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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

How to make a Wedding Card.

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.
Today I will show you a Wedding card.
A few photos for details.
The order of work in the card:
1)  Glue the background to the base.
2) I added a second, smaller layer of paper
3) On top I stick a flag stripe
4)  Then I added a wreath
5) I added the inscription
6)  I added a flower and leaves.
7) Complete the whole with dew drops.
Card is ready 🙂
Robin’s Nest Products I used
 
Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

How to use Dew Drops on a Little Boy Layout

Hey Ladies,
Dew Drops are the perfect finishing touch for ANY layout. Yes, really ANY layout! I wanted to capture the adventurous spirit of my nephew and I loved the photos that his mother captured of him contemplating how to proceed climbing this tree. A random scattering of confetti like Dew Drops were just what it needed. So ladies, even more masculine projects can be embellished with Dew Drops, they are not just for us girls.
Come on an adventure with me!

Directions:
1. Trim 1/4 inch from 2 sides of 12×12″ background paper. Attach it to the middle of a 12×12″ allowing for a narrow edge. I selected a patterned edge matting and a solid center paper.

2. Add a chipboard frame around the feature photo. Then begin to arrange your photos with some matting layers in contrasting colors. Do not yet attach anything to the background just practice the placement.

3. Die cut some harlequin patterns on black card stock and add them underneath the corners of the photos allowing them to be partially visible.  Embellish the left corner of the framed photo with a cluster.

4. Add a large title near the top edge of the layout. Photograph the layout and remove all the items from the layout.
(TIP: Because I never glue anything to the background paper until I am completely finished designing the page, I will photograph a layout when I have to move elements to get access to the background paper. Then I use the photo as a guide to help me re-construct the layout. I can now confidently attach the items with perfect placement. This step will help you avoid the frustration and prevents the disappointment of not being able to remember exactly how the layout was arranged.)

5. Select various stamps to compliment your photo. I added three prominent quotes that needed to be visible. Next, I planned where to add a few patterns to the background. Those images could be partially behind photos as these embellishments would be of secondary importance. This is just a way to add another layer and create more depth by adding some subtle designs within the background. I stamped the most important images with black ink and the secondary images with blue ink to give a watermark effect on the purple paper.  (TIP: if you are uncertain about where to place the stamped images, I suggest first stamping the images on scrap paper and loosely cutting them out to practice with placement. I also made sure to test the ink on the background paper in a place that would be underneath the photos.)

6. Add a confetti like scattering of Black Dew Drops & Obsidian Diamond Dew Drops to the layout.

Supplies:2 photos 4×6″
scrapbook paper 12×12
black card stock
chipboard frame
black & blue ink pads
rubber stamps: sentiments, denim pocket, sun rays, hand prints
harlequin die
denim chipboard alphabet
dragonfly embellishments
liquid adhesive

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If you’d like to see more of Karen’s beautiful projects, visit her blog Art & Soul.

Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Hello, I am Suzette Hussey, a returning design team member from Kingston, Jamaica. Happy New Year to you! I am so happy to be sharing my ideas with you and I think a great way to start the new year is on a positive note. What a better way to do that than an art journal page? I chose the quote “Live like tomorrow doesn’t exist” which is a powerful quote and definitely gives you a push in the right direction.
I have included a supply list and step by step directions below.

Robins Nest Products

Other supplies:

Art Journal or paper. I used Bristol.
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays –  Siesta Key, Waimea Bay, and Sterling
Rubber stamps of your choice. I used Visible Image stamp set – Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist.
Versafine Black ink pad
ink sponge/make up sponge
Ranger Glossy Accents

Follow the steps below:

1) Begin by spraying the paper with spray ink, alternating colors until you get the look you want.
2) Dry with a heat gun or hairdryer.
3) When thoroughly dry, stamp your image.
4) Stamp a quote on a piece of Bristol paper.
5) Cut out the quote and arrange on your page along with the Dew Drops.
6) Use a sponge and black ink to add a shadow to the edge of each word.
7) Glue everything in place. Ranger Glossy Accents is great for sticking on Dew Drops.
8) To finish off, go around the edges of your page with the black ink and sponge adding a little extra to the bottom of the page.

 

 
My finished page!
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