Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing some fun, easy slimline cards I created using Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is less than a month away so its not too early to get started on some of your own DIY cards! The slimline size is all the rage right now so I decided to incorporate them in to my project. Each card is approximately 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. I'm also going to show you the techniques I used!
For my first card, the base is white cardstock that I cut 7 x 8 1/2 inches. I used my Scor-Pal to create a fold at 3 1/2 inches. I adhered a light pink dot background as well as a scalloped border from a die.
For my focal point, I used the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I painted the top piece using red chalk paint ensuring I covered all edges. For the bottom heart base, I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper. I cut the excess with scissors followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool.
Next, taking the top portion of my chipboard embellishment, I applied embossing ink to the top surface. I then added red glitter embossing powder and set with heat. I was now ready to assemble my chipboard pieces together using the Beacon 3-in-1.
Before adhering the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card as well as added die cuts from the collection I used.
I also added a couple tags to the top left corner securing them with a small staple.
For my next card, I trimmed a sheet of the 12x12 Acrylic to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 to act as the front cover of my card. I then cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 8 1/2, scoring at 1/2 inch to create a flap.
At the top portion of the acrylic, I secured the 4x6 Hearts Stencil using washi tape. I then applied a thin layer of modeling paste using a spatula. I did not worry about my paste being uniform as I wanted to have a bit of distressed look. Once my paste was dry, I added pink, blue, and red Distress Oxide Inks to the surface blending with a foam brush.
Here you can see the end result of the modeling paste + Distress Oxide. I love how the colors compliment each other!
I was then ready to finish assembling my card as well as add coordinating die cuts and stickers.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all Clear Scraps products I used in the shop! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock, embossing powder: American Crafts; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; embossing ink, distress oxide inks, pigment ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; stamps: Concord & 9th; scalloped slimline die: Pinkfresh Studios; stapler, metal clip: Tim Holtz; rainbow dots: Taylored Expressions; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread
Tami here on the blog with you today to share a frosty, wintery, shimmery project. This project features some techniques to use on Clear Scraps acrylic products; in this case, the 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet. Acrylic is a very versatile item to use in your crafting. You can paint it, ink it - alcohol inks are great, stamp it, diecut it just to name a few.
One thing I like to do with acrylic, is to layer different mediums on the front and on the back. This created dimension and allows you to "layer" products that might not play well together, or might not achieve the same look as when they were both added on the same surface. I also added a piece of Silver Metallic Foil Board to the back to reflect light and give the piece a shimmery look. Mini Shaker Box Mittens filled with Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix add a fun accent to the sign...
I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the Acrylic Sheet. Then I added drops of aqua alcohol ink and swirled it around the entire sheet: you don't need to cover it completely; let dry. Then I added drops of white pearl alcohol ink all over to look like snowflakes. Let this side dry completely.
Turn Acrylic Sheet over and remove protective film from the other side. Use 6" Nordic Snowflakes and 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes stencils with white paint and a sponge pouncing brush to add snowflakes over the front on the Acrylic Sheet. A few hints to make this step easier. When using any stencil where the designs are close together, but you only want to use portions of the stencil, use tape to mask off the designs close to the one or ones you want to use. Also put a piece of tape to cover an edge of a stencil when a design you want to use it close to it. And be sure the designs you add have dried before repositioning your stencil to avoid smearing...
Once the snowflakes have dried, I added a frosty edges to my sign by pouncing white paint around the edges...
While the paint dried, I started working on the quote for the center of my sign, "we are all like snowflakes unique and one of a kind'. I used a word processing program to space the wording as I wanted along with editing fonts and sizes. I tested the sizes by cutting apart the printed quote and fitting it on the sign along with the mittens. Once I was happy with the spacing and font size, I printed the quote out on a sheet of clear plastic film...
Next, it was time to embellish the Mini Mitten Shaker Boxes. I traced both mittens on a piece of silver foil board, cut them out and adhered the to the bottom layer of the shaker boxes...
I wanted a stripe on the mitten, so I grabbed some washi tape. I placed strips of striped washi tape on the top layer of the shaker around the hand part of the mitten, then trimmed off excess with scissors. I used a more solid design washi tape around the cuff portion. The shakers were then assembled except for the acrylic and top layers and filled with Sprinkles. After filling, the acrylic and top layers were adhered on the shakers...
Now it's time to put it all together. One thing to remember when working with clear acrylic is that glues or adhesives used to layer the pieces will need to be covered or they will show. You could also punch holes and use ribbon or twine to hold pieces together, but for this project, I was using a tape runner. I cut an 8 X 8 piece of silver foil board for the back, and trimmed my quote down a bit. To determine where to place the adhesive, I laid the quote and the mittens UNDER the acrylic sheet - with the snowflake side up. I arranged them, then used a marker to add small dots at the centers of the mittens. That is where I placed my adhesive to adhere the foil board to the back and the quote to the front.
