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Nativity Mixed Media Acrylic Tag


Hello everyone... Helen is here and today I have a Nativity mixed media acrylic tag to share with you all. I hope it is not to early for Christmas project!

I use one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album as the base tag. 


I removed the clear plastic covers from both sides of the tag, and then I covered the acrylic tag surface with the mod podge (gel medium will work well, too for this step).

I added the old hymnal music page on the tag and then cover it again with the mod podge and let it dried well.


After surface dried well, I trimmed the extra paper with scissors.

I covered the surface randomly with metallic paste (gold and silver), and I also added some white gesso.


When the that paste and white gesso layer dried well, I covered the whole tag with Glitter mod podge for some sparkle look on it (I really wish the camera can capture it!). Then let it sit to dry.

If you are not patient enough waiting each layer of medium to dry, you can dry them with craft heater, but have to be very very very careful to not be over heated becuase the acrylic tag can bend or the paste can be bubbly. 


Next step, I put the 4x6 Nativity stencil on top of the tag and I taped it down so it would not move around when I added the modeling paste.

I added the metallix gel on the stencil just on the navitity image.


On the craft mat, I mixed some fine iridescent glitter with the white modeling paste. Then I added the paste on the stars above the nativity image.


I put the 6x6 Ice Crystal Snowflakes Stencil at the bottom of the nativity image and I added some of the mixed glitter paste on it too.

I set the tag aside and let the paste to dry while I worked on the extra embellishment pieces.


I cut out some green and red cardstock using the holly leaves swirl and berries dies. Then, I printed the sentiment on a white cardstock, and cut it with the oval stitched die.

I added all the extra pieces on top of the tag, right bellow the nativity with 3-in-1 Beacon adhesive and some 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Here are are the close ups on the tag...




I hope this will give you more ideas for your Holidays projects. It is coming soon for sure! Visit Clear Scraps store to check on what's new!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have wonderful day!

Fall Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here today to share a fall themed home decor project I  created using the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape!  This is one of my favorite times of the year and even more so I  love creating fall projects!  



I  began by painting my pallet with orange chalk paint. Most paints will work with the birch wood but chalk paint dries quickly.  Next, using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil, I  applied a thin layer of modeling paste to the top and bottom slats of the pallet.  I  allowed the paste to dry thoroughly as well as washed my Mascil. I  then blended three colors of Distress Oxide Inks to the modeling paste again using my Twig Leaves Mascil as guidance. 



And here is a close up of the end result! I  did use sand paper to go over the top to give it a more distressed look. 


As an accent, I  added the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to the right of my photo.  I  painted the chipboard with black chalk in and inserted a saying from a cut-a-part from the collection I  used.  


I  also wanted to add flowers to the top of my Mason Jar but the ones I  had didn't quite match. I  used orange and green spray inks to color my paper flowers and allowed ample time for drying. 


I  adhered my flowers using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive layering them to look as if they are coming out of the jar.  I  also added some bakers twine to accent. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to do some fall crafting with Clear Scraps!  See the DIY Pallet Shapes by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; paint: FolkArt; Distress Ink, Distress Spray, metal clip: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ribbon: SnugHug; misc: vellum, sand paper


You Rock! birthday card

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog for Clear Scraps and I created a card for my son, his birthday is in September and he plays the guitar!

First of all, I have to apologize, I got in the zone and forgot to take pictures as I worked this card out but I do have an idea of how I made it. 
I painted the guitar to match my son's guitar with pictures from the internet, then set it aside to dry while I worked on the background. Here is the first layer of acrylic paint.
I found a really cool image from a magazine ad and used this as the background after layering it over a light blue piece of cardstock, this was then glued down on top of a white cardstock base. I then add the guitar and the You Rock and the Happy Birthday from my Dymo printer for the sentiment. I then added some music washi tape along the bottom of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Acrylic Christmas Theme Challenge


Susan over at Clear Scraps challenged our Design Team to create a Christmas Themed project using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets .  To be honest, it had been a while since I used the Acrylic sheets to create a card.  I forgot how fun they are to create with! You can see the dimension they add below! 
Start by trimming your Acrylic Sheet to fit your card base. Both sides of the acrylic have a protective film on them.  I always leave these on during the creation process. 
Trim away all but 11/4 inches of card base front. Use a border punch on edge. 
Punch through acrylic and card front. Cover card base with patterned paper. 
Remove protective film from both sides of acrylic.  Attach to card base with jingle bell brads. 
Layer gold card stock onto to card.  Add large snowflake. 
Add flowers to front of acrylic card and sticker greeting to finish. 

