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How to make a Confirmation Card

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.

Today I will show you a confirmation card.

A few photos for details.
The order of work on the card:
1)  I stick the background to the base.
2) I’m adding two smaller layers.
3) Then I stick the inscription and the pigeon.
4) I added a flowers and leaves.
5) 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 Embellish a Beautiful Mermaid with Dew Drops

Hi Guys,
It’s Karen here and I wanted to share how I embellished a mermaid with Dew Drops. My motivation was my niece’s up coming 4th birthday. She adores mermaids & anything related to swimming. So when I found this wooden mermaid, I knew it would be a perfect addition to help celebrate her birthday. By embellishing the mermaid’s tail with Dew Drops, I created jeweled scales which gave the project a lovely texture. The beautiful colors & sheen was created by applying the transparent Dew Drops over metallic paint which intensified the colors. Let’s dive in!

Supplies:
    Bubbles Mini Dew Drops                 Water Dew Drops

Lily Pad Dew Drops                    Purple Mini Dew Drops
 

Directions:

1. Apply white texture paste to the number. Create gentle waves of texture paste to mimic the ocean using a popsicle stick. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

2. Paint the texture paste with shades of aqua blue & green metallic paint. Set aside to dry.

3. Paint the wooden mermaid with watercolor paint. Use a white gel pen to color her eyes and apply glitter glue to highlight select elements of the design.

(TIP: A set of markers came with the kit and could be used to color the wood.)

4.  Select Dew Drops to match the colors the mermaid’s tail was painted.  Place the Dew Drops onto the mermaid’s tail coordinating with the color underneath. Carefully, begin gluing the Dew Drops into position. Set the mermaid aside to thoroughly dry.

5. Next, adhere the mermaid to the large number with liquid adhesive.

6. Adhere a piece of glitter tulle to the back of the opening of the #4. This will increase the surface area which you can attach embellishments to and will provide an extra sparkle.
7. Create your underwater scene with fish, shells, & assorted sea life. Apply a transparent medium to give the sea creatures a shiny & wet appearance. When you are satisfied, adhere the elements into position.


8.  Stamp bubbles onto transparency, apply embossing powder, and heat set.  Carefully cut out the bubbles and add them in between the elements.  To create the appearance of more depth, adhere some of the bubbles underneath the aquatic elements, attach some on top, and have some bubbles overlap the edge.



9. To complete the underwater scene, use liquid adhesive to adhere a scattering of round Dew Drops to appear as bubbles in the turbulent water.


A Closer Look:




Other Supplies:

wooden number & mermaid
white texture paste / translucent medium (Glossy Accents)
blue & green acrylic paint / watercolor paint set / paint brushes
white gel pen / purple glitter glue
embellishments: sea shells, fish & assorted sea life
transparency, embossing powder, heat gun
purple glitter / tulle / liquid adhesive

 

If you would like to see more of Karen’s amazing creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

Creating a Peaceful Canvas with Dew Drops

 

Do you ever find yourself longing for simpler, more harmonious times?  I certainly do.  I made this canvas to remind me to be centered and look for the peaceful solution in all things.

 

Ingredients:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger):  I chose three distress blues and one distress oxide

Stencil:  Mine is from Stencil Girl

Dew Drops Diamonds:  Glacier Diamond Dew Drop Mix

Artsy Canvas: Dew Dove

Faber Castel Pitt Pens in Black

Wow! Embossing Ink Pad

Seth Apter Baked Texture Bees Wax

Tim Holtz (Ranger) Matte Media

Directions:

1.  Adhere the stencil to your canvas

2.  Apply various colors of ink with a sponge, through the stencil and let dry.

 

3.  Remove stencil and make sure all of the ink is completely dry. Go over any of the black lines you like with your Pitt pen (or black permanent ink marker)

 

4.  Stamp over the canvas with Embossing Ink (Wow! is thick and slow drying)

 

5.  Add the baked texture powder and heat with an embossing gun.  I do step 4 and 5 twice, cooling the canvas between each application.

 

6.  Using matte media adhere the Diamond Dew Drops.

7.  Your canvas is now ready to frame, use on an art journal cover or to decorate a household item.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will see you the first Saturday of June!  Be well and keep crafting.

~ Victoria

How to Make an Art Journal Mixed Media Page with Dew Drops

 

 

Do you love mixed media art journals? This is a project for you.

Ingredients:

Mixed Media Journal
Water color paint – I used Sakura Watercolor
Copic Markers – I used Wisteria and Yellow Green
Pitt Pen Brush in black bold
Distress Crayon in hickory smoke
Canvas – Dew Note
Dew Drops in green and purple (Iris Mix)
Scrap backgrounds
Liquid and dry adhesive
Directions:
Paint a watercolor flower in your art journal. On the upper half of the page is important so you have room for the other elements.
Color your art canvas or paint it in colors you enjoy.
Assemble elements for your art journal page.  I used a background from a gelli print for the vases.
Cut pieces to fit in your journal
“Audition” pieces on your journal page and adhere with adhesive.
Finally, add Dew Drop Embellishments and add details to add depth such as bottom shading, which I accomplished with a hickory smoke distress crayon.
There you have it a super simple and fun art journal page!  I’ll be back the first Saturday in May with another fun project.  In the mean time, have a creative month!
~ Victoria

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.

Check out more of my work here –

FB – https://www.facebook.com/kelly.parker.10048

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kparkerdesigns/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/kellyp3034/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/kellyparkerart

Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/artsydoll/

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