Home Decor

Give Thanks Jumbo Wood Tag

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here to share one of the new Clear Scraps products released this past summer! I love all of the wood home decor pieces especially this time of year!  I  used the Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag to create this fun, fall door hanger.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  

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I  began by painting my tag with brown acrylic paint. I  did not apply more than one coat as I  wanted the grain of the wood to show through.  That is one of the many nice qualities about the birch wood is that it accept the paint very well.  

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Next, using washi tape, I secured the Give Thanks 6x16 Farmhouse Stencil to the top of my tag. I  selected white metallic paste to apply with a spatula.  I  was sure to add a thin layer ensuring to smooth with the spatula as I  went. 

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Here is the end result of my metallic paste + stencil! It's not perfect and that's ok.  I  always feel like its a learning process when using the stencils.  

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After drying, I  used a sanding tool to rough the edges of my tag to give a distressed look. All Jumbo Tags include a rope for hanging however, I  used my own fall colored ribbon as well as added some floral sprigs. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all things new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; misc: ribbon, floral sprigs.


Grandkids Photo Frame

Hi Everyone!

Today I am bringing you a very special project.

I am proud to be a grandmother to 3 wonderful little grand daughters.

They are my whole world!

So I am super excited to show you today's project.

I have taken the Grandkids Birch Wood Frame and made it something special!

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Let me take you through my process on how I altered this frame.

I first started off by painting the frame with ivory paint.  I inked the edges with

distress inks.  I used 2 different colors.

Where the photos will go, I used some pattern paper from my stash.

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The heart and the rectangle photo slots are 2 pieces, so I took the top piece and adhered the pattern paper.

Once I cut out the insides, I used that as mats for my photos (which I am waiting for this years school photos).

Once they had time to dry, I added some ivory colored pearls to the insides of the frames.

The top part of each frame is open to slide my photos in.  This way I can change them out as the girls grow.

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I added some flowers and pearl sprays from my stash.  I also added some butterflies that I inked

and layered them together.  I added glossy accents to the top butterfly.

I love how this has turned out and can't wait to but their photos in it.

I will be hanging this in my craftroom.

Thanks for stopping and you can get yours at Clear Scraps online store!!

Thanks,

Kim :)

 

 


Halloween Mini Pallet Magnets

Happy Friday, friends!!!

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I LOVE Halloween and apparently, magnets as well. I LOVE using Clear Scraps Mini pallet wood shapes to turn into magnets!

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These come together so easily. I applied pattern paper to the front of the pallets and trimmed the excess using a craft knife. I also used the backside of the craft knife to rough up the edges of the paper on the mini pallets for a distressed look.

I then hot glued two magnets to the back of each pallet.

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I originally was making these to go on my refrigerator when I remembered my new front door is metal!

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I mean, how CUTE!! I need a few more Mini Wood Pallets and I could decorate the front door like a madwoman. :) And they're protected by my glass screen door.

Happy Halloween!

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: SEI; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid glue; Silhouette Cameo files: #302004, #151253; Magnets; Hot Glue; Craft Knife; Distress Ink; Twine; Sand Paper

 


Personalized Tractor Pallet Sign

Personalized Tractor Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing this fun, personalized tractor sign made with one of the wood pallet shapes from the Clear Scraps shop.  My four-year-old loves anything tractor, but is particularly fond of the green and yellow ones.   :)

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I started by giving the Tractor DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a sanding sponge before applying two coats of bright green acrylic paint.  This gives me a nice base to apply my other colors to.  Once dry, I continued by painting the steering wheel, gear shift, and tires freehand with black acrylic paint.

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For a fun, personal touch, I used painters tape to mask off the border of a long stripe down the side of the tractor and applied letters inside of the strip that I cut from stencil material using my Silhouette CAMEO to spell out my son's name.  The font I chose is very close to the one used by the "green and yellow" tractor company in their logos (recommended on their website).  I painted over the tape and letters with yellow acrylic paint, and peeled away the masks once nearly dry to reveal my son's very own tractor logo.

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To finish the sign off, I painted the wheel wells with the same yellow acrylic paint and the grill on the front with silver metallic acrylic paint.  Since the sign is fairly large and colorful, I didn't think it needed anything else.   And guess what...my son loves it!

I hope you enjoyed this fun, personalized home décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are so many gorgeous wood pallet shapes to customize in the Clear Scraps shop...which one would you make for your loved one?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green, yellow, black, and silver metallic acrylic paint; Silhouette CAMEO; stencil material; painter's tape; sanding sponge


Batty Boo

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Today I am sharing my Batty Boo!!

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I have used the Mini Bat Wood Pallet.  I love these mini pallets.

You can use them for just about anything from ornaments to magnets.

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I first painted my bat with black acrylic paint.

I added some wood letters from my stash that I painted with off white acrylic paint.

I inked the letters with some walnut stain distress ink.

I then accented them with glossy accents, just to give them a little shine.

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To finish it off I used a white gel pen to give the bat just a little definition.

This will look great on my fridge or even hanging in my craftroom!!

