How to Use Dew Drops to Create an Easy Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Impact

 Hello and welcome! Shelly with you today sharing a quick and easy mixed media scrapbook layout.

Using so many elements in white really make the small amounts of color stand out.  The white on white also highlights the different textures.

What I used:

  • White Tear Drops
  • White Textured Cardstock (base – 8×8)
  • Ranger Opaque Texture Paste
  • Ranger Ink – Dylusions Stencil – Teardrops – Large
  • Colored Pencils
  • Patterned Paper for Photo Mat – Lawn Fawn “Really Rainbow” 6×6 pad
  • Colored Alphas – American Crafts
  • White Foam Alphas – American Crafts

Make it:

  1. I started by trimming my 3-1/2 x 5″ photo, leaving a very wide border
  2. Adhere photo to patterned paper, tear one edge and adhered to base
  3. Using stencil and texture paste, add tears drop around matted photo and let dry thoroughly
  4. Add title
  5. Once dry, use colored pencils to lightly scribble on tear drops
        6. For the finishing touch, add white Tear Drops to layout.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

Art Canvas – Dove

Hello Crafty People!

This LIVE video aired on the Robin’s Nest of Vernal Facebook Page on May 30th.

Here are the details, if you missed it!

Creative Dew Drop Canvas-Dove by Robin’s Nest 
Dew Drops – green tear drop by Robin’s Nest 

Misc: Alcohol marker -dark green, Color Wash – Stream by Ranger Ink, Metallic Pigment-Pearl by USArtQuest, white glitter stickles by Ranger Ink.

1. “Paint” the background with diluted color wash. See video for “how to”.
2. Outline the dove with white glitter stickles. Let dry.
3. Paint the dove with Pearl metallic pigment.
4.  (after the background is dry) Trace over the stem with dark green alcohol marker.
5. Glue green tear shaped dew drops into place for leaves.
EASY PEASY and it’s a masterpiece!!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Craft on!

How to Make an Art Journal Mixed Media Page with Dew Drops



Do you love mixed media art journals? This is a project for you.


Mixed Media Journal
Water color paint – I used Sakura Watercolor
Copic Markers – I used Wisteria and Yellow Green
Pitt Pen Brush in black bold
Distress Crayon in hickory smoke
Canvas – Dew Note
Dew Drops in green and purple (Iris Mix)
Scrap backgrounds
Liquid and dry adhesive
Paint a watercolor flower in your art journal. On the upper half of the page is important so you have room for the other elements.
Color your art canvas or paint it in colors you enjoy.
Assemble elements for your art journal page.  I used a background from a gelli print for the vases.
Cut pieces to fit in your journal
“Audition” pieces on your journal page and adhere with adhesive.
Finally, add Dew Drop Embellishments and add details to add depth such as bottom shading, which I accomplished with a hickory smoke distress crayon.
There you have it a super simple and fun art journal page!  I’ll be back the first Saturday in May with another fun project.  In the mean time, have a creative month!
~ Victoria

Cake Canvas Art Card

Hello Crafty People!


Today’s project is all about the Art Canvas – CAKE!

I’ve used a few easy techniques to complete the pictured birthday cards.  You can watch the video, or read the instructions, or both! I hope you’re feeling crafty today.


Cake (Art Canvas) – Robin’s Nest
Dew Drops – Robin’s Nest
Alcohol Inks + Dauber: (Butterscotch, Terra Cotta and Raisin) -Ranger Ink
Metallic Paint Palette – US Art Quest
Blue alcohol marker (TB5) – Spectrum Noir
2″ chipboard number – Maya Road
Ruler Ribbon – Offray
Rub-on Sentiment – Scenic Route
Misc: red heart brads, pale yellow cardstock and red cardstock, adhesives and tools.
1. Trim the Cake Canvas to card size. Mine are approximately 4.45 x 6.5. Not a standard card size.
2. Apply butterscotch alcohol ink to the dauber and pounce around the top of the cake/candle area, spreading out and up.
3. Add terracotta alcohol ink to the same dauber above, but next to the butterscotch and continue to pounce the background.  Pounce over and in between previous strokes to blend.
4. Apply the raisin alcohol ink to the  other end of the dauber, near the terra cotta. Turn the dauber around to begin the dark color raisin near the outer edges, flip the dauber around and pounce with all three, but keeping the dark raisin close to the top of the canvas.
5. Using the blue alcohol ink pen, color the candles.
6. Add a small amount of water to the gold metallic paint and paint the background from below the “glow” of the candles – down.
7. As you lower, add some copper metallic.  Try to softly blend the copper into the gold. Come back and add more gold on top of the copper if necessary.  Be gentle, not to smudge the canvas.
8. If there are puddles, use a dry clean cloth to DAB, do not wipe.
9. Add a small amount of water to the metallic paint palette (green) and paint the frosting on top of the cake.
10. Clean your brush and add water to the blue metallic paint then paint the cake.
11. Clean your brush and come back with the green metallic and paint the swirly lines down the cake.
12. Pounce the chipboard number with raisin alcohol ink.
13. Let dry for a few minutes, gently heat setting possible.
14. Cut the ruler ribbon so the number of your chipboard is in the center.  For #3 the ribbon was cut at 0 (zero) and 6 (six). For the #4 the ribbon was cut at 1 (one) and 7 (seven). Adhere the ribbon along the horizontal line drawn on the original canvas. The number corresponding to your chipboard # should be in the center. Fold the edges of the ribbon to the back, and adhere.
15. Cut the light yellow paper to create a matte for the canvas art. Glue the canvas to the yellow cardstock and also attach at the corners with the red heart brads.
16. Fold an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of red cardstock in half, position your matted art canvas to have an even border on all sides, TRIM TO SIZE then glue the matted art canvas to the red cardstock folded card base.
17. Pick a sentiment and rub it on.
Thanks for stopping by the BLOG today!  I hope you are inspired to be creative today.
Craft on!

Easter Bunny Love

Howdy y’all!

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! I have an adorable bordering on elegant Easter card to share with you!
  1. I began creating this card by bringing out some white cardstock that had adhesive sheet on the back
  2. Then I brought out my Martha Stewart bunny punch
  3. After punching out about 10+ bunnies I stacked them onto each other
  4. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the card front
  5. Going back to the paper bunnies. I brought out my T-square ruler to help me make sure that my bunny was straight
  6. Next I glued the tear shaped Dew Drops onto the card front to create a heart shape
  7. I then brought out a pen to help create the illusion that the Dew Drops were carrots
  8. Finally I put the second bunny onto the card front
  9. And to finish things off I attached the card front to the base


Stamps: Colorado Craft Company Bunnies & Robin
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: MFT Extreme Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Medium Sitting Bunny punchThe Robin’s Nest Plumeria Dew DropsARTEZA Inkonic Pens
This video is a tutorial on how I created this cute Easter card!


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







Thank you for stopping by!

Stay Safe!

Stay Healthy!


Stay Crafty!

Happy Crafting,

Mary Ellen


How to Embellish with Dew Drops for Valentine’s Day

Hey Friends,
Karen here with you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a quick and easy last minute way to embellish with Dew Drops.  I took a cute store bought MDF decoration and made it extra special by adding some Dew Drops to the design.  Make sure you scroll down to the end of the post to see a 2nd bonus project.


Red & White Diamond Drops (Ace of Diamonds)

Red Tear Drops (Forbidden Love)

White Dew Drops

Assemble 2 Tear Drops and 1 Diamond Dew Drop together to form a heart. Outline elements within the printed design using Dew Drops such as the outline of the heart. Finally, add a random scattering of small round white Dew Drops. When you are satisfied with the placement, take a photo of the arrangement so that you can recreate the design exactly as you had it. Use liquid adhesive or glue dots to attach the Dew Drops.

