Acrylic

Create your Own Acrylic Tag

 

 
Back in September Susan from Clear Scraps challenged the Design Team to create Christmas themed projects using Clear Scraps Acrylic sheet or tags.  Well since I didn't have any pre-cut tags I decided to create my own from Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets.   
 
Start by cutting your acrylic to your desired tag size. Remove protective film from front of tag.  (I left the film on back while I was creating on my work space.)
 

Apply Nuvo drops or other dimensional paint to front of tag. Let Dry. Keep Adding "snow" dots as desired. 

While your tag is drying, Heat emboss street lamp from  Clear Scraps Street Lamps Chipboard Embellishments

 

Cut gold cardstock to fit "lamp" 

 

Add streetlamp to tag. 

Add die cut Santa and greeting to tag fron. 

Remove protective film from back of tag and add patterned paper backing.  Add gold card stock trims to finish. 

 

I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Acrylics! 

 


Featured Designer Ramya Abhijit

Hi everyone ! It's Ramya here today and I'm back with another project using Clear Scrap Product Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album. This album consists of 3 wood pages, 1 wood back, 2 wood cutouts, 1 acrylic divider. They do have a variety of albums of different shapes, you can check out the items here.
 
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How to:
  • I painted one of the wood cutouts with pink and the wood back with grey acrylic paint.
  • I placed the clear acrylic divider(remove the protective film) in between the two cutouts.
  • Then I added the sequins above the grey page and placed the cutouts on top.
  • I used pattern paper for the remaining wood pages and applied black distress oxide on the edges with the help of a sponge.
  • For filling the pages, I used burlap, foam flowers, tag die cuts,clear stamps and ribbons

 

Materials Used:
  • Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Stamps
  • Tag Die cuts
  • Burlap
  • Foam Flowers
  • Tag die cuts
  • Ribbons

Nativity Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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!


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! 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!! 

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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!! 

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Happy Fall Pumpkin Banner by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using one of the Acrylic Banners and the 6" Pumpkin Swirl stencil  to create a fall wall hanging.

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Placing the stencil on the banner, I determined where I wanted the design then taped the stencil in place so it wouldn't move while I inked it.

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I started adding color using an art dauber, beginning with orange ink.

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I continued adding colors with art daubers until I had the effect I was looking for.  I inked the swirl with 2 colors of green ink, then added brown ink for definition around the pumpkins.

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Removing the stencil, I had this amazing pumpkin image.   

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I wanted the design to stand out some more, so I  traced the banner onto yellow cardstock then cut it to fit the reverse side of the banner. 
Using a Lawn Fawn die, I die cut Happy Fall from Rinea Marigold/Gold Glossy and Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers then adhered them together slightly offcenter above the stenciled image. 
I punched holes and tied the ribbon hanger in place.

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I placed assorted Robin's Nest dew drops about the banner, selecting similar colors to complement the colors.

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I created a bow from Rinea Marigold/Gold Glossy and Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers using Spellbinders dies and attached it to the banner using a brad.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers; Imagine Crafts Ink; Spellbinders  and Lawn Fawn Dies; Ribbon


Spread Some Cheer

Good morning all my crafty friends, this is Dora, and this morning we are going to look a a cute way to make some ornament tags. These tags are unique, because you hang them on your tree, and they are acrylic instead of chipboard/wood. I had so much fun making them and had to share them with all of you. These tags were also featured in the Stamp and Scrapbook @home expo which you can find HERE!! If you are interested in making any of these two, you can find the acrylic tag HERE, and the snowflake stencil HERE! Let's get started....

1.) Grab out your acrylic tags and make sure you take the thin plastic covering off each side. Then put a coat of clear Gesso over the front and back of the tags. This will ensure that the paints, pastes, and and stamping stay on the tags.

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2.) Choose the stencils you want for the background. I have chosen the snowflake and bulbs. Though, in the end I only used the snowflake one. Grab some texture paste, place the stencil where you want the snowflakes, and apply the paste. Be sure it is fully dry before going to the next step!

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3.) this is an option step. If you wanted to do something different, other than with a stencil, you can apply the paste onto the tag. This will give a "snow" like look. as you can see in the photo below, I also added some glitters of all sizes, along with embossing powders. (BE CAREFUL will heating the embossing powders. It will melt the tag if you are not paying attention).

