Hello Crafty Friends!
It's Dana and I'm excited to be back to share a Halloween inspired project with you! I know how many people love to decorate for Halloween. So I thought why not create a Home Decor project featuring Clear Scraps Square Printer Tray. Click here
In addition to that, we'll use Clear Scraps' Spooky Chipboard Script Word Title Click here one of the new Clear Scraps Jack-o-lantern chipboard embellishments! Click here and Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard borders!Click here
To begin our project, take your top chipboard frame and cover with some black acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
Taking my Spooky chipboard word and some Chalk Ink in purple cover thr top portion of your word. Then using orange Chalk Ink cover the bottom portion. Set aside to dry.
Take your Jack-o-lantern chipboard embellishments and cut away the top Jack-o-lantern shape. You can save the other one for a future project. Taking some craft glue I applied it to the stem and then sprinkled some green glitter over the top. Shake off any excess glitter. Do the same with applying glue to the bottom of your Jack-o-lantern and then sprinkle with orange glitter. Shake off any excess. Then set aside to dry throughly.
After your Jack-o-lantern has dried, I took a scrap piece of black cardstock and glued to the back of my Jack-o-lantern. Set this aside for now.
The papers I'll be using are from Graphic45 "Charmed " paper collection. I chose which papers and Journaling cards I wanted to use to decorate each of the sections of my tray. I cut my paper to measure 4 & 1/8 x 4 &1/8 inches. Then using craft glue I adhered each piece to the back of each of my window sections on the bottom chipboard frame piece. Here's how it looks:
Now its time to do some fuzzy cutting and chose the embellishments you want to use. I inked all my fuzzy cut embellishments with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Take your next chipboard frame piece and glue in place using Beacon glue. This glue has a strong bond and works well with chipboard. I chose not to use the acrylic sheet on my tray. You could add it if you prefer, but make sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering. Be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto the acrylic. Add your top chipboard frame in place.
Take your Deco Chipboard borders and trace onto patterned paper. Trim away any excess paper using an x-acto knife. Smooth around all the edges using a Distress tool. You may also stamp, paint, ink or stencil onto your Deco borders if you like. I inked around all the border edges. I adhered my borders along the top and bottom of the back of my tray, centered evenly.
Now it's time to have fun and decorate the inside sections of your printer tray. I like to move around all my decorative pieces and embellishments before adhering them. I also used foam dots to the back of some of my elements to create a more dimensional look, as I did for my Jack-o-lantern chipboard piece! Here's a closeup!
I added some pretty multicolored tinsel along the top and bottom edge. I also added some Halloween washi tape along some of the front window sections on my printer tray. To finish my project I added a metal hanger to the back of my tray so I could hang on my wall. You could add jute cord or ribbon if you want. Or set it up on an easel to display. Here's how it looks when finished.
Here's some more closeups!
I hope you enjoyed my project today and will be inspired to create one for yourself. Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Distress tool, x-acto knife, black acrylic paint, Chalk Ink- orange and purple, Foam dots, multicolored tinsel, metal hanger ribbon or jute cord, craft glue, Martha Stewart Glitter-Orange Sorbet and Peridot, Halloween washi tape