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July 2013

Clearly Accent Road Trip Sign Embellishments

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share a layout I created using the Clearly Accents Road Trip Sign Embellishments.   I wanted to incorporate a few of them into my construction themed page! 

I first selected three of the five shapes and colored them.  The route and stop sign, I colored with Ranger alcohol inks; the yield sign was colored with Art Anthology in Satin Sheen Gold.  



I also cut apart pieces of the Circle Border and colored them with alcohol ink as well.


And here is my finished page! I adhered my background page to a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, as well. 


Here are some close ups of the pieces of the Circle Border. I incorporated them into this fun cut file from Chic Tags!



I used a canvas tag and adhered it to the top of the stop sign and let it peek out from under my photo. A perfect place to document the date! 


I added some cardstock stickers and a wooden veneer star to the route sign.


Here, I added a sticker and placed the yellow yield sign along the edge of my photo.  


Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out the Clear Scraps shop for a great selection of Clearly Accent Embellishments! 

additional products used:  patterned paper, cardstock stickers, epoxy stickers, decorative clip: Basic Grey; wooden veneer pieces: Studio Calico; chipboard letters: American Crafts; date and sentiment stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; other: typewriter. 


Precious Memories Layout


Hello once again fellow crafters!  Kay here with a wedding layout that I created.  Yes, almost 6 years later & I'm still scrapping those wedding's a never ending saga!  

I've used the Small Memories Clear Word Title by Clear Scraps as part of my title.

To give the acrylic title it's texture I first highlighted the edges with a black Sharpie marker.  Next I dry embossed the title with my Big Shot.  Acrylic works wonders with dry embossing.  As you can see here, the embossing gives the acrylic a whole new look.  Finally I went along the edges again--but this time with Star Dust Stickles.  That's how I was able to achieve that glimmery border all along my title.

Here are a few more close ups...


Here's hoping this inspires some of you to dry emboss your acryclic in your next project.  Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team


Glittered Acrylic Layout

Hi everyone! Wendy here sharing a glittered layout. 


To create the glittered background on the acrylic, I mixed a bit clear micro glitter into some Beacon's Fast Finish adhesive. The Fast Finish is very liquid, almost like water. This works great for this technique. Next I sponged it on the acrylic. Be sure to leave the protective film on the other side of the acrylic. Normally you would try to avoid bubbles, but I actually liked the effect. When the Fast Finish dried, the flattened a bit, but still created a great texture along with the glitter. 


After the glitter/Fast Finish is dried on the back I adhered a layout size diecut to the front of the acrylic. 


I added a bit of stickers, washi tape, embellishments and machine stitching to the layout. 



Supplies Used: Clear Scraps 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet, Basic Grey pattern paper and stickers, Stampendous Micro Glitter, Beacon Fast Finish Adhesive


Wendy Price- Clear Scraps Designer

M & M Album

Hello eveyone and happy Friday!! Isn't Friday the best, the last day of the working week, Yippee! Most of us work everyday of the week,  I'm pretty sure weekend makes you as happy as I am. Any plans for the weekend? scrapping maybe! Anyhow today I am sharing with you an album of my son, Miguel and niece, Malayah using the Acrylic 6x6 Tab Album.  a fun album to make.  I really love mini albums  and so guess what I will be doing this weekend? scrapping mini albums!!!

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 I also used the acrylic stars border  and put a printed transparency on top of the cover for added design and texture.

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Other Supplies used: Quick Quotes Papers, Echo Parks Tapes, All Purpose BeaconAdhesive, Hampton Art Stamp.

MM Album Adora 2


MM Album Adora 3

MM Album Adora 4

Thank you so much for stopping by.....................


Love Pinky

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, 

Can you believe the Clear Scraps Facebook page hit 5000 "Likes" this week?

SO many great giveaways on that page- be sure to enter!


As you might know Clear Scraps has an amazing kit club called Creating Made Easy- I created my projects using the beautiful July kit and had some leftover papers and embellishments- so I decided to create this cute hanger using a heart from the Clear Scraps Precious Baby Banner

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I painted the edges and added a hole on the bottom to hang a crystal from. 

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I think it makes a great summertime wall hanging or maybe even my window.

Have you tried the Creating Made Easy Kit Club? At least go check it out!!

I hope you enjoyed my project today- 


Until next time- Keep on creating!

Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team Coordinator

Happy Birthday Banner

Hello Clear Scraps fan, Elena is here with you today to share a Birthday Banner I made for my Daughter who turns 7 in a couple of days.

 Though she is not a baby anymore, but actually she hates the dolls but adores teddy bears and puppies, I decided to use Precious Baby banners .



  As the banners are acrylic, I started with applying some mediums on them,


  So I took Lindy's mica powder and mixed with Gel Medium

   Using 6" Quarterfoil mascil I applied the mixture on the acrylic. I did it quite heavily as I didn't want to have a precise look of it.

  To embellish the nabbers I used non-girlie patterned papers ( she hates pink) and some acrylic embellishments, stamped with Staz-On or colored with alcohol inks, and outlined it with white marker.

and here what I came to:


  I used Acrylic Alphabets & Numbers 1.85"x1.90" inches





  I added Key Emballishment, stamped and colored with alcohol inks



Some of the Banners were outlined with Black or White Markers




  I stamped the "H* with pink and black Staz On, and added a pattern paper on the backside.

  Hope you have enjoyed my project today.



Clear Scraps All-Star Frame

Earlier this month I did a project for Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club, using chipboard banner pieces to create a star.  I liked the way it turned out so much I decided to try it with Clear Banner pieces to create an All-Star frame for my daughter's softball pictures.  She was pretty excited that her team finished the season undefeated!!  OK, ya, I was pretty excited and proud too!!

I used one of Clear scraps new Mascils - 6" Quarterfoil - and Stazon ink to create a little pattern on the acrylic at the tips of the banner pieces.  Then I cut strips of patterned paper to add layers and color to the pieces.  These papers were left over from the July Creating Made Easy Kit.

I used 5 large eyelets and my Crop-a-Dial to secure the pieces together.  Hint:  Don't press the eyelets too hard at first - just hard enough to hold the pieces together.  Once you have all 5 eyelets in place, swivel the banner pieces as necessary to even out your star shape.  Then crimp them tighter to hold.  Cut a pentagon shaped piece of paper to glue behind the opening in the center to secure the star shape and provide a backing for the pictures.

Do you have a little All Star in your house?

Until next time!

Send it Clear Half Scallop Card

Good morning Clear Scraps friends, I hope your weekend was wonderful! Leah here with you today to share a feel good card to send for any occasion, the beautiful Half Scallop Send it Clear card.
For the front panel of the card, I stamped butterflies using Stazon ink, then lined the edge with my Viva Decor Pen. I wanted you to be able to see through the card, but also have some visual interest as well.
The butterfly and tags are from Crate paper, the Maggie Holmes ephemera. I stamped the sentiment Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much on one of the tags, and adhered those to the right panel.
The paper is the Sweetest Thing paper pack by Recollections.
I plan on using a sticky note on the inside of the card when I send it, so the recipient can mail the card out as well if they so choose. I will probably add a white panel of paper to the center for letter writing.
Stop by the Clear Scraps store and see all the beautiful items available and take advantage of the awesome shipping offer listed on the home page.
Until next time,
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Woof! Layout

Good morning! I wanted to share a layout I created of our new fur-ever fur-baby, Cookie. She's a Sheltie-Golden mix we adopted from our local shelter. All the kids will have a furbaby to sleep with at night now.. phew, no more arguing!

Today I am working with the Clear Expressions title Woof!, and also the acrylic Square border.


I created a fun stained glass look with the title using Viva Decor Pearl Pen and alcohol inks. Start by removing the protective film covering from the front of your title, then outline your letters with a thick line of the pearl pen. I chose the color dark brown, then let that dry about 2 hours.


Because the Decor Pearl Pen dries with a raised finish, it's perfect for holding a different color for each letter in the title. Using the alcohol inks Butterscotch, Lettuce, Red Pepper, and Stream; I dropped 3-4 drops of ink into a letter and tilted the title around until the letter was filled all the way with color.


Continue until each letter has been colored in.

Once that dries (just a few minutes) you can remove the protective film covering from the backside of the title and place on your layout.

Next up, the acrylic square border. I also wanted to create a gradation of the same colors used in the WOOF! title. To do this, start by removing the protective film covering from the front side. Drop 2-3 drops of your first color of alcohol ink onto your border, then lift it up vertically to help the color run. You can control how far the gradation of color runs by the amount of drops you place on the acrylic, and the degree in which you tilt the acrylic for the color to run.


Now, I add in the next color which is Lettuce and place a few drops and tilt the border again.


The Lettuce merged with the Butterscotch color, which I was happy with. Continue until your border has a nice gradation.

I like the messy look of spots that were not quite filled all the way with color. If you want yours filled all the way, just add a touch more color to yours. I also printed out 4 photos sized around 1.25" to add into some of the squares on the border.


You can click on any photo to see it larger, here are a couple of close ups.




What have you been creating with your Clear Scraps products lately?
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See you next time,
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Brag Bag Chipboard Album..

 Hello hello!!! Adora here,  sharing this Chipboard Brag Bag Album with you today! I Love that It comes in different fun shapes, it's a  perfect mini album for girls .  I really like how the effect of paint and a little glitter mist on the chipboard, it resembles a leathery look.  Also used some pieces of the Clear N Chip Little Miss Molly - which is the middle layered flower shapes in the middle.


Inside the pages, I used the 6" Flowers Mascils with brown spray paint. 


