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Purple Dreams Collage

Hello, today I created a collage for Robin’s Nest using purple dew drops, paint, and collage materials. 

I started with a piece of cardboard as the base for this collage then built up the layers starting with gesso, acrylic paint, and some water. I then used Distress ink and TCW stencil Sunflower Mandala to create some depth to the center of the collage. then added some modeling paste to the background along the edges with a TCW stencil. Using black ink along the edges to enhance the piece I then glued down the image from Gecko Galz and added the purple dew drops.

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Beautiful Blooms

Hello everyone! I have another tutorial for you today using Dew Drops from The Robin’s Nest.

 

Isn’t it beautiful? Let me show you how to make it.

The supplies needed are:

  • Black Tear Drops
  • Early Dawn Dew Drops
  • Cardstock or art journal page
  • Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters
  • craft mat
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Black ink
  • Visible Image Stamps – Creative Chaos
  • Embellishment glue
  • Winsor  & Newton Watercolor Marker in Pale Rose
  • Brush pen
  • Grey marker

Follow the steps below:

Press both Distress Oxide pads onto the craft mat.
Spritz with water

 

Press cardstock down onto craft mat and carefully lift off.

 

Stamp your image with black ink.

 

Color in with watercolor marker.

 

Decide where you want your DewDrops and stick down.

 

Draw stems onto the three black buds.
You are all done.
I do hope you enjoyed this quick 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.papermachepatch.com.
You can find Dew Drops online at The Robin’s Nest.
Happy Crafting!
Suzette

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

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

How to Make a Artsy Namaste Themed Notebook with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday! Victoria here.  I am back with another wonderful Dew Drops Canvas and a notebook with a yoga theme.  This was such a relaxing project to do and I have a useful notebook to gift to a friend.

Here are the products you need for this project:

Dew Drops Canvas in Artsy Namaste

A composition book

Echo Park Paper from the Little Girl Collection Kit (Lilac strip)

Jacquard Lumiere Paints in Pewter, Halo Blue Gold, and Halo Violet Gold

Tim Holtz Stencil

Dew Drops
Razzleberry Dew Drops
Orange
Yellow
Green
Pool Dew Drops
Royal Blue Dew Drops
Lavendar Orchid Diamond Dew Drops

Prima Chalk in Branch Bark

5/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon – ivory and gold chevron

Liquid Adhesive – Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Steps:

  • Prepare the composition book by adhering paper to the front and back, inking the outer edges with branch bark chalk ink.
  • Prepare the canvas.  I stenciled along the left side beginning with the Halo Violet Gold and working down with the Halo Blue Gold doing transitions by mixing the two colors.  Toward the bottom I mixed Halo Blue Gold with Pewter to darken it.  Let this paint dry thoroughly.  Overnight is best.
  • Adhere Drops with Liquid Adhesive.  I found a Chakra Chart on line and followed that generally for the color placement, using a rainbow of Dew Drops colors.  (You really need them all).  This was such a relaxing project.  I use a wax tipped nail tool to  pick up and place the Dew Drops.  It makes it so easy and placement is exact.  It’s just like coloring a lovely picture.
  • Let your canvas dry thoroughly.
  • Adhere the canvas using liquid adhesive to the front of the composition notebook covered with paper and let dry.
  • As a final touch, I added the grosgrain ribbon with long tails so that the composition book can be neatly tied closed.  I used liquid adhesive here too.  You could also add a tie using eyelets and ribbon for a longer lasting book.
  • All done!  Give it a try and let us know what you think!
~ See you in a few weeks with another fun project using Dew Drops!
~ Victoria

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

Ace of Diamonds

Hello, welcome to another tutorial. Today I am sharing with you a simple  yet gorgeous tag embellished with Dew Drops

The supplies I used are:

  • Dew Drops –  Ace of Diamonds 
  • Distress oxide in peeled paint, walnut stain, and Broken China
  • black pigment ink
  • black pigment powder
  • embellishment adhesive
  • rubber stamp
  • blank tag
  • craft mat
  • spray bottle with water
  • heat gun

 

Stamp the Distress Oxide all over the craft mat. Spray with water.
Drag the tag through the wet ink. (I do several tags and put the extra up for another project.)
Spritz a few droplets of water on the tag and leave to dry.

 

 

Stamp your image with the rubber stamp and pigment ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder. Remove excess and emboss with a heat gun.

 

Stick on Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops using your glue.
When dry, trim pieces hanging over. Use a sponge and black ink to add a shadow to the edges.
That’s it! Wasn’t that simple.

 

 

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

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

A Dew Drop Coaster

Welcome to another blogpost! Today I am sharing with you a coaster I made with Dew Drops and Resin. Of course I used a few other embellishments to bring to all together.

I have a full tutorial for your below so you can follow along and make your own coasters!
The supplies you will need are:
  • Water Dew Drops
  • Silicone Mold
  • Resin
  • Starfish embellishment
  • Sand
  • Eggshells
  • Gold glitter

 

Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Mix the resin according to package directions. Pour a small amount into the silicone mold covering the base.
Step 2: Arrange the starfish embellishment, eggshells and the sand.

 

Step 3: Arrange the Dew Drops, sprinkle with glitter and allow to set for a bit before filling with resin.

 

Step 4: Heat to allow bubbles to come to the surface and pop.

 

Step 5: Allow to set according to package directions before handling. Remove from mold.

 

That’s it! Look at that beautiful coaster!
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