Tami with you here on the blog today, and it's just a few days before Thanksgiving. A time where hopefully we are all feeling GTB - Grateful, Thankful and Blessed.
I had just bought some Scribble Sticks and was in the mood for coloring, so I decided to try them out on the wood. They worked great on the Clear Scraps wood products; the effect resembled hand coloring...
I started by rubbing an orange stick diagonally in one direction on the pallet, then I went the other way to create a cross-hatch pattern...
I added in a little yellow to add some color variation...
*note: I decided the wood piece that holds the pallet together needed to be colored orange so it wouldn't stand out. To do that, scribble with orange on scrap paper, then swirl a wet paintbrush in it. Then paint in the wood piece between pallet pieces...
Add some shading around the edges with grey...
I filled in the stem the same way with green and shaded with grey...
I used a barely damp sponge to gently blend the colors. This wakes them up a bit and makes them brighter...
I did the same thing on the XL Wood Quote, using blue and aqua on Grateful, grey, aqua and green on Thankful and green and yellow on Blessed. I also added a little shading around them with the grey. They also got the sponge treatment...
Then just glue on the XL Wood Quote and it's all ready to display!
Other: Ranger: Dina Wakely Media Scribble Sticks and Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue
Hi all! Laura is here with you today, and I'm sharing a home decor project that
is a great way to remember a special family memory!
The Clear Scraps Heart DIY Medium Pallet is great for family photos! It's just the
right size to hold a couple of 3x4" photos matted and there is even a little room to
add an embellishment or two! The tree paper was a good fit for the colors of my
photos as well as the family theme (thinking family tree....haha!). I just traced the
heart on my tree patterned paper, cut the shape out, inked the edges with a brown
distress ink, and then glued to the wood pallet. These pallets come in a lot of great
shapes, and there are also different sizes--even minis! They are so fun to create with!
Take a peek in the Clear Scraps store, you'll find all the medium pallets HERE. If
you'd like to check out the mini pallets (these make great Christmas ornaments or
a cute addition to any home decor project) you can find them right HERE.
Along the top of the heart shape, I added a strip of cardstock and then stickers.
I also this "Family" Chipboard Word Title from Clear Scraps. It's painted with
green acrylic paint, then I used a sponge applicator to dab brown on the bottom
half to give a cool ombre' type effect. A little tip: I did go back over the center of
the word with a little light dab of green again to blend the colors a bit more to
give it a smoother transition from one color to the next. I added a little enamel
dot to the "i" just for a fun touch to bring the yellow color in.
I carried that through to the pictures "framing" them with more yellow
enamel dots and some little banners of green and yellow as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to try
crafting your own fun home decor with these medium pallets!
Clear Scraps: Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape,
Other: Echo Park-A Perfect Autumn paper and stickers,
enamel dots, brown and ivory cardstock, Vintage Photo
Distress Ink, green and brown acrylic paint, adhesive, foam tape.
Hello friends! Today I am on the blog with Clear Scraps using their chipboard. Below is a picture of the cover of my recipe book that I mentioned in my last post on November 17 if you want to take a look at the history of this book.
For this project, I used the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishments and created two pages. For the full jar, I covered it with foodie pape and then used an emery board to smooth out the edges then using ink made it look vintage.
I then glued it to the front inside cover of my book it looks like the woman is coming out of the jar! I love it.
Hi friends and happy Monday. Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the cute new Wood Gnome Shapes! There are three different styles including the Medium Wood Gnome 1 that I used for my project! The are so adorable and you can decorate them for just about any season/theme.
I began by painting the feet of my gnome with brown acrylic paint. Only one coat is needed as the birch wood accepts the paint nicely; plus using a small amount of paint allows for the wood grain to show through!
I used the same color of paint on the beard portion again using a small amount to cover the wood.
Once my paint was dry, I added a coat of crackle paint to the surface. Once that was dry, I painted the beard with off white acrylic paint. This helps give it some dimension and not look flat.
While my beard was drying, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to cover the body and hat pieces with patterned paper. I then trimmed excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. A sanding tool will help smooth any edges as well as give them a distressed look.
