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Rusted Clay Bowl adorned with Dew Drops

Hello all,

Looking to try something new?  How about embedding dew drops into a Quick Cure Clay bowl, molded from a Vintage Tart Tin.  The Dew Drops can be painted and inked along with the clay to create a Cool, Rustic Clay Bowl.

The Robin’s Nest


Other Materials

  • Imagine Fireworks! Sprays – Tangelo, Dandelion, Angel Pink
  • Imagine Sheer Shimmer Spray – Frost
  • DecoArt Americana – Snow (Titanium White), Pearlizing Medium, DuraClear Gloss Varnish
  • Ranger Quick Cure Clay
  • Vintage Tart Tin

 

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

https://youtu.be/_75SnAlmnP4

I hope you enjoyed this project and will try this technique.  Don’t be afraid to ink and/or paint Dew Drops, it really extends the creative usefulness of this versatile product!

Happy Day,

Lori

COMPANIES THAT I AM AFFILIATED WITH AND/OR DESIGN FOR MAY HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME PRODUCT TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.

Mixed Media with Dew Drops – Rose Banner Plaque

Hello all,

Lori here, with a quick and easy mixed media project using a wood banner plaque, metallic paint and (of course) Dew Drops.  I love the way Dew Drops instantly add another layer of dimension to my mixed media projects!  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

The Robins Nest Supplies:

Belgian Chocolate Dew Drops

River Bed Tear Drops 

Mini Purple Dew Drops

 

 

Other Supplies: 

Wood Banner Plaque

TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz Collection Stencil, THMS075

DecoArt Black Gesso

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Festive Green, Amethyst, Purple Pearl, Ice Blue

DecoArt DuraClear Galaxy Varnish

Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

String

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

http:/https://youtu.be/d-DKI1yaJOY

I hope you enjoyed this Quick Tips Mixed Media demo and will try using Dew Drops (for that added dimension) on your next mixed media project.

Happy day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

 

Card for Baby – Embellished with Dew Drops

Hello all,

A card for baby is on the agenda for today.  I love this cute little baby gnome image and found it to be the perfect image for a baby card.  This cute baby gnome paired with Dew Drops Embellishments made for a bright and adorable card.  Now I just need to know someone who is having a baby girl.  lol

Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

The Robin’s Nest Supplies:
  

 

  
Other Supplies: 
BoBunny  – Distressed Textures Stamp
Lori’s Card & Creations – Designs by Carri Sue, Gnome Baby Girl
Tsukineko – StazOn Pigment Ink, Pink Cosmos
Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Cardstock
Spectrum Noir – AquaBlend Watercolor-pencils
Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project!
Happy day!
Lori

COMPANIES THAT I AM AFFILIATED WITH AND/OR DESIGN FOR MAY HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME PRODUCT TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.

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

Create a glittering Shamrock Card with Dew Drops

Hello all,

I made this card with a Silhouette Cameo that I picked up second hand.  I had been wanting to check out an electronic cutter and thought this would be a good way to give it a try.  So far, I am really happy with my purchase. This “luck” cut out was perfect for this fun Shamrock card.

The Robin’s Nest

 

Other Supplies:
  • Tsukienko Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Imagine Craft Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray – Sparkle
  • Green and Black Card-stock
  • String

 

Here is the Silhouette Cameo that I purchased 2nd hand.  I downloaded the software and purchased a die image.  I then placed card stock onto a matte and loaded it into the machine.  Lastly, I sent the image to the Cameo to print.  So fun!
 

 

 
Instructions:
1) Add shading around “Luck” cut out with black ink.

 

2) Adhere piece of glitter card-stock to square black card base and then adhere Luck cut out.

 

3) Adhere dew drops over Clover portion of Luck cut out.

 

4) Use black pen to scratch edge around Luck cut out.

 

5) Tie string across top of card.

 

Well, here’s to trying something new.  Hope you enjoyed this project.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Lori

Magical Dragonfly Mask ~ with Dew Drops

Hello all,
I am excited to share the mask I made for auction in support of the Utah Arts Festival.  My goal was to create a mask that prominently featured Dew Drops.  This is the second year that I have participated in this event and each year I have created a Dragonfly themed mask.  Because I love Dragonfly’s of course!
I love how the Dew Drops add texture and dimension to the piece.  I wanted to give the effect of a bulbous eye on one side with the wings on the other side.  Be sure to scroll down to see the step by step process.
Mystical Dragonfly

The Robin’s Nest:

 

Other materials:
  • Paper pressed mask
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Stencil
  • Texture paste
  • Wire
  • Fabric
  • Matte varnish
  • Paper flowers
  • Dried baby’s breath

 

1) Cut paper pressed mask to desired shape.
2) Apply texture paste to tissue paper and adhere to mask.  Color with acrylic paint.

 

3) Adhere dew drops around eye of mask.

 

4) Create wings with fabric and wire; fix to mask with wire and adhesive.  Adorn wings with dew drops (into shapes of flowers) and cover base of wings (at the point that they meet the mask).  Embellish mask with paper flowers and dried baby’s breath.

 

There is something very gratifying about creating art for a good cause! I hope you have enjoyed this project.
Happy day!
Lori

Spring Garden Card ~ Archival Seeds

Hello all,

In the cold of winter, I am thinking of spring!  That is what inspired this card, a garden of flowers on a pretty blue sky background.  It’s a nice daydream on a cold winter day!


The Robin’s Nest products:

  • Pistachio Archival Seeds

Other materials:

  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint
  • Card Stock
  • StazOn Pigment Ink, Piano Black

1) Create a spring background with acrylic paint on water-color paper.

2) Trim spring background to fit card base.

3) Start adhering Archival Seeds onto card base into the shape of flowers.

4) Adhere metallic netting to bottom of the card.

5) Stamp saying to top, left portion of the card.

6) Adhere a smaller rectangle (from trimmed extra pieces), over netting and then embellish with Archival Seeds.

Happy day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.