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The Blue Dress Mixed Media Collage

Hello, Kelly Parker here today showing a mixed media collage using Robin’s Nest Dew Drops!
I started with a piece of cardboard and gesso then used Cosmic Shimmer in three colors and dried it with a heat tool; then used Nuvo shimmer for more sparkle. Here’s a sneak peek!

 

 

I then decided on which Gecko Galz image I would use as a focal point and plotted out where this image would eventually be added to the collage. Using the TCW’s Pearl Modeling Paste and the TWC Sunflower Mandala stencil I added this to the collage a bit off-center making room for the image.  I then sprinkled some gold embossing powder on the mandala and heated it. This caused the modeling paste to bubble up, when this staged cooled down, I sprinkled more blue Cosmic Shimmer over the mandala and spritzed it with water.

Then I glued the image down and added Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges of the cardboard, using the TCW Art Is stencil to add some random words on the corners of the collage then rubbed in some of the TCW Gold Gesso along the edges. Blue Dew Drops were added to a section of the mandala near the image.

How to Make a Fabulous Fire Cracker Card

Hey There,
It’s Karen here…to share this quick and easy 4th of July card.  Tear Drops are perfect to create the sparkling firecracker flame.  It is so simple to add glitter glue to Tear Drops and totally transform them into twinkling gems.  I’ll warn you now…once you add glitter to Dew Drops, it may be hard to go back to plain solid ones!  Stand back….Snap, Crackle, & POP!

 

The Robin’s Nest

Directions:
1. Stamp a fire cracker image onto white card stock using black ink. Stamp or doodle a design to the barrel of each fire cracker. Carefully cut out the images.
2. Adhere blue paper to a card base and then adhere a row of fire crackers.

 

3. Next, use silver ink to stamp an explosion burst at the top of each alternating wick.

 

4. Adhere a Tear Drop to a glue dot to keep it steady while you apply gold glitter glue atop each Tear Drop gem. When the glitter glue is dry, attach the flame to the top of the fire cracker.

5.  Lastly, attach a row of Mini Pearl Dew Drops along the lower edge.

 

 

Other Supplies:
candle rubber stamps
black, red, blue, & silver ink pads
gold glitter glue
glue dots
dark blue patterned paper
card base 4×6″

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

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.

How to Make Perfect Rain Drops with Dew Drops

Hello Girls,
If you need to create faux rain drops, go grab your Tear Drops.  They will make the perfect accent for your Spring-time projects. What do you do when you don’t have nice fancy shoes to wear with your pretty dress?  Well if you’re my niece, you grab your brightest little rain boots.  I created this layout totally around her cute rain boots.  (Apparently, for a couple of weeks these were the only shoes she would agree to wear and would even wear them in the house!)

 

 
Directions:
1.  Trim off 1/2″ off 2 sides of a piece of pattern 12×12″ paper. Next, adhere it to a solid sheet of 12×12″ leaving a 1/4″ narrow frame. Add decorative border strips to the top & bottom edge.

2.  Matte 2 photos with coordinating color and adhere them to the layout at the extreme edge. Select a 3×4″ pocket card with a appropriate sentiment and adhere it between the photos.

3.  Embellish with die cuts & stickers. Add glossy varnish highlights to embellishments.  (owl’s eyes)

TIP: To stretch your supplies, make sure you rescue any paper that will be hidden underneath large sections such as where the photos will be. The raindrop paper was double sided with a cloud pattern so by rescuing it from the bottom layer, I was able to fussy cut the clouds and use them as embellishments.

Before gluing the layout together, use a pencil to lightly mark an outline of the main components to designate which sections of paper can be removed with a craft knife.  Simply stage the layout and take a photo of the placement of all the elements so you can reassemble it easily without frustration.

4. Use a white gel pen to add subtle details to the die cut umbrella and clouds.  Finally, add various tones of blue tear drops to appear as the raindrops.


A Closer Look:
 
 

Other Supplies:

  • 2 photos (4×6″)
  • patterned paper
  • embellishments- owl, umbrella, border strips, sentiment
  • tools- liquid adhesive / craft knife / white gel pen
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If you would like to see more of Karen’s fun projects, stop by her blog Art & Soul.

How to Use Dew Drops to make Jewelries

Hello Crafty Friends!
Fairuz Fabiha here from the Craftivation. I’m back again this month with another fun little project. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I created this beautiful and vibrant but easy to make earrings.
It’s a great way to use those lovely and colorful dewdrops from the Robin’s Nest.

Process-
1. At first I took two empty glass vials and and cleaned it well with glass cleaner.

2. I chose the dewdrops in red, orange and yellow for this project.

3. I started filling up the bottom layer of the vial with red dewdrops.

4. Followed by the orange ones.

5. Finally the yellow dewdrops at the top.

6. I finished off the earrings by wrapping the cork with a wire and attaching hooks to it.

Closeup photos-

 

 

 

Used Robin’s Nest Dewdrops-

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Easter Egg with Dew Drops

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Se acercan las fiestas de Pascua y nos ponemos como locos a buscar huevos. Os gustaría encontrar uno como éste?
The Easter festivities are coming up and we’re crazy to look for eggs. Would you like to find one like this?

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:
dewdrops, huevo porespan, cintas, rejilla fontanero, flores, papel arroz, pegamento decoupage, pistola silicona.
dewdrops, porespan egg, ribbons, plumber grid, flowers, rice paper, decoupage glue, silicone gun.

En la nueva tienda on line de Dew drop love encontraremos:

The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:
Coral Diamond Dew Drops
Petunia Dew Drops
Pansini Mini Dew Drops
Two Lips Tear Drops

Espero que os guste!!. 

I hope you like it!

 

 

Vamos con el paso a paso!
Come on with step by step!

Recortamos el papel de arroz y lo encolamos al huevo.
We cut the rice paper and glue it to the egg.

 

Le añadimos la rejilla, la cinta, la flor…
We add the grid, the ribbon, the flower…

Y los dewdrops, tanto arriba donde colocamos el colgador, como abajo entre la cinta enrollada.
And the dewdrops, both up where we place the hanger, and down between the rolled tape.

 

Y aquí vemos le resultado final!. Bonito, verdad?
And here we see the final result!. Pretty, isn’t it?



Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook.

I love to see your interpretations!!. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

Además en el Blog Chattering Robins encontraréis cantidad de inspiraciones para vuestros proyectos!.
In addition to the Blog Chattering Robins you will find a number of inspirations for your projects!.

Canvas Guitar with Dew Drops by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:
lienzo guitarra, dew drops,  pluma, stencil, pasta de textura, rotulador negro, sello, tintas.
canvas guitar, dew drops, pen, stencil, texture paste, black pen, stamp, inks.

En la nueva tienda on line de Dew drop love encontraremos:

The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:
Fall Gems Diamond Dew Drops
Sunflower Seeds Tear Dew Drops
Artsy Dew Drop
Amber Diamond Dew Drops

Espero que os guste!!. 

I hope you like it!

 
Vamos con el paso a paso!

Come on with step by step!

Entintamos el lienzo por los bordes del dibujo.
We ink the canvas by the edges of the drawing.

 

Aplicamos un sello de pentagramas por todo el canvas.
We apply a staff seal all over the canvas.

Añadimos nuestros dewdrops .
We add our dewdrops.

Repasamos el contorno de la guitarra con rotulador.
We round the contour of the guitar with pen.

Y añadimos más Dew Drops.
And we added more Dew Drops.

Añadimos un mensaje en 3d. Y lo adornamos con Dew Drops.
We added a message in 3d. And we adorned it with Dew Drops.

Y entintamos los bordes.
And we inked the edges.

 

Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook.
I love to see your interpretations!!. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.
Además en el Blog Chattering Robins encontraréis cantidad de inspiraciones para vuestros proyectos!.
In addition to the Blog Chattering Robins you will find a number of inspirations for your projects!.

How to Make a Quick Shamrock Card

Hi Gals, it’s Karen here today. If you need the luck of the Irish, then follow along and I will show you how to make the cutest little shamrocks. I made a card with them but once you see how simple it is, then you can embellish anything for St. Patrick’s Day. All you need are green Tear Drops!

 

 

Directions:
1.  Cut a piece of pattern paper 1.5×5″

2.  Create 3 shamrocks with green tear drops.  To form a shamrock, first draw the stem with a green marker.  Then adhere 3 green tear drops to form the leaves.  Attach 3 shamrocks in a row on the patterned paper and set aside to dry.

3. Use a dotty embossing folder to add texture to the lower half of a green card base. Adhere the paper with shamrocks to the top section of the card.

4.  Use liquid glue to adhere round green Dew Drops to the center of small flowers.

5.  Attach a row of flowers along the top and lower edge of the rectangle.


Other Supplies:

  • dotty embossing folder
  • small flowers
  • green marker
  • patterned paper
  • green card base
  • liquid adhesive
Thanks for visiting. Come back soon!
If you would like to see more of Karen’s fun projects, stop by her blog Art & Soul.

Lovely Hearts Ornament

Hello, today I am on the blog with Robin’s Nest Designs using Dew Drops. I love the dew drops, they are so fun to use and I seem to be embellishing everything with them!

My first project this month is a Valentine Ornament that could be used as a card or tag for that someone special.

I used an image from Gecko Galz, white heart doily, a red doily, a burlap heart, kraft paper, red and white twine, and Love Birds Tear Drops.

I have to apologize for the white doily below, I used a heart but took a picture of a round doily. You know how you get in the zone when creating, I do that often then forget to take pictures, so I sometimes have to go back and try to recreate what I used and I only had one white heart doily!

I cut out my image then inked the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, set it aside.
Then layer the red doily over the white one and glue, lay the burlap heart over the red/white doilies and glue down.
I then added the image to the center. I then laid this layered piece over the kraft paper and cut it along the edge following the heart shape. I then punched a hole in the top and strung it with the twine.
When everything was dry, I then add the red tear-shaped dew drops around the edge.
Your ornament/tag/card is now ready for giving! Be sure to stop back by for more art. XOXO Kelly

Mixed Media Tag with Watercolor and Dew Drops

Are you all feeling as ready for spring as I am?  Let’s make a mixed media tag to celebrate spring being around the corner.

Ingredients:
#5 Manila Tag
Stencil of your choice
Stencil paste (I used gray)
Distress Crayon in Antique Linen
Gelato in White
Busho Watercolor Powders
Stamps of your choice
Ink Black Onyx
Fine Point Sharpie
Dew Drops diamondstear drops and mini circles
Liquid Adhesive
Ribbon
Recipe:
 
1.  Add texture to your tag, using your stencil and texture paste.
2.  Let dry and add circles of watercolor resist using distress crayon and gelato.  Sprinkle with watercolor powder and mist with water.  Dry with an embossing gun.
3.  Add two additional colors, mist and dry.
4. Select stamps and stamp with alcohol inks.
5. Embellish with dew drops and draw embellishment lines.
6.  Finally add ribbon and any other embellishments you like.
Hope you enjoyed this project.  Pop on over to the Robins Nest and experience some #dewdroplove!  See you next time for another crafty recipe!