Hello friends! It's almost the end of February and one of our themes this month is friendship! Today, I'm sharing one of the new fabulous 12x12 Acrylic Layouts! Please don't be intimidated by them; I swear they are lots of fun and easy to embellish! I used the Mono Butterflies 12x12 Acrylic Layout with photos of my daughter and her BFF since kindergarten. They don't see each other a lot but when they do, watch out! Seriously, they crack me up and are two peas in a pod. I love that they act like no time has passed since they've seen each other. :)
I started by removing the protective film from both sides of the acrylic. I then used some distress paint on the butterflies and a portion of the frames. Once dry, I started covering the edges with patterned papers using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive. I simply trimmed my edges with scissors or an exacto knife. Also a little sanding helps as well!
I had some Butterfly Mixers in my stash (Susan don't ever get rid of these! LOL) and wanted to add them as a 3D element to my page. I painted both with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Chandelier. I then took my heat tool and LIGHTLY applied some heat to bend the shapes; you have to be careful because they will melt fast! Once set, I took a few matching colors of alcohol ink and dropped directly into the Mixers. I found that using a pop dot along with the Beacon adhesive kept the Mixers secure.
Don't be afraid to do a little experimenting with the colors...you may be surprised with your results!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to try out the new Acrylic Layouts! Please if you have any questions on how to use any of the products, don't hesitate to ask! We would love to help! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, enamel dots, wooden shapes, stickers: Simple Stories; paint: Ranger, Tattered Angels; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; ribbon: Snug Hug; stamp: American Crafts
Hi, Connie here with another, awesome, new release by Clear Scraps. If you are a scrapbooker you will love this Air Balloon Acrylic Layout. This is one design, Clear Scraps has many different and fun Acrylic Layout designs. Spaces are cut out for photos, making it easy for placement. Embellishments are also cut into the design. By adding ink or paint the embellishments come to life.
Alcohol ink was used on parts of the design. Blue for the clouds and red for the air balloon. The inks will run and it didn't bother me one bit:). Just remember to remove the plastic from the acrylic before applying the ink. Painters tape can also be used, to mask an area, so ink doesn't run where you don't want it.
The acrylic layout was used as a guide only~ still leaves plenty of room to be creative. Layering of paper embellishments look great over the acrylic layout.
Products used to create this page:
other: Bella Blvd paper, Beacon adhesive, Alcohol inks, archival ink, stickers and stamps.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
Happy Wednesday Clear Scraps friends!
Today I'm sharing my February tag I made for my sweetie.
I gussied this up with some butterfly rub ons first, then layered on top of that.
Rub ons go on so easily on our Acrylic.
I then cut my pattern paper to 3.25" x 4.5" and layered my ephemera on top of that.
So quick, easy, and a perfect tag to accompany a gift. :)
Products Used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album; Pattern Paper: American Crafts; Ephemera: Pink Paislee; Adhesive: Recollections Foam Pop Dots, Beacons 3-in-1.
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team
I was fortunate to find this little wood piece in the dollar bin at Target. Already painted a dusty grey, and with a bit distress it made the project super quick and easy.
After painting through the stencil with white acrylic paint I added my photo and a few flowers and leaves. Super quick and easy.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hello everyone! It's time for me to share another newly released product by Clear Scraps. Recently, Clear Scraps has released a series of 12 x 12 acrylic layout frames. In my today's layout, I've used Clear Scraps mono butterflies acrylic layout.
I've used the quarterfoil mascil by Clear Scraps to create some textured surfaces to the frame and some details for the background.
I've also used a small acrylic " blessings" expression to create the title for this layout. This is such a fun acrylic layout to play with. You all should try it out!
Today I bring to you the Balloon Acrylic Layout ! This is one of our new releases.
Below is photos of my nephew's last birthday! This acrylic layout was just what I needed to showcase his perfect day!
To color the balloons I used my copic markers.I wiped a lil off in the middle of each ballon before i highlighted them using a black sharpie marker.
I attached my acrylic layout on top of the pattern paper then I used the embellishments from the paper line to finish up the look. I also added the black ric rack ribbon to make boarders. I cut out squares of the contrasting paper to add in the square boxes as I did not want the background in one color.
To get yours please visit Clear Scraps! There are many designs to choose from.
Happy belated Valentines Day my friends.
Today I have this mini heart shaker to share with you. I adore how cute these are and how EASY they are to put together!
I painted the top chipboard layer with acrylic paint and on the bottom-most layer adhered pattern paper to the chipboard.
I then adhered the other layers, and added my sequins/beads.
You then adhere your acrylic and last chipboard layer, then embellish to finish it up.
SO easy and SO cute!
Did I mention fast too? hehe
Have a beautiful day!
Products used: Clear Scraps Mini Heart Shaker; Pattern Paper: Crate; Brad: WRMK; Beads: Michael's; Paint: Anita's Acrylic (Princess Pink); Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT
Hi everyone! Nancy here today to share with you the tag I made for this month. Using the Tag Album and Tag Box along with some older supplies and a Julie Nutting stamp, i created this fun Valentine.
To begin, I inked my embossing folder with red distress ink. Afterward I ran the tag through the cutting machine to emboss.
I love the way the ink fills the high points on the embossed tag.
I painted the book paper with acrylic paints to color her skin and hair.
I cut the dress into multiple pieces in order to add dimensional layers using foam tape for added depth. Then I added some inking to define the layers
I added a doily, ribbon and paper tag to the embossed clear tag.
Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm on the blog sharing one of the XL Clear Word Titles! Appropriately I decorated the Love Word Title for Valentines Day! There are both horizontal and vertical words to choose from; all make great home decor projects!
After removing the protective film from both sides of the word, I flipped it over and added red alcohol ink to the heart portion. Once dry, I dripped salmon pink and teal alcohol inks directly onto the red to give the heart a marbled look. I colored the acrylic on the back so that if I add any painting or stamping, it won't be affected by the alcohol.
I added one of the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments to the center of the heart. I started with a few layers of Distress Paint to cover the chipboard.
Once dry, I stamped the dragonfly in my VersaMark pad and applied some of my favorite glitter embossing powder! This is one of my go to techniques when coloring the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments!
Here is a close up of the heart and the marbling effect with the alcohol inks! I love how it turned out! I used a hand punch for the smaller pennants as well as added die cuts and epoxy shapes from the collection. I used Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere my Dragonfly to the heart.
For the remainder of the letters, I used Beacon Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the acrylic. I used an exacto knife and sanding tool to get rid of any excess edges. To finish, I used a small ruler and journaling pen to draw some sketch lines along the edges for contrast.
Thanks for stopping by! Please check out all of the variety of Clear Word Titles in the Clear Scraps Shop! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy shapes, chipboard: Crate Paper; alcohol ink, paint: Ranger; pennant punch: Fiskars; embossing ink: VersaMark; embossing powder: Recollections for Michaels; journaling pen: American Crafts; paper clip: Doodlebug; misc: sewing machine, thread, ribbon.
Hello Everyone! Today I want to show you my Mixable Lacey Album that I created using the Mixed Album from Clear Scraps!
I always loved family history. Its fun to see how your ancestors was like and if you have any traits from them.Most of of the old photos. For this Mini I used some family history paper from the Photoplay collection.
Here is a peek inside the Album!
The blank spaces is where I would place the photos. But if you gift them you would want to maybe let the person add the photos they would want. but adding the space as shown they would now just where placement would be.
Here I made a pocket to add the information cards as you see there.You can also tuck in more photos as well if you wish.
Lots of spaces to fill in your information.
Below is a close up of how I outlined each heart on the acrylic part of the album using a alcohol marker.(Spectrum)
Then I add some stickles to the bottom of each heart as shown below.
There you have it a perfect little piece of history. You can make these and give as gifts empty as shown so all they have to do is add there own information or fill it up and give this to your parents or grandparents using there own information. how sweet it would be for them to remember those that was part of there lives.
Be Sure to Visit Clear Scraps to choose the album of your Choice!
Hello my lovely Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today and this is my newest project to share a fun stenciled XO Shaker and I have a tutorial too!
So this adorable butterfly in the background is the NEW Release 6" Swallowtail Butterfly Mascil/Stencil.
Here is how I created this Shaker: I took the chipboard base in the Shaker package and painted it a Pistachio Green.
ThenI took Heavy Gesso and 3 colors of regular acrylic paint, and mixed each one into small dabs, creating 3 soft colors.
After that I used the new 6" Swallowtail Butterfly Mascil/Stencil and used all 3 colors of the created Gesso to create the butterfly in the center of the base. I light sprinkled with translucent glitter andphook off the excess and set it aside to dry. I also took the top chipboard ring and coated it in the colored Gesso, and sprinkled with glitter as well.
Then I took the acrylic top after I removed the protective film from the top, I used the 6" XOXO Mascil/Stencil using the leftover pink Gesso I created I put one XO onto the front as shown.
I set that aside to dry as well then adhered the two layers of chipboard to the base, using Beacon Zip Dry.
I then added the Lovely Sequins from the Clear Scraps store, removed the protective film from the bottom of acrylic top. and adhere it to the top of the chipboard.
I filed off the excess Gesso on the cover chipboard ring, then adhered it to the top of the acrylic.
I painted the sides using PINK and it's done!
These Shakers are adorable to create.
Which shape if your favorite?
Here's hoping you have a beautiful crafty day friends,
Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer