Printer Tray Frame Tutorial
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A Printers Tray with a twist~

Hi, Connie here with the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with a creative twist.  Clear Scraps makes this very cool product that you can really get creative with.  I really wanted to take it up a notch with more of a vintage look.  Instead of adding sequins, buttons and making it a shaker with photos I created a shadow box.  Once I got going on this more ideas flooded my head.  This is how it all shook out ~

Clear scraps_printer tray1_C. Mercer


Gesso the back panel of the Printer Tray.  Use a heat tool to dry it quickly.

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Create a background using the Gelli Press and several different colors of acrylic paints.  Let dry.

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Apply the excess paint, from the brayer, on an Art Journal page (for next creative project~no waste!)

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Apply a stencil design and add modeling paste for a raised texture.  Dry with heat tool.  For added texture apply more stencils with ink.  Gather and prepare items for inside the Printer Tray.  I stamped out some Art themed stamps, trimmed them out to add to the Printer Tray along with some other Art related items.  Glue the items in the divided spaces and let dry.  Glue two frames together and let dry (no need to paint the tops).  Glue them to the bottom back panel.  Remove plastic film from acrylic sheet and glue on top of Printer Tray.  Prepare the top frame (paint or paper) and glue over acrylic sheet.  Decorate front with more embellishments.

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 I loved digging around my craft room for Art related items to put inside the Printer Tray Frame.  The brushes are from when I first started painting "sigh".

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Very fun project!!!

Download March pdf

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Scallop Circle Printer Tray Frame

Clear Scraps: "create" chipboard word

Clear Scraps: 6" Chevron stencil and 6" Spiral stencil

Beacon/Quick Dry


DecoArt paint

Ranger inks

Gelli Press

Darkroom Door rubber stamps

Tim Holtz ( embellishment items)

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


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