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November 2020

Merry Christmas Acrylic Tag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Merry Christmas Acrylic Tag.  Christmas is not too far off and this tag would be amazing on a large gift.


I selected one of the tags from the Acrylic Tag Album.  This tag is one of 4 different tags that is included in the Tag Album.  You can use the tags for one large project or separate and use them for individual projects.

I placed the tag on a panel of Rinea Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and cut the foil to fit the tag.  Once cut, I adhered it it.  Then, tearing a strip of Rinea Ruby Starstruck Foiled Paper, I placed it in an embossing folder.


I adhered the torn paper  to the left side of the tag as I wanted both the foils to be prominent on the tag. 
Creating a bow from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, I adhered it to the tag using a pearl brad.
Since the foiled paper holds its shape, you can form it as you like.


A large Merry Christmas phrase was stamped with black ink on white cardstock and die cut.  It was then matted with a larger die cut scalloped panel, also in Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


Poinsettias were added to the tag with brads.   It was easy to punch holes in the acrylic for the brads.


To finish, I added some coordinating gold dew drops around the phrase.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Prima Poinsettias; Robin's Nest Dew Drops; Joy Clair Stamp


Hello Fall Home Decor Project

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here with a Fall Home Decor Project to display on your door or wall. I love decorating my home with seasonal decorations. Clear scraps has so many products to choose from. Click Here and see what's new.

For this project I am using the Hello Fall 4x6 stencil Click Here

For the wooden base I'm using Clear Scraps Jumbo Wooden Rounded Tag shape Click Here

I also chose one of the Clear Scraps chipboard trees Click Here


First of all I painted my Jumbo Wooden tag using Folk Art Chalk paint "sheepskin" cover the front surface and sides of tag. Let dry.


I also painted my chipboard bare tree with brown acrylic paint. Let dry.


Next I took my Hello Fall stencil and using some masking tape, I adhered my stencil towards the top of my wooden tag piece. Then using my Distress Inks and a ink dabber, I applied each color randomly over my stencil using a light circular motion. Make sure your stencil is secured firmly to your wood surface to prevent it from moving. Carefully lift your stencil off and then touch up any areas where the ink may show using your sheepskin chalk paint. Let dry.

Now I applied some Finnibair Rust paste to the bottom edge of my tag, using a stiff old paintbrush. Using a pouncing motion, I applied each layer of color till I achieved the look I desired. I also applied some green acrylic paint over the layer of rust paste, in scattered areas.


After the paste dries, I took some Beacon 3 in 1 Glue to adhere my chipboard tree to the bottom of my tag. 

Then I took a Gemini die and using my diecutting machine, cut out a variety of different colored leaves from scrap papers. I then glued my leaves on some of the bare tree branches, on the ground and some below my tree to resemble them falling.


To finish off my tag, I scattered a few glittered leaves onto the surface, some with foam dots to add some dimension. Also adhered a chipboard sentiment. 

Last I took my jude cord (included in your package) thread it through the hole in the top of your tag and tied into a knot. Hot glued a silk flower on top. 



I hope this project has inspired you! This tag will look great hanging on your door and is sure to be a seasonal fall decor piece you can use for many years to come. 

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Until next time, happy crafting!

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Finnibair Rust paste, Distress inks: orange marmalade, mustard seed and rusty hinge. Gemini Papercraft diecut leaves, Folk Art Sheepskin acrylic paint.


Thankful DIY Mason Jar Pallet


Greetings!   Today I am excited to share this seasonal project with you!  This year it may be difficult but we all need to remember to be thankful! And I created this project as a gentle reminder to myself! 
To recreate this project you will need:
Paint - White, Rust red, Crackle Medium, Gold Paint Pen, Jute, Flower Sprigs, Paper Flower
Start by painting your Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape with your base paint color.  I choose a reddish brown color.  Let dry. 


Apply your crackle medium onto your pallet.   Let dry. 

