Hello everyone! I Hope you're all having a hot wonderful summer. Here in Seattle we really treasure our summer weather and try to get the most of it. As you may know we get the most rainfall of all the US city, and that's on the record :) So, sunny weather is never taken for granted here, at least for me it is high up on my lists of counting my blessings :) Anyhow I am sharing this summer layout with you today using Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet and Clear Scraps Alphabet. Other supplies: Heidi Swapp, Stazon Inkpad, Beacon all purpose adhesive glue.
To create the background, I added color onto the acrylic by first rubbing stazon inkpad onto the entire acrylic sheet. Then spray different color inks/glimmermist on top, leave to dry overnight. The inspiration for the background is the graffiti wall on the picture.
Then pick a light color pattern paper to put on the back of the acrylic sheet.
Prepare the embellishments. Use white spray paint to color the acrylic alphabet .
Thank you all so much for stopping by....................until next time!
I found some Martha Stewart texutred paste at my local craft store and thought that it would be perfect to use with the brick wall stencil.
I applied the texture paste to the banner piece using my fingers so I could hold the stencil down adequately as I was applying it. I think this also created a more uneven texture and better represents the imperfections of a brick wall. Everything washed off pretty well.
Once dry (I let it sit about 24 hours), I used one end of a foam brush and dabbed a light coat of a cream paint atop each brick, not worrying to much about missing a few areas. I then added just a tad of a copper color using the other end of the brush and very lightly dabbed it over most of the raised brick areas. I applied the cream paint over the top of a few areas that were too coppery to give it more of a uniform, yet slightly aged appearance. I found that by using just a tiny tad of paint and some patience, that the paint would not fall down through the cracks and fill in the clear spaces. It did in a few areas, but it wasn't the look I was aiming to acheive. The end look is subtle, but overall is a big difference once you see the white areas.
I then added a few die cuts and other goodies. Here is the finished banner:
Each separate piece:
I hope you've been inspired to get a little messy next time you pull out your Clear Scraps products!
Clear Scraps 5 piece banner
Clear Scraps 6" Brick Wall stencil
Paper, die cuts and stickers: Kaisercraft
twine: Papertrey ink
Hello Clear Scraps friends! Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini I created using the Mixable Cassy 8x8 Album. For my 40th birthday, my husband threw me a surprise party and the Cassy Album is a perfect size to show off some of my favorite photos from that night! The album comes with both acrylic and chipboard pages!
I love how each page increases in size so that your back pages peek out!
I used a large manila tag as a fun insert to my book. Before embellishing the tag, I used my 6 inch Wood Grain Mascil to color the bottom portion.
The Wood Grain Mascils are one of my favorites of many! I love the effect it creates!
You can apply a little or a lot of spray ink depending on what kind of effect you would like. Don't be afraid to play around with the Mascils!
Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the large selection of Mixable Albums in the Clear Scrap shop, as well as the many Mascils! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, decorative brads, buttons, enamel dots, stickers, sequins, die cuts: Teresa Collins Designs; wood veneer shapes: Teresa Collins Designs, Freckled Fawn; bakers twine: The Twinery; spray ink: Tattered Angels; stamp: American Crafts: manila tag, ink: Ranger, misc: thread, paper clips.
Hey there friends,
it's Pinky today with a vintage style Clear Scraps Tri Fold Frame made from amazing cast acrylic which means it's alot like glass, it's thick and beautiful.
It is actually a gift for a photo client of mine for their wedding.
Here are the stamped papers with the glitter paper.
Ahdering them to the frame will leave a beautiful matting for photos.
I think it will make a fantastic gift- you should try them today!
Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team
Today's project features Clear Scraps Chipboard Banner. These banners are super fun to create!
1. Cover chipboard with pattern paper using Beacon's Fast Finish.
2. Stamp images, color and cut out. Embellish with glitter.
3. Color alphabet with markers. Paint back with white acrylic to make color pop.
4. Adhere diecuts, stamped images and acrylic letters to banner.
5. Tie banner pieces together with twine and embellish with bows.
A tip for if you run out of letters: Look at your letters and see if you can create the necessary letter by either trimming off a piece or overlapping. I was short an "e" when creating this banner, but I noticed that if I flipped and overlapped two "f"s I could create an "e". The leaves for the stamped image cover the seam.
Clear Scraps (Chipboard Banner, Alphabet and Numbers)
Authentique Pattern Paper
Stampendous (Cherry Bird, glitter)
Beacon (Fast Finish, Zip Dry)
Crafters Companion dies
Spectrum Noir markers
white acrylic paint
Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member
Hey there friends it's Pinky today and I have a project to share from the new Creating Made Easy August kit from Clear Scraps!
It's such a fun kit and includes everything from the Clear Scraps Mascil to the Mini Album. So many ideas with this kit.
For this album I took a base of black spray paint and sprayed the album pages, then used coral to spray the pages lightly.
After I created that effect I wanted I took the Mustache Mascil and spray painted over that in black again.
