Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share my tag for this month! Winter is almost here in the US and I couldn't wait to use the Mini Snowflake Shaker on my acrylic tag! Its definitely one of my favorite shapes in the Shaker collection! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used!
I covered my Acrylic Tag using alcohol ink in Mermaid. Using a solvent based medium is your best bet to use on all Clear Scraps acrylic as it won't run and dries quickly!
Next, I turned my tag over so I could create a fun background with a favorite Mascil! Using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflake Mascil and metallic texture paste, I applied a thin layer to my acrylic. You will always want to apply your paint or other medium to the opposite side that you colored with alcohol ink to prevent color from lifting.
Here is a close up of the end result! Not perfect but that's ok! My rule is mistakes can always be covered up with embellishments! :)
Next, I'm going to show you how I decorated my Snowflake Shaker! I applied a few coats of off-white acrylic paint to the top chipboard frame.
Once dry, I used embossing ink and powder to give my snowflake a beautiful metallic blue shine!
I then assembled my Shaker by adhering patterned paper to the back chipboard piece as well as inserting metallic "snow" and sequins to the center. Once my Shaker was dry, I went back around the edges with my acrylic paint to cover the bare chipboard. I allowed some of the paint to cover the front of my snowflake to give it a "snowy" look. Using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I attached my shaker to the front of my card.
Thanks for looking today! I hope you will check out the large variety of Shakers in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Echo Park Paper; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; embossing paste, alcohol ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; metallic texture paste: Heidi Swapp; snow: Stampendous; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Making Memories; misc: ribbon.