Run on over to Clear Scraps Store and grab some before they are gone!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Items used:

Mini Bat Wood Pallet

Black Acrylic Paint

Ivory Acrylic Paint

Glossy Accents

White Gel Pen

 


Grandma & Grandpa's heart pallet sign

Good day, friends!! Leah here with you today sharing several Clear Scraps products on this home decor Heart Medium pallet shape.

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I started off by painting the heart pallet shape, the chipboard word titles Grandma and Grandpa, and the Double Hearts chipboard embellishment using unicorn spit stain.

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Once the word titles were I dry I placed a (messy) line of enamel accent in the center of the words.

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I love how that made the words pop.

I then used my Silhouette to cut out the rest of the words for the sign using plain black cardstock.

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I backed some pattern paper behind the double chipboard hearts and then adhered Grandma and Grandpa to it.

The rest was easy peasy adding the other words and embellishments. I think this will be a cute sign to hang in the house or on the front door.

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: Colorbok, Crate Paper; Unicorn Spit; Wendy Vecchi Enamel accents; Puffy Hearts; Cameo Silhouette; ZP Jackalope Font; Bazzill Basics Tulle; Ranger Stickles; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid Glue; Craft Knife


Jingle Wood Tag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using some new products from ClearScraps.

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The Jumbo Wood Tag Scallop is approximately 6" x 15" and has lots of possibilities.  Since we are heading towards Christmas, I decided to go with a Christmas theme and painted it red.

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Once the tag dried, I taped the Jingle all the way Stencil to the tag.

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Next, I used Imagine Craft's Gold Creative Medium to create texture through the stencil.  Allow to dry.

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Place the Sparkle stencil in the upper corner and tape it in place.  Use the Gold Creative Medium to cover the words "tis the season".  Let it dry.

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Using modeling paste with the Sparkle stencil to place stars around the tag.

 

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You can use the included rope for hanging; however, I decided to use some Christmas ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Gold Creative Medium, Plaid Paint, Modeling Paste

 


Clear Scraps Printer's Tray -- Something Wicked

Happy October everyone!  Laura here to share a project during my

favorite time to craft!  Love everything Halloween, especially when

it comes to making fun home decor projects!  And I've got a fun one

today using the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame!

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The Clear Scraps printer trays are awesome to use when you want to create

 home decor, or a try a different way to keep favorite memories.  This tray

would be an adorable way to remember a favorite Halloween party, or

favorite costumes, just replace one of the decorated spots with a picture.

It's just painted up with some green acrylic paint, and it's ready to go!

You can find all different shapes of printer trays HERE in the store.

To give this project some great depth, the adorable Clear Scraps

chipboard pieces were perfect!  The little ghost trio is so cute!

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They are painted with white acrylic paint, and then brushed

around the edges with some gray paint and a sponge brush.

Then 2 are glued to the paper on the tray, and one is glued on

top of the tray after the entire thing is assembled.  A few stickers

add some cute little spooky accents.  The Ornate Hinge is another

Clear Scraps chipboard set and easy to make them look like aged

iron with just acrylic paint!  Black is the base, then gray and brown

sponged on to finish the look.  Halloween creepy fun!

And more great chipboard elements fill more of the squares,

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The Spooky Chipboard Word Title was painted with black acrylic paint,

the top brushed with Versamark ink, and then it was sprinkled with distress

embossing powder.  A perfect spooky look!  The fence in the bottom right

corner is Halloween perfect piece, and it's as simple as some black and

gray acrylic paint sponged on to create the look of an old weathered fence.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame,

Ghost , Ornate Hinge, and Fence Chipboard Embellishments,

Spooky Chipboard Word Title

Other:  Black, gray and white acrylic paint, Carta Bella

paper and stickers, twine, metal charms, adhesive, foam tape.


Pumpkin Pallet Painting

IMG_3804wmFall Is in the air!   And to celebrate my daughter and I got together to create this adorable Pumpkin Signs.  I was a fun mother daughter afternoon! We both chose a different pumpkin to create with.  

 

 

Supplies Used 

Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Tall Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Welcome XL Script Wood Word

Paint, Crackle medium, Florals, Leaves

Start by painting your Pallets with your base coat.  (PSSST  Thats my daughter painting away!)


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While the base coat was drying, we painted the "welcome" word script. Let dry and set aside. 

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Once the pallet was completely dry, apply Crackle Medium.  Let the crackle medium dry completely.  paint stem. 

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Paint pumpkin.   Be careful not to repeatly go over an area as I found it messes up the crackle effect. 


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Once dry add florals and leaves and "Welcome" script to finish pallet. 

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And here we are showing off our creations! 


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Floral Whiskey Barrel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using the Whiskey Barrel DIY Pallet Shape and the Grateful XL Script Wood Quote.

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This is a fun wood pallet which I first painted with 2 shades of brown paint.

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Once dry, I realized I wanted it darker to I repainted it with a darker brown paint.  Once dry, I painted a layer of crackle paint across the horizontal boards.

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The wood word was painted with red paint then spritzed with yellow ink for contrast and sparkle.