I used Zip Dry to adhere the mittens to the sign, making sure their placement covered the adhesive...
If you want to take these techniques a little further, why not try embellishing two or more acrylic sheets and layering them! you could even use foam tape to adhere the sheets together to add even more dimension to your project!
Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon for more inspiration!
Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Pool and Pearl, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board and Computer Grafix Clear Inkjet Sheets, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Tape Runner
Tools: Alcohol Ink Applicator, Foam Sponge Pouncing Brush, Blue Painters Tape, Scissors, Permanent Marker and Trimmer
Hi there everyone! Laura here to share with you today! Who's ready for winter crafting?
January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in
advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!
This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps. Using aqua acrylic
paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes
all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.
So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint
with a sponge brush. The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.
After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the
snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page. Then I started layering
on the papers and stickers. I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add
a little more interest.
These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!! They are the
cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece.
I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment. I painted it
black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow". I think the black paint makes
it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page. Clear Scraps has so
many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your
creativity fly!! You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the
Clear Scraps store. Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!
If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,
make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!
Thanks for stopping by today!! Stop back soon for more inspiration!
Other: acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,
Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,
Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun winter themed project I created! Winter isn't my favorite time of the year but I do love to create projects about it! And I will admit some photos out in the snow can be beautiful! I used a favorite picture of my daughter from a photo shoot I did last year after a big snow!
Starting with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the surface with chalk paint in a nice light blue. Chalk paint works well with the birch wood and a little goes a long way!
The chalk paint dries quickly so I was able to move onto my next step. I applied a light layer of modeling paste using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to the upper and lower slats.
I allowed the modeling paste to dry and measured out a piece of patterned paper to fit the center slat. Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied my paper cutting off any excess with scissors. I followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool to smooth any rough areas.
Here is a close up shot of the modeling paste with my Mascil. I chose to leave the paste as is to help the snowflakes pop against the light blue paint.
For my main accent, I used the Mitten Mini Shaker Shape which I painted with a dark red chalk paint.
I covered the base chipboard of the shaker with patterned paper then adhered my two middle chipboard frames. In the center, I added a few snowflakes from the Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix as well as shaved ice.
Once assembled, I adhered my shaker again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.
I then added a few smaller stickers and die cuts to accent as well as a decorative bow to the top edge of my photo.
Last, I punched holes at the top of my pallet to string some buffalo plaid ribbon in order to hang my project (plus it matches my daughter's coat)!
Thank you for reading today! Check out the large variety of Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, decorative bow, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; shaved ice: Stampendous; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon
Taking off the plastic film from one side of the panel, I painted it with Gesso. Since I wanted to added spray inks to the acrylic sheet, I first had to prep the sheet with Gesso. Leaving the plastic film on the other side keeps it clean while working on the top side.
Once the Gesso dried, I spritzed several colors of blue spray inks on the panel, allowing each layer to dry before adding additional colors.
Pick up the panel and allow the colors to run. Flick white paint on the panel to simulate snow drops.
Tear white Rinea Foiled Paper to create snow mounds. Ink the torn edges with blue ink and adhere the snow mounds to the panel.
Mat photos with turquoise Rinea Foiled Paper and place on the panel.
Using Sizzix dies, die cut Snow Day '20 and add to the panel.
Using blue ink and a background stamp, stamp it randomly about the panel.
Next, use a word stamp with gray ink and randomly stamp it about the panel.
Add a third smaller photo to the layout with foam adhesives for dimension.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies: Rinea Foiled Papers; Sizzix dies; Lindy's Spray Inks; Distress Oxide Inks
Hello friends and happy New Years Eve! So happy to see this year come to a close and praying 2021 is a much better year for everyone! Today, I'm sharing a mini album I created using the Cassy Mixable Album and a few Clear Scraps goodies! I used photos from a family photo shoot this past fall; if anything 2020 has made me realize how important family is!
I began by removing the protective film from the front of the first acrylic page. Using modeling paste and the 6 Inch Spiro Flower Mascil, I applied a light layer of the paste with a spatula. I then set it aside to dry.
Once I ensured my modeling paste was completely dry, I placed my Masil over the area and used Distress Oxide inks to color portions of the flower.
Here is a close up of the end result; you can see its not perfect but that is ok! I still love the beautiful effect!
Now I was ready to add paper and embellishments to my front cover. I used the Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Shape Embellishmentto accent the title. I decided to lightly brush the front with light grey chalk paint to allow some of the chipboard to show through.
My next page, which is chipboard, I painted the edges with chalk paint in off white (again not doing full coverage for a distressed look).