Once your pallet is dry apply white paint onto your pallet.  I have found that a thick layer of paint works best! 

Once you pain is dry, layer your Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil  onto pallet.  Using pencil trace "thanks" onto pallet. 

Fill in traced "thanks" with gold paint pen. 

Add your floral sprigs and a jute bow and paper flower to finish! 

I hope you are inspired to get created with your Clear Scraps Supplies! 


Father Time/Mechanical Santa

Good morning all my fellow artist and mixed media lovers.... This is Dora and today we are going to make something super cool and unique. I just love Christmas!! Though, I also love "time", "mechanical", and "grunge"!! So why not put them all together? Are you ready to dive in and get started? Let's go...

In this piece I am using the Wood Deco, Clock Chipboard, Edison Light Bulb Chipboard, and lots of metal embellishments. Here is a photo of the finished pieced so you can see how it turned out. If you are inspired, grab some materials, and have some fun with me.


So this first step is a little different than normal. I already had the wooden piece covered in crackle medium, as I was going to use it for something else, then of course changed my mind at the last minute. Set it to the side, thought about it, and now here we are making use of it once more. 


Now I start to gather up all the things I want to add onto my panel. Including gears, wire, ornament hangers, and odds n ends. I use my sprays, paints, waxes, and texture paste to color, coat and give that grungy feel.


This is the easiest step - I just take my black ink and distress all the sides of my focal point papers.


Here I am using my own mixture of alcohol ink sprays for the background. You can use any color that you like. I have chosen - orange, green, brown, copper, and blue. 


Once the background is fully dry (I use my heat tool to speed things up a bit), start laying out how you would like to see it on your panel. Take a photo if you feel like you may forget. I personally like going off the whim, so I lay it out and then put it back where I feel it looks good. 


Once everything adhered to the panel, making sure it is dry, I use some of my bright waxes, Teal and Cream, to go over the tops of some of the embellishments. This will allow them to stand out and be seen. You don't want them to be hidden away - you want them to be brightened up a bit. 


And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on my take of Father Time/Mechanical Santa. I say that because we all have our own perception of who these people are. I see Father Time in a mechanical sense. I see Santa as a jolly guy who helps out the kids on Christmas..... So I have just combined them together as one person!! I feel it has come out rather nice and unique. Below you will find the finished panel and close up photos of all the angels. 

Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website!

As always, see you next time!!! Be bless, think outside the box, and color outside the lines!!! All the best artists do!! Happy Creating!!




Clear Scraps Medium Wood Gnome--No Place Like Gnome

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today sharing a home decor project

with one of Clear Scraps fun new goodies, their Medium Wood Gnome!

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How cute is this guy??!!  These are so much fun to decorate!  The raw wood can be

painted, inked, sprayed, covered with paper, whatever you'd like to do to make

this little cutie your own!  On this one I used a combo of different things.  Most of

him is painted.  The beard you can see I used 2 colors to give it a lot more depth

and dimension.  I also inked around the edges of all of the pieces, which you

don't have to do, but I like the "woodsy" feel it give using the brown ink to create

shadows and layers of color.  I did also use some paper and I'm sure you can see!

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The best part is that there is a separate piece for the hat and the beard, so that

way if you want to trace around it and cut out of paper, it's super easy to do!

I did add a little embellishment to the hat, adding a band and also some decoration.

It's always fun to add a little bit of extra detail, and the fussy cut leaves, button and

twine are a perfect addition.  The other embellishment that I added on to this project,

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The word "Home" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Word Titles.  They come

as raw chipboard that you paint, ink, etc.  Here I painted it with green acrylic

paint and then dabbed on a little bit of brown paint to fit with the fall woods

theme.  I turned it into a sign for him to hold by gluing the word on a scrap of

brown cardstock, and then I added more fussy cut leaves on the sign.  He just looks

like an adorable little guy that lives in the forest, doesn't he?


