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How to Make Cute Bugs with Dew Drops

Hi Gals, Karen with you today to share how I made cute little bugs with Dew Drops. These little bugs can make any cute spring project even cuter. A few lines or dots can transform a plain tear drop into a bee or a ladybug. Grab your black permanent marker and get ready to add some simple details. Check out my garden for some other creepy critters too.  Let’s get buzzy!

Supplies:
Red Tear Drops

Yellow Tear Drops

Black Dew Drops

Raindrops Tear Drops

Olive Mini Dew Drops


Directions:

1. Use black ink to stamp a row of flowers along the lower edge of white card stock. Color the flowers as desired.

2. Trim and adhere to green glitter card stock leaving a narrow border and then attach to a card base.

3. Adhere an appropriate sentiment to the upper right corner.

 

 

4. Create a bee: Use a permanent black marker to add stripes to a yellow tear drop. Add 2 clear tear drops to create wings and 1 black round dew drop to create the head. Adhere them with clear drying liquid adhesive.  (TIP: Rotate the bee’s body to make bees facing both left & right)

 
 

5. Create a ladybug: Use a permanent black marker to add spots to 2 red tear drops. Attach them and add a single black dew drop for the head.


6. Adhere a row of small green dew drops to create a crawling caterpillar. To create a spider, adhere 2 black dew drops to create the spider’s body.  Finally, use a thin tip black marker to draw antenna, eyes, or feet as needed on the background paper.

Other Supplies:
daisy stamp / black ink pad
markers / colored pencils / watercolor paint / paint brush
thin tip permanent black marker
green glitter card stock & card base (6×6″)
sentiment
liquid adhesive

Don’t forget to share your RN creations with us too!
Come back soon!

 

If you would like to see more of Karen’s unique projects, stop by her blog Art & Soul.

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

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Wishing that Spring would come with Dew Drops

Is anyone beside me thinking ahead to spring?  We’ve had a mild winter here in the Northwestern US.  I thought for today’s project, I would tackle a cute little bird house.  You can make this as small or as large as you wish.  The tear shaped dew drops make an awesome “tiled” roof, don’t they?

Ingredients:
Wooden Birdhouse – I used a small $1.00 size, but this could be made much bigger
Acrylic paint – pink and off white
Elmer’s School Glue
Tacky Glue
Dew Drops in Light Blue, Blue and Light Purple  Dew Drops Tear Drops (they look pink on the paint)
Vintage Lily of the Valley
Sheer Fuchsia Ribbon – 1 yard

First paint the birdhouse.  Paint with the base color.  I used pink (Hydrangea Pink).   Let the base coat dry.  Paint the entire house with Elmer’s School Glue and allow to dry until the surface is tacky.  Lightly paint over the glue with the off white paint (Antique White).  When it dries you have instant crackle paint.  Of course you could do this with you favorite crackle paint.  If you intend to use your birdhouse outside, you will need to finish your base surface to “weather proof it”.

Adhere the Dew Drops with an appropriate adhesive for the use.  I plan to use mine indoors so used Tacky Glue.  If you are using outdoors please use a water resistant glue.  Do one side of the roof at a time.  Keeping the roof as flat as possible (mine is propped up on a ribbon spool here).  This will keep the Dew Drops from sliding.  Let dry and do the other side.

 

Adhere the flowers to your house, keeping in mind whether it is to be used indoors or outdoors.  Finally add the ribbon.  Find the center of the ribbon and wrap it around the birdhouse, beginning at the front and ending with the ends in the front.  Tie a double knot tightly.  Wrap three lengths of ribbon loosely around your four fingers.  Pull off of fingers and twist in the middle.  Tie to the base wrap with another double knot.  Trim ends of ribbon used to wrap the base to the desired length.

 

Hope you are all having a blessed New Year and I’ll be back with some Valentine’s Day ideas on the 18th.

With my best wishes ~ Victoria