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June 2013

A Butterfly Acrylic Wall Hanging

Hello everyone! Angi here today with a fun project.
I made a set of notecards last year and decided to use one to make a fun wall hanging for my craft room. I used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Banner to make it.
I adhered a piece of canvas to the acrylic first. I then added the card. I also placed a pop dot behind the butterfly to give it some dimension.  
I just love Clear Scraps Acrylic!
You can use it in so many fun ways.
Have a Creative Day!
Clear Scraps Acrylic Banner
Canvas: Hobby Lobby
Paper & Butterfly: Karla Dudley Designs Digital Kit

Take Care Card

Hello Clear Scraps fans! Elena is here with you today to share a card

I made using Lock Send it Clear Card


  I covered the lock and the background with the patterned paper and made some stamoing on the acrylic using  Staz On Ink


  Here is how it looks inside:


  It is just a simple way to use stamps from your stash and to embellish the acrylic, so it may has turned into awesome layering and flow.


  I hope you have enjoyed it.


Camera Acrylic Album mini

Hello everyone! Jennifer here and I'm back to share a mini book I created using the Camera Acrylic Album. I love working with Clear Scraps albums because they are sturdy and come in a variety of shapes and sizes!  


One the front of my album, I used the 6 inch Chicken Wire Mascil with acrylic paint from Art Athology. Here is a close up!


I covered most of the pages with patterned paper using a liquid adhesive. I then sanded the edges to give a smoother look. 








For this page, I left the acrylic bare from paper and instead used my 6 Inch Circle Mascil with alcohol ink! I love the background effect it gives while allowing other pages to show through!







If you haven't used the Mascils yet, I encourage you to try! They are so fun to play with! Plus there are new designs in the shop! Check them out by going here! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, clear stamps: Teresa Collins designs; decorative pin: Jillibean Soup; flair: American Crafts and {a flair for buttons};  journaling pen: American Crafts; ink:  Ranger; washi tape:  Freckled Fawn; wooden veneer pieces: Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn; ribbon: American Crafts; Hug Snug, Whisker Graphics;  misc: sequins and buttons.

Sunshine Summer Card

Good morning once again!  Kay here with a bright & sunny 'Summer' card made with Clear Scraps Send It Clear Fancy Card.  I've created the glittery background with the use of the 6" Swirl Mascil.

With the start of Summer here in the Northern East Coast just this past Friday, I was inspired to go with something on the sunny side with bright yellows & orange with just a hint of black.


In addition to the bright colors I wanted shimmer & shine!  So I decided to use the 6" Swirl mascil to enhance my background.  I spread a bit of clear dry adhesive along my mascil & while wet sprinkled yellow glitter onto it.  I then tapped off the excess glitter & voila!  Instant glimmery designer background!

For the border of the acrylic card base I adhered two sided sticky tape.  Then I carefully spread small black glass beads onto it.  With my finger I pressed the beads onto the sticky tape.  The beads will stick nicely to the two sided tape & create a defined border along the base of the card.


The edges of the card flaps were highlighted with a bright yellow Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen & dots of yellow acrylic paint.

Here's what my card looks like when open.  I hope some of you find this inspirational & decide to experiment with Send It Clear cards for your next unique personal gift to someone special!  

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team

Sunshine and Summer...

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm sharing a layout and altered journal that were made with homemade pattern paper created with the Mascils. 


Supplies Used: Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Numbers Mascil, Clear Scraps Pennants, Quick Quotes ClubQ papers and chipboard, Stampendous Micro glitter and Embossing Powder, There She Goes (Journal Lines) Ranger Distress Inks, colored pencils



1. With the Mascil in place over white cardstock, begin stamping the Journal Lines over the entire sheet. Leave the stencil in place and ink with Black Soot ink. Remove the stencil, and scribble in color with colored pencils. 

2. Adhere pattern papers and stenciled numbers paper to layout. Add photos and sun embellishment.

3. Add adhesive to the back of a Clear Scrap pennant. Sprinkle with glitter brushing off the extra. Add acrylic pennant and paper banners to the layout. Embellish with chipboard title. 

This next project uses the stenciled paper to cover a cheap journal I found at the store. I created it for my son to keep track of all his important summer stuff...books read, places visited and most important  fish caught. 


Supplies Used: Clear Scrap 12 x 12 Numbers Mascil, Clear Scraps Frames Embellishment, Ranger Alcohol Ink, white acrylic paint, Basic Grey Alphabet stickers, brad


1. Pull album apart and wrap front and back cover with stenciled paper. 


2. Paint one side of a Clear Scrap Acrylic frame embellishment with white acrylic paint. When it is dry, flip it over and ink it up with alcohol inks. 


3. Reassemble the book and embellish the cover with acrylic frame and alphabet stickers.


Be sure to head on over the Clear Scrap store and check out the NEW Mascils! Cool stuff! 

Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Our Adventure Album/Display...

Hello everyone! Adora here to share with you a peek of my simple life thru this album :) ...

First of all can I tell you how much I love this album kit!!! I can make so much of these and will not get tired of it. What I love about it is it's a desktop accesssory, which makes it so accesible for everyone to see! It's really awesome weather it's artistically decorated or just plain picture display/storage.

Acrylic Recipe Stand Kit

I decorated the  cover and the stand using the Chicken Wire Mascil and color spray paint.

Hope you enjoy looking at this cover......the rest of the album are just pictures of my silly family whom I love dearly :)









Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! 


Finger paint acrylic table decor

A while back I did a post for Clear Scraps using a ceramic decal to add a floral design to a frame. I felt a little guilty that everyone thought I had painted the flowers, so I decided to play with actually painting some flowers on the acrylic to create some table decor projects.  This is a really simple procedure that anyone can do!!  It's finger painting for adults!

For this you will need Clear Scraps Coaster shapes, 4 colors of acrylic paint - 2 complimentary colors for your flowers, and 2 shades of green for your leaves.  (for this example I used White, Country Rose, Village Green and Leprechan from Ceramcoat).  You will also need coordinating paper for backing and Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Cream.

Begin by creating the flower forms with the lightest color for your flowers.  (white in my example)  For the lower corner I did two full 5-petal flowers and 5 "buds".  For the upper corner, 1 full flower and 5 buds.  These were done by simply dipping my pinkie in paint and making little fingerprints on the acrylic.  The lighter you go with this color, the more your secondary color will show through on the next step.  We are working on what will be the back of the design, so we are building the colors backwards - highlights first.
Allow the first layer of paint to dry, then, with your secondary flower color (and your pinkie) dab paint onto the full flowers to fill the centers and create shadowed petals.  For the buds, place a finger print at the base of the white buds.
With your lightest green, create very light "leaves" around the flowers.  Again, these are the highlights of the leaves, so you want to keep this paint very light and airy.  (these are still finger prints - the only tool I used here was my little finger)

With the darker green, fill in behind the lighter green - still keeping it light.

Once the paint is dry, flip the coaster over and add dots of Pearl Pen to create flower centers and a few sprigs of pearly flowers.  Finish by gluing the coaster (using Beacon Zip-dry) to coordinating paper.  
These can be used for Table Numbers...

Or place cards.....or just about anything.... This one was done using a darker pallet.  
Acrylic paint is cheep!  You can find the color to match any decor or wedding theme.  Each coaster takes about 1 drop of paint - you can do thousands! 
Hint:  If you use a Sharpie or permanent marker for the names or numbers, you can remove that later with a little rubbing alcohol and reuse these over and over!
Thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!

You Are My Sunshine Layout

You Are My SunshineHello once again!  Kay here with a bright colored layout of my little guy!  On this layout I've used two fabulous products by Clear Scraps--the Small Oval Fancy Frame & the 6" Swirl Mascil.  
IMG_0108In this close up you can see both these products in action.  For the acrylic frame I went with alcohol inks.  You simply can't go wrong when combining acrylic with alcohol ink.  I decided to go with a bold effect.  So instead of 'dabbing' the alchol inks with the applicator I directly applied drops of alcohol inks right onto the acrylic frame & let it air dry.  These inks dry quickly--so you don't have to wait long.  Applying alcohol inks directly onto the acrylic result in bolder colors & designs.  I used a combination of yellow, blue & green alcohol inks.
For the mascil...I simply dabbed a bit of Mustard Seed distress ink to get my swirly design onto my background.  Simple as that!
IMG_0117I hope this inspires some of you to experiment with alcohol inks & acrylic!  The results are always beautiful & visually appealing!
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team

Hey You!

Hello everyone! Angi here today with a fun project.
Did you know you can make a fun card using acrylic? It can help reinforce textured elements on your card designs.
Elements of my card are made from acrylic from the Clear Scraps store. I had some extra square pieces left from the 6" x 6" acrylic album. I used them to cut a square and a circle to  use on my card.
The square is helps to hold my canvas piece in place. The circle piece is used to make the "hey you" sentiment pop on the design.
I just love Clear Scraps Acrylic! You can use it in so many fun ways.
Have a Creative Day!
Clear Scraps Supplies: 6 x 6 Acrylic album
Paper: GCD Studios: Pure Bliss - Happy Hoops
Stretched Canvas: Hobby Lobby
Stickers: GCD Studios: Pure Bliss
Die Cut Borders - GCD Studios: Pure Bliss
Journal Tags: GCD Studios: Pure Bliss
Epiphany Crafts Button Round 25 Tool
Epiphany Crafts Button Round 25 Bubble Caps
Circle Die: Lifestyle Crafts

Father's Day Card...

Hi everyone! Wendy here and today I'm sharing a Fathers Day card! 



1. Cut a piece of acrylic 4 inches by 12 inches from a Clear Scraps blank acrylic sheet. Fold at 6 inches to create card base.

