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Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Day – Mixed Media Embellishments With Dew Drops

Happy International Scrapbooking Day!  Victoria here with an embellishment project with a mixed media tulip theme.  I was inspired to show you this project from three things; 1)  A live video demonstration by Ken Oliver, where he was showing watercolor tulip painting, 2) photos I’ve seen on Facebook of the tulip fields in Washington State (especially Roozengard), and 3) I wanted to see if I could freehand draw and create a tulip with items I had on hand!
 
 
Supply list:
No. 5 manila tag
Acrylic Paints – yellow, orange, red and green (or your choice of colors – tulips are all colors)
Dew drops in neon yellowlimoncello and razzleberry
Black pen and a drafting pencil
Ribbon, I chose reds

 

1.   Freehand sketch loosely your tulip and stem.

2.  Add dimensional paste with a spatula, think frosting.

3.  Add acrylic paint and dry between each layer.  I used yellow, orange and red.  I used colors that I had on hand.  And then I painted stems with green.

These are the colors I used from my stash, since I can’t go to the craft store for new colors!

4. Once dry, add mini dew drops and dew drops to give additional dimension.

5.  Add final embellishments – I added red ribbons and a dashed line with black pen to ground the stems.

Have a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day and think about tag tuck ins for your journaling spots, behind photos or flipping open these add wonderful dimension to your projects.

In two weeks I will have a new canvas project for you!

~ Victoria

Making a Mixed Media Tag with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!  Let’s create a mixed media tag using just a few items that I had on hand.

Ingredients:
#5 Manila tag
Brusho Colours – I used turquois, scarlet, ultramarine, and purple
Mini water spritzer
Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Foiled Again
Stencil with various size circles
Dew Drops in lovely shades of blue  (You need to get your favorite colors in a variety of shapes)
Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Dolls
A pen and straight edge
Rub on sentiment
Liquid adhesive and dimensional tape

Directions:

1.  Spritz your manila tag with water and sprinkle with your desired colours of Brusho watercolour crystals.  Let dry.

2.  Add dimensional texture paste (dazzlerz) through the stencil in the upper left corner and on the right side.  Let dry completely.

3.  Add the rub on.  Notice if you look closely there was a tiny problem with adherence of the letters in two tiny spots.  I filled that in with a black pen.  Shhhhh! Don’t tell.

4.  Add the paper dolls with dimensional tape.


5.  Create a border with a pen and straight edge or whatever you choose.

6.  Adhere dew drops as is pleasing to you for accents with liquid adhesive.  Let dry and share your photo with us on our Facebook page!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick little project.  It would really brighten any gift and was just the “art therapy” I needed to brighten my mood as we are staying home and staying safe in the US at this time.
Best wishes and happy crafting to all of you!
~ Victoria

How to Make a Decorative Mixed Media Paint Brush with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!  I am happy to show you how make this mixed media paint brush featuring dew drops.

Here are the ingredients you will use:

 

  • Paint brush of your choice
  •  Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Clear Gesso
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Delta Metallic Gleams – Metallic Bronze
  • Plaid Enterprises Liquid Leaf – Florentine Gold
  • Art Alchemy Waxes – Opal Magic and Rose Gold
  • Tim Holtz Stencil
  • Texturez Dimensional Paste Gold
  • Sandra Evertson Cathedral Window
  • Dew Drops in black and white (diamonds, dew drops, and tear drops)
  • White Thick Cotton Twine
Directions:
 
1.  Coat your paint brush  and embellishments with Gesso, as needed.  Allow to dry
2.  Paint your paint brush with acrylic paint.
  3.  Add gold texture paste to wooden part of brush through the stencil. Note that I also used vintage matte medium prior to stenciling.  This is totally optional and you don’t need to do it.  I also wrapped the brush with twine.  I found it helps hold the stencil in place.
4.  I painted the brush after the dimensional paste dried,  with the metallic bronze gleams.  Once that is dryBegin embellishing!  Sorry for the super messy photo normally I would not even show you this state of work!  Messy messy crafter!
Never be afraid to show your work in process!  I also glued the cathedral frame onto the upper brush next!
5.  This is the brush with all the embellishments glued with tacky glue to the brush.  Notice how the white gaps I had before are gone!  To do this is used the Florentine gold leaf.  It is super liquid and can cover all the little nooks and crannies!  Next I added paper flowers and a charm of Mary in the Cathedral window.
6. Finally I used royal robe and rose gold waxes on the Cathedral window and on other areas of the brush to add highlights.  I use my fingers to do this, but you can always use a make up sponge to apply and buff the wax.
Hope you enjoyed this project!  I’ll see you on the 18th for another fun project!
I really hope that you are weathering this difficult time well and having some time for creativity while you are social distancing.
~ Victoria