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4.) Here I have taken out some stamps to give some background texture to all the white. Be sure to use a permanent ink so they stay and not bleed with anything you add on top.

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5.) Next, I start gathering up all the elements I would like to use on the tag. Here are some paper elements that I am going to distress with some inks. It will give it that vintage look when finished.

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6.) Now come the fun part... placing all the elements where you would like them to be on the tags. Once you have the composition down, adhere them using a strong glue, to make sure they stay. I am using a matte gel medium. You will also notice that I add a few extras before it is fully completed!!

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7.) This is also an optional step, but one I feel bis a must. I love making splatters all the piece when it is completed. Give a pop of color and bring everything together. For this I am using acrylic inks (watered down paints for the use of an ink). With a paint brush - small tipped - dip in the ink and tap all over the tags until it looks just how you like it.

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Below you will see the two finishes tags. I can't wait to see what you create for your tree this year. Hope that you have enjoyed learning another way to use the acrylic tags and snowflake stencil. Until next time, HAPPY CRAFTING!!! 

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Don't forget to check out ClearScraps HERE! and all the What's New HERE!

Other Materials Used - Gesso, Texture Paste, Glitter, Matte Gel Medium, Sticks from the yard, Paper Elements, Stamps, Charms, Bells, Santa Pin, and Diamond Dots.


Acrylic "Imagine" Back to School Project

Hiya! Tami here to share a project with you featuring another wonderful Clear Scraps product... Imagine Expressions Clear Word Title.

The Imagine Expressions Clear Word Title comes in 2 sizes:  Small: approx 2" X 6" and Large approx 5" X 15", I chose to use the large size for this project.

School has started or will be starting soon for most of us. And whether it will take place in a school building or at home, kids and teachers alike could probably use a little inspiration.

What child or teacher wouldn't love to have this rainbow bright sign decorating their classroom or learning space...

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Alcohol Inks and acrylic go togther like peanut butter and jelly! They are a great way to add color while keeping the "transparency" of the acrylic.

I like to work on the back of the piece I'm inking. That way you have a smooth shiny surface on the front.

First, like with any of Clear Scrap's Acrylic pieces, you need to remove the protective liner from BOTH sides. Clear Scrap's Acrylic is crystal clear!

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Next I chose 7 colors of alcohol ink, one for each letter in "Imagine". 

Then working on the backside and with the top of the letters facing towards me, I began adding drops of red ink to the "I"...

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I like to work with the tops of the letters facing me so I can blow the ink down towards the ends of the letters,

you could also tilt the piece to make ink run or use a straw to blow it around...

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I added ink until the letter was completely inked, I added a bit of red to the side of the "m" then repeated the steps with the pink ink. I wanted the colors to overlap slightly at the edges. I kept inking each letter: "a" with orange, "g" with yellow, "i" with green, "n" with aqua and "e" with purple...

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I let the inks dry, then went back and added "dots", tiny drops of matching ink in scattered areas of each letter, this creates a "bloom" pattern on them...

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I let the inks dry again, then went back in and added drops of pearl ink to the center of each "bloom"; this creates a pretty opaque pearl accent on the letters, like polka dots...

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A few notes about your worksurface: 1) alcohol inks stain, so protect your worksurface and your clothing. 2) I prefer to work on absorbent scrap paper instead of a craft mat for this particular project. I wanted any excess ink to be absorbed by the paper instead of seeping around to the front of my acrylic.

And a HINT when working with alcohol inks, there are NO mistakes! You can just keep adding layers of ink until you are happy with results. Or you can wipe them all away using some blending solution and start over! 

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog, please come back often to discover more great projects from the Design Team!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Imagine Expressions Clear Word Title

Other: Ranger Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper, Fiesta, Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Limeade, Pool, Wild Plum and Pearl and Alcohol Ink Air Blower


Featured Designer Maya Yang

Hi friends! Hope you are all doing well. It's Maya here on the blog today and I'm so excited to share my first project as a featured designer at Clear Scraps. I created this mixed media Christmas tag using the Acrylic Tag, Mini Shaker Gnome, and 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil. Being a big fan of mixed media, I had so much fun to create on this tag!