Thanks so much for stopping by today, stop back again soon!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 

Medium Wood Gnome, Home Chipboard Word Title


Echo Park--A Perfect Autumn papers, enamel dots, twine,

button, brown cardstock, orange, brown, green, pink and

cream acrylic paint, Vintage Photo distress ink.

Grateful Deco Wood Decor

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Tami with you today and trying to get in the mood for fall. We finally are having more cool days in Texas and it's easier to think about fall decor when you can slip into a sweater when you go for a walk. We don't get many of the gorgeous fall colors that some other areas get. I do have a pear tree out front that the leaves change colors on. But every year, a day or two after they change, the wind knocks them all off the tree! 

If I can't get the autumn colors in the nature around me, I guess I can make some for myself. And that is exactly what I did when I made this project. You could use it as part of your thanksgiving decor, but it is more of a fall project than a thanksgiving project...


I started with a Deco Wood Shape these come in a pack of 3, so you will have 2 to leftover, for gifts or other seasonal decor.

I painted it with a base of darker brown slightly mixed with tan...


Then I added another layer of paint, this time using Ivory and Tan; i spritzed the surface lightly to help the paint apply in a thin coat...


After the paint dried, I lightly sanded the piece, sanding a little more around the edges...


Next, it was time to prepare the leaves. I used 2 of the Maple Branch Chipboard Embellishments. I wanted to create the wonderful color variations that real leaves have, so after perusing my studio, I decided on my Color Bursts. Color Bursts are powders that are activated by water.

First, puff the powder in tiny scattered amounts on all the leaves. I used 3 colors...


Then the fun part! Spritz on a little water and watch the magic happen. The Color Bursts work great on Clear Scraps Chipboard...


I wanted a little more pop of yellow on the leaves, so I added small amounts of powder to them and dabbed them with my finger while the leaves were still damp. Set the leaves aside to dry...


Then print out the Grateful definition, or whatever fall word or phrase you want to use...


Cut out your sentiment and ink the top and bottom edges with brown ink, then adhere it at a slight angle to the wood shape...


Use a file to remove excess paper from around the edges...


Then ink the side edges...


When the leaves on the chipboard have dried, paint the branches brown, and set aside to dry...


When the chipboard pieces are dry, adhere to the top right and bottom left of the wood shape using 3D Dots...


*NOTE: I'll be using the chipboard frame from the Maple Branch Chipboard Embellishment that is usually discarded on a card for my November 14 post.


Clear Scraps: Deco Wood Shape and Maple Branch Chipboard Embellishments

Other: TCW: Ken Oliver Color Bursts: Calypso Pack and Spray Bottle, Clear Snap: ColorBox Chalk Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue, Brown, Tan and Ivory Acrylic Paint and 3D Dots

Tools: Trimmer, Sandpaper and Paintbrush

Gratitude Tall Pumpkin Acrylic Album

Hello Clear Scraps friends! It's Jennifer here to share a mini album I  created using the Acrylic 5x7 Regular Album!  When I  first discovered Clear Scraps, I  fell in love with the acrylic albums and still look forward to creating with them!  Because its November, I  wanted to create a gratitude journal and I'm going to show you my techniques!  


I  used the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker Shape as the focal point of my cover!  The Shakers are very versatile as they can also be used on layouts, cards, or home decor projects!  They are the perfect size! I  used Gold Metallic Gilding Polish on the top chipboard frame of the shaker.  You apply in a circular pattern and allow to dry. 


I  adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  then cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth edges. 


Next, I  adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base layer (again using my Beacon adhesive).


I  added some chunky gold sequins the center of my shaker as well as popped up a die cut butterfly.  I  then adhered the acrylic overlay.


Last, I  adhered my top chipboard frame and added a sentiment to the top.  Using a solvent based adhesive to adhere the Shaker works best especially when working with acrylic. 


For the pages of my album, I  added droplets of three coordinating colors of alcohol inks followed by using a cotton applicator to blend.  I  wanted the colors to look "splotchy" and not uniform.


The alcohol ink dries quickly so I  then could move on to decorating my album.  I  always try to use the inside of the front cover for journaling.  


Using my Gold Metallic Gilding Polish, I  colored the Bare Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape  to my next page. I  then stamped leaves onto patterned paper and cut out to place around the tree.  


I  left most of this page "bare" without covering with any paper.  


For my next page, I  did add a 4.5 x 6.5 piece of patterned paper.  I  then adhered the Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment Shape (which again I  used the Gold Metallic Gilding Polish).  I  then added die cuts and a metal sentiment tied on with bakers twine. 


My last two pages, I  set up for journaling using patterned papers and additional die cuts.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope you are inspired to create your own gratitude journal using Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Prima; metal charms, metal clip, ink, alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Teresa Collins Designs; stamps: American Crafts, Citrus Twist Kits; rhinestones: Taylored Expressions; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings. 



Winter Mittens Card by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today sharing a Winter Mittens card using the Mittens Chipboard Embellishments.  The holidays are just around the corner.  Have your started your holiday cards yet?


Cutting a snowy themed pattern paper, I matted it with navy cardstock.  Next, I wrapped the panel with ribbon before adding the panel to the card base.   The mittens were colored using a dark blue ink pad;  alternatively, I could have  painted the mittens, but the ink was at hand so I went with it.  I also used puff paint to create the faux fur. 


Once the puff paint dried, I used the Stripes Layering Stancil to give the mittens a design, using red ink to create the stripes.


The mittens were added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  Winter Wishes and Snowman Kisses from Joy Clair's Snowy Greetings stamp set were stamped on  scraps of the pattern paper and then matted with scraps of navy cardstock before being added atop the mittens.


To finish, I added some Robin's Nest Dew Drops around the card.  I also added several to the stamped phrases.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Joy Clair Stamps; Imagine Crafts Ink; Robin's Nest Dew Drops; Ribbon; Puff Paint


Featured Designer Ramya Abhijit Paul

Hello everyone ! It's Ramya here and I'm happy to share another project using Clear Scrap Product Acrylic Tags.They do have a chipboard tag too, you can check out the item here.



How to:
  • First, I pasted the pattern paper over the clear acrylic tag(remove the protective film) and applied dye ink over the edges using a sponge
  • Then I designed the tag using Xmas Tree Stencil and cut the shape out from pattern paper
  • For creating the holy shrubs, I used green pattern paper and applied black distress oxide on the edges with the help of a sponge and pasted the red pom pom over the leaves.
  • Die cut the sentiment "JOY" using gold foil paper
  • Atlast assemble the holy shrub, tree & sentiment over the tags



Materials Used:

Featured Designer Maya Yang

Hello everyone and happy November! It's Maya on the blog today sharing a mixed media thank you album using the Thank You Wood Card and the Brick Wall Masking Stencil. The wood cards are just perfect to use as a front and back cover to a mini album! Below are the process pictures of how I created this album. 
First, this is the thank you wood card pack that contains 2 wood pieces (size 3.75 x 5.75). To start this album, I painted the front and back wood pieces in pink acrylic paint.
When the background paint dried, I painted another layer by adding some brick pattern using lighter pink acrylic paint and Brick Wall Masking Stencil.
For the inside covers, I cut down 2 cards from a 4 x 6 journaling cards paper, trimmed them to 3.75 x 5.75, and adhered with tacky glue.
Next, I chose 4 patterned papers for the inside note pads and cut them to 3.75 x 5.75. I also punched holes in the note pads and added the book rings.
For the cover decoration, I chose some patterned stickers, paper flowers and burlap ribbon to decorate the front and back cover. I also tied a piece of lace ribbon on the book ring.
And here is the finished back cover.
I hope you are inspired to create a mini album of your own using a Clear Scraps album. Have a wonderful day! Blessings.
Additional Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Carta Bella "12 x 12 Spring Market Collection"
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool