Acrylic

Fin Mini Shaker Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products! Summer is in full swing and I am loving the warm days and extra sunlight! Which of course means time outdoors and fun activities like hanging out at the pool!  I  documenting this adorable photo of my niece and nephew swimming and thought the Fin Mini Shaker Shape would be the perfect focal point!

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I began by painting my top chipboard frame of the shaker using chalk paint in a patina color.  Chalk paint isn't necessary but it does dry quickly.  And I just happened to love this color for my page!  I also painted the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames as well. 

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Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of my shaker. I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I  finished by sanding the edges to smooth any rough spots. 

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Again using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered my two middle frames to the base as shown.  I then added a few different varieties of chunky glitter to the center of my shaker.  For adhering the acrylic piece, it is best to add your adhesive onto the chipboard as apposed to the acrylic overlay.  This will prevent smudging on the acrylic.

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Here is the close up of the end result! I did again use my Beacon to adhere the Fin to my layout for a good seal. 

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For my background, I secured the 12 Inch Fish Scales Mascil to my 12x12 white cardstock with washi tape. I then blended four different Distress Oxide Inks as shown. 

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Here is a close up of the stencil + oxide ink! I love the bright colors and how it turned out!

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Lastly, I added in different embellishments from the collection I used to accent my page!

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Echo Park Paper; card stock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp: October Afternoon; inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: The Twinery;   misc: thread, x-acto  knife

 


Beach Themed Acrylic Phone Stand

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a beach-themed phone stand using the Scallop Acrylic Phone Stand. Let's check it out!

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This is the Scallop Acrylic Phone Stand pack (4 x 8 inches). It comes with two pieces of acrylic that interlock with each other. 

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First, I started by tracing the bigger piece to a patterned paper and then cut it out using a scissor and a craft knife.

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▼ Before gluing the cut out paper to the acrylic piece, remember to remove the film from both sides.

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▼ Then, I applied Zip Dry scrapbook glue on the edge to adhere the paper to the back of the acrylic piece. The glue dries fast and clear, perfect for acrylic projects.

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Next, I decided to add another layer to the bottom of the front acrylic piece. Again, I traced the acrylic piece to a patterned paper, then I used a border punch to create a waving pattern on the edge.

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▼ I also fussy cut some ephemera and adhered them to the front of the acrylic piece using double-sided adhesive foam. Using double-sided adhesive foam for adhering really gives it a dimensional look!

Last, I used a strand of twine for the edge of this acrylic piece to give it a even beachier feel.

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Thank you all for stopping by! You can check out all of the phone/tablet stands by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create your own phone stand. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Paper Products
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue, Scrapbook.com Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife


Days Gone By Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today! Do you love to scrapbook? Have you tried creating a layout on acrylic? It's so versatile and you can use many different craft mediums and apply to your acrylic to get the look you desire or specific theme.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps XL Scalloped shape. Click Here but there's many different styles to chose from. We will also be using Clear Scraps Chipboard heart Click Here and feathers chipboard Click Here

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My papers I chose are from Blue Fern and are from their Jane's Memoirs collection. Since I'm creating a heritage layout, I thought these would be perfect!

To start, we will be decorating our chipboard shapes first. For the heart, cut away from your outside chipboard piece. You can save this outside piece for another project. I covered the main heart with some glitter, and painted the smaller heart inside with pink acrylic paint. Let dry. After it dries, I took some Pebeo Gliding wax -Gold, and rubbed with my finger over the swirled areas on my chipboard heart. Then I chose a background paper to decorate the inside of my heart. I traced and cut it out. Applied to the back of my chipboard heart with glue. I prefer to use Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It grabs quickly and has a permanent bond. Set your heart aside. 

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For the feather chipboard I applied some Finnibair rust pastes using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion. I like the effect this creates. Gives it a weathered rusty look. Let dry.

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Next chose a background paper of your choice. I cut my 12x12 paper on all sides to measure about 10x10 inches. This leaves a nice clear edge of acrylic showing. I used a Clear adhesive tape to attach my scrapbook paper to the back of my acrylic sheet. I only applied tape to the four corners. You may use a clear drying craft glue, but be careful not too apply too much. Then I applied ink lightly to the edges of my acrylic sheet. I used Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose Gold.