I hope you are inspired to try acrylic on your cards! 

Teachers Apple

Hello! Today I made a quick teacher gift with a gift bag. Check out the Clear Scraps Blog for more fun ideas!

Supplies used - 
Please remember to take off the clear covering on all of the plexiglass items! 
First of all, I painted the background apple with black acrylic paint, then started gluing the layers together after it was dry. I then painted the top layer with distress paint and regular acrylic paint, then let that dry. 
I then used a Posca pen in white to write "#1 Teacher" on it to mimic a chalkboard, then I filled the apple with the summer sequins. I then placed the acrylic over the sequins and glued this down then the final painted layer of the chipboard. 
I drilled a hole in the stem and added the twine then tied it to the bag. Presto! finished gift and bag ready to go for that favorite teacher!

Clear Scraps Wood House -- Haunted House

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today, to share a home decor

project for fall!  Halloween will be here before you know it, and with

everything going on right now, decorating is one of the fun things I'm

still enjoying, and creating my own, is even better!

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How cute is this little house??!!  Clear Scraps has these cute little Wood House Shapes

in a 3 pack!!  These make such cute home decor for you or for gifts!  And since you

get 3 you can make them for different holidays, how cute would a Christmas house,

or a Patriotic house, or even and Easter/Spring house be?!  Or even make one as

an awesome every day decor piece, with your family name, and est. date--this

would make a great house warming gift too!  It was easy to decorate.  I traced it

onto the ghost patterned paper, cut it out, glued to the house shape, then added

different decor pieces.  I used some stickers, paper scraps, a journal card, and

also used one of the NEW Clear Scraps Shaker, the cute little "BOO" word.

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The base piece was painted with orange acrylic paint, and then brushed

with some black distress ink.  The "OO" part is the shaker part, and was

painted with black acrylic paint on the top frame, and a sequin mix added

before I glued on the acrylic and then the top black frame.  On the top of

the house, I used the Clear Scraps Ornate Lock Chipboard Embellishment.

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It's painted with black and gray acrylic paint, and then was glued to

the top of the house, and layered up with some stickers.  The banner

was cut from some patterned paper and added with foam tape and

finished off with a couple of twine bows.  It makes an adorable home

decor piece for my house this Halloween!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to create

your own Halloween or any type of home decor using these cute little houses!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood House 3 pack, Boo ShakerOrnate Lock

Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  orange, black and gray, acrylic paint, sequins, twine,

Carta Bella Halloween Market collection, Black Soot distress ink.

Mickey In Autumn

Good morning all my crafty friends, this is Dora, bring you something I created for my mom. She loves Mickey and she also love Autumn. I tried to do something that was different and unique. Taking out the traditional Mickey style and replacing with something seasonal. In this project I have used the Mickey Printer Tray that you can fin HERE! The mini Owl Shaker that you can find HERE! Plus, the Tree Branches stencil HERE! Hope you enjoy reading and learning another way to use something traditional in a non-traditional way! 

Mickey Autumn

The first thing I did was take the Mickey backing piece (the solid one), place it on the paper I wanted to use for the background, and traced around it. I cut out the piece I wanted to use and glued it to the back piece. As you can see from the images below, how the background comes through the "windows" of the frame pieces.

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Next - I took the Tree Branch stencil and did something to ensure that I only placed it where the “windows” would be. Now, here is an easy way to accomplish that. Place stencil on the back solid piece, then lay the open top piece over the stencil to for a sandwich for the stencil, and then apply the paste you would like to use only in the “window sections. This way when you glue the top layers on, you are not getting uneven spots from the paste. Once all of that was finished I glued two of the three layers to the background piece.

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Next – I took the last top layer and chose two background papers for the ears and the bottom half circle, traced out the size needed, cut them out, and glued them on the back of the piece. once that was dry, I glued the whole top layer to the other two layers. 


Once that was done, I grabbed out the owl shaker and began the process of coloring it gold and bronze. Along with the letters that spell “Jackie” for my mom, with rust paste – red/orange.


Once I had them colored, I placed googly eyes on the owl, some sequins – micro beads – and two leaves, into the shaker area of the owl.


Now we get to do the fun part of gluing the owl all the way together, including the acrylic (remember to take the film off both sides), Gathering the elements to use for decoration, and making sure everything fits nicely. as you can see here I have binder clips in place to ensure a solid hold all the way around. 


When everything is dried on the owl, take the clips off, place glue only where you want him/her to sit, and glue to the top layer of the Micky frame. I have added some little mini beads all over, a few berries and leaves behind his head. Then a small yellow flower beside him.


Thank you so very much for stopping in to read and learn how to put this Mickey Printer Tray together in an autumn fashion. Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing!  I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading and hope you have a lovely day!! 

Here are some close ups -

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Halloween Gift Bag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Halloween Gift Bag using one of the new shakers - the  Mini Shaker Boo .   This is one of 14 new shakers and each is as cute as the next.  With Halloween coming, I wanted a special gift bag for a sweet child and new that the Boo Shaker would be an amazing addition to the gift bag.


The shaker consists of  4 chipboard pieces and 1 acrylic piece.  Remember to pull the plastic covering off the acrylic piece before assembling the shaker.


I painted each chipboard piece with white paint, then placed them aside to dry.


Since we are near Halloween, I thought I'd add wiggly eyes as the shaker instead of beads.


Using a white gift bag, I selected green and orange burlap.  Cutting them to fit I frayed the edges before adhering them to the gift bag.  Boo was then adhered to the center of the gift bag.


Using black mesh ribbon, I created a simple one looped bow using the Bowdabra then I tied the bow to the handle of the gift bag.  Now we are ready for Halloween gift giving.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  white paint, burlap, gift bag, wiggly eyes


Grateful, Thankful, Blessed Art Journal

Hello everyone... Helen is here again today and I would love to share you an art journal page I created using Clear Scraps Stencils.


For the base, I applied some pigment inks on the mixed media page using the brayer. I applied each color overlapping each other to build up the background. I did it several time until the whole page was covered enough with the inks.


Next layer, I added the printed tissue paper. I tore the tissue paper into some pieces and randomly I added on the page with gel medium and brush. I let it sit until the gel medium dried well. 


After that, I put the 6x6 Fall Leaves on top of the page and applied the modeling paste on the stencil with the palette knife. I covered the edges to be look like a leafy frame on the page. I let the paste to dry naturaly. It took a while... but if you want, you can also use craft heater tool to dry the paste but have to be very careful becuase the paste can be bubbly when it is too hot.


After the modeling paste dried, I applied some white gesso on the page using flat brush. It was a thin layer that only muted the background a little bit. I let the white gesso to dry.


Next step is adding some colors. I started to build up the colors for the page. First, I sprayed the mixed media art sprays on the page and blended them with brush. After that, I dabbed of some puddle of paint with paper towel and then I dried the paints with craft heater.


I grabbed some of my Metallic Gelatos sticks and applied them on the page. I scribbled the pigment on the page and then blended them with my finger.


I put the 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil right in the middle of the page, and then I scribbled some of the black Gelatos stick on the stencil and using my finger to spread the pigment. After that, I added some white acrylic paint splatters on the page and dried it with craft heater.


Next, I grabbed the chipboard rectangle. This is actually the frame that came with the chipboard shape embellishements. I saved them after I cut out the embellishment so I can use on other projects such as like this. I colored this chipboard frame with some gold and white coconut metallic Gelatos for extra shine. I added the chipboard frame on the page with permanent adhesive glue.


