Sunday, August 19, 2018

How to Beautifully Store, Display and Protect Your Makeup Brushes

Hello and welcome to the blog. Today I am sharing an amazing storage solution to display and protect your makeup brushes - and we are going to make it beautiful using Dew Drops.

What I used:

Acrylic Box 4 x 4 x 7-1/2" (Container Store - under $3.00)
Pearl Table Scatters (Wedding section of big box craft store)
Dew Drops
Mini Dew Drops
Diamond Dew Drops
>Optional (but makes this project easier!)
Embellie Gellie
Best Glue Ever

This is such an easy project - but what a much needed storage solution it is! 

  • Pour your pearls (I used 2 bags - they also have diamond scatters which would work well, too!) into box - should be at least half full to securely hold your brushes.

And that's all there is to creating this beautiful storage solution!

Thanks for stopping by - have a creative week!


Dragonfly Pendant

Dragonfly Pendant

Hello all,

I’m back this week with a great little Steampunk pendant project, embellished with Dew Drops.  I love that dew drops are so versatile and fun to use!  They made for a great finishing touch on this Steampunk pendant project.

Robin’s Nest Products:

Dew Drops:  Sea Glass


Other Products
DecoArt Media paints
DecoArt Americana paints & mediums
Metal gears, industrial found items, Junk Jewelry and other reuse items.

Check out this video for the steps by steps:

Hope you all have a great week!

Happy Day!

"Creativity" Making a gel printed journal page

Hi everyone!  Mary here with a tutorial on how to make a gel printed journal page.  I always enjoy a gel printing session to get my creativity flowing, so I decided to make a background for a journal page and show you all how I did it! 

Here's what I will be making:

I started with a 4x6 inch piece of watercolor paper.

I selected some acrylic paints in blues and greens, a brayer, and a 6x6 Gelli Arts plate.

I also picked out a beautiful stamp of a cone flower for after the gel printing is done.

Squirt a small amount of paint on the plate, a smooth across the surface of the plate with a brayer.  I started with the darkest color and went lighter with each paint I used after that.

I used some light green and dark green for the bottom part of the card.

Here's what the dark blue and greens (first layer) look like.

Then I used some lighter blues and a couple stencils to finish the background. I used two techniques here. I printed on top of the stencil and took the stencil off a printed, too, for a whole different look.

The final result for the background:

I then moved on to stamping the images on top of the gel printed background.

I decided to paint the flowers with acrylic paints and a small brush.

I stamped the sentiment on another gel printed paper, ripped around the words and glued it down at the bottom of the page.

I then traced around the flowers with a black Micron pen, size 01.

For the final touch, I added white and clear Dew Drops for a bit of added panache!

Here are some final pics! I really had a fun time with this project and hope you like it.

My supply List:

4x6 Watercolor Paper
Gelli Arts 6x6 gel plate
Tim Holtz Clear Cone Flower Stamp
Stazon Ink- Jet Black
Assorted Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints
Golden Acrylic in Payne's Grey
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Prima Stencil- Flourish
ArtC Semi Gloss Acrylic Paints
Art Glitter Craft Paint
Pigma Micron 01 Black Pen
Ranger Glossy Accents


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Saturday, August 18, 2018

How To Alter A Gift Box

Hello there crafty friends!
Welcome to the
Chattering Robin's blog.

Michelle here today to share with you how
I transformed a dark, but lovely gift box into
one with a shabby like look, using Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest
to add just the right amount of bling for perfection.

To create one for yourself you will need:

Gift Box (any size, any shape)
White Gesso
Paper Flowers
Washi Tape
Wax Thread
Mini Art Pebbles
Decorative Fabric Tape
Metallic/Pearlized Paint
Matte Gel Medium
(my glue of choice is ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever)
Embellishment Placement Tool
(I use ScraPerfect's Embellie Gellie)

And from The Robin's Nest:

Metallic Silver Dew Drops

Raindrops Dew Drops

To begin, because I was looking for a bit of a distressed/age look, I coated the box base and lid with white gesso, and let dry.

Once dried, I added strips of fabric tape to the inside of both box and lid, to give a decorative look to the inside, and to cover the remains of the previous box color & design.

I used Gel medium to add the cheesecloth, flowers and mini art pebbles to the box lid. I then added small sections of wash tape to the each side of the floral embellishments to add to the design element.

I then used some metallic rose colored paint, lightly brushed on and spattered, to the box lid, and also lightly painted over the box base.
Still wanting that distressed sort of look, I decided to add a very light coat of watered down white gesso over the painted surfaces.

Using my Embellie Gellie tool & Best Glue Ever, I then added my Dew Drops selections to the lid, and added a Tear Drop Dew Drop to the largest flower.

Once all was in place, I added some off white wax thread to one side of the floral design, and my altered gift box was complete.

So very easy to do. If you find yourself in a panic for a quick way to present a gift, and you have ANY size box and the right supplies on hand, you too can transform it into the perfect gift box.

Thanks so much for visiting today. While you are here, be sure to check out the designer galleries using products from The Robin's Nest, to find that right inspiration your are looking for!

To purchase The Robin's Nest Dew Drops
visit the online store at:

Until next time......
Have some crafty fun!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ATCs - Color, color and color....

Hi everyone 😃😃😃
I'm Troppostella from Italy.  

These are my ATCs and ATCoins "Color, color and color..." and
I used the dew drops of The Robin's Nest. 😃😃😃

😃😃😃 Today I show you how I made them with a step by step photo.

1st STEP: Paper Type
attached the paper tape on two white sheets in this way

2nd STEP: Coloring
I colored the sheets with purple, yellow, green
and light blue using Copic's Air Adaptic

3rd STEP: Color stain
With the Copic Various Ink 0,
I dropped some drops on the sheets creating these color stains

4th STEP: Stamping
To stamp the sheets I used two different tones for the background.

5th STEP: Stencil

With a stencil add decorations where there are no background stamps

6th STEP: Cutting ATCs and ATCoins
Now cut the 2 sheets in ATCs and ATcoins.
I used the trimmer cut for the ATCs.

I used the round punch for the ATCoins.

I got 16 ATCs and 15 ATCoins. And you??? 😃😃😃

7th STEP: Embellishments
😃😃😃 The last step is to decorate the ATCs and ATCoins.
I put gauze, wood, metal gears, pins
and dew drops of The Robin's Nest, and finally a writing.

 I used in this project: 
Primary Dew Drops
Sun Shower Tear DropsSun Shower Tear Drops
Are you ready to trading them? 😃😃😃
ahhh... do not forget to write your data behind the ATCs and ATCoins.

Thank you so much for stopping here.
Have a nice day! 😃😃😃

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