Now you can start planning how you want to decorate your layout. I chose a vintage photo of my grandparents as my main focal point. I matted my photo on cream cardstock and adhered to the middle left side of my page.  I fussy cut out a tiny envelope and ticket from ephermera pack. Scored and glued together my tiny envelope and tucked my ticket inside. Added a heart gem. Glued my envelope to the bottom right corner. 

I glued my chipboard feather along the bottom of my page. The chipboard heart I glued above my photo at the top, using some foam tape on the back. This adds some dimension! I took a small paper rose and inked over the edges with some Distress Ink to give it an aged look. I then adhered my rose to the top of my chipboard heart. 

To finish off my layout, I arranged and glued some flowers along the edge of my envelope at the bottom. I adhered some letters for my title on my page. 

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to try to create your own acrylic layout! I think this would also be a great Home Decor piece. You could add a ribbon to hang or display it on your wall or shelf! 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog website for all your crafting supplies and to see what's new! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and would love to see your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam tape, Jane Memoirs Stylograph paper and ephemera, Finnibair Rust pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust, Finnibair Crimson glitter, Pebeo Gliding wax in Gold, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose gold, Tim Holtz Distress ink Old paper, 49 and Market flowers, Prima flowers. 


Balloon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us!  I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays!  I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used. 

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I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I  used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I  followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


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Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown.  Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area.  I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard.  After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal. 

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I  dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder.  I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast.  After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive. 

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And here is a close up of my shaker assembled!  Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.  

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I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I  stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I  have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)

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Thank you for reading! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder:  Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool


Disney Slimline Tab Acrylic Album

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here on the blog with a project I'd like to show you.

I made a Disney Mini Album using one of Clear Scraps' new Slimline Albums; the Acrylic Tab Slimline. This new line of albums measure 5 1/2" X 11" and come in both chipboard and acrylic. Slimline cards are all the rage and these albums really "measure up" to that trend.

Whether you use them vertically, as I did for this project, or horizontally, you'll have lots of room for your photos and embellishments...

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Working with acrylic when making a mini album gives you design opportunities that you don't get using pages you can't see through. The biggest one for me is that I can layer elements on each page so they "stack up" and create a collage when the album is closed...

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I find the easiest way to do this is to work from the last page up. Placing the tallest elements on this page, then decreasing the size of papers and embellishments on each page above it. You can also see where to place embellishments so that they "layer" instead of getting hidden behind other embellishments. And if you stack each page on top of the last while you work, it is easy to layer and keep all your papers straight.

Paints and alcohol inks work well on acrylic too and can provide interesting design elements.

One other thing to keep in mind is that if you are using double sided paper, it can be seen from both sides, so you don't have to put paper on both sides of each page.

I like to adhere the printed papers by placing glue at their centers that can be covered with a photo mat or embellishments on the other side of the page. Use this same technique with embellishments too; only adhere by their centers, then cover the glued area with another similar size or shape embellishment on the other side of the page.

Here's a look inside my album...

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Notice how design elements from previous pages are visible on the open pages as you look through the album.

To put the album together, I slipped elastic pony tail holders through each hole, then tied ribbons through the ends of the loops.

I also added some tag elements to the album; I made twine loops for them then threaded them in between the pages.

You can write on the tabs using a permanent pen if you want to. but because I wanted labels on each side, I cut narrow pieces of cardstock and adhered them back to back to write the section names on.

I hope this project gave you some ideas to use on your own albums.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tab Slimline

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Sakura: White Gelly Roll Pen, Cardstock,  3D Dots, Fine Tipped Black Marker, Ribbons, Twine and Pony Tail Holders


America the Beautiful Slimline Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I love creating mini albums all year long!  For today's project,  I'm using Clear Scraps new Slimline acrylic album. Click Here I love the sleek Deco style and this will be perfect for all your 4th of July family photos! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard borders Click Here  and Chipboard Multi Stars Click Here

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We will start by cutting apart our multi stars and save the chipboard frame piece for another project. I used acrylic paint in white for one of my stars. The red and blue stars I inked with Versamark clear ink and added red and blue embossing powers on top. Heat with your heat tool. Set them aside. 

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Next take apart your acrylic album. We will be covering the front, and back album pages with paper measuring 4 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. Some pages I cut smaller to create pockets and leave some of the see thru acrylic visible. I will explain as we go along. The paper I'm using is from Carta Bella "God Bless America" paper collection. Be sure to not add adhesive where it will show through the acrylic. Also don't forget to peel off the protective film on both sides of all your pages, before decorating. Also mark and punch holes in all your album pages as you go along. 

For page 1,  I cut my pocket at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. Tucked some journaling cards inside my pocket. Added a ephemera piece with foam dots in the upper left corner. Page 2, I cut a polka dot paper measuring  4x7 inches. Score 1/2 inch on left to make a flip page. Add some stickers on top.

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Page 3, I cut another pocket, added a sticker in the upper right corner and tucked one of the journaling cards inside the pocket. Page 4, I used a diecut from my stash, to decorate the top portion of my page. Took a frame and added an ephemera card to the back of my frame and adhered with foam dots to the top of page. The bottom of my page, I adhered a journaling card and a few stickers.

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Page 5, I adhered a journaling card over the previous journaling card. For page 6, take and cut apart one of the Deco Chipboard borders. You can save the other border for another album or project. I painted my border with bright red acrylic paint on both sides. Let dry. Then I added a sticker border to left edge and a few stars on the right side.

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For page 6, cut your paper 4 5/8 x 10 5/8 adhere to your album page. Then take some Beacon 3 in 1 glue, and adhere your chipboard border to the right edge of your album page, making sure you line up all edges evenly.

 

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For the last two pages, I cut both papers at 4 5/8 x 10 5/8. For page 7, I cut my paper at 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. I scored 1/2 inch at the top to make a flip up page. I added a sticker at the bottom of my flip page with foam dots. I love the added dimension it creates. Page 8,  I cut my paper 4 1/2 x 7 inches and adhered in the middle of my page. The paper that shows through is your back cover paper. I added some USA stickers to the bottom of page with foam dots.

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To finish my album cover, I added a piece twine, adhered some banner flags on top of my twine with foam dots. Glued my chipboard multi stars to scattered areas on my album cover. Added a sentiment ephermera piece with foam dots to my cover. Then tied my pages together with ribbons and tulle!

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Here are a few closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today! I hope this will inspire you to create a summer album to showcase all your 4th of July photos! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog. We appreciate you! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here   for all your crafting supplies and see all the new products available for purchase.

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Other Supplies used: Carta Bella God Bless America paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam dots, paper punch, Versamark clear ink, embossing powder in sparkle Red and Blue. White acrylic paint. 

 


Floral Acrylic Phone Stand

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a new phone stand I created using the Regular Acrylic Phone Stand.

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The Regular Acrylic Phone Stand, as well as the other acrylic versions and the wood versions, can be decorated in so many different ways.  Your creativity is not limited - consider painting them, stenciling them, covering them with pattern paper, etc.  I decided to decorate my acrylic stand with a sweet potted flower arrangement created with a Tutti Designs Die and Rinea Foiled Papers.

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I die cut the potted flower arrangement from 3 different colors of Rinea Foiled Papers - Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper for the flower pot; Marigold/Glossy Foiled Paper for the flowers and Jade Starstruck for the leaves.  I was able to cut all 3 layers with one pass with my die cut machine.

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Now the fun part was cutting apart the potted flowers and reassembling in the appropriate colors.
Using the Marigold layer as the base, I added the silver pot and the green stems and leaves.

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Using a clear adhesive, I adhered the potted flower arrangement to the acrylic base.
 
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It's a perfect size for my phone, and even looks pretty sitting on the counter.
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I hope you'll give one of phone stands a try.

Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other supplies:  Tutti Designs Die; Rinea Foiled Papers
 

 

 


Creating your Own Shaker with Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets

 

 
Summery Greetings! Today I am excited to share this summery shaker card I created with Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets. The Acrylic Sheets make it so easy to create your own custom shaker in any size! 
 
Start by cutting a piece of cardstock to 7 x 8.5. Fold in half to create your slim card. 
 
Die cut bubbles and adhere to card. 
 
  
 
 
Measure and cut a 3 1/2 x 8.5 piece of Acrylic Sheet 
 
 

Cut rectangle frame and adhere to front side of the acrylic sheet. 