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Below are the process pictures of how I created this mixed media tag. Before we start, first thing to do is to remove film from both sides. (It's for keeping the tag crystal clear!)

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Then, I stamped "Let's celebrate" and "Time for Celebration" on the tag with black archival ink. The ink dried quick and stayed on acrylic surface very well! After the ink dried, I painted some brick pattern using Brick Wall Masking Stencil and red acrylic paint.

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Here I used a gnome from Mini Shaker Gnome pack and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I traced the gnome to a paper, cut it and glued it to the gnome.
 
 
The next steps are pretty easy and fun. I cut a paper into slanted and adhered to the background. Then I adhered the gnome and some ephemera pieces for decoration.
 
 
Lastly, I created snow effect by tapping a foam brush with white acrylic paint. I also tied a lanyard using red lace ribbon to finish it up.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this project give you an idea to create with acrylic tag or album. Happy crafting!

Additional Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Simple Stories "Holly Jolly Collection"
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black & VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Detailed White
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
 
 
 
 

Using Embossed Acrylic Sheet In Two Ways

Hello hello hello! Helen is here... Today I would like to how you can use embossed Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet on cards in two ways.

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These Acrylic Sheets are amazing and they come in 12 x 12 size which are perfect for all kind of projects that you can think of. You can cut them, emboss them, stamp on them, shape them, and more! And nn my cards today, I use the embossing technique.

First, I cut the acrylic sheet into 4.25" x 5.5" with my paper trimmer. I run the blade 3 times to make sure it cut through.

I place each piece of the acrylic sheet in between the embossing folder and I run it through my Gemini Junior machine as I usually embossing paper.

If you would like to watch how it's done, go to Clear Scraps YouTube Video here.

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On my first card, I added some alcohol inks on the embossed acrylic sheet. I also use alcohol ink blending solution and straw to move the ink around the surface.

When the alcohol inks were mostly dry and the surface was a little bit tacky, I added some black and gold foil sheets on it.

I added some permanent dries-clear adhesive glue around the edges of the finished acrylic sheet background and then I added it directly on a white card. I held it down with a heavy book until the glue dried.

I added the die cut word on top of the acrylic background with the same adhesive glue.

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For the second card, I made a shaker card. I used the embossing and frost technique by following the steps in the video tutorial from Susan Frase, Clear Scraps. I don't have the electric sanding machine like hers, but I used a simple craft sanding block on my card.

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After sanding the embossed acrylic sheet, I added the die-cut rectangle frame on top of it using double-sided tape. Then, I trimmed the extra acrylic sheet with scissors.

I trimmed some 3D foam tape and added them around the edges of the back of the embossed acrylic sheet.

I added some sequins mix on the card (in the middle of it). And then I added the embossed acrylic wit 3D foam tape on the card.

I die cut the word sentiment out of black cardstock and I added them oh the card with dries-clear permanent adhesive glue.

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I hope these two cards give you more ideas how to create with Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. These techniques are fun to try! 

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


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic LO -- Find Your Direction

Hi all!  It's Laura here with you today!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the

amazing inspiration here on the blog!  Clear Scraps has so many unique products

that you can have a lot of fun playing with.  One of my faves is their 12x12 Acrylic

Sheets.  I've got a scrapbook page for you today created on one of these!

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What makes these acrylic sheets one of my favorite ways to scrap?  You can use a

lot of fun mediums on them.  Sure you can use them on paper too, but sometimes

when you do mixed media products on regular cardstock, you can get warping

and wrinkling.  That NEVER happens on an acrylic sheet!  It's a perfect canvas

for texture paste, alcohol inks, paints, you can even stamp on them with a

StazOn ink!  In this LO, I used texture paste and the 4x6 Brick Wall background

stencil that's available from Clear Scraps. 