Other Supplies:
Valentine’s Day Hanging Sign
liquid adhesive




If you would like to see more of Karen’s beautiful creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

Making a Tag with a Lace – Like Dew Drop Border

Happiest of New Years to you!  Welcome to 2021 with Dew Drops.
Today I want to demonstrate a tag with a lace-like border made from Dew Drops.
Manila Tag
Gelli Plate
Acrylic Paint in Blue and Pearly White – guess I am still feeling Northern Hemisphere wintery!
iZink – blue
Butterfly embellishment
Liquid and dry adhesive
1.  With a brayer, add a thin layer of pearlescent white and then blue to your gel plate.
2.  Lay tag on gel plate and rub evenly, pull mono print.
3.  Add a layer of this lovely blue IZink to your gel plate.  Don’t worry, it’s transparent and won’t overwhelm your previous layer.
4.  Let dry completely.  If your tag is curled, weight and leave for about 1/2 hour.  Remember paper has no memory, so you can flatten it again!
5.  Add quote and diamond dew drops.


6.  Now we will turn it like drop lace. Add dots of liquid adhesive for mini dew drops at each diamond point.  Once those have dried, add a tear drop below each mini dew drop and let dry.
7.  The next step is to add your focal point.  I cut our a large butterfly from a book entitled, “Extraordinary Things to Cut Out and Collage.”
8.  Here’s another look!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I am thrilled to be continuing on the design team for 2021!  Hope to share some new ideas with you and some amazing new canvases from the store as well!

Dew Drop Christmas Ornament – A Wonderful Life

Hello all,

This ornament was inspired by my favorite Christmas Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  I watch it every year and love it more each time.   There is a scene towards to end where George Bailey is running through the snow covered streets wishing everyone Merry Christmas!  Love it!  I hope you love this project too, check out the step by step instructions below.


The Robin’s Nest products:

White Tear Drops – Piano

Diamond Drops – Shimmery

Dew Drops – Fairy Dust

Rain Dew Drops


Other materials:

Clear Glass Ornament: Round, flat
Holiday Foliage
Hot gun & glue
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Christmas Words Adornments


1) Gather your materials.

2) Start by filling your ornament with glitter.
3) Next add Dew Drops, Dew Diamonds and Tear Drops along with a few paper snowflakes.  Note: The glitter Dew Drops should fill about 1/4 of the Ornament.
4) Tie white twine around top of ornament and start adhering the holiday foliage.
5) Continue to build and layer the foliage until you are happy with the results.
6) Tie and adhere a metal word band around the ornament (just at the top of where the glitter and dew drops fill the ornament).

Done and on the Tree



I hope you have enjoyed this Dew Drop Christmas Ornament Quick Tip.  Hope you are enjoying good health and are experiencing quality Holiday Crafting time.

Happy day!


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.

Whimsical Fall Canvas

Hello Crafty People!

I’m so sad that summer is coming to a close, but the colors of fall in Maine are astounding. I was able to enjoy the foliage a bit recently while driving to a meeting a loooong way away from home.

Today’s project is a small canvas reminder of the vibrant colors of the season.

Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest

6×6 Canvas, acrylic paints (multiple shades of orange, blue, green and brown)
Adhesive and gold pigment spritz, sealer

1. Paint the background of the 6×6 canvas with acrylic paints, let dry.
2. Paint the bare trees.
3. Glue due drops into place.
4. Spritz the project with metallic gold spritzer. Let dry.
5. Seal with any spray sealant in the finish of your choice.  I like Satin or glossy.
The gold spritz looks amazing over everything  and brings it all together. I love how it beaded up on top of the dew drops!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today, please jump around and see a few other fabulous projects for inspiration and the versatility of Dew Drops by Robin’s Nest.
Craft on!

Be Merry! Slimline Card

Hello, my artsy friends, Kelly Parker on the blog today! Hope you are all ready for the holidays, they are right around the corner.  Today, I am on the blog with Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and a slimline card.

I used a rubber stamp of lights on my card stamping it multiple times down the front of the card. I then used two colors of Distress Inks in green to go over the front. I let this dry and sorted out the teardrop dewdrops in assorted colors called Gum Drops to look like Christmas lights, these were applied to the lights on the card with glue. I stamped the Be Merry along the bottom of the card and add white dots with acrylic paint.

One Christmas card down, many more to go! When do you start your Christmas cards?


Thanks for stopping by and have a merry holiday!