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How to Create a Pink Elephant Canvas using Dew Drops

Happy Saturday to you all!  Victoria here with a super fun new project, using one of the newest Dew Drop Canvases and Dew Drops.  When I saw this canvas, I knew it would be one of the first projects I did!  In addition to the way I used it here I can think of so many other options!

 

Ingredients:

For this project you will need.  Acrylic paint – I used Delta Brand Think Pink and Jacquard Lumiere Fabric Paint in Pearl Magenta.  A sharpie marker or other permanent marker, and Dew Drops.  Mine were Metallic Pink and Silver Mini Dew Drops from the Classified Mix.  You will need an liquid adhesive or glue dots to adhere the Dew Drops.

Directions:
1.  Mix the paints to form a pearly mid pink.
2.  Apply paint to your canvas.  A tip is to spray the canvas with hairspray to keep the lines in place.  Alternatively, you can go over the lines with a permanent ink and they will stay put!

 

3.  Let your canvas dry and you are ready to decorate with Dew Drops!  I use a liquid adhesive that dries clear to adhere the Dew Drops to the canvas.  Alternatively, the Robin’s Nest has Dew Dew Glue drops, which works perfectly for adhering dew drops to cards, scrapbook pages, art projects and canvases, AND they are non-toxic and acid free.

 

4.  Finally, let the dew drops adhere completely and use your canvas as you wish.  I added it to a great frame and will use it as a guest book table decoration for a baby shower!

 

 

 

Thanks for joining me for this fun project.  I will see you again, here on the first Saturday in August!
Have a crafty day!
~ Victoria

How to Create a Paper Airplane Canvas and Bonus Father’s Day Cards!

 

 

Happy Saturday!  I want to show you a project today that I made.  I was having so much fun doing it, I actually forgot to take photos?  Yikes!!!!!  I will walk you through it with written instructions and then, since that was a bad way to do things, I created two Father’s Day cards and will walk you through with step by step instructions.  It’s just how fun the creative canvases and dew drops are!  I sometimes get carried away creating.

Ingredients for creative canvas Paper Airplane:

Dew Paper Airplane Canvas

Mini Dew Drops – I chose a rainbow!  RedOrangeYellowBlueGreen, and Violet/Purple

Watercolor paint

Crackle medium

Instructions:

Paint with watercolor around the paper airplane, immediately add a light glaze of crackle media as desired, and let dry.

Add Mini Dew Drops starting at the base of the paper airplane, in red, orange, yellow, blue, green and violet.  Alternating in the series. Let adhesive dry for 24 hours and then you have a wonderful canvas!

Now on to Father’s Day Cards!  I made two this year using Gelli Print Bases, which I cut up part way through, which might upset some of you!  Just remember it’s only paper. 🙂

So, let’s talk ingredients.  I used a gel plate and printed on watercolor paper that was 5 inches by 7 inches.

 

Ingredient List:
Watercolor paper
5 inch by 5 inch card blank
Watercolors
Acrylic Paint White, Brown and Navy
Texture paste in gray
iZink ICE – blue
Permanent Ink in Blue and Black
Liquid and dry adhesive
Stabilo All Pencil – Blue
Stamps for background and focal point
Dew Drops in blue
Instructions:
Cut a card blank from paper at 5 inches by 10 inches and fold to measure 5 inches by 5 inches
Create a background monoprint using a Gelli Plate or paint to paper.  I used Navy, Brown and White on a Gelli Plate in layers.

My Gelli Plate prints are 5 inches by 7 inches. I prefer to work big and cut things down.

 