 I added embellishments and leave room for my photos later.


Other Supplies Used: 7Gypsies Tags, Ki Memories Stickers, Unknown CB Title. Tattered Angel Spary Mist.


Thank you so much for stopping by............until next time!!


Clear Travel Brag Bag

Hello! Jennifer here to share a fun mini album I created with the Clear Travel Brag Bag! This cute shape is perfect to document your favorite vacation!  

I used Ranger Alcohol Ink in Pool to color the front and back pages of the album. The great thing about alchohol ink and acrylic is that it dries fast and gives a beautiful effect!  


I then covered the front with paper and embellishements!


The inside pages of this album are perfect to fit a 4x6 photo!











Thanks for stopping by today!More photos are on my blog!  Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps shop to see this album and much more. Also, have you tried the Mascils yet? 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, tags, decorative tape, flair, ribbon, buttons: October Afternoon; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; wooden veneers, corkboard camera: Studio Calico; stamps: October Afternoon, Studio Calico, American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; journaling pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger

Scene Layout

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all a scene layout which I've created using Clear Scraps mascils and acrylic frame.


To create the background, I've first used a 12" brick wall mascil with colorations to mist. Then, I've used a 6" brick wall mascil with texture paste to create the dimensional brick wall details. When the texture paste is completely dry, I've misted more colorations on it.


As for the acrylic frame, I've first embossed it and later color it with alcohol ink. This is an easy way to add texture on acrylic without taking away its glossiness.

Happy scrapping!

Clear Scraps Educator

Blog: Scrapperlicious

Scene Layout

You're Very Special(resize)

Hello Clear Scraps fans! Today, I would like to share with you all a scene layout which I've created using Clear Scraps mascils and acrylic frame.


To create the background, I've first used a 12" brick wall mascil with colorations to mist. Then, I've used a 6" brick wall mascil with texture paste to create the dimensional brick wall details. When the texture paste is completely dry, I've misted more colorations on it.


As for the acrylic frame, I've first embossed it and later color it with alcohol ink. This is an easy way to add texture on acrylic without taking away its glossiness.

Happy scrapping!

Clear Scraps Educator

Blog: Scrapperlicious

U2 Layout and a video tutorial

Hello Clear Scraps Fans. Elena is here with you today to share a new Layout I made about my hubby and my darling daughter.


  I wanted to achieve some tenderness so I used quite light colors, so some acrylic embellishments - these were what I need perfectly.

  I used one of the Gears Embellishments and added the number 2 from the pack of Acrylic Alphabets and Numbers. I applied some Texturez on them with 6" Shattered Glass mascil and outlined with Stamper's Bug Brush Pens from Faber-Castell


  And I used mascils to add texture and color my background with the mists:

I applied some Texturez paint using 6" Wood Grain  mascil


and made some misting with 6" Circles


  You can watch the video and check how I created this LO, and used all these wonderful Clear Scraps products.




Acrylic Butterfly Banner

Good morning Clear Scraps family! I'm here with you today to share the gorgeous acrylic Butterfly Banner from Clear Scraps.


Today I am working with the Butterfly Banner, 6" Circle Mascil, and 6" Flower Mascil.

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I wanted something that was bright to dress up the decor in my sunroom, but I didn't have anything theme related in mind. After thinking on it a bit, I realized that was okay! I pulled out the circle and flower Mascils, spray paint from Liquitex, Alcohol Inks, and my Viva Decor Pearl pens, and some old paper from my stash.

To start, I removed the protective film from the front of my acrylic pieces, and taped down the mascil using washi tape.


I then spray painted over top the mascil with quick even sprays. I used an old sheet of paper as a shield as I worked so I didn't spray paint where it wasn't wanted. I then lifted the Mascil and repositioned it two more times to spray the other parts of the butterfly.


After the spray paint dried, I then peeled the protective film from the backside of the acrylic pieces and applied alcohol ink in yellow and red to add some more color.




On the right flower in the above photo, while the mascil was still wet with the spray paint from the left flower, I quickly lift the mascil up and turned it over to use as a stamp. I think the look is so pretty, and it adds lovely texture to the acrylic.


Once all the acrylic pieces were dry, I then adhered them to the backside of my old Ki Memories paper. The backside of these papers have an iridescent, almost sparkly look to them, which just enhanced the look I was going after on this banner. I trimmed around the banner pieces with my craft knife to create a nice clean edge.


I then used my Viva Decor Pen in Yellow to add little dots on the flowers from the mascils, and all over the dragonflies.


Once the dots from the Viva Decor dried, I used my Crop-A-Dile to add holes to the acrylic pieces so they could be tied together, then decorated with cute stickers from Pebbles Inc. and some Prima butterflies.



The only thing left to do is tie your banner together using twine or ribbon, then find a lovely spot to hang it in your home.


Thanks for stopping in with us today! See you soon.

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer