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February 2018

Wall Art, using the new Mascils by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a home decor project using several of the, newly released, Mascils by Clear Scraps.  I always look forward to the new Mascils that are released each year and this year was no exception.  Beautiful birds, flowers, shiplap, an owl, an unicorn, hearts and plaid hearts, just to name a few.  They come in 6" and 12" and are perfect for mix media projects.  

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This was such a fun piece to create.  I started by adding color to muslin fabric and then started using the Mascils to create the different patterns.  

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On this section, of the muslin fabric, the color was added and then stencils (using acrylic paint) and the modeling paste, for the bird.  I use a pallet knife but an old credit card or gift card works great also, when applying the modeling paste.   After using the modeling paste rinse the stencil with water and set aside to dry. 

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On this corner the quote was stenciled on using black acrylic paint.  It only takes a small amount of paint to get a great print, using a stencil.  Less is more in this case.  Using to much paint can cause the paint to go under the stencil, making a mess of your project.  Practice, to get a feel as to how much paint or ink to add when using a stencil, is always a good idea.

Products used:

Clear Scraps (newly released):  6" Shiplap Mascil, 6" bird on branch Mascil and 6" Bouquet Daises Mascil

Clear Scraps: 6" Chevron Mascil and 6" Quaterfold Mascil

Clear Scraps: Border Mascil: Bloom Where You Are Planted and In His timing

Clear Scraps: 12" Folk Flower Mascil


Mix media products ( acrylic paint, modeling paste, spray paints): DecoArt

seam binding trim


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Acrylic Card Tutorial

Hello!  Jennifer here today to share acrylic cards along with a process video tutorial!  Did you know you can purchase 12x12 Acrylic Sheets from Clear Scraps?  Acrylic sheets can be used as backgrounds for layouts, cut to create extra pages in mini albums, or for cards!  For both of my cards the acrylic is cut to approximately 4x5 inches.  


All Clear Scraps Acrylic has a protective film on both sides so be sure to remove before stamping or painting!  Using Staz On ink in black, I  stamped my images on the front of the acrylic. The ink will dry relatively fast but you do have to be careful to not smudge your image. Any mistakes can be removed with a non-acetone fingernail polish remover! Then you are ready to re-stamp!  


Once your my ink was dry, I  turned over my acrylic and painted the images with my Zig Paint Pens!  These are great to use on any non-porous surface like acrylic but you can also use them on chipboard or wood! 


I  cut my cardstock to have an extra half inch at the top or side (depending on the orientation of my card). I  then scored and folded the cardstock and used Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive to adhere my acrylic piece.  A solvent based adhesive is your best bet because it will "adhere" to the acrylic as well as dry quickly!



Below is my video tutorial explaining the steps I  took to color the acrylic!  


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this inspires you to create with some Clear Scraps acrylic! Have a wonderful day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard: Crate Paper; card stock: Bazzill: stamps: Ranger;  punch: Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics: ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; adhesive: Beacon; mini wood pin: American Crafts; misc: thread, sewing machine.

Love Word Frame!

Today is my Husband and I's anniversary ! What a perfect time to share this new extra large word frame called Love with you all. You can get this along with many other products here at Clear scraps!


I have painted the wooden frame with black and red acrylic paint.Added photos from our wedding and adhered the top red frame piece to the main black piece.


I then added flower clusters in places and a knotted burlap piece between each flower cluster.

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Here you see I used the New released dandelion wind stencil as well. Also I added some rhinestone to the frames.

Now off to spend the evening celebrating I hope :)

By Angel Lebouef

Boy Wonder Stencil Layout by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today and I have a layout to share in which I used a couple of the Clear Scraps stencils and an XL Acrylic Shape as a base!

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My son is 14 his name is Gage and I love the make scrapbook pages about him because he inspires me every single day. He has Autism and is one of the most loving children I have ever met, his heart is so big, he is definitely my BOY WONDER! He is not only sweet and kind, but also learning every day how to adjust in this world and make it a brighter place for everyone. 

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For the very large title I used the Clear Scraps 3X12 WONDERFUL Stencil I actually used paint to create the WONDER on cardstock I had misted with a yellow tone. 

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Now on the left hand side I used the 5 x 9 Steampunk Balloon Layering Stencil I only used the gear area of the stencil then layered with gears I had on hand. 

Now the base was the Acrylic XL Scallops Shape.

Clear Scraps has so many options now, you really can make anything!

