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September 2012

Isn't she Lovely -Tri Fold Frame

  Hello Clear Fans. Today is the First Day of October, but I still can not forget about summer days. This explains the colors that I choose for my projects. I really love autumn and next time I'm going to share with you something special , but this time I would like to show you a Tri Fold Regular Frame  that I decorated for my niece. She has just turned 5 years old and she is such a cute little princess, so I decided to make something for her Princess room. I do believe that Clear Scraps frames are a perfect match as a home decoration.

so here it is


  and here is the back side:

   I have to confess that I' addicted to paints, inks and other mediums, that is why I decided to try some of them on this frame too. So I added the alcohol inks on the edges, when the blended I add one more cover with alcohol yellow alcohol ink, then covered with pale pink acrylic paint slightly and after that I stamped some swirles with Black Gesso

then I added some Patterned paper, some fussy cutting and embellishments. also I added some ribbons and bowed them

  I hope that I have managed to inspire you to open your paints, stamps and some other mediums and start palying with them creating your own unique design for acrylic.

  Don't forget to share with us your creations on our Facebook page .

Thanks for stopping, Elena Olinevich, Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Abuelita (Grandmother) Layout

Hello fellow Clear Scraps fans!  Let me introduce myself--I'm Karla, better known simply as 'Kay'.  It's such an honor to present my debut project for Clear Scraps as one of the newest DT members.

For my first project I decided to go with a layout featuring a Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet as the base for my page.  This would be me & my grandmother back in 1980.  My grandmother was a very important part of my life & I remember her fondly (she passed away in 2006).  I've been looking for just the right way to pay a bit of tribute to her and this would be it!

I used several techniques in altering my acrylic page.  To create the border around my layout, I used a large home-made mask.  I then took several alcohol inks and dabbed all along the edges of my mask.  This created the shaped border.  I wanted to make my alcohol inked border stand out more--so I further highlighted my border with dots of Liquid Pearls.

I then used a second mask to create the design going down the center.  For this I used an olive green acrylic paint and dabbed all along my mask.  While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled a bit of glitter & chunky leaf glitter to give my design more texture.  Here you can see a close up of both the acrylic paint design & a bit of the alcohol inked border.

The rest of my page is composed of a variety of flowers, special fabrics/fibers, corrugated cardboard, jute, tulle & several other bits & bobs.  Here are a couple more closeups.



All of these elements really stand out beautifully against a transparent background.  That's the beauty of acrylic!  You can find more details & close ups on my blog.  Have a great weekend!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team



 Happy Friday everyone!!!So, are you ready for "fall" yet??? I know I am :) . I'm looking forward to the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, the cool breeze in the air and all the festivities that comes along with it! I think fall is my favorite season of all, there is something very enchanting about it!! And yay, it is upon us once again. And today I am sharing this layout I created about one of the seasons many blessings, My family, kids and how they enjoy such beauty. So, what is your favorite thing about fall????

Clear Scraps Supplies:  The New Expressions-Blessings, Acrylic Leaves  and Fence Embellishments.


I spray some colors on the leaves using glimmer mists,then applied clear embossing powder and use heat gun to dry. This process gives it a natural looking waves and the texture that I like. Note, applying heat on Clear scraps acrylic makes it pliable and easy to work on. On the word,  Blessings - simply spray painted it in white. And with the fence, I used Staz-on ink pad, fast and easy. :) 


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Other supplies used: Quick Quotes-New Just Because Paper,  Pink Paislee wood banner, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists, Staz-on inkpads and Hampton Art Stamp.

Thank you all for stopping by......have a great weekend and happy Fall! and stay tuned for more FALL themed projects.



New Expressions: Blessings

Hello Clear Scraps friends, Leah here with you today to host the blog!
Today, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a layout I created using the newest Clear Scraps Expressions clear word title, Blessings.

