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Dew Drop Pendant

Hello, welcome to another blog post. Lately I have been playing with resin and decided to experiment with Dew Drops. I decided to make a pendant and it came out fantastic! I have a tutorial for you below, so follow along and have fun!

 

Supplies needed:
Masking tape

Open Back Bezel Pendant

White glitter
Step 1: Place open back bezel on the sticky side of the masking tape pushing down firmly, Arrange the Dew Drops.

 

Step  2: Mix the resin according to package directions and pour into bezel.

Step 3: Sprinkle with glitter.

 

Step 4: Add a couple drops of alcohol ink.
Step 5: Heat the resin so the bubbles will come to the surface and pop. Set aside to dry.

 

That’s it! Look at that beautiful pendant!

 

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

A Party Dress

Hello, welcome to another blog post. Today I am sharing a cute journal page with your favorite party dress! It is so elegant and yet so simple to make and can you believe the dress is made from doilies?
I really enjoyed this project and I am sure you will too! Follow the steps below to see how I made it.
Dew Drops used:

 

Other supplies needed:
  • 2 – 6″ doilies
  • 5 1/2 ” x 8″ piece of scrapbook paper
  • 2″ ribbon
  • 3″ rick rack
  • 9″ craft or jewelry wire
  • pliers and wire cutter
  • gesso
  • acrylic paints
  • washi tape
  • embellishment glue
  • glue gun and stick
  • black pigment ink
  • rubber stamp

 

Steps:
Fold doilies in half and then in half again.

 

Take one of the doilies and fold in half again.
Secure the edges on both doilies with hot glue.
Trim the top doily as indicated.
Glue the top piece to the bottom piece.
Add a piece ribbon where they join.
Glue on rick rack for straps.

 

Form hanger with the craft wire.
Secure the scrapbook paper in your journal (optional) and apply a thin coat of gesso. Add some texture with a rubber stamp and waterproof ink.
When dry, add your favorite acrylic paint and allow to dry. Splatter with silver paint and allow it to dry. Shade the edges with black ink
Now its time to put it all together!
Use glue to stick the dress and hanger in place.
Add a piece of washi tape to the base of the page. and decorate waistband with white Dew Drops. Decorate the page with Dew Drops.
You’re finished!
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

Watercolor and Dew Drops

I have been playing with watercolor a lot lately. Its unpredictability is both nerve-wracking and rewarding and I have found the simplest of marks make the most beautiful designs. Take for instance this project; I began with three splotches of paint and look at what it became!
You too can easily learn to do this. Simply follow the tutorial below.

Robins Nest products used:

Goldenberry Dew Drops 

Other supplies used:

watercolor paper
Ecoline Brush Pens (any watercolor ink or paints will work)
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Deep Green
  • Deep Yellow
  • Green
watercolor brushes
water
craft mat or palette
paper towel
pencil
waterproof pen such as Micron
the adhesive (I used Nuvo Embellishment Glue)
black ink pad and sponge
quote or sentiment

Step 1

Place a little watercolor ink on a craft mat by scribbling. Using a very wet brush pick up some watercolor paint/ink and create 3 splotches on your paper.

Step 2

Use a paper towel or soft cloth to remove any excess. Allow to dry.

Step 3

Fill in the sky and the grass area with your watercolor paint. Allow to dry.

Step 4

Use a pencil to draw the branches and tree trunk. If you are comfortable drawing with the pen you can skip this step.

Step 5

Now go over with your pen.

Step 6

Place dabs of glue where you will place your Dew Drops. This is a very intuitive process.

Step 7

Now stick your Dew Drops in place.

Step 8

Use a sponge and black ink to go around the edges of the paper to add a shadow paying particular attention to the base and add a quote if you like.

 

That’s it!
Here are some more photos for you to enjoy.
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

A Dew Drop Heart

Hello, welcome to another blog post! With Valentine’s Day in the air, I decided to make a heart that can be used as an ornament or an embellishment. It is made with Delight clay that is so light that this could even be used on a card! Isn’t that beautiful!

It is a very easy project and great to do with the kids. You only need a few supplies which I have listed below.

 

Supplies needed:

Golden Berry Dew Drops
Delight Clay™
heart-shaped cookie cutter
Apple Barrel Acrylic – Flag Red
Mod Podge Gloss
red Glitter
embellishment glue

Please follow along in the video below:

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

 

A Valentine’s Day Tag

Hello,  welcome to another tutorial. My post today is inspired by Valentine’s Day which is coming up next month. I love using a holiday as an excuse to design something new! I really love how this tag came out and it was really simple to make. The best part is I did some upcycling. The tag is cut out from the cardboard backing of a Bristol that finished and the heart is cut out from the front. Crafting really does not need to be expensive.

I have prepared a video tutorial for you showing exactly how I made this tag.  The supply list is as follows:

Dew Drops

Brown Dew Drops
Brown Tear Drops

Other supplies:

 

  • chipboard tag cut out
  • book paper cut in the shape of the tag
  • glue stick
  • Distress Ink – Vintage Photo & brush to apply
  • heart cut out
  • black gesso
  • white gesso
  • red acrylic painting – I used Americana Dark Scarlet
  • charcoal pencil
  • quote or sentiment
  • black ink pad and sponge – I used Versafine Black Onyx
  • raffia
  • Nuvo Embellishment Glue
Follow along in the video below:

 

 

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

Live Like Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

Hello, I am Suzette Hussey, a returning design team member from Kingston, Jamaica. Happy New Year to you! I am so happy to be sharing my ideas with you and I think a great way to start the new year is on a positive note. What a better way to do that than an art journal page? I chose the quote “Live like tomorrow doesn’t exist” which is a powerful quote and definitely gives you a push in the right direction.
I have included a supply list and step by step directions below.

Robins Nest Products

Other supplies:

Art Journal or paper. I used Bristol.
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays –  Siesta Key, Waimea Bay, and Sterling
Rubber stamps of your choice. I used Visible Image stamp set – Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist.
Versafine Black ink pad
ink sponge/make up sponge
Ranger Glossy Accents

Follow the steps below:

1) Begin by spraying the paper with spray ink, alternating colors until you get the look you want.
2) Dry with a heat gun or hairdryer.
3) When thoroughly dry, stamp your image.
4) Stamp a quote on a piece of Bristol paper.
5) Cut out the quote and arrange on your page along with the Dew Drops.
6) Use a sponge and black ink to add a shadow to the edge of each word.
7) Glue everything in place. Ranger Glossy Accents is great for sticking on Dew Drops.
8) To finish off, go around the edges of your page with the black ink and sponge adding a little extra to the bottom of the page.

 

 
My finished page!
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