Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mixed Media Tag with Dew Drops

Hello dear Robin's fans!

It's Libeeti here, to share with you a mixed media tag I've made, using the gorgeous Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

I worked with a color combo of teal and purple, so I went along with these colors for the dew drops I've used.

There're lots of mixed media techniques here.
I started with priming the tag with clear gesso. 
I added some purple color to the background with mists.
Then I worked with a white gesso over a stencil. While the gesso was still wet, I sprinkled embossing powder over it and heat embossed it. I love the beautiful effect of the embossed pattern!
I also rubbed some acrylic paint with my fingers over the embossed parts.

Splatters of more shades of purple and teal, and I dried each layer of color with the heatgun, before adding another color.

Layers of fussy cut flowers, and assembling the flowers (some Prima flowers, along with handmade ones. I stucked gauze between the flowers, and also colored some gauze with coordinate colors to tie to the top of the tag.

The final touch was adding some dew drops here and there. They give such an airy feeling to every project! a must have.

Adding the sentiment and my tag is done!
 Dew drops I've used:
Here are some close-ups:

I hope you liked it!

You can visit my blog HERE.

Thanks and have a fab & creative day!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

ATC "Caring About you"

Hi everyone!!

Here is Elisa from Italy.. Today I want to show you my new project, where I used the wonderful Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest: this time I decide to realized 2 ATCs.

Light blue, black and white are the main colors I chose for these ATC... As you cas see I had fun with a lot of different materials: vellum, gauzes, wooden stars.

In this project I used the Baby Boy Dew Drops... The colors are really perfect... 

Hope you enjoy them!!! Till next time


Altered Brushes using Dew Drops

Hi there! Jenn here today sharing another fun way to use the amazing Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest!
This time I have altered two paintbrushes. One in white gesso base and the other in black gesso base. As you can see the Dew Drops are very versatile and show up well on both. These brushed just wouldn't be the same without them.
To create these I used Dew Drops from these collections below. (clicking picture will take you directly to the online store.)

Water Dew Drops
Mardi Gras Dew Drops
Also Used:
Ink Sprays 
 Opal magic paint and wax
Acrylic paints
White Gesso
Black gesso
Strong adhesive (I used 3D Matte Gel)
Word Stickers

First both brushes were painted with a coat of gesso. One in black and one in white. Next I added embellishments (not dew drops yet). And then coated them with gesso again. I let them dry completely.

I added more embellishments and gesso and then let them dry again. I used ink sprays in Teals and Purples on the black brush and Teals and golds on the white brush.
Finally, I added the amazing Dew Drops!!
Here are some closer views and single pictures.

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Thank you so much for visiting today!

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Until next time.......Stay Creative!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sometimes All We Can Do Is Laugh

Hello Everyone, 
I wanted to share another tag I created today. I have below the supplies used as well as the finished tag. I used the drops all over the tag to symbolize that even when we want to cry sometimes all we can do is laugh at the situation.
Drops used:

Monday, May 21, 2018

How to Create Patriotic Mini Signs (So Easy!)

Hello and welcome to the blog today!  Shelly with you to share a mini patriotic sign project.

The time from Memorial Day through Labor Day is my favorite season to decorate - I love all things patriotic!  This year I am playing with the traditional red, white & blue colors for my decor.

The project couldn't be easier - let's get our supplies together:

And here's how it came together:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative week!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

How To Make A Trinket Box Decorated With Dew Drops

Hello there, WELCOME
to the Chattering Robin's blog.

Michelle here today to share with you an 
innovative way to make a beautiful trinket box, 
using a deep canvas, canvas board, a tile & 
a variety of the FABULOUS Dew Drops 
from The Robin's Nest.

The selection of Dew Drops I used
came from the following collections:


Silver Bells

Candy Amaryllis

Fall Gems

I also used selections from the Springs Blooms Dew Drops & Orange Tear Drops.

You will also need:
6x6 Deep Canvas
5x5 Canvas Board
4x4 Ceramic Tile
Texture Embossing Folder
Heavy Cardstock
Miniature Knob
Metal Accents
Permanent MM Glue

The first thing I did was cut heavy white cardstock to fit
my Sizzix Moroccan Tile Embossing Folder, and used my Sizzix Big Kick
machine to emboss each piece.

I then measured & cut the embossed cardstock, to fit the top and sides
of the deep canvas and glued into place.

 To add accent to the corners, I used a faux
metal embossed design, and added a light coat of 
white "wash" paint to lighten the color.
For the "inside", I used a remnant of a vintage handkerchief
to serve as lining.

To create a top for the box, I began by using a mandala design stencil, along with a white artist marker, to shadow the design on the tile.
I followed by using a variety of color & shapes from 
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops Collections listed above.

I also added a miniature knob to the center, and glued all into place with permanent mixed media glue.
I added some metallic Dew Drops to the knob as well, to match the corners of the canvas box base.
Using more of the embossed card stock, I covered the canvas side of the canvas board, and used felt for the back side.
Once the glued Dew Drops had set on the tile, I glued the tile to the embossed cardstock side of the canvas board.

To finish the canvas box, I added pearlized Dew Drops
all around the top edge of the "box design, 
and a variety of colorful Diamond Dew Drops all around the sides.

 I gave it about an hour for glue to really set up,
and VOILA! 
A beautiful trinket box to display on a shelf or desktop.

For the Dew Drop Collections I used, and so much more, 
please visit The Robin's Nest online store at:

Thank you so much for visiting today, be sure to check out the galleries
here at Chattering Robin's, to find creative inspiration for your next project.

Be sure to subscribe to this blog, so you will be up to date with new projects
and product announcements.

Until next time........Be Crafty!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Coloring Dew Drops CAS Card by Melinda

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today and it is my turn to share. I created this very clean looking card.
My card is a finished A2 size. I started with a white base. It is a top folding card. I then cut a piece of Emerald Green Bazzil Bling cardstock for a mat.

colored flowres
I then used my Pazzles Craft Cutter to create my flower pattern. I cut the mat out and then laid it onto a matching white piece of cardstock and used my pencil to draw the outline of the flowers. I then proceeded to use my Spectrum Noir Water Color Pencils to color the flowers. I purposely colored them beyond the “line” as I knew I was going to be adding foam tape for dimension. I didn’t want the top flower cuts to cause the color underneath to be inconsistent with the pattern.

I then used an embossing folder to add the soft swirls you see in the background. To really make the flowers stand out, I added a larger sequins to the center and then used 3 dew drops for the centers. I wanted them to match the color of the flowers as closely as possible. So I colored them!
marker color
Here’s a look at the dew drop that I colored with my blue violet Copic marker. I started with a clear dew drop and then colored it. It isn’t a perfectly smooth finish, but you can wait for the marker to dry and then dab here and there to get a more fully colored look.
marker yellow
Here’s a look at the yellow version.  I also did a third one with an orange marker. I love that this allows me to really match the dew drop to my project.
I finished off the card by adding a sentiment I created on my computer and cut out with my scallop stitched oval die cut. I then added a few small drops of some Nuvo Crystal drops to add just a bit more to the card.

Please feel free to pin this image for some great inspiration!

Robin's Nest Supplies Used

Be sure to head over to the shop and pick up some of these pretty embellishments! They come in such a wide array of colors and mixes!  As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!
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