Children are our greatest Blessings.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love my ink!
For the word Blessings, I alcohol inked the backside a nice Aqua color. On the front side, I took the Viva Decor pen in Anthracite and smeared some in different places to create a nice grunge look to it.
Here is a closer look
Check out the other new titles in the Clear Scraps store and grab one for yourself!
Thanks so much for stopping in with us.
Have you shared the Clear Scraps blog and Facebook link with your friends lately?
Have a wonderful day!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team

First Day of School

Hi everyone! Jennifer here to share another fun project I did using the very awesome Clear Scraps products!

For my layouts, many use cardstock as a background. Have you ever thought about using one of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets that Clear Scraps offers?  What a great way to mix things up and add a nice touch to your layout.  

After removing the protective film, you are good to go to create!





I also used one of the Clear Shape small acrylic stars to accent my layout. I applied Glossy Accents to the edges and added Ranger Distress  Dry Glitter. 




You can see more on my blog by clicking here. And don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps shop to find these products and much more!  

Other products used:

patterned paper: Authentique, trim and vintage pin: Maya Road, stamp: Technique Tuesday, wooden veneers: Studio Calico, flair: {a flair for buttons}, library card.



Clear Scraps - Send it Clear Butterfly Card by KC

Hi, Clear Scraps friends!  It's KC.  I am loving this weather and ready for fall!  Along with all the back to school activities, September brings a fascinating phenomenon around our house.  Every year we go out in search of Monarch caterpillars and watch the miracle of their metamorphosis.  So right now, I guess I have butterflies on the brain, because almost everything I worked on this weekend had butterflies and monarch colors.  I had wanted to make one of the Clear Scraps Send it Clear cards, so I grabbed the butterfly card and got to work.
I began by embossing a border pattern across the butterfly sections of the card.  I used a border from Cuttlebug and my Sizzix Big Shot.

I pealed back the protective plastic from the back of the card to expose the butterfly sections.  Then I used Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and a fine tip to fill the recessed embossed design with adhesive.

Then I sprinkled fine black glitter over the adhesive.  

Once the adhesive was dry, I brushed off the excess glitter.  Note that I kept the plastic on the front of the card and most of the back of the card to protect it.  I masked off the area near the butterfly.

Using Lumier metallic acrylic paint, I sponged a mix of gold, copper and bronze onto the back of the butterfly.
I used gold rose design stickers from Mark Richardson.  This large section was used on the large piece of Clear Scraps that would become the main section of the inside of the card.  These stickers stick REALLY  well to acrylic.  If you are placing a large piece like this, start at the corner and get your corner lined up.  Then work up one edge and get it positioned along the edge of the acrylic.  Then work your way up the second side and get that lined up.  Once your edges are in place, carefully lay the rest of the design in place.  It takes a little patience.
I added a birthday sentiment by sponging the Lumier paint on the back of a Clearly Accent Embellishment and then stamping the front with Black Stazon Ink.

I finished the card with green printed card stock the I stamped with a leaf stamp.  Then I added a few more gold stickers to the inside and outside of the card.
I hope you'll try a Send it Clear card.  They are a lot of fun!  
Please visit my blog for more Clear Scraps project, and probably a few more butterflies.  

School Journey

The transition back to school isn't always an easy one. My oldest son was not a big fan of school when he was young. There were many tear filled mornings. It was a difficult journey, but I'm happy that he's now excited over school. The new Clear Scraps Journey Expression was the perfect touch on this layout of his School Journey!


Did you know that you can sand Clear Scraps acrylic to give it a frosted appearance? Leaving the protective coating on the back of the acrylic, I sanded the Expressions and XL Dazed Shape. I used a power sander, but you can use a piece of sandpaper or sanding block. 


After the front of the acrylic is sanded you can flip it over and give the back a bit of color. I used Copic refills and Ranger Alcohol Inks. 


Here you can see a closeup of the Journey Expressions....


