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Trick or Treat

Hello, I have another spooky tutorial for you today!

 

Here is the supply list:

 

  • Goldenberry Dew Drops
  • Tag
  • Stencil
  • Golden Soft Gel Gloss
  • purple ink spray
  • black ink spray
  • purple paint
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • orange cardstock
  • craft wire and cutting tools
  • foam dots
  • black ink pad and sponge
  • embellishment
  • charcoal pencil

 

Step one: secure the stencil over the tag and apply the gel medium. Set aside to dry.
Step two: spray with ink sprays, wiping off the excess. Allow to dry.
Step three: Add a coat of purple acrylic paint to the tag. When dry cover in Mod Podge Sparkle and allow to dry.
Step four: draw and cut out a spider using the orange cardstock. Outline with ink and charcoal. Cut four pieces of wire, about 2″ each, and wrap another piece around the middle.  These will be the legs.
Step five: glue them in place under the spider and add two gold Dew Drops for the eyes.
Step 6: stick the spider in place using foam dots.
Step seven: add more Dew Drops to decorate the web.
Step eight: add “trick or treat” embellishment to complete the tag.
That’s it!

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

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Spooky Glowing Eyes

Howdy y’all!

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME!  Today I have a  Spooktacular Glowing Eyes Halloween card to share with y’all! Check the video out to see these Robin’s Nest die cut eyes glow!
Stamps: Create and Inkspire September 2020 Card Kit
Paper: CTMH White DaisyCTMH Black
Ink: VersaMark Dazzle Frost
Accessories: The Robin’s Nest Black/White/Silver Dew DropsRanger White Embossing Powder, Pear Blossom Press EZ-Light

I have a video tutorial to share with you on how I created this card!

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Happy Crafting,

Mary Ellen

 

Boo!

Hello, its time for some Halloween fun! Today I have a great journal page for you.

 

Isn’t that awesome? Those spooky eyes are Dew Drops!

Here are the supplies I used:

 

  • Black Paint
  • Orange paint
  • Purple paint
  • Tea
  • Torn paper
  • Weathered wood distress ink
  • White Dew Drops
  • Black Posca Marker
  • White paint
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • Embellishment “BOO”
  • Gluestick
  • Bristol
  • art journal

 

Step one: soak torn paper in tea overnight. Set aside to dry.
Step two: brush the edges with distress ink.

 

Step three: paint the bristol black.

 

Step four: begin covering the paper with the strips, overlapping the edges and adding two Dew Drops in the gaps.

 

 

Step five: fold the ends under and secure with glue.

 

Step six: Add pupils using a Posca marker.

 

Step seven: add a white speck to each eye with the acrylic paint. Add the embellishment, “BOO”, and apply a coat of Mod Podge Sparkle.

 

Step eight: paint your journal page black, add some splatters of orange and purple paint. Stick on your finished artwork.

 

You are done!

 

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

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Boo to You, Halloween Card

Hello all,

Just a cute Halloween Card embellished with Dew Drops for this week’s project.  Check out the step by step instructions below!

The Robin’s Nest

 

Other Supplies:

  • Pebbles – Boo to You
  • Recollections Halloween
  • Tsukineko, VersaFine Clair – Monarch, Blue Belle
  • Tsukineo, Versafine – Onyx Black
  • Imagine, Fireworks! – Lulu Lavender, Paris Dusk
  • White Card Stock
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Paper Stash – Abandoned

Instructions:

1) Randomly stamp (Versafine Onyx Black) a few Halloween images onto white cardstock panel for the background.

2) Stamp (VersaFine Blue Belle) a large Halloween Saying at top right of card panel.

3) Stamp (VersaFine Monarch) a witches hat onto a separate piece of card stock.

4) Trim witches hat out, leaving a small edge around the image.

5) Splatter the card with Fireworks! sprays (Lulu Lavender, Paris Dusk).

6) Test the placement of the hat, dew drops as well as a coordinating paper strips (do not glue yet).

7) Edge paper elements with Versafine Onyx Black.

8) Adhere strips of printed paper and hat to the lower bottom left of card panel.  Adhere the card Panel to card base.

9) Adhere Dew Drops, as shown in photo below.

10) Done!

I hope you found inspiration in this project!  Halloween card making is a favorite past time of mine and I have several more to make!  How about you?  Are you a Halloween card maker or to you spend your time getting ready for Christmas?

Happy day!

Lori

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How to make a Hauntingly Cute Decoration with Dew Drops

Happy haunting Saturday to you!  Now is the time to get started on Halloween decoration or you could modify the colors and make a cute fall themed shabby bird house for indoor decoration!
Here are the ingredients I used:
  • Tiny wooden birdhouse
  • Popsicle stick
  • Sparkling Acrylic Paint – Prima Art Alchemy Sparks in Raven Black and Iris Potion
  • Elmer’s School Glue
  • Clock from Chipboard
  • Purple Daisy type flower
  • Dew Drops in metallic silver and purple
How to Make:
  • Get your small bird house (I think these cost about $1.00 at a large hobby store)

 

  • Paint with your base color, until evenly covered.  I used two coats of Raven Black Spark from Prima, which I let dry between coats.

 

  • We’re going to pull out an old home made crackle technique to make the roof shabby and worn looking.  Cover both sides of the roof with Elmer’s school glue and let dry until tacky to the touch.
  • Paint lightly with your second color, shown here in Iris Potion over the not quite dry glue.  You see in the photo below the cracking has begun, but the glue is still wet.  Let dry completely and admire your shabby roof.
  • While the roof was drying, I painted a popsicle stick with an eggplant color and cut into two little boards to “hammer” part way over the opening.  Glue together and let dry.
  • Add four silver tiny dew drops to the “boards”.  These are my faux nails, in this case.
  • When the birdhouse has dried, adhere a finishing piece of paper on the bottom, or you could paint this (your choice).  Adhere the boards over the hole in the bird house.  Add any other embellishments at this time.  Let everything dry.
  • Now you’re ready to add your haunted birdhouse to your table decorations for Halloween.  These also can be made in any theme you like from cozy cottage to steam punk castle.  They make great hostess gifts for the holidays throughout the year.  Thanks for stopping by!

See you again for crafty fun, very soon! 

~ Victoria

Witchin’ Halloween

Howdy!

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME!  Today I have a Witchin’ Good Halloween card to share with y’all!

I have a video tutorial to share with you on how I created this card!

For your convenience, all the important The Robin’s Nest  links are provided below.

Store

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Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Healthy!

Stay Safe!

 

Stay Crafty!

Happy Crafting,

Mary Ellen

 

How to Enhance Photos with Sensational Dimension

Ahoy Crafters,
All parrots and robins are welcome to come aboard ship and learn how to enhance photo. It’s simple and so much fun to create sensational dimension with Dew Drops. By adding Dew Drops to the subjects clothes you make the photos pop. I accentuated the buttons on their clothes but you could also add Dew Drops to replace jewelry like necklaces or earrings. Arrrghh! We be off to meet the cutest little pirates you will ever see. I hope you enjoy my Pirate Family Layout!


Supplies:
Goldenberry Dew Drops

Metallic Gold Dew Drops

Directions:
1. Apply a 4″ wide strip of black patterned paper down the left side.
2. To add realistic detail, use a craft knife to carefully slice the photo along the edge of a hat and then insert the tip of a feather into the slit.  Matte the 8×10″ photo with gold mirror card and trim to leave a narrow border.
3.  Adhere the photo slightly off center to the right.  Apply adhesive in the center of the photo and not along the edges so that you can tuck other embellishments underneath the photo later.

 

4. Create an embellishment cluster for the lower left corner. Slide the bracket under the edge of the photo and add a feather.  Next, attach an eye patch across the lower edge of the photo and add a pirate hat to the upper right corner to look as though it is hanging on the edge.

 

5.  Color the chipboard pieces.  Use brown ink to paint the ship’s wheel and add shading with a black colored pencil.  Paint the chain with silver acrylic paint. Add shading with black and highlight with a white gel pen to create the appearance of dimension.  Apply gold ink directly to the chipboard word and set aside to dry.


6.  Adhere the chipboard to the layout with liquid adhesive.  Stamp a skull & bones pirate flag with black ink onto white card stock.  Carefully cut it out and adhere it to the lower right corner overlapping the photo.

 

7.  Embellish the layout with a compass and an anchor.  Next, carefully slide some gold coins under the edge of the photo and layer them among other embellishments.

 

8. Adhere gold Dew Drops directly onto the photo to replace buttons on the subjects costume.  (Mom has 4 on her dress & 1 on her hat. Whereas, Dad has them on his cuffs.)  Lastly, adhere a small scattering of gold Dew Drops like confetti along the edges.

Other Supplies:

photo (8×10″)
Paper: patterned scrapbook paper, gold mirror card stock, black & white card stock
Ink & Paint: silver acrylic paint, gold ink pad, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Black Soot)
Embellishments: chipboard, white feathers, flag, compass, eye-patch, gold coins, anchor
Tools: ink blending tool, craft knife, liquid adhesive, paint-brush, white gel pen
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