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It was then added to the Whiskey Barrel.

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This Whiskey Barrel  is perfect to decorate with your favorite silk flowers.  

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I've hung it on my fence, but you can also consider placing it in your garden and let the flowers mingle with the barrel.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Fireworks Spray Ink, silk flowers

 


Glittery Hello Fall Sign

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Hi everyone and happy first day of Fall!  It's Annie, and today I wanted to share a quick tutorial to make this glittery autumn décor project using one of the new wood shapes and a gorgeous farmhouse stencil from the Clear Scraps shop.

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I started by giving the Jumbo Wood Tags Rounded shape a quick sanding with my sanding sponge.  Then, I applied two coats of brown acrylic paint over the entire tag.  Once dry, I roughly sanded the piece with my sanding sponge, concentrating the heaviest pressure around the edges and in random small areas elsewhere for a distressed look.

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Next, I centered the Hello Fall stencil on top of my tag and secured it on two sides with some painters tape.  I carefully applied red, orange, and gold glitter gel through the stencil, mixing the colors a bit where they overlapped, for a fun rainbow effect.  Once I had finished applying the gel, I immediately removed the stencil and washed it gently with warm, soapy water.

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The tag comes with a rustic twine rope to use for hanging, but I chose to thread some fall plaid ribbon through the shape instead and tie a simple bow in the front to the secure it.

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Although a relatively simple project, I love how the thick, beautiful font used on the stencil looks with the brightly colored glitter.  The new tag shapes are the perfect size to use with any of the Farmhouse stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, so which one would you choose?

~ Annie

Additional products used: brown acrylic paint; sanding sponge; painter's tape; red, orange, and gold Glitz Glitter Gel; fall plaid ribbon 


"dream Big" Tag Cork Board

Thanks for joining me for today's project!

I am in love with this extra large tag cork board!

Let me take you through the steps on how I created it!

I have used the Jumbo Wood Tag, and the "dream Big" XL Script Wood Quote.

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I started out by painting the extra large tag with this beautiful sage green paint.

I painted the "dream Big" Wood Quote with some gray/brown paint to make the word pop.

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I attached the "dream Big" wood quote to the top of the Large Tag.

I then added the cork to the bottom of the tag.

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I embellished it with some brads, flowers, crystal stems, and pearls from my stash.

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To finish it off I tied the large cord into knots to hang it.

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This is perfect to leave little notes or reminders on.

Visit Clear Scraps Store and pick up this large tag and word piece and create one for yourself!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


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! 


Thankful Pumpkin Pallet

Thankful Pumpkin Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flat

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make some fun autumn décor using one of the new pallet shapes from the Clear Scraps shop.  I'm in love with all things plaid this season, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make some custom plaid décor.

Thankful Pumpkin Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Tracing

I started by tracing the shape of the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape onto the back of some double-sided orange plaid paper with a pencil.  I then repeated this step with just the stem region of the pallet onto some green plaid paper.

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Knowing that my traced image would end up slightly larger than my actual pallet shape, I trimmed out the paper shapes slightly inside the traced lines using detail scissors.

Thankful Pumpkin Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhering

I adhered the paper to the pallet using collage medium by first brushing medium onto the wood and pressing the paper on top.  Then, I added more collage medium over the entire shape on top of the paper to seal the piece and add a nice matte finish.

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To finish the piece a bit more, I ran orange and green distress crayons around all of the edges and then blended them out and smoothed them with my finger.

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For a little extra detail, I die cut leaves and vines from the same green plaid paper.  After blending green ink around the edges of each with a sponge dauber, I carefully adhered them around the stem with liquid glue and foam tape.

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The thankful sentiment and its shadow were cut from some gold foil and brown linen cardstock using my Silhouette CAMEO.  For a bit of dimension, I adhered this to the piece with foam adhesive.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun autumn décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With all of the awesome new pallet shapes in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you be choosing to decorate?

~ Annie

Additional products used: orange and green plaid paper; gold and brown cardstock; collage medium and applicator brush; distress crayons; vine and leaf dies; green distress ink; Silhouette CAMEO; adhesive; scissors


Create with the Med. Mason Jar Pallet by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with pallet art using the Med. Mason Jar pallet  and one of the  newly released  4x6 stencils called All Created by Clear Scraps.

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Instructions:
1. Sand lightly and wipe off with a soft cloth.
2. Paint jar lid gray and body of jar a color of your choice.
3. Sand again for a distressed look.
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4. Create a guide for the stencil so the spacing will be correct.
5. Move the stencil according to where the breaks in the pallet board are when you are applying the words (ink works best for words).
6. Stamp the paint brushes out on watercolor paper and trim out.  Color the brushes in with watercolors or markers.

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7. Adhere the paint brushes with Beacon 527 along with a few paper flowers.
8. Splat with white acrylic paint lightly.

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9. Wrap the jar lid with twine and then tie on ribbon. Fold the ribbon in a figure eight pattern and then tie on.
10. Use crop-a-dile to make holes in top of mason jar for a hanger.

These are fun to create and what great gifts!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member