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Monday, December 22, 2014

Water Droplet Tutorial (My first video!!!)

Hey everyone,

I've been wanting to make video tutorials for ages! Especially for the Water Droplets as I've had many of you ask me details about how to make them look the most 3D. To be honest, I've been a little bit nervous to be on film. That miiiiight have led me to putting it off for as long as possible :P There's always something else to do...

Since I invited Kellie Murton to the Design Team I've been thinking about making tutorials more and more. She's so natural on film showing all of her "mistakes" as a part of the creative journey instead of hiding them as if they are a bad thing. Creating is always a process of experimenting with colours, composition etc... So why hide it?! There's way more to be learned from seeing the whole process.

So, with this in mind... I've given myself a little kick and recorded my first video. I found the right apps and made the whole thing on my iPad. It's only 4 minutes but it's amazing how long editing takes! A big thanks to Kellie who advised me that I might have to do a few voice overs at first. Lol. I definitely did... My head (and some crazy hair) sneaks its way into some of the shots. I'll have to adjust the angle next time I film. Ah well. Letting go of trying to be perfect right?!

Okay so here it is... A step by step tutorial showing how to get this effect with my Water Droplets stamp (unmounted on Water Effects 1). You can follow the same steps with any of my Water Effects designs.

I hope you find it useful. I've added all of my links to the video description. Please leave me a comment and feel free to pass the link along to whoever you think might find it helpful. Would love to hear your thoughts on my first tentative step into film ;)

If I don't post again before Christmas I'm wishing you a wonderful holiday!!!

Bye for now :)

Ryn

 

55 comments:

  1. PLEASE CAN WE HAVE MORE VIDEOS Ryn, i am unable to leave you a comment on YT as i am not on G+. Loved how you brought the droplets to life. I agree with the comment expressed who said these stamps are the most beautiful she has ever seen, may i second that!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS :-) xxx

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    1. Oh wow! You just put the biggest smile on my face! Thanks so much for the encouragement :) I'll try my best to get some more videos done for you! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas as well!!!! <3

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    1. You're most welcome Ineke :) Thanks for watching!

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  3. Well done Ryn. Great first tutorial!! Look forward to many more...Happy holidays - Barbara x

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    1. Aw, thanks so much for commenting Barbara :) I will definitely try to make some more videos! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones <3

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  4. Fab video Ryn - perfectly clear and to the point! Happy 2015 :D

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I did try to keep it to the point and relatively short so thanks for noticing :) Happy 2015 right back at you!!!

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  5. Thank you so much for this tutorial Ryn. I never understood how to get those droplets to look so real. This was for sure a "let's get out of this stamping slump" thing I have been in for soooo long...

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    1. Aw, that makes me so happy to hear! Hope the inspirations starts flowing for you :)

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  6. Fantastic idea Ryn!!! I look forward to see a next video!!! I will do something with this idea you worked out. i've got the water droplets so.... thanx

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement with creating videos :)

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  7. This is fabulous. ..I have only added a gel dot to mine but taking off some of the background colour makes them really pop. Merry Christmas x

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    1. Thanks for your comment Jane! A Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  8. Brilliant video tutorial Ryn!
    Yes please more would be fantastic.
    I received my recent order of stamps from you today together with my first Ryn Stencil so really looking forward to using them over the holidays.
    Have a love,y xmas and thanks again xxx

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    1. Hey Yvonne, that's great news! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!!!! Thanks so much for leaving me your feedback on the video :)

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  9. Fabulous tutorial Ryn! Very clear instructions, great that we can see what you are doing so well and lovely to hear your voice! Merry Christmas! Xxxxx

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    1. Oh! Your comment did post after all! Thanks so much Wendy!!!! Xoxo

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  10. Brilliant! I love your video - and your stamps too
    Happy Christmas from the UK

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    1. Merry Christmas right back to you Tracey :) Thanks for your kind words!

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  11. Great video - have been doing the same thing, but I definitely have to pull out my droplet stamps again! Happy holidays to you, Ryn!

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    1. Hey Cornelia, thanks for leaving me a comment :) Yes, I'm thinking of the olive green card that you made with the droplets right now. I thought you used this technique. The droplets popped out so nicely! Happy creating and my best for 2015!

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  12. Mm think Google ate that last one I commented on :(

    .. but anyway THANK YOU!!! for this video!!!

    so VERY wonderful to see the work come to life :D

    God bless your Christmas time, Shaz in Oz.x

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    1. Hey Shaz, yes this is the only comment that I can see. Thanks for leaving me a second :) So glad that you liked my video! A very merry holiday season to you! All my best for 2015!