I added cardstock to the back of the XL Shape, and pattern paper to the front of the layout. This gave a bit of depth to the layout and also allows me to add some hidden writing on the back of the layout. 


Supplies Used:

Wendy Price - Clear Scraps Design Team Member

A Grandmother's Love

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!  I'm back again to share another project showcasing our very awesome Clear Scraps products!  Since Grandparents Day was this month, I wanted to create a layout using one of my favorite pictures of my mom and daughter.  


I am also a huge fan of pennants and love to incorporate them into my projects!  So using the Clearly Accent Pennants was a must!  These pieces can be covered with paper, painted, stamped, or left as is.  Whatever you are in the mood for!


For my layout, I covered the outer two pennants with paper. The center pennant I painted with Tattered Angels Glam glitter paint. I love this effect because it allows your acrylic to still be opaque as well as adds some bling!

Don't be afraid to try different mediums on your acrylic! And as always, check out our blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for reading!

Jennifer Haggerty-Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Additional products:  American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neopolitan collection, Amy Tangerine washi tape, Bella Blvd washi tape, Maya Road wooden button, spool, trim, stamp, and heart pins, Divine Twine baker's twine, a flair for flair "today" flair, Studio Calico wooden veneer hearts.



Happy Friday everyone! Are you all ready for the weekend???? I know I am! We are so lucky here in Seattle for having such a beautiful weather, it's been so nice, but I have to admit I kind of miss the rain too :) after all this is Seattle. Anyhow today is my turn to share this project I created using the  Expressions Clear Word Title.  


Notes:  Apply color on the  clear word title using Staz -on ink, fun and easy,  set it aside! Now work on the canvas;  First adhere the chipboard tree right on the middle. Setting aside to dry in between; spray paint the entire canvas in white and  glimmer mists then smear several color of inkpads directly onto the tree.

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Supplies Used: Clear Sraps Acrylic Expression Word Titles, LOVE, HOPE and FAITH.

Other Supplies used: Quick Quotes; 9x12 Cancas, Whimsical Chipboard tree, Powder Puff Chalking inkpads (Baja Blue - Mango Mai-Tai, Lemonade, Blue Hawaiin, Staz-on (teal blue, pumpkin, olive green) , Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mists and Zip-Dry Glue.

Thanks for stopping by and you all have a great weekend..............until next time!!!



Birthday Banner with Leah

Good morning my friends, Leah here with you today to host the blog.

Today I am showing you the Clear Scraps Birthday Banner!
I kept the birthday banner neutral for anyone, so I can hang it up whenever we celebrate a birthday in the house.
I used papers from Studio Calico, My Minds Eye, Bella Blvd, and October Afternoon for this banner. Using my Cameo Silhouette, I cut out chevron patterns for the scalloped pennants, and adhered the designs to the front. On the backside, I applied alcohol ink to bring out lovely colors in the papers.

I ran the brown pattern paper through my paper crimper to take on the look of a cupcake wrapper. I adhered the polka dot paper to the backside of the cupcake, wrapped it with twine, then added the Birthday message to the front side of the cupcake. The floral ribbon is the cherry on top - sweet!

Here are some more close ups for you
I also added some fabric stickers from Imaginsce to pretty the banner up a bit.
There you have it, a totally cute Birthday Banner perfect for dressing up your
home decor for that special someone celebrating a Birthday!
Thanks for popping in with us today!
Leah Crowe - Clear Scraps Design Team

Back to School Wreath

Here in the northeast the kids have just started back to school. I thought it would be fun to make a welcome sign with a back-to-school theme.


Supplies Used:


The first thing to do is to cut your pencils down. I had my husband trim them down with a saw to 6 inches. You'll also need to sharpen the points. 


Next paint your wreath, cover with pattern paper and begin gluing the pencils down around the wreath.


While the glue is drying, its time to work on the welcome sign. Using scrap paper as masks, mask off each letter one by one and stamp with permanent ink on the front of the acrylic. 


When you're done stamping the front, flip the welcome sign over and paint the back with acrylic paint. To keep the paint from scratching off, I added a layer of glaze to the back. 


Using a Sharpie marker, outline the letters.

Finally all that is left to do is to tie the sign onto the wreath. You might have noticed that I punched holes in the pattern paper to line up with the holes in the wreath. I threaded fishing line through these holes and around the acrylic. 

Add a bow and hang it on your door to celebrate the new school year! 

Wendy Price

Clear Scraps - School House Message Board

Hi!  This is KC.  I am so excited to be designing for Clear Scraps and hope you will find some fun and inspiration in my projects.

This summer I was watching "Craft Wars" and fell in love with the little Red Schoolhouse that one of the contestants made as a playhouse.  So I was inspired to create a Li'l Red Schoolhouse from the gingerbread house from Clear Scraps Gingerbread Banner.  My practical side likes functional art, so I decided to turn this into a message board as well.

The "blackboard" is a Clear Scraps Coaster that I painted on the back with black acrylic spray paint.  While that dried, I cut brick red card stock to glue to the back of the house with Zip Dry Adhesive.  The blackboard is trimmed and bordered by ribbons, and the bottom of the house and top of the chimney are trimmed in washi paper tape.  I used a silver metallic Sharpie to draw the bricks on the chimney.  I decided I wanted a little more texture, so the white roof was done with DecoArt Snow writer.  This gave it more of a Christmas feel than I had intended, but I like the contrast of the smooth, shiny, slick acrylic against the matte white, snowy texture.

I used a white Wet Erase marker for the message.  This wipes off very easily with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel.  I have also added magnets on the back so this can hang on the frig or other surface.

Be sure to check out all the great acrylic products from Clear Scraps!

And please stop by my and say hello!

Imagine Layout

I am very happy to introduce myself to you today, as there is my First post for Clear Scraps. I am very happy to be part of this Design Team. I received my Clear Scraps goodies just few days ago, but I was so thrilled to start playing with them. So here it is my Layout using Clear Expression - Imagine

  I used alcoholic inks on it, just blending 4 different colors, I waited a little bit and then added a new layering of it. What I adore in acrylic, is that there are lots of possibilities for painting, blending and stamping, and you can not be sure what you will receive as a result.

 May be, you have noticed, I like experimenting with the mediums and colors. I hope I have inspired you to try something inky colorful during this week end.

  Enjoy your Sunday!



Fall Wreath

I'm really excited for my first blog post here on the Clear Scraps blog. I hope you'll enjoy the project I have for you, and the technique I've done using the clear expressions.

Wreath Detail

I actually heat embossed the saying; "blessings." I wanted something bold to put in the middle, but didn't want the typical banner, and when I saw the clear blessings, it was perfect! I used a very fine embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Wreath Detail Clear Scraps Blessing Jessica Griffin

I cut up one of those really long table decor pieces, and glued them onto the styrofoam. I even die cut some leaves and sprayed them with colors that matched the other leaves and the embossing powder.

Wreath Detail Lindys Stamp Gang Spray Stain Blessing Jessica Griffin

A few tips and tricks... I used fishing line to hang the word in the center of the wreath. Even when you look really close, you can't tell the fishing line is there. I placed some of the leaves over top of the fishing line to help desguise it. When heat embossing clear acrylic, you want to take your time. The acrylic will curl and even roll onto itself if it becomes too hot. I like to heat up my heat gun for a minute, and apply heat for a few seconds, then I remove the heat allowing the acrylic to cool and reapply heat where necessary. The results are amazing if you just take your time! If you do heat up the acrylic, and follow the steps exactly as I have said above, but the acrylic still rolls onto itself, use some tweezers, pencils, paintburshes, anything long that you can manipulate the acrylic back to it's original shape and then flatten it out with an acrylic stamp block. Works like a charm!

I hope you've enjoyed my tips and tricks for today!