Isn't she Lovely -Tri Fold Frame

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



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wow wow wow is all I can say, this is amazing! L)

Leah Crowe

Stunning Kay, I love it!


Wow!! gorgeous!!!!!


Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous tribute to your grandmother!

Rita Barakat

SO many wonderful ideas!

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