Making a Steam Punk Tag with Dew Drops

Let’s make a Steam Punk Tag using mixed media techniques, Dew Drops, paper and cogs.  First of all, lets look at what you’ll need.
 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
 
#5 Manila Tag
Walnut Ink, mixed in water in a large spaghetti sauce container
Paper Towels
Brusho Watercolor powders in lemon, orange and dark brown
Distress Collage Medium by Ranger in Crazing
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamps – Faded Type
Stayz on Ink – Black Onyx
Round punch – one inch
Vintage Paper – mine is from the late 1800s
Lazer Cutz Cogs by Mike Deakin Art
Distress Crayon Ranger Tim Holtz – Vintage Photo
Archival Seeds in Honey Passion
Let’s Begin:
 
1. Get a plain #5 Manila Tag and crumple it up.  Mix walnut ink crystals in a spaghetti sauce glass jar and warm water.  When mixed, drop the crumpled tag into it.  Leave to soak over night or 24 hours.
 
 
2.  Take Brusho water color powders in dark brown, orange and lemon yellow.  Sprinkle small amounts on tag and spritz with water.  The watercolors will spread.  If you like it, leave it, otherwise add some more and spritz again.  Let dry overnight.
3.  Once dry, paint with Distress Collage Medium in Crazing.  Let dry until crackled.

4.  Stamp randomly with the stamp of your choice, I used the new Stampers Anonymous  Tim Holtz Faded Type stamps with black onyx ink.

5.  Punch one inch circles from vintage paper, and adhere to tag.
6.  Add Lazer Cutz to the tag.
7. Embellish tag and circles with Distress Crayon, I used vintage photo.  Blend with your fingers or cotton swab.
8. Embellish with Archival Seeds and Mini Dew Drops using liquid adhesive.

9.  Let dry and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

See you next time for another fun project with Dew Drops!  Have a creative week!

~ Victoria

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!

Give Them a Permanent Conversation Heart with Dew Drops

It’s hard to believe it’s time to begin thinking about what to do for Valentine’s Day.  I have a wonderful idea, that requires a little planning and a bit of patience to execute, to share with you today.  This project will take and hour to prepare and 24 hours to complete.

Materials:



Dew Drops, I particularly love how the mix of black white and red came out
Prima extra fine glitter
Heart shaped mold – I selected one from Wilton brand
Plastic cups with graded measurements 8oz disposable plastic cups for paint and epoxy mixing
Wooden mixing sticks
Art n’ Glow Clear Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin – 16 ounce kit
Reynolds non-stick foil
Torch or heat gun

Steps:

1.  Prepare everything you need on your work table.  I recommend covering your table with butcher paper in case of spills.  The epoxy hardens everywhere!

2.  In separate cups put equal amounts of epoxy resin and hardener.  I used six ounces of each.

3.  Mix resin and hardener as directed with a wooden mixing stick in a third plastic cup. Once the resin is thoroughly mixed you will have about 40 minutes to work with it before it begins hardening.

4.  Pour resin mixture into prepared forms

 

5. Add dew drops in your favorite color and add glitter as desired.

6.  Heat with torch or heat gun to remove bubbles

7.  Cover with foil and leave to dry in a flat place for 24 hours, this allows the resin to cure and harden.  After 24 hours you can unmold your hearts!  If you wish you can add rub ons on the back in your favorite words, or just keep them plain and display them!

Hope you have a great time making this little token of Valentine love!

~ Victoria