Acrylic

Flashback post from Leah

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Can you believe it's 2020?!!
Leah here with you today to share a flashback post of mine from November 2016, while we gear up for the NEW releases coming up very soon!!

 

Today I am sharing with you how I jazzed up the gorgeous large Deco Portrait Clipboard!
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I have always struggled with WHAT to do with a clipboard. I am so over-analytical about the purpose of things. Then as I was staring at it, I realized it is just another canvas to hold a piece of art. It doesn't have to do anything except to display something beautiful. THAT is its function! And then the mojo hit, and I decided from now on, I will probably use these to create layouts on.

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I used stazon ink and a Christmas stamp of all things to create some interest on the acrylic clipboard. I then added a pattern background to the backside and adhered it in place and cut away the excess paper. From there, I started building my layers on the front of the clipboard.

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Once finished, I have my own home decor piece/frame/layout to hang in my home. Like an instant frame! What do you think? How would you use your clipboard from Clear Scraps? There are so many to choose from, check them out!
See you soon!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT


Clear Scraps Flashback Faves-Build It Your Way Binder

Happy New Year!  Wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2020!  To gear up for our Creativation reveal, some of our designers are doing a flashback post this week to share some of their favorite products and projects!  My post comes all the way from 2013 when I  began on the Clear Scraps design team! I  fell in love with the acrylic mini albums and absolutely LOVE the Build It Your Way Binders!  For this particular project, I  documented my sister's family photos! The BIYW Binders have both chipboard and acrylic coordinating pages!  

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You can see the entire post by clicking HERE!

Look for more flashback fun this week! And be sure to check back on our social media pages next week to see what is new for Clear Scraps! Have a great day!  

 

 

 


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Hot Chocolate Weather

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little

winter love created on a Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.

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The clear acrylic sheets are fun to create with, you can change

the backgrounds, layer, do anything you want and one of my

favorite things is to create a sort of overlay out of it.

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I took this picture on a dark background so it was

easier to see how I brushed the edges of the acrylic

sheet with white acrylic paint to make the edges

look "frosted".  Perfect for a winter LO.  You could

do more, use a stencil, or even stamp if you'd like,

this is one of the reasons the acrylic sheets are so

versatile and fun to create with!  I've also created

LO's using alcohol inks.  It's really only limited

by your imagination.  And to create the base for

your photo, you just start layering up your pretty

patterned papers as you would on any LO you

normally create on paper or cardstock.  Just

use your favorite strong adhesive and layer away.

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Blank chipboard pieces are a great way to create your

own matching embellishments, and can add a lot to

your LO's.  Clear Scraps has so many to choose from

in their store!  Here I used the Coffee Mug Chipboard

Embellishment.  It looks oh so cute sitting next to that

journal box that was a part of the paper collection I

used, and by using a few scraps from that collection,

I was able to create a perfect match!  Simple to just

trace and cut out, then glue to the chipboard.  I like to

ink up the edges to give it a more finished look.  Want

to check out all the different options in the store?

You'll find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Celebrate Winter,

ribbon, twine, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink,

white acrylic paint, enamel dots, adhesive,

red cardstock.


Christmas Ornaments with Mini Shaker Shapes

Hello! Jennifer here to share some easy ornaments I created using two of the Christmas themed Mini Shaker Shapes! I  used the same technique on both Shakers which I  will share with you!

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First up is the new Snow Globe Mini Shaker! I  absolutely love this shape as you can create a Christmas or winter themed Shaker. 

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Each Mini Shaker comes with 5 pieces: a chipboard base, three chipboard frames, and an acrylic piece.  Here, I  painted my top chipboard frame and the outside edges of the remaining chipboard with chalk paint in red.  

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Next, using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  affixed my patterned paper to the top portion of the chipboard base. I  used scissors and a sanding tool to remove any excess paper. 

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Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I   adhered two of my chipboard frames together and affixed it on top of the base. 

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From my stash, I  placed coordinating sequins in the center of my shaker. I  then applied my adhesive around the edges of the chipboard frame followed by affixing my acrylic.  Lastly, I  adhered the top chipboard frame.

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To accent, I  adhered die cut embellishments to the bottom portion of the shaker.

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I used the Present Mini Shaker to create my second ornament which I  backed with red gingham patterned paper.  

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For this ornament, I  used white chalk paint on the chipboard frames and base. As I  mentioned before, I  used the same technique on this as I did on the first.

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For both ornaments, I  affixed twine to the back to create a hanger as well as added a small swatch of ribbon.  For this particular ornament, I   tied in a metal charm for accent. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope this inspires you to create with the Clear Scraps Mini Shakers! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; metal charm: Tim Holtz; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper; misc: twine, ribbon. 


Christmas Sled Candy Box

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a candy box using the Clear Sled Box.  

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This is a wonderful sled sized at approximately 5" x 8" x 2".  I chose to use it as a candy box, but think of all the fun things you can use it for.

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Using the sled as a stencil, trace around the sled onto Rinea Foiled Paper and cut out 2 pieces.

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Paint the opposite side of each sled with red paint and use gold medium on the sled runners. 
Assemble the sled using the included adhesive dots for support.

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Place a piece of  Rinea Foiled Paper on the base of the sled.

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Die cut bells and place on both sides of the sled.

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Fill with candy and place amongst your Christmas decorations.

You could also use it as a Christmas present, placing a gift in the base.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Plaid Paint; Memory Box die

 


Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Snowflakes from Heaven Tag

Hi there everybody!  Who's ready for winter?

Laura here with you today, and I am definitely NOT...haha!

But I am ready for some winter crafting time, and that's

where this adorable home decor tag project comes in.

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How fun is this Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag from

Clear Scraps?  They have a scalloped version too,

you can find that one in the store HERE.

I am in love with these new Jumbo Wood Tags!

They are a blank slate for you to create anything

your heart desires!  So many ideas, so many options!

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The Mini Shaker Snowflake from Clear Scraps was a

perfect addition as an embellishment on this tag.

I painted it white, traced the circle on paper to cover

the inside, and glued it all together with the gorgeous

Winter Collection Sequins from Clear Scraps inside.

A little Stickles on the top of the snowflake gives it a

nice shimmer in addition to the sequins.

Now where did those white snowflakes on the

background of the tag come from?

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After I painted the tag with gray paint and it dried,

I took one of the acrylic snowflake shapes from the

Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album and

used it as a reverse stencil of sorts, sponging white

acrylic paint around the shape to create the snowflakes.

Best yet, I did not peel off the protective sheet on the

snowflake, so it's good to use for another project, just

peel the coating (and paint) away when I want to use

it later.  I love when a product can do double duty!

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To decorate the bottom of the tag, I used scraps of

pretty patterned paper, a few stickers and twine.

It finishes off a super adorable project that will

make a nice addition to my winter home decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag

Mini Shaker Snowflake, Winter Sequins,

Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album.

Other: Echo Park Celebrate Winter Collection,

Stardust Stickles, enamel dots, twine, ribbon,

acrylic paint (gray, white), red and gray

cardstock, Hickory Smoke distress ink,

adhesive, foam tape.


Creating Acrylic Cards with Chipboard Embellishments

Hello friends and happy December! Christmas time is upon us and if you like to create your own holiday cards, then this post is for you!  Clear Scraps has released many adorable new Chipboard Shape Embellishments that are the perfect size for cards. Today, I'm going to show you three cards I  created along with techniques!

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First up, I  used the new Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments that are one of my new favorites!  I  began with kraft cardstock as my background, then adhered a cut down piece of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.

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On my chipboard, I  used red chalk paint and black acrylic paint to color the bulbs and stems of the ornaments.

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I  then used embossing ink and powder to add sparkle to the red portions of the chipboard.

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Using different sizes of circle punches, I  adhered patterns from the collection I  used to the front of the acrylic as well as directly on the kraft background. This is a great way to add dimension and layers to your project! 