Next stamp your pages randomly with your selected stamps.  I used a Tim Holtz stamp and a Seth Apter  stamp and black ink.  I felt like things were a little dark so I next stamped with white acrylic paint using one of my favorite stamping tools:
That’s right a toilet paper roll for making circles.  I used white acrylic paint. After letting that layer dry, I added more stamping using a packing insert.  Pull your cardboard insulation packing apart; it is interesting.
While this layer is drying, prepare your focal images.  I used sail boat stamps that I have had in my stash forever.
Again for stamping I used permanent ink that is not water soluble.  This is because I will lightly watercolor over one of the samples.
Next I added some texture paste through two stencils (from Stencil Girls).  Let this dry completely before moving on.  My next layers is some iZINK Ice in a deep blue.  This is a transparent glaze.  I scraped it on using a credit card on various spots on each print.  This should dry overnight.
Cut out your focal images and color with water colors if desired.  I did on one card and not on the other just to show the two different looks!
Now is the hard part.  You will cut your prints into 4 3/4 inch squares.  Yes, I know it’s hard.  Save the pieces you trim  off and you can use them in collage.  I show mine in one card on Instagram.  My “handle” over there is victoriawarrenmearsart.  Check out how I used a little of the scrap paper!
Once you have your squares, mount your focal point.  At this point I also add adhesive backing using the kind with a peel off layer.
Take a close look at all those details.  I added a little extra iZINK ICE at this point to make some waves to tie the image in.  I also used the Stabilo All pencil to add markings to blend in the edges.
Now comes the fun!  Adding, Dew Drops with liquid adhesive. I used Indigo Diamond Dew Drops and the blue Mini Dew Drops from the Belgium Chocolate Mix.  Be sure to use a clear drying liquid adhesive.
So, once everything is dry, mount your art onto the card blanks and there you are!  Two wonderful cards!

Happy Father’s Day!

~ Victoria

How to Create an Encouraging Canvas for your Desk with Dew Drops: Bee Happy

Happy June 5th!  I cannot believe we are already in June.  Can you????  I was looking for something to brighten my desk, so I created this Bee Happy Canvas.  It sits on my desk and the messages can be changed up depending on what I need to see.  Isn’t that fun?
Ingredients:
Lots of ingredients, use what you have.

Stencil Honey Comb

 

Pitt Pen – Black

Paint Brush (chipping)

Stayz On Ink – Saddle Brown

Stamps Seth Apter

iZink Pearly – Butter Haze

Wow! Embossing Pad Clear Ultra Slow Drying

Emerald Creek Seth Apter Baked Texture Vintage Bees Wax

Cardboard to Back Canvas

Matte Media (adhesive throughout)

Washi Tape (to hold canvas and stencil)

Directions:

1.  Stamp Canvas with permanent ink.

2.  Attach canvas to surface (cover or use a mat so you don’t damage your surface), and place the stencil as desired.  Add paint with a brush being careful to cover lightly so the paint doesn’t bleed under your stencil.

3.  Move your stencil if needed, retape and finish painting.

4.  Next you will want to bring out the original bee design from behind your layers using a permanent ink pen.  I used a Faber Castel black Pitt Pen to go over the outline.  You can always refer to the original design on the Robins Nest web site!  You can leave your canvas taped down when you do this or you may prefer having it loose when you work.

 

 

5. I mounted the canvas on book board at this time and let it dry, because I wanted it to free stand on my desktop (optional step depending on how you’ll use your canvas).

 

6.  I am loving shiny surfaces.  So, I added Seth Apters Baked Textures in Vintage Beeswax.  You do this by stamping over your design with the WOW!  Embossing pad and pouring the baked texture over it.  Heat with a heat gun. I love it because unless it is my imagination it also smells a little bees waxy!  This is another optional step!  The other thing that I like here is that you can’t over bake the texture like you can with embossing powder.  You go longer than you think you should and it is the best!
7. Next add your mini dew drops in colors and places as desired.  I did the bee’s body this time.  I attached the dew drops with matte medium, but you could just as easily use glossy accents.
8.  Next add your clip to be able to add messages of your choice (again this is optional, depending on how you want to use your canvas)
I hope you really enjoyed this happy little project.  I had a lot of fun making it and have a year around bright spot on my desk for when I am working the “day job”.
I hope to see your projects on social media, be sure to use the hash tag #dewdroplove and we will see your fabulous creations!
Happy June and Bee Happy,
~ Victoria

How to Make a Book Mark with a Book Theme Using Dew Drops

Can you believe it’s May already?  I sure can’t.  Today I want to show you a quick project, making a bookmark that can be used to “mark your place”.  So, let’s get started!
Ingredients:
Card stock tag – your choice of size.
Water color mists – I used homemade mists using Brusho Crystals in Bright Red, Orange and Dark Brown
Distress Ink in Campfire
Tissue paper
Yarn for tassel
Alcohol markers – I used a Copic Marker in Crimson and an Art n’ Fly in a yellow tone
Distress Matte Media
Chop stamp (I used my dad’s chop that he had made many years ago)
Alphabet stamps
Stayz On Black Ink

Mini Dew Drops – Safari

 

Directions:

Start by selecting your dew drop artsy canvas and coloring your book with alcohol ink markers.
Next spritz your tag with the spray of your choice.  I used homemade sprays, made with Brusho Watercolor Crystals and Water.  If you do this make use about 1/8th teaspoon of color to 1/4 cup of water.  The crystals go along way.