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I just randomly laid the stencil on the page and spread the paste through

the stencil with a pallet knife.  I left it dry really well over night just to be

sure.  If you use other mediums (like inks) drying is pretty quick, but

these are fun if you want to try something new.  Just a little patience

required!  So the next day, I went over the stencils "bricks" with some

distress inks to add depth and interest.  Soft blue and gray are the

colors I used to mimic the water background.  You could easily do

any color, like a red and brown to match an old building, or anything

that would match a picture you have.  The bricks reminded me of the

old lighthouses we have seen at the beach, so I also added the Clear Scraps

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment

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It's just painted with gray, white and black acrylic paint, then

brushed with a little ink around the edges, then glued to the LO.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you will give the

12x12 Acrylic Sheets and some of the fun Clear Scraps stencils a try!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 4x6 Brick Wall stencil,

Lighthouse Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Paper House Seas the Day Paper,  Paper House beach

sticker pack, enamel dots, acrylic paint (gray, black, white),

distress ink (black soot, weathered wood, pumice stone),

Vicki Boutin Molding Paste.

 


Fun with Mini Shaker Shapes

Hello, Kelly on the blog today with some really cute shakers I made for my new niece! Check out more items on the Clear Scraps Blog!

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Supplies used - 

Mini Shaker Onesie

Mini Shaker Crown

Mini Shaker Bunny

Lovely Sequins

Acrylic paint

Gold embossing powder

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Here are some process pictures-

Using clips to hold my shaker together for drying time! 

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A bit about the process, the front piece was embossed on the crown with gold embossing powder, and the bunny was embossed with first raspberry then gold embossing powder. I thought that it was too much on the bunny so I painted over it with some light pink acrylic paint and wiped it back. I then drilled holes in the tops of each shaker and added a wire hanger with matching beads. The onesie was painted with pink paint. 

These are so fun, I have lots of ideas for them! You can see all the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day! 

 


Butterfly Wall Hanging by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a sweet Butterfly Wall Hanging.

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Have you tried the 8"x8" Page Display yet?  This acrylic page display can be decorated both inside and out. 
I cut some pretty pattern paper and slipped it inside.  Knowing I wanted to hang it, I tied coordinating ribbon to the top. 
The acrylic display makes it easy to change out your pattern paper to create different looks as the papers easily slip in and out.

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Taking apart the Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I inked them with purple ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Once heat set the embossing powder gives the butterflies a nice shine.

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The butterflies were the perfect embellishments to go with this paper.  I glued them to the right side of the panel so they appear to be in flight.

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Dew drops were added to the flower centers and were also used as the butterfly trails.

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Using Rinea Fuchsia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, I die cut several words that I thought were right for this panel then adhered  them to the left side.
Although the words are small, they are delicate and really help set the tone for this panel.

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Isn't it pretty? 

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies: Rinea Foiled Papers; Heartfelt Creations pattern paper; Imagine Crafts Inks and embossing powders; Robin's Nest Dew Drops; Momenta dies

 


Camera Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here to share a layout I  created using one of the Mini Shaker Shapes!  They make for great accents to your pages or to the front of a mini album! Really any project!  Today's project features the Camera Mini Shaker Shape and I'm going to share what techniques I  used.  

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I  began with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock as my background.  Using the 12 Inch Spiral Mascil, I  lightly spritzed two coordinating spray inks to my cardstock. The Mascils are wonderful to use with any medium from paint, gesso, or ink.  I  then lightly blotted the cardstock with a paper towel to soak up any extra ink. 

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I  set that aside to assemble my Camera Mini Shaker.  I  used black color shift paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames.  

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I   adhered a patterned paper the chipboard base of the camera using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Next, I  cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife followed by using sanding paper to smooth any rough edges. 

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I  adhered my two chipboard frames together and affixed to the chipboard base.  I  then added sequins and glued on the acrylic overlay. Lastly, I  adhered the painted chipboard frame over the top.  

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Here is the end result of the Camera Mini Shaker! I  love how it turned out! I   adhered it to my page again using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 

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I  used die cuts and stickers to accent my photo as well as added a journaling spot. 

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Here, you can see a close up of the spray inks with the Mascil!  I  love the pink and the yellow together as I  was going for a sun burst effect! 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  See all of of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; spray ink: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; sequins: SpeigelMom Scraps; paint: Folk Art; sewing machine: Janome; cut file machine: Silhouette; misc: thread, foam paint brush, x-acto knife, cut file, sanding paper.