 
 
Add dimensional tape to back side of acrylic. 
Fill with glitter and sequins. 

Remove backing on adhesive and adhere to card. 

Detail cut image and add to your card to finish! I hope you are inspired to create your own shakers with  Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets. 
 

Elegant Vintage Acrylic Box and Tags

Hello Crafty Friends and family! 

Im Dana and I'm back to share a Vintage box idea using Clear Scraps small Acrylic Box Click Here

This box measures: 3.5 x 5.0.

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If you haven't worked with acrylic before and have felt afraid to try, I can assure you will find it so easy.  I'll walk you through every step. And Clear Scraps acrylic is very sturdy and the possibilities are endless what you can create!

Open your package and remove the protective film off both sides of each piece of acrylic. Lay them out as shown on the diagram. I placed the labeled letters behind each piece just to keep them in order. 

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Assemble your box and glue all pieces together and apply the round clear stickers, (included) to each corner of your box.  This help hold your box together. I recommend using a strong solvent based adhesive such as Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It's my favorite go to glue for all my projects! 

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After throughly dried, remove all clear round stickers from the corners. To decorate my box I chose to use Graphic45 Elegance collection. I used a variety of papers, chipboard, diecuts and ephermera pack. 

First I chose one of the border papers and cut them down to fit 5 inches on long sides and 3 & 1/2 inches on short sides.  I inked the edges eith Distress ink before gluing. Adhere your border strips along the bottom edges of your box. 

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Next I chose one of the journaling cards and adhered it to the inside bottom of my box. 

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For the top cover I cut another border strip and adhered to the bottom of my cover, took a chipboard sentiment and adhered in the center of my top cover. I fussy cut out a butterfly and dress form from the coordinating papers. Inked the edges of my pieces. Added some foam dots to the back of the dress form before gluing. Took a diecut leaf, some flowers and glued them in the right corner of my chipboard piece. Then added the butterfly and some glitter accents to the butterfly wings and dress form.

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I decided to make 3 matching tags with leftover papers and items in my stash. For the tags I used Clear Scraps 12 x12 acrylic sheet. Click Here

My tags measure 2 & 1/2 x 3 & 3/4 inches. Remember to peel off the protective film before decorating. I punch holes at the top of each tag. Then I decorated each tag. I used a variety of papers, diecuts, small ephermera cards, flowers and gems! And of course some glitter accents. Lastly I tied some pink and white tulle through the top hole on each tag. These tags will  fit nicely inside your box.

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I hope you enjoyed my project idea today. I think this box would be a great gift idea for Mother's day! You can visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and find these products and more to spark your creativity! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Have a great day and Happy Crafting! See you soon.

Dana

Other Supplies used: Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection, Stickles glitter Star Dust, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Tim Holtz Distress ink - Victorian Velvet, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink-Blush, Prima flowers, gems.


Mother's Day Cards with Clear Scraps

Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share acrylic cards I created using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I  used! 

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For my first card, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  removed the protective covering from only one side of the acrylic while I  worked.

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Using Staz On Ink in Opaque, I  stamped the front of my acrylic (re-inking the stamp each time).

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I set aside the acrylic to dry so I could paint the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes I planned to use.  For the Clothes Hangers Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and Mother Chipboard Script Word Title, I painted each with chalk paint in light blue.  I ensured that I applied multiple coats for good coverage.  Once dry, I applied embossing ink followed by glitter blue embossing powder. 

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I adhered my chipboard using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp or yellow the acrylic. 

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For my second card, I used the Mother Chipboard Script Word Title and followed the same techniques as my first card.

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I  again used Staz On Opaque to stamp the front of my acrylic but this time, I  did not re ink my stamp each time. This gave a muted effect to a few of the images. 


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The chipboard is again adhered with my Beacon adhesive as you know you will get a good seal between your pieces! 


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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE.  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko, Ranger; stamps: Tim Holtz, Joy Clair Stamps; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Create a Travel Journal with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a travel journal using assorted products from Clear Scraps.

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It's been a tough year and I am so ready to start traveling again.   
I created this journal to document one of the trips we are hoping to take to Paris very soon.
I have lots of books and journals so I pulled one out to decorate.