I wrote the words: Grateful, Thankful and Blessed on a white cardstock using Black Permanent Brush Pen. I trimmed them into word stripes and I added on the page with 3D foam tape and permanent adhesive glue.

That's my project for today... Hope you all enjoy it. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Have wonderful day....

Notes Album

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today with Clear Scraps using their wonderful wood products for all kinds of projects. This project is using the Notes Wood Card covers

Supplies used - 
Notes Wood Card Covers
Archival Ink 
To start this piece, I looked around for coordinating papers to use to cover the inside and back of the card covers. Then I cut down the pieces and used all 0f the scraps on the covers for decoration.
I used the Archival Ink on the front cover to match the paper. To apply the ink, just rub it over the cover until you get the saturation of color you are happy with. 
Here are the inside covers of the front and back of the notes card. 
Here I drilled holes in the note pad and added the book rings.
Here is the back cover.
Here is the finished front cover, you can see where I used all my scraps of paper on the cover. These card covers have lots of potential! I have a few more, I think I will make a journal next! 

Harvest Pumpkin Home Decor Canvas

Hello Crafty Friends!

Fall is almost upon us! I love decorating my home for every season. Today I want to share with you, a Pumpkin Home Decor project. I used Clear Scraps  medium wooden pumpkin pallet shape. You can find it Click here


Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Amber Sunset papers, flowers, chipboard and puffy  stickers, crystals, sequins, pearls

Clear Scraps Chipboard Swirl Butterflies Click here

Finnibair Patina Effect Rust Pastes: Rust, Brown and Gold

Glitteriffic polka dot and Gold

Acrylic paint in Pumpkin Orange and Shamrock Green

White canvas 8x10 inches, scissors, paper trimmer, distress tool, fall foliage diecut shapes diecut machine, craft glue, Decoupage glue, sponge brush, paintbrush, Glossy Accents, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, hot glue gun, Distress ink

Step 1: Paint the front of your pumpkin pallet shape with orange and green paint.  Don't forget to paint the around the edges and in between your wooden pallet. Set aside to dry.


Cut paper strips from one of the papers and lay down as desired onto your canvas base. Use Decoupage glue to adhere paper strips to canvas. Set aside to dry. 


Next take another sheet of decorated paper and trim to size across each pallet section, on your wood pumpkin surface. I left about 1/4 inch of the orange base showing. Distress and ink the edges of each piece of paper.  Adhere to your wood pumpkin surface with Beacon 3 in 1 glue.


Now choose one your Clear Scraps Chipboard swirl butterflies and paint the body brown.


Then take some Glitteriffic Gold paint and brush onto the butterfly wings. This adds a nice glitterery effect. After it dries, I  carefully bent the butterfly wings slightly, so they appear to be moving.


Next I diecut a few fall leaves and foliage pieces, and fuzzy cut out a butterfly, and little fox. 


Take some of the Finnibair rust pastes and apply to the part of the stem and bottom of your pumpkin. I apply to the surface using a pouncing motion and a stiff old paintbrush,  adding one color at a time, until I get the desired look. Let dry. Using a hot glue gun or strong adhesive,  like Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, adhere your wooden pumpkin pallet shape to the middle of your canvas. 


Now the fun part of your decorating your pumpkin. Arrange your flowers, and other embellishments you like to your pumpkin surface. I like to add a few pearls onto my flowers with Glossy Accents. I brushed some gold Glitteriffic polka dot and Gold paint to my flower petals. I also glued my Clear Scraps swirls butterfly to the upper right corner of my canvas. I also added some foam dots to the back of my little fox to add some dimension.




I hope you enjoyed this project and you will give it a try and make one to decorate your home for fall. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the great products they have for all your crafting needs. Click here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog! See you soon! 


Back to School Wood Puzzle

Hello friends! Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a fun home decor project I  created with one of the Wood Puzzle Shapes from Clear Scraps!  Most students are back to school (in some form or another) so I   decided to document my kids' photos from last year!  Using the Square Wood Puzzle Shape as my background, I  created a layout that would be fun to display every fall! 