I hope you enjoyed this scrapbook page I shared today, happy Friday everyone, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Pennant Paperclips

Hi everyone!  Nancy here again today to share with you a fun little project I made for my planner using the Pennants Embellishments from Clear Scraps. 

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Have you been hit by the decorative planner bug?  I have, and I really love making pretty things for my planner.  These simple pennant embellishments were easy to layer with bits of lace, papers and flowers to create a simple clip.  Just simply glue a large paperclip to the bag of the pennant.

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Thanks for stopping by.


Accordion Shaker Album

This Accordion Boat Shaker album is absolutely perfect for any outdoor adventures your family take. Mine is filled with memories of a camping trip we had taken when my oldest daughter Katelyn was little.


I painted the wood pieces then sealed them with spray on lacquer. 


I used twine to bind my album. Inside the shaker, I used different embossing powders to mimic water and sand.


The birch wood takes paint beautifully!


The chipboard word title was perfect and also takes paint well without warping.

Flip the album and you have more room to decorate and adhere photos and preserve memories.


What's your favorite new Wood Accordion album?

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Write Your Own Notebook Cover

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great day.  Today I want to share with you a fun project I made using the new Dandelion Wind and Write Your Story Mascils.

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I had an old notebook/tablet cover that had a few stains and thought it was the perfect canvas for an upgrade.  I began by taping off the elastic strap that holds it closed.

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I then covered the entire notebook with white gesso.  I didn't try to get total coverage, but did try and turn it "white" for the most part.

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With a mix of paints, I pounced my colors through the stencil and onto the notebook cover.

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When the paint was dry, I sprayed some spray ink over the top to blend the colors.  

I love the way that the notebook no longer shows its wear and look forward to using it in the coming months.

Thanks for stopping by.


Best Friends Layout with the Diamond Heart Mascil

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm here to share a layout I  created with the new 6 Inch Diamond Heart Mascil! I  also have an easy, fun technique you can use on your page! 


I  secured my Mascil to my card stock using washi tape to prevent movement. Using three coordinating Distress Inks, and a foam applicator I  applied the ink in layers with a circular motion.


Here is the result of the ink!  The colors can intermix and be as light or dark as you prefer. 


Next, I  punched small holes in my card stock to hand stitch around my heart.  I   chose a turquoise embroidery floss for the outside edges. I    then used an off white embroidery floss for the "criss cross" spaces.  


And here is the final result!  I  love how the bright colors turned out! 


I  used the foam thickers from the collection as my title as well as coordinating die cuts and stickers! 



Thanks for stopping by today!  Clear Scraps has a large variety of Mascils to choose from!  Check them out in the Clear Scraps shop! 

Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, washi tape, stickers, thickers: Pebbles; enamel dots: Simple Stories; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; adhesive: Tombow, 3M; misc: sewing machine, thread. 



Birch Frame ~ Grandkids !!!

Hi, Connie here with another, awesome, new product by Clear Scraps.  The XL Birch Wood Frame  is a beautiful home decor product that comes in different shapes and different sentiments plus did I tell you these products are Made in the USA Love that!!!!!

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Here are some photos of how the Grandkids Birch Frame was created ~

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Paint the word (Grandkids) with acrylic paint and let dry.

Paint the heart frame with a contrasting color and let dry.

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Cover the inside of the heart with pattern paper.  I used Beacon 3 - in -1 to adhere the heart paper to the wood.  Cover the two photo spaces at the bottom with pattern paper also. 

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Using Beacon 3-in-1,  glue the frames over the spaces covered with pattern paper.  Now the fun part, decide on the photos and embellishments.  Paint any embellishments that will be used to decorate the wood frame.

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The frame is easy to create and only a few items to glue down.   This is one example of many new Birch Wood Frames by Clear Scraps.  Great gift ideas using these beautiful frames.  

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Grandkids  18" Birch Wood Frame

Clear Scraps: Hammer set chipboard embellishment


Beacon 3-in-1 glue

pattern paper


acrylic paint 

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tri fold Scallop home decor

Hello, my Clear Scraps friends! As the days get closer to celebrate my daughters baby shower, the more excited I seem to get!!
Today I'm sharing how I took the Tri-Fold Scallop frame and turned it into a welcome sign for our new grandchild.

CSACtriscallop-2TAs you see, the tri-fold frames can stand beautifully upright for display, today I turned them 90 degrees because when I looked at them I saw baby bottles. Funny right? I then thought it would be a FUN way to announce our new grandchild's name at the baby shower. I'm sorry to say, the shower isn't until March 3, so I can't reveal the name just yet. :)


I added pattern paper to the top of the acrylic frames, then only punched through two of the holes so I could tie a ribbon through the holes for hanging the signs.


I then used my Silhouette to cut out heart doilies and the greeting for the signs.


I don't mean to tease with the name, but Grandma has to abide by the parents-to-be wishes on secrecy for now.
I will update on Facebook after March 3rd!!

Have a great weekend!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer



Happy Valentines Day

Hi everyone!  Happy Valentine's Day.  I hope you are having a great one, remember, even if you don't have someone special, you are special, and you deserve to celebrate the day.  Go ahead, treat yourself to fresh flowers, chocolates, whatever makes you happy.

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And here is my Valentine's Day gift for you.

A simple layered Clear Scraps Tag, covered in some of my favorite papers, a little card and lots of lace and flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.



You & Me Birch Wood Frame

Hello friends!  Its Jennifer to share one of the fabulous new Birch Wood Frames that debuted at Creativation last month!  There are six different styles of frames including the You & Me Frame I  am showing today! And I'm going to tell you how I  colored the wood, as well! 


I  had originally planned to paint my frame only in dark grey. However, it seemed too flat. So, I    decided to try a technique Susan taught me! After painting with the grey, I  used an old candle to rub wax onto the front of the frame. Next, I  applied the white chalk paint in sections. Before allowing the paint to dry, I    scraped the chalk paint with a spatula to create a distressed look. I   did end up going back and apply more white chalk paint because I  had too many scratch marks.  Sometimes its a learning curve when you try new techniques!  


I   covered the frame portion in a black buffalo plaid print and adhered with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  used a cut file from the Silhouette shop to create these rolled flowers with different patterned papers. (Paige Evans "Rolled Flower" cut file #237217).   I  inserted buttons from my stash into the centers of the flowers, as well.  


I  adhered two of the chipboard leaves from the collection I  used to accent.  Using a pop dot helps to secure the leaves on the same plane as the frame. 


I  finished by using my hot glue gun to affix my ribbon to the top of the frame. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the variety of Birch Wood Frames by visiting the Clear Scraps shop!  Have a great day! 


Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard: Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon; paint: Deco Art; misc: buttons, ribbon, Cameo Silhouette


Imagine Magic Art Board by Pinky

Hey there again Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today with a fun project I created because I LOVE Fairies, Unicorns, Mermaids and more. When I saw the new Magical Fairy Stencil I had to create with it. 

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So many NEW Releases from Clear Scraps including the 6" Magical Fairy Mascil/Stencil
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I am absolutely loving these stencils and the background is the BIYW Scalloped chipboard 6.5"x6.5" , plus the IMAGINE is the chipboard word title, which is a fantastic piece for any project. 

I will be making a galaxy paint tutorial for the blog shortly, I painted it using many paints which I will make a video for, then for the fairy I used the Viva Decor Inka Gold which is shimmery and perfect for fairies and unicorn. 

I painted the IMAGINE in white paint, and added the LOVE and LAUGH chipboard stickers I had leftover from an older project. So stay tuned, I will make a galaxy paint video later in February and share exactly how I created this. The chipboard is wonderful to paint on and thick enough to last! I promise any fairy lover or friend who loves magical beings will love this one!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Boat Shaker Album

Here is another gorgeous Shaker Mini Album that has been Released here at Clear Scraps!

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Here I painted the piece with Acrylic paint . I wrapped twine around the  life ring and paddle chipboard embellishment and used twine to attach the book together.

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I added  Glamour sequins in the shaker part from the shop here at Clear scrap. The title was cute from the paper collection.

Here is some of the inside pages..

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Be sure to head over at the Clear Scraps Store and check out all the new Shaker mini's they have some really cute fun ones..

By Angel Lebouef 

Love Wood - New Product

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you another new product from Clear Scraps, the Love Wood Birch Frame.  This is the third wall project I did using these new wood products, there are also wood accordion albums, and if you would like to see those you can check them out here(heart palette) and here(family frame). This time I chose to keep  it super simple.

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I kept the wood in its natural form and simply dry brushed some white acrylic paint to highlight a few areas.  Then, using some older rub ons, applied them to highlight certain aspects of the photo frames and letters.

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The rub ons worked great on the naked wood.  The wood really grabbed hold.  Then, I created a few flower groupings, added my photos, and was done.
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I love the way this hangs on the wall of my office, reminding me of when those special days when the children were young.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nancy Keslin