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  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I always wondered why my water droplet stamps didn't look as realistic as some I'd seen. Now I know! I'll be trying this right after the holiday hustle is over. You did a great job on your first video turorial. I look forward to more!

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    1. Hey Marijane, you are so welcome! Comments like yours are really encouraging for me to make more videos. I'm so glad that I was able to help :) Have fun creating!!! And a Merry Christmas to you!

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  14. Your video is phenomenal! I love how you created the water drops. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!

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    1. Glad that you liked it Karen :) Thanks for the feedback!

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  15. This video is very helpful --- it gave me an "aha" moment!:)
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hehe, that's wonderful Sue! I'm really glad :)

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  16. Wonderful first video tutorial, I love that stamp as well as others I purchased from you. Your designs are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more videos. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement and kind words about my stamps Eileen :) A merry Christmas to you too!

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  17. Ryn, thank you very much for this wonderful lesson! Now everything is clear, I know why my Krop water were not so real. Great tutorial and great Your Water Droplet.
    Merry Christmas,
    Bozena

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    1. Hey Bozena, I'm really glad that it was helpful for you! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment :) Merry Christmas to you too!

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  18. Excellent & had you not mentioned about this being your first video, I truly do not think I would have known. Since I just ordered this spectacular stamp yoyo can imagine how excited I was to see this demonstration! Thanks so much. Excited about receiving the Water Droplets stamp and doing justice to what you created : ) Thanks again.

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    1. Cindy that is a really nice thing to say! Thanks so much for the encouragement :) Means a lot! That is great timing! Have fun with your new stamps when they arrive!!! Happy holidays :)

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  19. Thanks SOOO much. LOVED this tutorial and am looking forward to more ! ! I've been hoping for you to do this - thanks.

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  20. Wow! I am sooo happy I found you. These stamps are so REALISTIC looking. Haven't gotten them yet but I am definitely going to. I also loved your tutorial. So helpful - I wouldn't have known how to do this without it. Thanks.

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  21. Thank you very much ,for this lesson dear Ryn, now our drops look real!!!

    Have a nice christmastime and a very good new year!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  22. PERFECT!!!!!! TFS! NOW, I know what needs to be done with your great stamps! My past efforts have certainly been lacking! Thank you Ryn!!!!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!
    Jan

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  23. Thank You Ryn, What a great video! You very simply made those water droplets look like you finger would be wet if you touched them. Amazing! Please do more videos!

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  24. Happened to see this link on FB, and zipped over to see the interesting video. Hard to believe it's your first effort...as it is MOST excellent. I enjoyed seeing the way you transformed this wonderful stamp into a 3D look on your sprayed background. I will definitely try this. And thanks for taking time to make this video. Hope you will do lots more. Merry Christmas.

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  25. wonderful! the video is great too< I know how much time it takes me to edit one!!...thanks and I love those stamps, the water droplets are just magnificent
    warm hello and merry Christmas to you
    Bibiana (DT lavinia)

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  26. Awe Ryn, you are so sweet! Thank you for the shout out. You truly did an amazing job and like others have said, had you not mentioned that this was your first tutorial, we would have never known. I can't wait to get some time to play with what you showed us in your tut. Big Christmas hugs.

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  27. Fantastic 1st video! I can't wait to try this technique! I am always so impressed with your designs and the water droplets are my favorite. I look forward to seeing more videos, thanks!!!

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  28. Good tutorial, very clear, to the point, informative and good to understand.
    Hope you had a nice Christmas!
    greetings,
    Debbie.

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  29. Wonderful tutorial Ryn! Everything makes sense now and I hope to start merrily stamping once my stamps arrive!
    Thanks so much and keep up the good work.. you're a natural!
    Sheree
    The Rubber Room

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  30. I love theses stamps and they will be much improved by this tutorial! I love your stamps and can't wait to order more.

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  31. Fantastic your first Video. Thank you!
    Greetings Carola

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  32. Brilliant video Ryn, such an awesome technique, I'll be pulling out my water droplet stamp to try this out, Happy New Year, Cathy x

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  33. Have been seing your stamps on pinterest they are fabulous this video makes me look forward to plaing with my stamps .

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  34. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I will have to buy your water drops stamp!

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  35. Fabulous tutorial, makes all the difference on how to get the best water effects!Thanks for sharing!

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  36. great tutorial, wonderful effect!

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