 

While the tag is drying, take a piece of tissue paper and stamp symbols of your choice on it with distress ink.  Allow to dry and then stamp your message with alphabet stamps using permanent ink.  I used a grungy old typewriter font.  Let dry.

Carefully hand cut the book from the canvas, which the tissue and tag are drying.
Adhere the canvas cut to the book mark based using distress matte media.  Pro tip:  Weight the book mark while it dries.  Remember paper has no memory, so if it becomes wrinkled from the spritzing you can easily flatten by placing it under a heavy book or two.
Adhere tissue to the bookmark.  Add matte media to the tag and lay tissue down.  Gently add matte media over the tissue.  This will add depth and the tissue, when dry hardly shows.  Do remember if you use water soluble ink it may move a bit during this process.
Finally adhere Dew Drops, as desired.  I used them at the top of the book mark, where they will be outside the pages I am marking.  Add a ribbon or yarn to form a tassel and you’re all done.
Hope you enjoyed this fun project AND I’ll see you in two weeks again for another project.
~ Victoria
To see all my art, follow me on Instagram victoriawarrenmearsart

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.

Ingredients:

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
Directions:
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

How to Create a Dinosaur Birthday Card using Dew Drops and Creative Canvas

Wow, can you believe it’s April already!  For today’s project, I thought I would show you a cute way to incorporate a creative canvas and Dew Drops onto a on trend birthday card.  So here are the ingredients I used to get you started.

Ingredients:

8 1/2 x 11 cardstock – I chose craft paper color

 

Decorative paper and embellishments

Stamp for sentiment

Ink for stamping and clear fine embossing powder

Dew Drops – Jade Diamond Dew Drops  and Safari Mini Dew Drops

Creative Canvas Artsy Dew Dinos

Sharpie ultra fine tip markers in light and dark green

Adhesive

Instructions:

 

I chose the dino canvas for today’s card.  I love the 4 dinos and thought they would look fabulous colored and on a card.  This would also make a super fun wall hanging for a young man’s room.
For coloring, I chose Sharpie markers (permanent) in a light and dark green fine tip.  To color evenly, I used small circular motions, which helps blend and eliminate lines.
Here’s how the look when just finished.  As I move forward and merge the layers I will do a few touch ups, so keep those pens handy.

Next, I cut the images from the extra canvas using a paper trimmer.  Here’s a place for your fabric scissors if you prefer!

 

Next, using small scissors I cut around the outlines of the “backs” and “tails” of the dinosaurs.
Next, I created my card base.  I wanted a longer style card so the measurements, I used are in the photo. Fold your card in half, setting the fold.
I added a “bamboo” background from some older paper that I had in my stash.   You could easily stamp and color a background or just go with the card stock as a background as well.
I adhered the two rows of dinosaurs, off set to one another on the front of the card.  Once adhered, I colored in some of the other white areas to merge the two rows as one.
Add Dew drops for your border.  I used diamonds in groups of three to simulate a fern or plant and mini dew drops as stones or additional plants (not really sure which).  I used liquid adhesive, which I find really adheres the dew drops well!
Here’s a little close up of that border.  It can be as wild and free as you like!
Hope you enjoyed this project and I’ll be back on the 17th with another Dew Drops project for you!
Artistically yours,
~ Victoria

How to Create an Art Journal Page with the Peaceful Ideas Canvas

 Ingredients:

 

Art Journal

Watercolor paper 5 inch by 7 inch

Metallic texture paste (Shimmerz brand)

Watercolor paint (Brusho Brand)

Washi Dots

Netting

Small Button

Peaceful Ideas Canvas

Alcohol Ink Pens

Dew Drops – Blue from the Hillside Mini Dew Drops

Directions:

Color Your Peaceful Ideas Canvas with alcohol ink markers

Prepare your background.  I worked outside of my art journal and adhered it later, you could choose to work this in your art journal exclusively.  I stenciled a design onto the background with texture paste, let it dry and colored the untextured areas with watercolor.  In hind site, I could have done the opposite, watercolor and then texture.  Entirely your preference!
Once everything is dry you will cut the lightbulb out from it’s canvas.  Then you can layer as you wish.
My first layer over the background is a dried wet wipe I used for watercolor clean up.  I saved it because I thought it looked cool.  It made a great next layer.  It is adhered with wet adhesive.
Next I added a layer of netting.  To get it to lay the way I wanted it to, I centered a small button in the middle of the netting and wrapped the netting tightly and tied close to the button.  This allowed me to spread out the netting and I was able to adhere it only in the center using the button base.
Next I placed the canvas lightbulb, adhering it with liquid adhesive.  And added Washi tape dots.