After inking the journal with black paint, I added pattern paper to the front cover.

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Using one of the acrylic tags from the Acrylic Tag Album, I embossed it with an embossing folder.  
After placing ribbon through it, I adhered the tag to the journal.

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Remove the Eiffel Tower Chipboard Embellishment from it's frame and paint it.
Adhere it to the acrylic tag.
Next, I added a sweet stamped image I "found" on my desk.
The sentiment says it all, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Embossing Folder, Magnolia Stamp, Copic Markers

 


Bunnies Chipboard Embellishment Slimline Card

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a spring time themed card with you today!  And I'm going to show you the techniques I used! Slimline cards are very popular right now and I have to say I enjoy creating them.   I  began by cutting a piece of white cardstock  3 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring at a half inch. 

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I set aside my base to paint the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with white acrylic paint. I did not worry about coverage as the white would be my underlying color. Once my paint was dry, I  applied a generous amount of crackle effect to the surface and allowed to dry. 

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Next, I  cut a 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece from a 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet.  Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and a spatula, I  applied modeling paste to the surface of my acrylic. I only removed the protective film to the front while allowing my paste to dry. This ensures keeping the acrylic clean and free of any unwanted smudges. 

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After my modeling paste was dry, I  repositioned my stencil over the acrylic and blended three coordinating distress oxides over the surface. 

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After ensuring my crackle was dry, I painted a light coat of blue chalk paint over the surface of the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments. I then added buttons for tails and used a punch for a cute bow tie. I popped the second bunny up using foam dots for extra dimension. 


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Here is a close up of the modeling paste/distress oxide effect with the stencil.  I  love how it turned out! 

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Last, using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I  added paper flowers to the top of my card for extra spring time accent!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Crate Paper; die: The Stamp Market  ; distress oxides: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; bakers twine: The Twinery; flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, Prima;  punch: Fiskars; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; crackle: Martha Stewart Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; misc: buttons, mini wood clothes pin. 


Acrylic Clipboard with Rainbow Alcohol Ink

Hiya!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today. I have a bright and colorful project to share. Here in Texas, most of us have just about recovered from the Winter Storms and are happy to see some sunshine! 

Alcohol Inks and Clear Scraps Acrylic products play well together and there are lots of different effects and techniques using them.

For this project, I started with the Small Scallop Oval Landscape Clipboard. Remember to remove the protective film from both sides of any of Clear Scraps Acrylic products; they are crystal clear after the film has been removed.

A rainbow came to mind when designing this project; since it is often seen after a storm. With that in mind, I selected pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet Alcohol Inks.

I added drops of pink towards the right side of the oval and tipped the acrylic to spread the ink. Then I added red and repeated the process, letting the colors overlap and run into each other. I continued adding each ink in the order listed above and tilting after each addition to let the inks run and blend. 

I then let the inks dry completely. While they were drying, I thought up a quote to put on it and wrote it out on some white cardstock.

I like to use the uninked side as the "front" as it gives a cleaner look. I used the silver clip that comes with the clipboard to attach my quote...

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Now my rainbow bright clipboard is ready to hang up in my studio.

I think I'll find a suction cup so I can hang it in the window and let the light shine through it!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today; please come back often to see what the other very talented designers have to show you!

Supplies:

 Clear Scraps: Small Scallop Oval Landscape Clipboard

Other: Ranger: Alcohol Inks, White Cardstock and Black Pen


Recipe 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here on the blog to share a  little recipe book I  created using the Acrylic 6x6 Tab Album (which is one of my all time favorites to create with).  

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The star of my front cover is the Mixer Chipboard Embellishment Shape!  I began by painting the body of the mixer red, followed by black on the bowl.  I  then applied embossing ink and heat set my embossing powders in respective colors.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  affixed the Mixer to the front of my album.  Any solvent based adhesive works best with Clear Scraps acrylic since it will not yellow or warp the acrylic over time. 

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For my inside pages, I cut 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch pieces adding layers of additional patterns.  Here, I  used a 3x4 card to create an interactive flap to hide a tag for journaling or something that I  may want to add at a later date.

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Here is the inside of my flap where I  placed a cute tag as well as additional embellishments. 

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For this particular page, I  sewed a pocket to hold tags which I  intend to write about some cooking memories I  have with my mom and grandma. 
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I  confess that I  had the intention of layering my recipe cards in a horizontal fashion, but it didn't quite work out that way! So, as crafters do we improvise!  I  punched holes at the top of each card and inserted them as shown.  That way I  you can view the front and back of each.
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As you can see  some  of  my  pages  are  not  so  much  to  hold photos  or  recipes  but are  strictly  embellishments.   I  had  a lot   of   fun  creating in  this  manner  as  it  is  out  of  my  comfort  zone. Clear_Scraps_Baking_Chipboard_Embellishment7

 

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Here, I  used the Baking Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as the focal points of the page. I embellished them the same way I  did the Mixer.  Again, I  adhered the chipboard using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 
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For my last page,  I used  patterned  paper  and my  Scor-Pal  to  create  another  flap.  This  is  a great  technique  to  add  more  photos  or  journaling  to  your  albums. Clear_Scraps_Baking_Chipboard_Embellishment12

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  See what is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; journaling pen: American Crafts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections;  paint: DecoArt;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread 

 

 


Craft Storage with Clear Scraps

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you!  Like most of us, we all need ideas when it comes to organizing our craft supplies! And when you can make something cute and personable, its even better!  The Clear Acrylic Tray Box, measuring 6x9 inches, is the perfect size to fit everything you use to be within hands reach in your craft space! 

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The Tray Box comes in five separate pieces that you assemble together using the enclosed clear circle stickers. I  also reinforced each of the slots with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. But before putting together my tray, I applied alcohol ink in yellow to the surface of each piece (leaving out the bottom since this part wouldn't show).   You can also paint, ink, and stamp the acrylic as well!  
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I measured strips of paper to adhere around the edge of the tray to add extra color as well as added a colorful punched border.    Using a few die cuts and stickers from the collection I used, I adhered them to the front of my tray. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Clear Boxes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; alcohol ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; border punch: EK Success


Romantic Wedding Acrylic Layout

Hi there Crafters!

Dana here and I've got a Wedding Layout project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape

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The papers I chose for this layout are from Graphic45 "Romantique" collection. I wanted to create an elegant but heritage look to my layout so these papers were perfect. I know some of you may feel intimidated to work with acrylic sheets. But it's really quite easy. 

First off I chose one of the papers for my background. It's easier when you know what color palette you want to work with. I took a piece of black cardstock and diecut a frame, using my diecutting machine.

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Then I took some Pebeo Gold gliding wax, and lightly rubbed a tiny bit over my diecut frame. A little gliding wax goes a long way. So be careful not to use too much. This wax will give you a pretty gold shimmer to your frame. 

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Next I took my photo and matted it onto one of the coordinating papers from the pack. Set your photo  aside for now. Take your acrylic sheet and peel off the protective film on each side. Then adhere your background paper on top of your acrylic sheet. Then I added a piece of lace trim on the top edge of my background paper, being careful not to get any glue on your acrylic sheet. Then I added my photo to my frame using some foam dots. I also added pop dots to the back of my diecut frame. This will add some dimension to your layout. Adhere your photo frame in the center of your layout.  I cut out 3 of the stamps in the collection, inked the edges and using pop dots I adhered them to the upper right hand of my layout. I also fuzzy cut a few roses, inked the edges then glued them to the top part of my diecut frame.

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I fussy cut out the bride image, inked around the edges and adhered to the bottom right corner of my layout using pop dots. I adhered some Prima and Graphic45 flowers to the bottom right corner. Fussy cut out a few butterflies and glued them onto my page. You can add any embellishments you like, I chose some Prima crystals and a Love chipboard sticker, a string of pearls to the bride's necklace. I like to tuck in a few small pearls in between my flowers.

To finish my layout I added some Stickles Diamond glitter to the bride's veil and my butterfly wings.  I brushed some Luna paste "Golden Sand" over my rose petals. I adhered a metal key to the left side of my layout.  Lastly I inked the edges of my acrylic shape with Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink.

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your photos and create your own acrylic layout! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! See you soon!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink, Stickles glitter Diamond, Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection, Graphic 45 flowers, Prima crystals and Anna Griffin diecut frame.