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April 2012

Bring on the COLOR!

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Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here!
Spring is in the air and color is everywhere!
Especially in this clear butterfly album !
OK well maybe just blues and yellows...

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The butterfly on the left is the back of the cover.
Using gesso directly on the acrylic made for some really fun textures;
then I added color!

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I had so much fun using gesso, stencils, paints and Gelatos!

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Here I had fun with iredescant medium!
(Then color!)

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All of these pages would provide great backgrounds for a mini album,
an art journal, or even just the way it is!

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And the back cover!

This was a happy accident- I started one way then changed
 and went a different way...
Actually a few pages in this albumwere happy accidents!

Which just goes to show , sometimes you just have to run with it!

Here is the album I used!

Butterfly Album

I hope this inspires you to go create with some color!


Orange you Sweet - Using Copics on Acrylic

Another sweet "punny" layout from me - Orange you Sweet :) 

These stamps from Purple Onion were so much fun to use and they practically made the layout by themselves.  Isn't my darling daughter truly sweet??  Ok, enough bragging.  The one thing I needed on this layout that I couldn't find in all my stash was a giant letter M - monogram for my daughter's name (Mica).  None of the stickers or rub-ons letters I had seemed big enough or strong enough to make the statement I wanted made here.  So, I cut my own from a 12x12 sheet of Clear Scraps acrylic.  And, since I needed it to match the layout, I used my orange Copic marker to make it happen.  It's still clear - not solid like it would be if I'd painted it - but it's a perfect match to the paper and the stamped images that I also coloured with the same Orange Copic. 


Tip: You can cut the 12x12 sheets of Clear Scraps acrylic with a good pair of scissors.  I also use my paper cutter sometimes - the kind with the sliding replacable blade.....the blade isn't too deep so it scores the acrylic just the right amount that I can snap it apart like a piece of drywall :)  Clear Scraps acrylic can also be run through a variety of die cutting machines - the ones that have blades deeper than the depth of the acrylic sheet.  Try it - you'll never look back.  You can buy acrylic sheets for playing here:


Thanks for stopping by today!


Clearly Spring Cards!

Good morning and Happy Spring from Pinky!

With spring finally here I am so ready to play with spring colors and make spring themed cards. I love the light and delicate feel/look of the Send It Clear Cards for this card I used the Regular Send It Clear Card and on the outer flaps I use acetate glitter paper. Perfect for that special touch. 



I cannot wait to give this to a friend. 

I know many of you have asked about assembling these cards, so next week I will be placing a video tutorial on this blog with step by step instructions!

You are going to LOVE these cards I promise.

Pinky-Clear Scraps Design Team

Create...Wall Hanging!

Hello ladies, Adora here today to share with you a project I made using Clear Scraps Cast Acrylic Deco Frame and "Create" Acrylic Expressions . I love that this is cast acrylic, it's perfect  for this type of project!!! It looks good :) hanging by my scrap space window and it was so much fun to make. Here's a brief  how to:  Using sizzix texture folder  and big shot tool,  I run the word "Create" on it and then smeared several colors of Stazon ink pads. Traced and cut the shape of the cast acrylic onto my paper, layered it with textured cardstock and pattered papers.  Once I feel happy with how it looks I adhere it under the cast acrylic, using Zip-Dry Glue. This type of glue is the only glue that will work well with acrylics.  I then smeared Stazon ink pad and dab some paint on the edge of the frame. Then I attached the word "Create" and the flowers on top of the the acrylic frame.  Pretty easy right, anyone can do it. :)


Other supplies used; Bo-Bunny Paper,  Prima flowers, Tim Holtz Pain, Stazon Ink Pads, Sizzix Big Shot.

Thanks for stopping by...............until next time!


Shadowbox wall hanging

Good morning friends!

Today I wanted to take a moment and share with you another project I created using product from Pink Paislee's Indigo Bleu line and a 12x12 sheet of Clear Scraps acrylic and birdcage embellishment.

My oldest daughter has been collecting Pokemon figurines since she was four. Some of her collectables are treasures where she wants to have them on display, so I created something that looks cute by itself, but also will hold some of her special collectables.


I created the shadow box using my Cameo Silhouette and a file found in the Silhouette store. Before I finished assembling the shadowbox, I used it as a template to mask designs on the 12x12 acrylic sheet.


As you can see, I used a bird on the bottom left, some music notes on the top, and various other designs to create visual interest on the acrylic piece. This took just a few minutes using my Ranger Alcohol ink and stencils from my stash.


Here you can see where my daughter has some of her Pokemon figures on display.

Once I had finished assembling the shadowbox, I glued it to the acrylic sheet. It adds depth and creates stability as well, not to mention the stenciling is just cute!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this teenage home decor piece with me today.
What would you like to see the DT demonstrate using Clear Scraps? Leave me a comment below so we know your wishes!!
Crafty hugs,
Leah Crowe


More fun Acrylic Flowers!

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all a layout which I've created using some acrylic flowers by Clear Scraps! These acrylic flowers are considered as a must-have in my stash. I've used them over and over again and there are just endless possibilties to them!

Here is a close-up on the flowers.


This is how I've created these flowers.

1) Run the acrylic flowers through an embossing machine such as Sizzix Big Shot with an embossing folder.

2) Then, sand it with a light grid sanding paper or sanding block.

3) Color the edges with Copic markers or any permanent markers.

4) Layer them and add some Stickles to its edges.

Isn't this simple enough for such a sophisticated effect? Try it!

Scrapperlicious Blog

Clear Scraps Educator/DT Member

Beautiful Spring- Window Hanging

Good morning and happy spring Clear Scraps friends. 

Are you feeling the flowers and spring sunshine yet? Well we are in Tennessee, and I thought I would make a window hanging to celebrate. I have this hanging in my livingroom window. I think they would make the perfect spring gift. 

If you create beauty on both sides then it is perfect for a window, or one side for the wall! I used the amazing Clear Scraps Butterfly Album  to create this seasonal hanging. 


I added all the spring colors and flower. 

And on this piece I decided to only adhere the middle, so the paper acted like wings almost, bending and swaying as it moved


I am really plesed with the end result and I love having seasonal projects in the house. 

What are you creating this week??

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team

Products Used: Clear Scraps Butterfly Album, Papers-Scraptastic Club April Kit, Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive, Beacon Zop Dry, American Crafts foam pop dots, Pebbles flowers, Jillibean Soup papers. 

And the ClearScraps Pink Paislee Blog Hop Winner Is.....

We hope you enjoyed the week with Pink Paislee and Clear Scraps!


We were all very excited to share our inspiration with you.


Please do share Clear Scraps and Pink Paislee with your friends, we have daily inspiration here and a wonderful Facebook page as well as newsletter, follow along or the latest information!

The winner of last week's blog hops is....


*drum roll*

Beautiful work! I didn't even know about this line of Pink Paislee!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

Posted by: Beverly Jordan | March 30, 2012 at 09:56 AM


 Beverly please email [email protected] with your information.