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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

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.
Ingredients:
Manila Tag
Gelli Plate
Acrylic Paint in Blue and Pearly White – guess I am still feeling Northern Hemisphere wintery!
iZink – blue
Butterfly embellishment
Sentiment
Liquid and dry adhesive
Directions:
 
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!
~Victoria

How to Create a Last Minute Hostess Gift Canvas with Dew Drops

 

The holidays are here!  Do you need a last minute gift?  I love to have gifts on hand, just in case!

Ingredients:

Acrylic Paint

Gelli Plate

Brayer

Stencil – StencilGirlProducts.com SC-02-2015 Dube

Canvas – Artsy Ornament

 

 

Dew Drops – kelly green and metallic teal

Directions: 

1.  Bray chosen colors in thin layers onto your gel plate and transfer to canvas.

2.  Bray alpine green onto gel plate and add stencil to gel plate.  Rub over stencil to transfer pattern to canvas.

 

3.  Let dry thoroughly.

4.  Add Drops in Green and Metallic colors.  Let dry.

 

5.  Either frame your canvas, sew it to a tote or add to a wine bottle bag and give as a host/hostess gift.

Have a blessed holiday season.

~ Victoria

How to Create a Christmas Tree Card with Dew Drops

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  • Protect your surfaces, using paper towels or other protective layer or misting box.
  • Construct a template to mask the Christmas tree design.
  • Protect the outside of the tree by adhering the template to your canvas and to the work surface with painter’s tape.  Mist with Emerald IZink Dye Spray.  Let dry completely.

 

  • Protect the tree with it’s mask, adhering it to the canvas and the work surface.  Mist the tree surrounding area lightly with Pomegranate IZink Dye Spray.  Again, let dry thoroughly.

  • Adhere the canvas to the card base.  Add sentiment, as desired.
  • Decorate the tree with Dew Drops, adhering them with fabric glue.  Let dry.  Create 5 x 7 envelope, as you like, with Christmas Themed paper.  Now you are ready to present this card with a gift.

Happy Saturday!  Have a fun and creative day!

~Victoria

How to make a Hauntingly Cute Decoration with Dew Drops

Happy haunting Saturday to you!  Now is the time to get started on Halloween decoration or you could modify the colors and make a cute fall themed shabby bird house for indoor decoration!
Here are the ingredients I used:
  • Tiny wooden birdhouse
  • Popsicle stick
  • Sparkling Acrylic Paint – Prima Art Alchemy Sparks in Raven Black and Iris Potion
  • Elmer’s School Glue
  • Clock from Chipboard
  • Purple Daisy type flower
  • Dew Drops in metallic silver and purple
How to Make:
  • Get your small bird house (I think these cost about $1.00 at a large hobby store)

 

  • Paint with your base color, until evenly covered.  I used two coats of Raven Black Spark from Prima, which I let dry between coats.

 

  • We’re going to pull out an old home made crackle technique to make the roof shabby and worn looking.  Cover both sides of the roof with Elmer’s school glue and let dry until tacky to the touch.
  • Paint lightly with your second color, shown here in Iris Potion over the not quite dry glue.  You see in the photo below the cracking has begun, but the glue is still wet.  Let dry completely and admire your shabby roof.
  • While the roof was drying, I painted a popsicle stick with an eggplant color and cut into two little boards to “hammer” part way over the opening.  Glue together and let dry.
  • Add four silver tiny dew drops to the “boards”.  These are my faux nails, in this case.
  • When the birdhouse has dried, adhere a finishing piece of paper on the bottom, or you could paint this (your choice).  Adhere the boards over the hole in the bird house.  Add any other embellishments at this time.  Let everything dry.
  • Now you’re ready to add your haunted birdhouse to your table decorations for Halloween.  These also can be made in any theme you like from cozy cottage to steam punk castle.  They make great hostess gifts for the holidays throughout the year.  Thanks for stopping by!

See you again for crafty fun, very soon! 

~ Victoria

How to Make a Ballerina Mixed Media Canvas Using Dew Drops

Welcome to the first Saturday in September.  I am glad to see you!  Today we are making a beautiful ballerina canvas.  This canvas comes in a variety sizes, so you can make one to suite any project you might have.
Ingredients:
Brusho Mists in Emerald, Leaf Green and Teal
Fabric flowers:  4 used for skirt and one for head piece
Dew Drops – diamonds in blue and green, blue teardrops
Needle and thread
Liquid Adhesive
Steps:
  1.   Mist with Emerald Green, let dry
  2.   Mist with Leaf Green, let dry
  3.   Mist with Teal, let dry
  4.   Sew on skirt flowers using needle and thread
  5.   Adhere flower with liquid adhesive for head piece
  6. Adhere diamond Dew Drops in Blue and Green
  7.   Adhere tear drop Dew Drops for ballet slippers

 

Step 1 – Emerald Green Mist

 

Step 2 – Leaf Green Mist

 

Step 3 – Teal Mist

 

Step 4 – Sew on Skirt Flowers through the canvas

 

 

Step 5 – Adhere flower for head piece with liquid adhesive
Step 6 – Adhere Diamond Dew Drops on Bodice of Ballet Dancer

 

 

All Done!  Isn’t she pretty?

See you next time!

~ Victoria

How to Create a Mixed Media Love Hands Spotlight Canvas Using Dew Drops

 

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time for a Mixed Media Canvas using a Dew Drops canvas and metallic Dew Drops.  I also want to show you a spotlight technique that you can use to enhance your canvas.  I was inspired by recent spot light technique videos by Mike Deakin Art on his You Tube channel and thought I would translate it to a canvas design.

Ingredients:
Dew Drop Canvas – Artsy Heart Hands
Metallic Silver Dew Drops
Brusho Mists (created with water and Brusho Crystals) – teal, ultramarine and purple
Liquid Adhesive
Round Mask

Creative Steps:

1.  Mist the canvas with teal mist and let dry thoroughly.

2.  Place the circle mask over the center of the hands, this will create the canvas spotlight.

3.  Leaving he mask in place mist with ultramarine and purple – again let dry.

4.  Remove mask to see spotlight (these mists are watercolors, so they rinse right off the plastic mask)

5.  Using liquid adhesive apply metallic silver dew drops and let dry.

6.  Enjoy your mixed media canvas!

Happiest of creating to you,
~ Victoria

How to Create an I Love You Canvas with Dew Drops

I love the Dew Drops Canvases! Today I want to show you how to make this easy canvas.

Ingredients:
Mists:  Brusho watercolors in water – scarlet, bright red, and orange
Dew Drops Canvas I Love You
Dew Drops Red and Pink regular and mini
Fabric Flowers misted with Brusho mists
Tim Holtz Mask
Shimmerz Dazzlerz Dreamscicle
Liquid Adhesive

Instructions:

1.  Mist the canvas with scarlet, bright red and orange – let dry between each color

2.  Once dry, use a mask and stencil through with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Dreamscicle

 

3.  Let dry completely, while drying spray fabric flowers with mists of your choice. Allow to dry.
4. Adhere flowers and Dew Drops. So simple and beautiful.  Have fun with Dew Drops Canvases!

 

Have a lovely and creative weekend!
See you on the 15th with another canvas!
~ Victoria

How to Make Faux Marquee Letters using Dew Drops

Happy 4th of July!  Happy Birthday United States of America. Today we are going to make faux marquee letters and use them on a birthday card using fabulous strong yellow mini dew drops from the bubble collection!  You absolutely will love how simple and on trend this card is.

Supplies:
Wooden letters b, i (or an exclamation point), and g
Silver metallic acrylic paint (I used Delta Ceramcoat in metallic silver gleams
Mini Dew Drops – strong yellow
1 – 8 inch x 8 inch piece of paper from Echo Park
Scallop punch – mine is from Martha Stewart
Typewriter letter rub ons
Kaiserkraft ephemera – camera

Instructions:
1.  Paint your wooden letters and let dry thoroughly.

2.  Add the yellow Dew Drops using a liquid adhesive
3.  Let dry.
4.  Cut the paper to 8 inches by 6 inches.

5.  Score at 3 inches or the center of the six inch side.
6.  Fold.
7.  Cut a 1 and 1/4 inch strip from the remaining paper (two sided design) and punch with the scallop punch.  Adhere slightly above the edge of the paper.
8.  Rub on the word birthday
9.  Adhere the marquee letters.
10.  Adhere the ephemera and that’s it!

If you would like a video of this card to see how it’s all done, check out my You Tube Channel, search for Victoria Warren Mears!

~ Victoria

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