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I  stamped my sentiment at the bottom right corner of the kraft to allow it to show through the acrylic.  

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For my second card, I  used the new Candy Canes Chipboard Embellishments. I  used the same technique as in my first card with the acrylic paint, embossing ink, and powder. I  love how the glitter red embossing powder looks on the chipboard! 

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For my acrylic piece, I  applied StazOn Opaque using a dauber and the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil.  I  also added ink around the edges of my acrylic to give it a "frosted" look. 

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My last card isn't exactly Christmas per say but I thought the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment would make a cute gift card. I  actually covered the main portion with patterned paper and white cardstock to recreate a certain popular coffee cup! The smaller "java jacket" I  left bare and embellished with a cute buffalo plaid sentiment sticker. 

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I  used adhesive dots to affix my gift card to look like it was sticking out of the top of the Coffee Mug.  I  also stamped a sentiment underneath as well as added a chipboard heart. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Chipboard Embellishments by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Don't forget Clear Scraps is running a special for Cyber Week! You can receive 15% off by using coupon code THANKFUL15 at checkout (ends December 6th). Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, buttons: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill;  ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder, journal pen, mini wood clothespin: American Crafts; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers, EK Success; stamps: Catslife Press, October Afternoon, Paper Studio; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  misc: twine


XL Vintage Christmas Truck

Happy Holidays Clear Scraps family! We're in the home stretch of the year and holiday season. Today I'm sharing this super fabulous XL Vintage Wood Truck that I turned into a Christmas decoration for my home.

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The most challenging part of this whole creation to me was painting the tires on there. Don't look too closely, painting is not my thing (I do wish it were my thing though!)

The chipboard tall trees were the perfect embellishment on the side of the truck.

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The most fun part of creating this was the extra-large Christmas tree in the back of the truck.

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I printed out a tree and roughly traced it onto a plain sheet of 12x12 acrylic, then cut it out and adhered pattern paper behind the acrylic. I then embellished it and adhered it to the truck with hot glue. I cut away the excess part of the tree so it wouldn't show near the back tire.

I then added our surname in a cute alphabet and added some floral embellishments and trim.

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This looks amazing in our home! It would also make a wonderful gift for your non crafty friends all decorated and done up just right.

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See you soon, friends!

Leah Crowe


DIY "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet

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Hello everyone... Thanksgiving is about 2 weeks away and today I would love to share this "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet home decor with you all.

I really enjoyed making this home decor sign using the Large Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape and the Simply Blessed 6x16 Stencil.

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This pumpkin shaped pallet wood is ready to use. I painted it with multi-surface acrylic paints (orange, light orange, yellow, and brown). I painted it and mixed the colors at the same time to create some shades on the pumpkin.

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After the paint dried, I sanded all the edges with sand paper to give a little bit of a distressed look to the wood.

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I sprayed the back of the large stencil with the stencil spray (it is a temporary glue spray) and let it dry of about a minute. Then, I added the stencil on top of the painted surface.

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Using the small round foam brush, I added the brown paint on the stencil. I used the bouncing motion to add the paint on each letter. If you don't have foam brush, make sponge will work great, too.

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After I covered the whole letters, I let it dried. I added the second layer of paint for bolder, solid look.

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I let it dried completely and then removed the stencil. I washed the stencil with warm water and mild dish soap right away.

I decorated this pumpkin pallet wood with some of the fall colored plastic flowers using glue gun.

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I put the finished pumpkin pallet wood on our mantle with the other Fall/Thanksgiving decor I have. I love the size of this large pallet is perfect for the mantle!

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You can make your own home decor with Clear Scraps wood pallets and stencils in your ways for sure! Check them all out at Clear Scraps store.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Have a fabulous day!

 

~ Helen G. ~


Clear Scraps 4x6 Plaid Stencil -- Fall Plaid Card

Hello there everyone!  Laura here today...and I've got a pretty card to share with you!

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Fall is such a fun crafting season!  It's full of pumpkin spice and everything nice,

just like this card!  I started with basic cream color cardstock and created a

A2 size (4&1/4" by 5&1/2") card base.  Next I took the Clear Scraps

4x6 Plaid Stencil and laid it onto the base, then I used washi tape to

block off everything except the larger squares.

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Next I applied distress ink in a darker brown color to the squares.  I removed

that washi, and then blocked off the larger squares and part of the thin lines,

leaving the rest of thin lines so I could apply another shade this time.

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I then went back and did the same with the other thin lines to finish off the colors.

Colors are usually best in threes.....so I used the dark brown, orange, and a bright

orange/yellow color.  They made a pretty fall palette to create my card.

So very easy to do, but it looks so pretty and very "pumpkin spice season".

I wanted to keep this simple, because the plaid stencil creates such a striking pattern,

but I did want to add a little something else, so I took some alcohol ink and dabbed

it onto one of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Leaves Embellishment.

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After the alcohol ink dried (which only takes a few seconds....love that!) I used

some glitter glue (here it was the gold Glitter Kiss) brushed onto the edges of

the leaf to give it a bit of a gilded effect and then I punched a hole so I could

tie the leaf onto the pretty organza ribbon and bow with a bit of twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 4x6 Plaid Stencil, Acrylic Leaves Embellishment

Other:  Distress Ink--Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber,

Alcohol Inks (yellow/orange), gold Glitter Kiss

cream cardstock, ribbon, twine, blending tool.


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Spooky Halloween

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little

spooktacular Halloween LO!  Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheets

and 4x6 stencils combine to create some spooky Halloween fun!

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One of the things I love about the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets, is all of

the different ways you can use them!  This time, I created my own custom

overlay to match my pictures and papers!  You start by peeling off the

protective layers that keep the acrylic nice and clean, and then choose

a stencil that fits your particular project.  I chose the 4x6 Pumpkin Faces

which matched up with my pictures perfectly!

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Then I sponged the black acrylic paint around the stencil in the

bottom corners of the sheet (flipping the stencil over to give mirror

images, of course).  Using the same paint, and also some green

acrylic paint, I brushed that around the edges of the acrylic sheet too.

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So darn cute, right??!!  And that's how easy it is to create your own

custom overlay for your scrapbook pages!  There are a ton of 4x6 stencils

to chose from, you can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

I used a few scraps of paper to decorate the front of the acrylic sheet, and

 then put a full sized sheet of paper behind it to make the pumpkins pop.

The adorable little Clear Scraps Bats Chipboard Embellishments

are a great addition to the sticker embellishments on the page,

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So easy, just black paint and a brush of gray paint around the edges.

I thought I'd show you the difference, if you wanted it plain you could

do that, but I think the gray around the edges make the bat stand out.

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Super spooky cuteness on the finished page!  Love the chipboard

and again, sooooooo many choices in the Clear Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic 12x12 Sheet, 4x6 Pumpkin Faces Stencil,

Bats Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black, green and gray acrylic paint, adhesive,

Photo Play All Hallows Eve paper and stickers.


Pumpkin Mini Pallet Acrylic Book

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a Halloween mini album I  created using the 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album.  The focal point of my front cover is the new Pumpkin Wood Mini Pallet Shape! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday so I  decided to make a "13 Days of October" book....much like a Daily December! 

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For my Pumpkin Wood Mini Pallet Shape, I  began by painting with chalk paint in black.  Once dry, I  added a couple heavy layers of chunky glitter gold paint over the top. I  love the effect and it brought a lot of shine to the pallet!  I  then added some stickers from the collection I  used to accent. 

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For each acrylic page, I  colored the outside edges with alcohol ink in orange.  Alcohol ink is the fastest and easiest way to add color to your acrylic! The ink dries quickly and does not smudge; anything solvent based will work!  

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I  cut my background papers to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches to fit the pages as well as to allow the alcohol ink to show.  I  also inserted extra pages such as this kraft envelope I  had in my stash. 