I  began by covering each puzzle piece with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  also covered my Square Wood DIY Frame as well in the cute blue gingham pattern.  I  then cut away excess paper with scissors as well as used an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  I  distressed each piece with brown chalk ink before adhering together. 


After adding my photos, I  adhered my title cut from the Silhouette with red cardstock. I  like how it pops against the black and white print! 


I  utilized the Wood Square to hold my journaling which I  typed on my electric typewriter and white cardstock. I  also added a stamped date at the bottom. The entire piece was adhered with my Beacon 3-in-1. 


For added dimension, I  layered coordinating buttons from my stash across the bottom of my photos. This is a great way to give your project some depth as well as use up those buttons! 


Lastly, I  used my Big Bite hole punch to thread ribbon at the top of my Puzzle in order to hang my creation. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out what's new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; chalk ink: Quick Quotes; die cut machine: Silhouette; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  misc: buttons, wood ruler, typewriter, cut file, x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Clear Scraps Witches Hat Shaker -- Birthday Witches Card

Hey there everybody!!  Laura here today!  Have you ever tried using acrylic to

 create a card?  I have one to share with you today with some fun techniques too!

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In the picture you can see the light shine through on the right.

I wanted to make sure you could see the cool effect of the acrylic!

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This is the acrylic piece with the alcohol inks applied.  It's a unique

background, no two turn out the same!  Fun to watch as you dab

the colors on the acrylic piece!  And the cardstock color you choose

to go behind it will change the look like you can see in this photo:

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The cute Witches Hat Shaker is one of the NEW shakers available!

You can find it HERE.  All of the new in the store can be found HERE.

I created this cute shaker by painting the top layer with black acrylic

paint, and while it dried, I traced the shape out of some purple distressed 

looking patterned paper, then cut it out and glued it to the base piece.  I glued 

on the other layers, but before I glued on the acrylic layer and the top painted

frame, I added a few sequins and beads, then I tied on a little ribbon bow.

The sentiment I printed off my computer and trimmed it into a banner,

then matted it and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

If you look closely, there IS a little more to that front acrylic piece.

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The random black damask pattern was created using the Clear Scraps

6" Damask stencil.  It's a nice touch for a Halloween card, I added

just a bit here and there using some black chalkboard paint for a

nice matte effect, and then the edges were brushed using the same

paint, applied using a foam brush.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  acrylic sheet, Witches Hat Shaker, 6" Damask stencil

Other:  green cardstock, green ribbon, sequin mix, black chalboard paint,

Bella Blvd sticker, Paper House paper, purple and green alcohol inks.

"Into The Woods"

Good Morning, all my crafty friends!! This is Dora and today we are going to be working on something out of the "box" for me. As you know, I love mixed media, however, I tend to choose more steampunk, grungy, or a mix for my layouts. Well, a friend and team member (Dana), has inspired me step out and try something new! I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial. I am using the clear acrylic scallop for the back piece which you can find here!


Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing! I hope you enjoyed learning another way to use the larger acrylic pieces. I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading/watching and hope you have a lovely day!! 

Other Materials used - flowers, mini pine cones, mini wreath (bird nest), floral assortments, shaker leaves, branches from my yard, moss, the deer is from an ephemera kit, and last but not least an embroidery hoop as the frame!! 

Here is a sneak peek at what is in the video!! 


Create your Own Wagon Pallet


Fall is in the air!  so today I am excited to share this adorable Fall decor I created with Clear Scraps XL Wood Wagon.   I love how the finished project looks hanging on my door!


To create your very own wagon, start by base coating your wagon with acrylic paint. 
Once dry paint again with crackle medium and let dry. 
Once dry, paint with top paint color and let dry. 

You can see all the crackle details that pop as the project dries! 

Add a floral sprig to finish your project.  I choose to tie jute onto my wagon to hang it, but you could also use your crop a dile punch and punch holes for hanging!