I assembled the Circle Mini Shaker Shape and added die cuts and stickers to decorate. I then adhered it to the center of the gnome followed by the two hand pieces.
I also used a cute floral cluster to add to the hat brim as well as tied jute string around the top.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dot: Simple Stories; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart Crafts; sequins: Recollections; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: jute, sanding tool, x-acto knife
Hi everybody!! Laura joining you all today with a sweet little fall home decor project!
This was created using the Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape.
To create the base on the pallet, I painted the top of the jar gray and used some
black ink to distress once the paint was dry. Then I traced the top and bottom of
the jar on the leaf patterned paper, cut it out, inked it, then glued to the pallet.
The center was fun, I did end up covering most of it up, but it's painted and stenciled.
I started out with the brown paint, and then set aside to dry. Once it was
ready, I placed the Clear Scraps 6" Chevron Stencil centered in the middle.
I used a sponge applicator to dab on orange paint for a nice pop of color.
Now that the base was set, it was time to paint the Clear Scraps Blessed
Chipboard Word Title with the matching orange paint, then set aside to
dry while I started on the NEW Mini Shaker Maple Leaf. The frame was painted
with green, then dabbed with some brown. I traced it onto some patterned paper,
cut out and glued to the solid back piece, then glued the outline layers on to
build the shaker up to hold the sequins. Next thing was to add the sequins,
then glue down the acrylic layer. I thought I'd show a picture of the protective
plastic that is on BOTH sides of the acrylic so it doesn't get scratched or all
fingerprint filled. I carefully peel off the back, glue it down, THEN I peel off
the other side like you can see in the picture here:
Now it is nice and fingerprint/scratch free and I can glue down the final layer of the
frame I painted green/brown. Easy but such a great little feature on these shakers!
Then I just put it all together and added a few finishing touches with some paper
scraps, twine, and enamel dots.
Thanks for stopping by today! Stop back soon!
Clear Scraps: Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape
Other: Echo Park-A Perfect Autumn paper, twine,
enamel dots, acrylic paint--green, gray, brown, orange,
Distress Ink--Black Soot, Vintage Photo, sequins, adhesive.
Hello Crafty Friends!
Dana here with a Fall Home Decor Project to display on your door or wall. I love decorating my home with seasonal decorations. Clear scraps has so many products to choose from. Click Here and see what's new.
For this project I am using the Hello Fall 4x6 stencil Click Here
For the wooden base I'm using Clear Scraps Jumbo Wooden Rounded Tag shape Click Here
I also chose one of the Clear Scraps chipboard trees Click Here
First of all I painted my Jumbo Wooden tag using Folk Art Chalk paint "sheepskin" cover the front surface and sides of tag. Let dry.
I also painted my chipboard bare tree with brown acrylic paint. Let dry.
Next I took my Hello Fall stencil and using some masking tape, I adhered my stencil towards the top of my wooden tag piece. Then using my Distress Inks and a ink dabber, I applied each color randomly over my stencil using a light circular motion. Make sure your stencil is secured firmly to your wood surface to prevent it from moving. Carefully lift your stencil off and then touch up any areas where the ink may show using your sheepskin chalk paint. Let dry.
Now I applied some Finnibair Rust paste to the bottom edge of my tag, using a stiff old paintbrush. Using a pouncing motion, I applied each layer of color till I achieved the look I desired. I also applied some green acrylic paint over the layer of rust paste, in scattered areas.
After the paste dries, I took some Beacon 3 in 1 Glue to adhere my chipboard tree to the bottom of my tag.
Then I took a Gemini die and using my diecutting machine, cut out a variety of different colored leaves from scrap papers. I then glued my leaves on some of the bare tree branches, on the ground and some below my tree to resemble them falling.
To finish off my tag, I scattered a few glittered leaves onto the surface, some with foam dots to add some dimension. Also adhered a chipboard sentiment.
Last I took my jude cord (included in your package) thread it through the hole in the top of your tag and tied into a knot. Hot glued a silk flower on top.
I hope this project has inspired you! This tag will look great hanging on your door and is sure to be a seasonal fall decor piece you can use for many years to come.
Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Until next time, happy crafting!
Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Finnibair Rust paste, Distress inks: orange marmalade, mustard seed and rusty hinge. Gemini Papercraft diecut leaves, Folk Art Sheepskin acrylic paint.
Good morning all my fellow artist and mixed media lovers.... This is Dora and today we are going to make something super cool and unique. I just love Christmas!! Though, I also love "time", "mechanical", and "grunge"!! So why not put them all together? Are you ready to dive in and get started? Let's go...
In this piece I am using the Wood Deco, Clock Chipboard, Edison Light Bulb Chipboard, and lots of metal embellishments. Here is a photo of the finished pieced so you can see how it turned out. If you are inspired, grab some materials, and have some fun with me.
So this first step is a little different than normal. I already had the wooden piece covered in crackle medium, as I was going to use it for something else, then of course changed my mind at the last minute. Set it to the side, thought about it, and now here we are making use of it once more.
Now I start to gather up all the things I want to add onto my panel. Including gears, wire, ornament hangers, and odds n ends. I use my sprays, paints, waxes, and texture paste to color, coat and give that grungy feel.
This is the easiest step - I just take my black ink and distress all the sides of my focal point papers.
Here I am using my own mixture of alcohol ink sprays for the background. You can use any color that you like. I have chosen - orange, green, brown, copper, and blue.
Once the background is fully dry (I use my heat tool to speed things up a bit), start laying out how you would like to see it on your panel. Take a photo if you feel like you may forget. I personally like going off the whim, so I lay it out and then put it back where I feel it looks good.
Once everything adhered to the panel, making sure it is dry, I use some of my bright waxes, Teal and Cream, to go over the tops of some of the embellishments. This will allow them to stand out and be seen. You don't want them to be hidden away - you want them to be brightened up a bit.
And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on my take of Father Time/Mechanical Santa. I say that because we all have our own perception of who these people are. I see Father Time in a mechanical sense. I see Santa as a jolly guy who helps out the kids on Christmas..... So I have just combined them together as one person!! I feel it has come out rather nice and unique. Below you will find the finished panel and close up photos of all the angels.
As always, see you next time!!! Be bless, think outside the box, and color outside the lines!!! All the best artists do!! Happy Creating!!
Hi there everyone! Laura is here with you today sharing a home decor project
with one of Clear Scraps fun new goodies, their Medium Wood Gnome!
How cute is this guy??!! These are so much fun to decorate! The raw wood can be
painted, inked, sprayed, covered with paper, whatever you'd like to do to make
this little cutie your own! On this one I used a combo of different things. Most of
him is painted. The beard you can see I used 2 colors to give it a lot more depth
and dimension. I also inked around the edges of all of the pieces, which you
don't have to do, but I like the "woodsy" feel it give using the brown ink to create
shadows and layers of color. I did also use some paper and I'm sure you can see!
The best part is that there is a separate piece for the hat and the beard, so that
way if you want to trace around it and cut out of paper, it's super easy to do!
I did add a little embellishment to the hat, adding a band and also some decoration.
It's always fun to add a little bit of extra detail, and the fussy cut leaves, button and
twine are a perfect addition. The other embellishment that I added on to this project,
The word "Home" is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Word Titles. They come
as raw chipboard that you paint, ink, etc. Here I painted it with green acrylic
paint and then dabbed on a little bit of brown paint to fit with the fall woods
theme. I turned it into a sign for him to hold by gluing the word on a scrap of
brown cardstock, and then I added more fussy cut leaves on the sign. He just looks
like an adorable little guy that lives in the forest, doesn't he?
Thanks so much for stopping by today, stop back again soon!
Echo Park--A Perfect Autumn papers, enamel dots, twine,
button, brown cardstock, orange, brown, green, pink and
cream acrylic paint, Vintage Photo distress ink.
Happy Fall Ya'll!
