUPPLIES:
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
INSTRUCTIONS:
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!
Becky

 

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.

 

SUPPLIES:

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.

INSTRUCTIONS:

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!

Becky

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.

Materials:
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

Instructions:
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!
Becky

A Fish In the Sea

Hello Crafters!

My project today was fun and messy, I love the vibrant colors of the background pour and the dew drops add the bling.

My PC is down, so I’m posting from my phone for the first time 🙂

 

MATERIALS:

Dew drops

Acrylic paint, 12X12″ Canvas, Alcohol markers, spray sealant.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Create an acrylic pour on 12×12 canvas with multiple colors and pouring medium.

2. Paint a fish on the background with acrylic paints, metallic paints and alcohol markers.

3. Glue Dew Drops for the bubbles.

4. Spray with sealant.

I hope you’re crafting today!

Explore the blog for more awesome projects using the magical and versatile Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest.

Until next time, craft on!

Becky

EASY Decor with Dew Drops and Epoxy

Hello Crafters!
I’m a bit giddy about this project, it was an “experiment” that actually worked. SUPER EASY, TOO!
I mentioned in my previous Robin’s Nest Design Team post of Aug 10, 2020 that I’ve been playing around with epoxy.  I wasn’t quite sure how the Dew Drops were going to behave in the thick liquid, but they performed like a Champion!
SUPPLIES: 

Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest
2 part clear epoxy medium
silicone mold
Art glitter

INSTRUCTIONS: 
1. Select a silicone mold shape.
2. Pour a nice bouquet of colors and shapes of Dew Drops into the mold. (The more, the better!)
I used green, purple, aqua, and yellow.
3. Mix epoxy medium according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add glitter that compliments the color choices of the Dew Drops. (I used purple and gold glitter).
4. Pour the epoxy mixture into the mold. Fill the mold, completely to the top.
5. Let set overnight.
6. Remove the hardened epoxy shape from the mold, gently.  VIOLA!

So easy, yet gorgeous!  I might be going on a pouring frenzy.  I hope you’re inspired to pull out your dusty silicone molds and give it a try, too!

Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Craft on,
Becky

FUN at the Playground – Scrapbooking

Welcome back to the Blog! I hope you are enjoying your summer. These guys! My grandsons, bring me so much JOY. This scrapbook page is a 12×12 layout of them playing at a nearby playground.

There’s a lot going on here, but I’ll give you some shortcuts and tips.

SUPPLY LIST:

Robin’s Nest Dew Drops (red and teal)
Computer and printer
12 x 12 background paper (Colorbok)
Photo paper
Aqua Cardstock
Natural colored Tag (3×5″)
Red Marker – IMPRESS Dual Marker #4 Poppy Red
Red Pepper dye ink pad – Adirondack (Ranger Ink)
Red ribbon
Skeleton leaves (green)
Red glitter glue (Stickles by Ranger Ink)
Cutting tools and adhesives

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. TITLE: Using a simple office program, (I use LibreOffice) select the “draw” option (verses writer or spreadsheet option) and create a digital Title.  Format your document to 12×12 size and insert TEXT BLOCKS and arrange them.  There are four text blocks:
a. “FUN” uses Impact (font) at 150 pt, bold with a drop shadow.
b. “@” is Arial Black (font) at 48 pt, bold. Although you can type in the heart shapes, I couldn’t get it centered where I wanted it.
c. “the” is Liberation Sans (font) 48 pt, bold.
d. “Playground” is Agreloy (font) 88 pt, not bold.
e.  The tool bar on the left has options for shapes, find the heart shape, create 2 approximately
1 1/2″ square.  Change the “area” color to red, if that’s not your default. The second heart with “the” inside it is rotated 45 degrees. Find this under “Position and Size” when you right click the image, then select “rotate”.

*YOU CAN SKIP ALL THAT! You’re welcome to use this image for your title, if you’d like to create this layout.

2. Print your title onto the background paper.

3.  Because I selected a colored background paper and really wanted the hearts to POP, I printed the title again on photo paper, cut them out and placed over the hearts printed on the background. Bright white card stock will work just fine, too. I used the red marker around the edges so no white of the paper would show.

4. Print photos and matte them on aqua card stock.

5. Adhere the matted photos to the background paper. The first photo only has adhesive on 3 sides, so I could tuck the tag behind it with journaling, names and dates.

6. Ink the edges of your tag, attach the red ribbon and journal to your hearts’ content.

7. Adhere the skeleton leaves to the left of the title. (I used Craft Bond, spray adhesive). Embellish with three aqua Dew Drops. 

8. Draw flourishes onto the background paper, lightly with pencil.  Use a liquid adhesive to adhere Dew Drops along your guidelines. Accent a few curves with red glitter glue. Let dry completely.

I hope you give it a try! I enjoy printing my scrapbook page titles directly onto the background paper. You always get the font and color you want. I don’t have good luck with alphabet collections. (smile) Printed titles can always be embellished, too!

With all of the fabulous Dew Drops colors available, you can really make this project your own creation. I selected red, because of the red in the photos.

Thanks for stopping by!
Craft on!
Becky

You can also find me at: BCDesigns, BeckyConley.blogspot.com