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Here, I  folded down a glassine bag to use as another extra page.

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I  also love to utilize my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to add in pages!  I  trimmed a sheet down to 4x5 1/2 inches and colored with black alcohol ink. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Wood Mini Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Paper Shapers; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; metal number charms, metal numbers: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, glassine bag, kraft envelope, chrome book rings. 

 


Hello Fall Acrylic Scallop Album

Hello and happy October! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I created with the Acrylic 3x8 Scallop Album.  I  love this time of year and love taking photos of my kids at a local pumpkin farm. The Acrylic Scallop Album is perfect for wallet sized photos to document favorite fall memories!  

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As my focal point of the front cover, I  used the new Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Embellishments! I painted the top hoop and adhered the two together.  I  then added a sticker in the center with pop dots and finished with bakers twine.  You will also notice the edges of the acrylic pages are painted; I  used the same paint that I  painted the Embroidery Hoops.  

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On the inside of the front cover, I  used a tag that I  trimmed along with sticker and washi tape accents.  

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The height of the album is only 3 inches so I  choose to use wallet sized photos.  Since we haven't taken our annual fall photos, I  used white cardstock in place of the pictures (I  plan to add them later).

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I  love adding tags under my photos allowing them to "stick out" from the edge of the album.  Again, I  tied some orange and white bakers twine to accent. 

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Using coordinating smaller embellishments such as chipboard or stickers is a great way to add layers to your pages!  I  also love to layer an extra pattern under my photos.  

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As the pages get bigger, you can use larger photos. Or do as I  did and add two photo slots where able. 

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Thank you for stopping by today! Check out all of the acrylic albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, washi tape, enamel dots, stickers, stamps, decorative bow clips: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: Plaid; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 

 


Mixable Medley Album

Good day, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today sharing the awesome Mixable Medley album. Each album includes 5 cascading pages mixed with both Acrylic & Chipboard. My husband recently celebrated his birthday, so this album is all about him.
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I used several of the 6" stencils on the chipboard pages in the album. I started by painting the album pages lightly in white, then I used distress ink and a brush to stencil on the pages. I also used alcohol ink and a stencil on the acrylic page. Here's a list of the stencils used as well as a peek at some of the pages before decorated and assembled.

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Clear Scraps 6" Groovy Hearts

So cute! Here is a closer look at each page.


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I used an acrylic sealer on the chipboard, which created a distressed look. I didn't love it, and the nozzle was clogged. I even tried cleaning the nozzle and went forth trying to seal it anyway. I should have waited for a new can. lol, live and learn, right?! It's still cute!

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I'll add in my journaling later.
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I applied pattern paper to the backside of the groovy heart so the back is covered as well.

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I assembled the album using 1" book rings, then tied on ribbons for more fun and color.

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Other supplies used:
Scrapbook.com paint brushes
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper; Pink Fresh Studio; Simple Stories
Ephemera: October Afternoon; Shimelle wood buttons; American Crafts; Crate Paper
Alpha: Making Memories; Pink Fresh Studio
Prima Flowers
Unicorn spit paint; Distress Ink; Crop O Dile

 

 


Imagine Canvas

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Today I am excited to share a mixed media project with you using some of my favorite Clear Scraps goodies.  Can you spot them???  I used  Clear Scraps Clear Acrylic Sheets, Clear Scraps 6" Doily masking Stencil , and Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Heart Masking Stencil. 

Can you pick them out now?  

 

Start by cutting your image and lay over blank canvas.  Use a pencil to mark your image location. 

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Using Clear Scraps 6" Doily masking Stencil, apply modeling paste onto canvas. 

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Mist canvas with mists as desired. 

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Adhere image to canvas once dry. Using Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Heart Masking Stencil apply embossing ink over image. Add Embossing powder and heat emboss. 

Die Cut  Clear Scraps Clear Acrylic Sheets and add to canvas. 

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Add Face image, pearls, and stickles as desired to finish.

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