2. Stamp circle background design with white StazOn ink on the Front of the card. On the reverse side, color in the desigb with Copics or Sharpies. 

3. Trim pattern papers and adhere to card.

4. Stamp image, color with Copics, cut out and adhere to card front. 

5. Trim pattern paper to fit behind Pennant embellishment. Bend acrylic pennant points up slightly. Place pennant on cardfront, punch holes through the card and pennant and adhere with twine. Tie twine in a bow. 

6. Add "Happy Fathers Day" sentiment with alphabet stickers.


Supplies Used: Clear Scraps (12 x 12 sheet, Pennants Embellishments), There She Goes stamps (Larry), Basic Grey alphabet stickers and pattern paper, StazOn (white), Copics, twine, button

Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Designing with Acrylic Expression


Remember in my last post, I've said that I will create a layout where I'll try to use the acrylic expression to design it? Here it is. I've used the large "Laugh" acrylic expression by Clear Scraps to design this layout.


This large acrylic expression is slightly longer than 12". Therefore, to use it, I've cut it into two parts and arrange it to form a frame around the photograph on its top and right. To make it visible, I've covered the acrylic expression with pattern papers from its back. This will keep the glossy surface shown on the layout. I've also stamped on the big "L" and added a big pearl brad to ground it.  

After this post, I'm sure you have more ideas how to play around with these large acrylic expressions. Have fun!


Clear Scraps Educator


Make a Fun Acrylic Tag

Hello everyone! Angi here today with a fun project.
I usually like to color coordinate everything, but it's the weekend! It's time to let go of the norm and have some fun with different patterns, colors, and designs.
My tag is actually made from acrylic from the Clear Scraps store. I had some extra square pieces left from their 6" x 6" acrylic album and decided to use to make a tag.
My tag was so fun to put together. Before I get into the details, I wanted to share something....
 Once the acrylic tag was cut, I added patterned paper on top to cover the front.
I have soooo many 6 x 6 paper pads lying around. I used those to make and layer paper strips across the front. The key is to use paper with different patterns and designs on them.
I didn't want to overwhelm the design so I used a solid color heart and sentiment in the center of the tag.
Being a little mixy-matchy wasn't so bad. I had a lot of fun with this one.
Happy Weekend!
6 x 6 Acrylic Album - Clear Scraps
Paper - various from American Crafts
Heart - Heidi Grace Designs
"Loved" Sentiment - American Crafts

Father's Day Layout: Together

Hello everyone! Jennifer here to share a layout using fun Clear Scraps products to celebrate Father's Day!

I first used the 12 inch Woodgrain Mascil and placed it over my cardstock. I then lightly misted with Dylusions spray ink in White Linen.  The great thing about Mascils is that you can use many different mediums with them! My favorite is using spray inks, but I also love painting over them with acrylic paint or gesso!  


While waiting for my cardstock to dry, I colored the Together Expressions Clear Word Title with Ranger Alcohol ink in Rust before adhering it to my layout.  


Here is a close up of the Mascil effect...I love using these on my projects!




 I hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps!  Be sure to check out the shop for these products and much more! Thanks for stopping by!

Additional products used:  paper, chipboard, washi strips, sheer embellishements: Basic Grey; cardstock:  Bazzill;

wooden veneer:  Studio Calico; embroidery thread: We R Memory Keepers; journaling pen; American Crafts; stapler: Ranger, title: Silhouette Cameo. 


Mixed media and Clear Scraps!

Hey bloggers Rita Barakat here! I have been having so much fun incorporating Clear Scraps acrylic
with mixed media! See that frame around my girl?
The white stencil? The Quarterfoil stencil from Clear Scraps! (And some modeling paste.)
The title? Clear Scraps small expressions

Dry embossed and covered with Scrap Happy Glue and Ranger Pearl Ex. 

(The key is to make sure the glue dries completely
and then use a soft paint brush to apply the powders.).
Here is the finished project out of my art journal! 
Have you tried mixed media yet?
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Sending Courage With Send It Clear by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends,

Pinky here again today with a special card I created just for my friend who is struggling right now. I am sending some friendly courage with the help of Clear Scraps and the amazing Send It Clear Cards and Expressions!

For this card I used the Half Scallop Send It Clear Card and the COURAGE Expression. 


For the inside I used Tim Holtz Glassine paper- which I stamped in a vintage style using  Mixed Media ink from Colorbox. I had to use a heat gun to dry it but it was worth the end result!


I used Accent Creative gems on each side of the scallop (inside and out) for that special touch and pearl flourish on the inside as well. 


For the front flap I used some wide vintage lace- and cover the COURAGE Expression with alcohol inks then dusted it with glitter. 

I love the overall look and vintage feel.

Clear Scraps really DOES made an embellishment for ALL your craft needs!!!

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Until next time- Keep on creating!!

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team