Now the fun part.  Add Dew Drops.  I added them over the Washi tape clusters I made in the last step.  You could add more or less depending on your personal preference.

Finally, one the piece is dry, I adhered it in my art journal.  Here are a few close ups of the fabulous texture!

 

Have a creative week!
Artistically yours,
Victoria

How to Decorate the Beautiful Flower Girl Canvas to Welcome Spring!

It’s almost time to welcome spring and what better way to do it than with creating a new canvas from the Creative Dew Drop Canvases Line?  I chose the Flower Girl Canvas just for a fun project.
Ingredients:
Copic Markers – choose you favorite colors
Black Pitt Pen
Liquid Adhesive
Dew Drops  Beach Party (lavender diamond dew drops), Purple Mini Dew DropsPurple Hair Dew Drops and Lullaby Tear Drops
Directions:
1.  Select your canvas and color with alcohol ink based markers

 

 

 

2.  Adhere Dew Drops with Liquid Adhesive, taking your time and letting each section dry thoroughly.  Make sure whatever adhesive you use dries clear.

 

3.  Once dry, you’ll want to trim your finished canvas.  Enjoy your finished canvas!  Personally I think this would look great on the back of a denim jacket!

 

Thanks for popping in today to see this project!  Let us know in the comments what type of projects you would like to see more of.  Don’t forget to join us over on Facebook at: The Crafty Nest  and be sure to follow us on Instagram to see all of the latest ideas with Dew Drops!
See you again very soon!
~ Victoria

Make a Seahorse with Dew Drops


 

Hi everyone, and happy Saturday!  Victoria here with a fun and easy project using a variety of colors and shapes of dew drops.

 

Ingredients:

Paper Mache sea horse (from Bare Naked Crafts)

White Gesso

Acrylic Paint Lumiere by Jacquard – Halo Pink Gold and Metallic Russet

Acrylic Paint Prima Art Alchemy Sparks – Raven Black

Liquid Adhesive

Dew Drops in red, orange, yellow, and gold

Steps:

 

 

 

 

 


 

Prepare your paper mache sea horse by painting it with white gesso prior to adding the layers of acrylic paint.  Let dry completely between layers so that the paper mache doesn’t break down.

Add dew drops, changing shapes as you go, with liquid adhesive and let dry thoroughly.  (Don’t worry if it looks like a hot mess at first.  It will dry beautifully!)

 

 

Continue to add dew drops and embellish as you wish.

 

Thanks for being with me to do this simple home decoration project.  You will love embellishing with dew drops.

<3 Victoria

How to create an Always art journal cover.

 

 

Ingredients:

Always Art Canvas

Dew Drops in pink and red

Paints – I used red, pink, orange, and pearlescent white

IZINK mist – copper buff

Faber Castel Pitt Pen – Black Ink

Embossing ink pad

Seth Apter Baked Texture- Vintage Bees Wax

Card backing

Gelli Plate

Brayer

Heat Tool

 

Directions:

1.  Go over the word Always with a pitt pen or other permanent ink pen.  Prepare Gelli plate with first color of acrylic paint of your choosing.  Bray with color and lay canvas onto the Gelli plate to transfer paint.

2.  Let layer dry and prepare plate with the next color of your choosing.
3.  Repeat the process of laying the canvas down.  Let layers dry between paint applications and keep layering until you have a lovely background.
5.  Add any mists to your canvas
6. Go over canvas lettering and design one additional time with the Pitt pen.
7.  Cover the entire surface with embossing ink and add the vintage bees wax powder.
8.  Bake with the heat gun until clear and shiny.  Since it is baked powder you can go longer than you would with embossing powder.  Repeat again with a layer of embossing ink and bees wax powder.
9.  Mount canvas on cardboard backing and trim to size.
10.  Using liquid adhesive, form the heart or another shape of your liking on the canvas with Dew Drops.
11. Once fully dry you can add to frame, or like I will be doing, use to create an art journal cover.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project!  Lots of steps this week but the beautiful results are well worth it.
See you next time.
<3 Victoria