Saturday, July 27, 2019

Seahorse Canvas

Hello Everyone,
This was my first time crafting with a Robin's Nest Creative Canvas and I really enjoyed using it as project base instead of card stock. Because it has a plastic-like texture, moisture from mists/paints do not warp it. Before coloring the canvas, I added a texture to it by putting it in an embossing folder. The bubble pattern was a very effective background for the seahorse design. I definitely recommend using an embossing folder before coloring the background and adding the Dew Drops.  Let me show you how.  Let's dive in!

1. First, add a texture to the canvas by placing it in an embossing folder and running it through a die cutting machine.

2. Protect your work surface and spray with 3-4 shades of blue mist. Spray lightly with water to blend colors and then tilt the canvas to move the paint around and help to cover the entire canvas.  After thoroughly dry, add some larger splatters by removing the nozzle from the bottle of mist and gently flicking it.

3.  I felt the background color was a little darker than I expected and therefore had to improvise to make the embossed design more prominent. Use a wet brush to go over any area you wish to lighten the color. This will reactivate the paint so that you can blot it with a tissue and absorb the water and color. I did this on the image of the seahorse to make it pop against the background. I also lightened some of the embossed bubbles with the same procedure. Alternatively, one could mask the image before starting to spray the canvas.

4.  Use a variety of blue Dew Drops in different shapes and sizes to fill the entire silhouette.  Attach them close together with clear drying liquid adhesive. 

5. Embellish some of the embossed bubbles with glitter glue. Finally, add Glossy Accents transparent varnish to various bubbles to create a realistic reflection.

6. After thoroughly dry, attach the finished canvas to a silver card base leaving a narrow border.
A Closer Look...

Creative Dew Drop Canvas - Artsy Seahorse
Sea Glass Tear Drops
Water Dew Drops
Raindrops Dew Drops
spray mists (blue & green)
paint brush
Glossy Accents transparent medium
glitter glue
If you would like to see more projects by our new designer Karen,
please visit her blog Art & Soul
Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!

How To Add Dewdrops On ATCs

Hello crafty friends!

Today I’ve come up with a simple yet beautiful technique to use dew drops even on small projects.
I’ll be using dewdrops on atcs ( artist trading cards).

Step by step process:

1. I took a 2.5/3.5 inches playing card and covered it with a while tissue paper.

2. Then I applied a layer of gesso over it.

3. I added a piece of gauze over it.

4. Sprayed some ‘picked raspberry’ distress spray stain.

5. Added a fabric flower on top and some sea green mirror paper leaves.

6. Added three pink dewdrops to create a visual triangle.

7. Finally added a quote, “ Live love laugh”.

Hope you guys will like this simple style of creating mixed media atcs.

                                          Links to The Robin’s Nest dewdrops:

                                               1. Neon-Pink-Mini-Dew-Drops

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog. Till next time, KEEP CRAFTIVATING YOUR DREAMS!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cabo San Lucas Mini Book

Hello Robin's Nest Readers!
It is so fun to be able to share with you my project I have been working on for the last few weeks. Every extra moment I have had I sneek up to the scrapbook room and work on this book with the photos we had taken on the beach in Cabo San Lucas. We love going there for sure, and having this book finished just gives me great joy. I wanted to do something just a bit different with my book this time, you know I love to create books, so as we walked the beach and did different things I saved little things to bring home and use on my creation. Here is the cover of the book. I used the Glitter Seashore cardstock for the cover, and I used the blue chipboard for the cover, so the chipboard is covered with the Glitter Seashore cardstock and then as you open the book it shows the blue chipboard. On the cover of the book I used: Beach sticker, Fish RN Paper Clips, Chipboard shapes, Chipboard fleur, Glitter Write Cardstock and seashells and driftwood from the beach.

I love the color combinations and how beautiful they accent the photo on the front of the book. I die cut the words Cabo San Lucas with my Cricut, and I framed the photo with the backside of the Glitter Seashore Cardstock. The frame is edged with a Fiskars border punch. Love, love, love how this looks!
Here are close ups of the front of the book, the glitter fish paper clips, the tags, and the driftwood and seashells. I adhered the seashells and driftwood with Scraperfects glue.
This is the first pages of the book. I used the blue chipboard as the backing of the left side of the page, then added copied lined paper, stamped for my journaling. I have done this on most of the book. I also used tags and some embellishments from other companies.
The right side of the book page is made from the Glitter Coral cardstock. Doesn't it look elegant here! The photo is framed in blue cardstock and then again with the back side of Glitter Pink Crackle. I also used a blue journaling tag, and blue glitter letters. Dew drops throughout the book are dd202 bubbles, they are mini dew drops. Such an elegant look for a beach page!
This next page is Breezy, my hair was blowing in the wind, not like a cute actress by any means, but it was a nice breezy day on the beach, so I wanted to reflect this with the page. The right side of the book page is the back side of the Glitter Coral cardstock, so I didn't have to use another sheet of paper! Again I used a copied sheet of lined paper for my journaling. Other products used on these book pages are: Glitter Blue Rasberry Sorbet Cardstock (the right side background), Palm Rub on, dew drops, strip of the back side of Glitter Coral Cardstock. Other companies embellishments were
also used on this page.
Here is page 5 and 6 of the book, again the left side background is the Glitter Blue Rasberry Sorbet. The right side is Glitter Awning Swirl, I also used the extra sheet for the right side of the page, I cut around the edge of the glitter swirls to create this look. This book is 9x9, so when the 12x12 sheet is cut to 9x9 there are extra strips left to use, this is where the extra swirls I cut for the edge come from. I also used a teal glitter journaling tag on this page. All the photos are 5x7.
On pages 7 and 8 of the book, I decided I wanted to have both sides of the book the same cardstock, so both pages are cut from Glitter Coral Cardstock, and I used the back side of Glitter Pink Crackle to frame the photo in,and go behind the "in love" letters. I used a tag from a pair of pants I bought for the tag and cut some glitter coral from the extra strip to place on the tag. I also used Red glitter letters, and Viva Rub on. All other embellishements, tags and letters are from other companies. I filled the 'O" with dew drops to pop and add texture. Here are close ups of the tag and the dew drop covered "O".
This created such a cute look for the page, and give the book some great texture.

I just love how pages 8 and 9 turned out. Just fun papers, again the left side is the back side of the Glitter Coral Cardstock, The right side is Boy Linen Dot. I mostly used embelishments from other companies on these pages, but the Journaling tag is Glitter blue, and the redefining H2O is from a magazine that I cut out and used here.

Close up of the top right hand corner.

Now comes my favorite pages. 10 and 11. The left side of the page is the back side of Teal Giraffe Cardstock. The right side is Glitter Seashore Cardstock. This is my single favorite photo of us, I just love it when he kisses me! Products used on this page: Blue Glitter Journaling tag, Glitter Write Cardstock, brown cardsock, Chipboard fleur. All other embellishments are from other companies.

Close up of the right side.

The last page of the book is also using the Glitter Seashore Cardstock, used for both sides, again the left side is just the back side of the page before, no extra paper needed for the page. I used the Beach sticker, Glitter Write Cardscok, and cut extra glitter seashells from an extra strip and popped them at the bottom of the page. Other embellishements are from other companies on this page.
Whew, This was quite an undertaking for me to finish, and my scrapbook table is clean from all the glitter, the stacks of paper and embellishements that have been scattered all over it, ready for a new project. Love to scrapbook for sure, but more than anything I love the look of these paper. Great Job to Rachel for designing them. Such a fun elegant beach book.
Till next time,

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tropical Birds - Card with Dew Drops

Hello Crafty Friends,

Marie-Christine with you today with a big Tropical Card, I used stamps with Dew Drops and some beautiful colors.

How to do

I stamped some Tropical elements on a watercolor paper.

I colored them with watercolor paints.

I sprayed some watercolor on the background, and I cut the birds an adhered them with some foam squares on the card.

I added some pink and orange Dew Drops and ,I adhered my card on a thick green cardstock.
Here the result!

Robin's Nest products I used

Pink Coral Mini Dew Drops

Others products
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paints
Tropical elements Stamps
Green Cardstock
Stickers Letters
 Marie-Christine Denis
Design Team Member

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Transform a painted box from simple to "Wow" with Dew Drops

Hello all,

Lori here, with a decorative box project that totally gets upgraded with Dew Drops.  Just a few strategic placements of dew drops really transforms this box to "Wow" status. 

The Robin's Nest:


Other materials:

  • Imagine - On Point Glue
  • The Crafter's Workshop - Light & fluffy Modeling Paste, Circle Tiles Stencil
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, Gesso, & DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallic - Splendid Gold


1) Apply a coat of white gesso to a wood box.

2) Add grey acrylic paint to box in rough swipes across box.

3) Repeat with pink tones.

4) Apply Light & Fluffy Modeling paste over a stencil.

5) Once dry, apply coat of matte varnish.

6) Dry brush texture with white gesso.

7) Hightlight box with gold metallic paint and then adhere Shimmer Diamond Dew drops as well as Goldenberry Dew drops over stencil design.


Hope you were inspired by this project and are challenged to "Wow" your next project with Dew Drops.

Happy day!

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

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