For my next acrylic page, I used the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil with my modeling paste.
And again, I chose coordinating Distress Inks to color the butterflies.
It's difficult to see the detail but I set my photo at the bottom of the page to allow the stencil to take up a majority of my page.
Here is a better snapshot of the colored butterflies:
On the back of this page, I positioned my papers to line up with side A to not allow any papers to "show through".
Next is a larger chipboard page which nicely fits a 4x6 photo; you can even add multiple smaller photos if preferred.
For my last acrylic page, I applied coordinating alcohol inks to the outside edges blending with mixative in white.
I then adhered a smaller piece of patterned paper as my background allowing the alcohol ink to show through.
Thank you for stopping by the blog! Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, washi tape: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; alcohol ink, distress oxide inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler: Tim Holtz; punches: Paper Shapers, Fiskars; corner rounder: Creative Memories; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread
Greetings! Today I am excited to share this Winter-y Wonderland tag I created using some of my favorite Clear Scraps Products! Tags are always a great way to dress up any gift and this one is fun to create!
patterned paper, sequins & glitter, paint, Jute, Snowflake punch, Tag, pom pom trim
Start by covering your base tag with patterned paper.
Trace tag onto Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Clear Acrylic Sheet and cut out. Lay Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil over clear tag. Be sure to remove protective coating from the side you will be painting first! ( a little hint...leave protective coating on back side of tag until you are done painting to avoid mishaps! )
Paint trees and snowflakes onto clear cut acrylic tag and let dry.
Add large snowflake punch to clear tag. Remove protective coating from back of tag and lay on paper tag.
Paint your Clear Scraps Mini Mitten Shaker and let dry.
Add sequins and glitter to fit your shaker as desired.
Hello Crafty Friends!
I have a fun Christmas winter album for you! Im using Clear Scraps Mixable Home 8x9 Album Click Here.
I also used Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil Click Here
Before you decorate any acrylic piece, remember to peel off the protective film off of each side. Then I traced with my pencil around the fence shape onto a piece scrapbook paper that resembled the look of wood planks. Flip your fence piece and trace again. Be sure to mark where the holes are. Use a paper punch and punch out holes before adhering your papers onto each side of the acrylic fence, using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Next I took some Christmas lights and adhered them with glue along the top of fence and around the back. Used foam dots to attach the snowman to the front of the fence. Glue a small wreath on the right side of the fence. Added some fake snow along the top and bottom of my fence on borh sides. Set aside to dry.
For the rectangle scalloped page: I trace and covered the front and back with coordinating papers. I used Crate paper "Snowflake" paper collection. On the front page I cut a snowman paper measuring 71/2 inches x 3". Then took a snowflake die and diecut onto a glitter white paper, using my diecut machine. Then I attached the snowflake border piece to the top of my paper and adhered on 3 sides to form a pocket. Added a few ephemera cards inside the pocket. Decorated my pocket with a few stickers to finish it off.
On the back side I made another pocket. Used to foam dots to the of the pink car and adhered to the bottom of my pocket page. Added a few ephemera cards and tag to the inside. Glued a piece of silver tinsel along the top edge of my pocket.
Acrylic Star: I taped my Clear Scraps Nordic snowflake stencil to the top half of my star. Added some 3 D Matte gel over the stencil. Let dry. Then I rubbed some gold gliding wax over the top of my stenciled snowflakes. Flip your star over and I applied some patina paint and gold metallic behind the stenciled area, using a pouncing motion. Let dry.
Next I traced half of the star shape onto patterned paper, cut out and glued to the back of my acrylic star. Distressed around the edges. Then added gold glitter around the edge of my star. To finish I glued some chipboard letters to towards the bottom of my star.
Heart chipboard shape: I decorated both sides with coordinating papers and cut them out. Then adhered them to both sides with glue. Distress edges. For the front heart I made another pocket with a ephermera frame, made a tag to stuff inside the pocket, added a tree paper clip and ephermera ticket, and pop dot to the Brrr sticker.
For the other side of my heart, I added a photo, pop dot a snowman and added some puffy stickers. For the snowman's arms I added acouple pine branches and applied some white paint lightly over the branches.
Acrylic House: for the last acrylic shape, I traced and cut out the pieces of paper for the roof and house. I used a vellum adhesive tape to attach my papers to the back of the acrylic house. Careful to add adhesive behind the photo and sticker areas so it doesn't show through the acrylic. I added some sentiment stickers and foam dots to my ephermera piece. For the chimney I added some Finnibair Rust paste and some fake snow on top of the chimney. On the back of the acrylic house I adhered a matching paper to the bottom part only.
To finish off your album, I attached the metal rings, tied some ribbons to the rings along with acouple ornament babbles!
I hope you've enjoyed this project and it's inspired you to make one for yourself. Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs. Click Here
Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Can't wait to see all your crafty creations! See you soon!
Other supplies: Finnibair Rust paste, Finnibair 3 D matte gel, Crate paper Snowflake collection, Martha Stewart Gold glitter, Crafters Companion Snowflake border die.
Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. It's Maya on the blog today sharing this floral acrylic phone stand using the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and the 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil. It's a phone stand that can also holds a tag or a photo. I really love it on my crafting desk!
▼ This is the phone stand pack (4 x 8 inches). It comes with two pieces of acrylic that interlock with each other.
▼ First, I chose a patterned paper, traced the acrylic pieces to the paper and cut them out. Before we glue the paper to the acrylic piece, remove the film from both sides (It's for keeping the acrylic stand crystal clear!)
▼ Next, I applied Zip Dry scrapbook glue on the edges to adhere the papers to the back of acrylic pieces. The glue dries fast and clear, perfect for acrylic.
▼ Here I decided to add some texture by using pink acrylic paint along with Brick Wall Masking Stencil.
▼ While waiting for the paint to dry, I cut out some tag shapes, punched holes and locked the eyelets.
▼ I also made two pockets for the front and back.
Here is the finished phone stand with a few front and back views. The front pocket can hold a tag with motivating words, bible verses, some reminders, or a photo. The back pocket is for storage of all the tags.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the phone stands by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create your own phone stand. Wish you a happy new year!
Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Carta Bella Paper Spring Market Collection
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool
Hello friends and Happy Christmas Eve! I cannot believe Christmas is almost here as this month has flown by! Every year, I try to create a mini album to document the first 25 days of the holiday season! 2020 is no different even though nothing seems very normal this year! The silver lining of this pandemic is that I realize even more how important the every day occurrences are!
Clear Scraps acrylic is probably my number one product to create with! I love the Build It Your Way Binders and decided to do a larger version of my December Daily. I love the clean look of acrylic and how the inside pages show through. Here, I used the Large Acrylic Binder.
I started off by creating my base pages ahead of time. I then attempted to keep on top of filling my pages with pictures and journaling, but some of my pages are still blank.
Using a scoring tablet or bone folder is a great way to add flaps for more photos and/or days. Here, one page has days 3-5.
Of course I added many of the wonderful Clear Scraps products to my pages! The acrylic always looks beautiful when paired with Mascils or Stencils. Here, I used the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a white metallic paste in the upper left corner.
Adding pockets with tags is another way to jot down journaling or lists. I plan on listing favorites and traditions we have as a family.
Clear Scraps has a large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that are perfect to accent your project! Here, I used the Mistletoe Chipboard Embellishment Shape at the top of my page. I began by painting both the sprig and bow white. I then added a layer of Crackle Accent and allowed to dry. I then painted with green and red chalk paint respectively allowing some of the white to show through.
The Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes are really adorable! I left one bare and backed with patterned paper to add my die cut number.
The Mini Shaker Shapes are also a perfect addition to mini album pages or scrapbook layouts! Here, I painted the Joy Mini Shaker Shape in red and added some fun clear beads to the center.
On the next page, the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker looks perfect "hanging" from the top! I decided to cover the chipboard base with a simple pattern and added die cuts to the center. I then filled the shaker with artificial snow before assembling.
For many of my pages, I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as my base. Using silver foil cardstock, I adhered a cut file to the front of my page.
I wanted to add a bit of color so on the back, I used a cotton applicator to place red, silver, and white alcohol ink.
For my last page, I used the 4x6 Nativity Stencil along with the metallic page.
Once dry, I blended in three colors of Distress Oxide to add some depth.
Here is the end result and I love how it turned out!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the many holiday products they carry! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, Recollections; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; ink, tags: Ranger; metallic charms: Tim Holtz; paint: DecoArt; shaker filler: Stampendous, Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut files, thread, typewriter
Greetings! Today I am excited to share another Quick and Easy Clear Acrylic sign I created with my Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheet. Creating these signs is so easy and addicting! I think you will a few more in the future. Maybe one for each season!
Cut your Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic sheet to the desired size. Remove protective covering from acrylic. (note: I always leave protective covering on the back until I am finished with project to protect from stray paint!)
Secure Clear Scraps 5 x 9 Mountain Scene Layering Stencil over Acrylic Sheet and Apply paint onto Stencil. (Note: I used a cotton ball to apply paint )
Paint Clear Scraps Believe Chipboard Word Title with white paint and adhere to Acrylic sign.
Note: you can see how messy my work space gets, which is why I always leave the protective covering on the back side of my acrylic until I am finished!
I hope you are inspired to try to create your own Acrylic Home Decor!