I actually love how it turned out.
Each page I left a photo matte and a quote from the Chalkboard papers in the kit-
such a beautiful collection in this kit.
Grab it before it's too late!
Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team
Hello Clear Scrap Fans.
Elena is here with you today and I have a new album to share. It is about our family
I used Pocket Watch Chip Album .
I primed the cover with Gesso and then covered it with some paper leftovers , that I have left after filling the pages in the album
For my first page I used 2 mascils:
one is 6" Chevron
and I used Feathers Mixers. I applied Texture paste using it
and I added one piece from the Circles shapes,
that I colored with alcohol inks and then stamped on it with Staz-On
For my second page I used 6" Roman Clock:
The third page
here I again used 6" Roman Clock mascil:
and again chevron mascil:
Hope you have liked my Mini album
Hi there, Lisa here today to bring you one of my favorite ways to use the Large Chipboard Banner. These days, it's pretty rare to actually select a gift for a birthday present. Most of the time, the kids would rather have a gift card and be able to really select what they'd like for themselves. I don't normally like to give a gift card as I feel it's sort of a let down but not with this cute gift card holder! This is one card that won't get thrown away!
I selected my favorite Heidi Swapp papers and embellishments for this card and simply traced the banner piece to the back of the papers, cut them out, glued them on with glue stick and sanded the edges a bit for a perfect fit.
I did the same for the backside and used a little premade envelope to hold the gift card securely onto the card. I used a light color paper for the backside so that a message could be written directly onto the card.
And because I liked making this so much I decided to make another one!
I just know the kids will love to recieve this gift card holder and it was really fun to make. I can see creating them custom for many different occasions, too! Thanks for stopping by today!
This is a binder album created using Clear Scraps acrylic binder album with BIYW Fancy acrylic pages inside.
I've used a permanent marker to outline the acrylic expression to make it visible.
I've painted the acrylic frame with some textured dimensional paint.
Here are some pages in this album.
These binder albums are such fun. You can add as many or as little pages in it as you want.
Clear Scraps Educator
Hey there Clear Scraps friends,
It's Pinky today with one of the INCREDIBLE Clear Scraps Tri-Fold Frames in a perfect SUMMER theme.
I cannot wait to put our pool photos in this frame.
For this project I used the Clear Scraps Tri-Fold Rectangle Frame it is acrylic but not flexible, it's so cool basically like glass but not as fragile!
I added some cool trendy papers with bright bold colors and fun ribbbons and embellishments. These frames are so durable and perfect to change out every season to mathc your decor.
Check out the frames I PROMISE you won't be disappointed they are truly ONE OF A KIND and a great way to display those precious moments.
Until next time- keep on creating!
Hi , Connie here with a mini album featuring the Bird Cage chipboard album by Clear Scraps. My idea, on this, was to make it hold saying and quotes that speak to me, in some way. So no pictures in this one. I really love how it came together:)
The inside pages are covered in pattern paper. I used Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage to adhere the paper to the chipboard pages. I left the front cover and back cover plain, no paper. I sealed the front and back chipboard covers with the Beacon Fast Finsih Decoupage. Here is a look at the inside pages~
page 2 & 3
page 4 & 5
page 6 & 7
Page one is held together with the clip, so the pattern paper shows through the bird cage.
Thanks for stopping by~
Not only can Clear Scraps Bookstands be used to prop up books, but they also make great photo stands! Decorate them with your favorite pattern papers and embellishments, add a photo and you have a fabulous custom photo frame!
A tip for working with the stand: Position the frame on your worktable, so the stand hangs off the edge. This will allow you to work horizontally and move your pieces around on your stand before adhering them. Be sure to leave the protective coating on the back until you are done to protect it from scratches or adhesive. I placed scrap paper with lines to give me a guide for color placement of the stars.
Wendy Price- Clear Scrap Design Team Member
Hi everyone! Nancy here today and I want to share with you a fun album I made using the All Mixed Up chipboard album. What? You didn't know that Clear Scraps had chipboard albums? Clear Scraps makes a fun variety of mini albums; acrylic, mixables, and chipboard. So much fun.
I filled my mini with papers from Authentique and lots of beautiful trims, flowers, and doilies. And of course lots of inking to age everything just a bit.
Hello everyone!!! It's me Adora, seems like it's been a while since I last shared here. I took a little time off but I am so glad to be back in the fun !! Anyhow, I'm sharing this album I've created for todays post. Summer is so much fun to scrapbook, the bright colors and the cool pictures. I probably take the most pictures in the summer time too.
First step: prepare my backgrounds/acrylic pages by adding color using the stazon ink, by simply rubbing the inkpad directly onto the acrylic.
Next Step: Spray with Heidi Swapp Color shine, I love the effect of the spray, it sprayed in circles for some reason, could it be the ink, idk. But you should try it. :)
Then set it aside to dry, I waited overnight! Now, you have these pages to work on. I was happy with it.
Here are the rest of the album......enjoy!
Thank you so much for stopping by........................