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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

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