Tami with you today and trying to get in the mood for fall. We finally are having more cool days in Texas and it's easier to think about fall decor when you can slip into a sweater when you go for a walk. We don't get many of the gorgeous fall colors that some other areas get. I do have a pear tree out front that the leaves change colors on. But every year, a day or two after they change, the wind knocks them all off the tree!
If I can't get the autumn colors in the nature around me, I guess I can make some for myself. And that is exactly what I did when I made this project. You could use it as part of your thanksgiving decor, but it is more of a fall project than a thanksgiving project...
I started with a Deco Wood Shape these come in a pack of 3, so you will have 2 to leftover, for gifts or other seasonal decor.
I painted it with a base of darker brown slightly mixed with tan...
Then I added another layer of paint, this time using Ivory and Tan; i spritzed the surface lightly to help the paint apply in a thin coat...
After the paint dried, I lightly sanded the piece, sanding a little more around the edges...
Next, it was time to prepare the leaves. I used 2 of the Maple Branch Chipboard Embellishments. I wanted to create the wonderful color variations that real leaves have, so after perusing my studio, I decided on my Color Bursts. Color Bursts are powders that are activated by water.
First, puff the powder in tiny scattered amounts on all the leaves. I used 3 colors...
Then the fun part! Spritz on a little water and watch the magic happen. The Color Bursts work great on Clear Scraps Chipboard...
I wanted a little more pop of yellow on the leaves, so I added small amounts of powder to them and dabbed them with my finger while the leaves were still damp. Set the leaves aside to dry...
Then print out the Grateful definition, or whatever fall word or phrase you want to use...
Cut out your sentiment and ink the top and bottom edges with brown ink, then adhere it at a slight angle to the wood shape...
Use a file to remove excess paper from around the edges...
Then ink the side edges...
When the leaves on the chipboard have dried, paint the branches brown, and set aside to dry...
When the chipboard pieces are dry, adhere to the top right and bottom left of the wood shape using 3D Dots...
*NOTE: I'll be using the chipboard frame from the Maple Branch Chipboard Embellishment that is usually discarded on a card for my November 14 post.
Other: TCW: Ken Oliver Color Bursts: Calypso Pack and Spray Bottle, Clear Snap: ColorBox Chalk Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue, Brown, Tan and Ivory Acrylic Paint and 3D Dots
Tools: Trimmer, Sandpaper and Paintbrush
Hello Clear Scraps friends! It's Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Acrylic 5x7 Regular Album! When I first discovered Clear Scraps, I fell in love with the acrylic albums and still look forward to creating with them! Because its November, I wanted to create a gratitude journal and I'm going to show you my techniques!
I used the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker Shape as the focal point of my cover! The Shakers are very versatile as they can also be used on layouts, cards, or home decor projects! They are the perfect size! I used Gold Metallic Gilding Polish on the top chipboard frame of the shaker. You apply in a circular pattern and allow to dry.
I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I then cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth edges.
Next, I adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base layer (again using my Beacon adhesive).
I added some chunky gold sequins the center of my shaker as well as popped up a die cut butterfly. I then adhered the acrylic overlay.
Last, I adhered my top chipboard frame and added a sentiment to the top. Using a solvent based adhesive to adhere the Shaker works best especially when working with acrylic.
For the pages of my album, I added droplets of three coordinating colors of alcohol inks followed by using a cotton applicator to blend. I wanted the colors to look "splotchy" and not uniform.
The alcohol ink dries quickly so I then could move on to decorating my album. I always try to use the inside of the front cover for journaling.
Using my Gold Metallic Gilding Polish, I colored the Bare Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape to my next page. I then stamped leaves onto patterned paper and cut out to place around the tree.
I left most of this page "bare" without covering with any paper.
For my next page, I did add a 4.5 x 6.5 piece of patterned paper. I then adhered the Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment Shape (which again I used the Gold Metallic Gilding Polish). I then added die cuts and a metal sentiment tied on with bakers twine.
My last two pages, I set up for journaling using patterned papers and additional die cuts.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create your own gratitude journal using Clear Scraps! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts: Prima; metal charms, metal clip, ink, alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Teresa Collins Designs; stamps: American Crafts, Citrus Twist Kits; rhinestones: Taylored Expressions; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings.
Cutting a snowy themed pattern paper, I matted it with navy cardstock. Next, I wrapped the panel with ribbon before adding the panel to the card base. The mittens were colored using a dark blue ink pad; alternatively, I could have painted the mittens, but the ink was at hand so I went with it. I also used puff paint to create the faux fur.
Once the puff paint dried, I used the Stripes Layering Stancil to give the mittens a design, using red ink to create the stripes.
The mittens were added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension. Winter Wishes and Snowman Kisses from Joy Clair's Snowy Greetings stamp set were stamped on scraps of the pattern paper and then matted with scraps of navy cardstock before being added atop the mittens.
To finish, I added some Robin's Nest Dew Drops around the card. I also added several to the stamped phrases.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies: Joy Clair Stamps; Imagine Crafts Ink; Robin's Nest Dew Drops; Ribbon; Puff Paint
Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun Halloween themed project with you (call me weird but Halloween is my favorite holiday)! I also love to create Halloween projects so I was so excited to see new fall themed Mini Shaker Shapes released this year! The Witch Hat Mini Shaker is the focal point of my project and I'm going to show you how I put everything together!
I began by painting the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape with black acrylic paint. It just needed one coat as the birch wood accept the paint nicely. I set my pallet aside to dry to work on my Mini Shaker.
I adhered a fun Halloween patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I then trimmed excess paper with scissors followed my using a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges.
After affixing the two chipboard frames, I filled my shaker with sequins and small glitter. I did overfill my shaker a bit but it was done by accident! I affixed the acrylic top piece and held in place to dry with clips as shown. You can also wait to add the clips once you adhere the top chipboard frame.
Here is my completed shaker! I added orange and black bakers twine to the middle and added a bow. I carefully measured out patterned papers to fit each slat of my pallet and adhered using my Beacon adhesive. I then affixed my Witch Hat Shaker to the top of the pallet again using my Beacon 3-in-1.
Using a cut file from my Silhouette along with silver mirror cardstock and an orange patterned paper, I added a title to the bottom of my pallet.
Lastly, I punched holes at the top of the pallet to string ribbon in order to hang my project! Wire or twine will work as well!
Thank you for stopping by the blog and reading! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock; Bazzill, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon; sequins: Recollections; paint: Craft Smart; cut file: Silhouette; rhinestones: Taylored Expressions: hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon
Hi there everybody! You've got Laura here with you today, and I've
got a simply sweet thank you card to share!
Do you like to make cards ahead to have on hand for little things that
pop up in addition to birthdays, Christmas, baby and such? I always
find having a few extra Thank You cards around, so you can send a
quick hand written note of appreciation, is a great idea! It's also a perfect
way to use up your scraps from other projects too! I had scraps of
paper from a home decor project I completed, so I thought hey, I'll
see what I have to make a cute card! I like to have an assortment of the
Clear Scraps chipboard embellishments around to create with. Why?
Because I can coordinate them to any kind of papers, color palette or
project. They work well for LO's and home decor projects too, but they
are also a great size for cards! For this one, I used the cute little
Clear Scraps Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment.
I traced the jar on a scrap of leaf patterned paper, cut it out and glued
it to the base piece. The jar outline piece was painted with dark brown
acrylic paint to match the fall theme of the Thank You card, the jar lid
is painted gray and then brushed with a bit of black distress ink to create
an antiqued look. Then a bit of twine, and a couple of leaves that
were fussy cut and tied on make a cute little jar decoration. It would
be fine plain too. It's all about how YOU want to create when you use
these chipboard embellishment pieces! Check out the Clear Scraps
store for the huge selection! You can find them all right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Clear Scraps: Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment
Other: Carta Bella--A Perfect Autumn--paper and stickers,
enamel dots, brown and gray acrylic paint, twine, black
and brown distress ink, foam tape, adhesive.