Home Decor

Large Chicken Shiplap Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer to share one of the fabulous new Shiplap Shapes with you!  These new wood shapes are so fun to work with to create home decor projects!  I used the Large Chicken Shiplap Shape to create a fun sign to hang in my kitchen! And I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I began by painting the majority of the Shiplap Shape with chalk paint in off white. I did not worry about perfect coverage as I wanted a distressed look for my project. 

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Next, I cut a funny sentiment on my Silhouette with red vinyl.  I used transfer tape to apply it to my Shiplap.  

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Using washi tape, I sectioned off the feet of the chicken to paint them in red chalk paint.  I also painted the tail feathers and beak.  I found that the paint was too flat so I used sanding paper to add a distressed effect. 

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Here is a close up of the vinyl on the Shiplap!  I used a glossy vinyl; in hindsight I wish I would have used a matte finish.  

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Using my hot glue gun, I adhered ribbon and a rolled flower to the neck of my chicken.  I finished by adding some jute string to hang my creation in my kitchen!  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can check out all of the Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: FolkArt; vinyl, transfer tape:  Cricut; misc: ribbon, flower, jute string, sanding paper, hot glue gun. 

 


Country Kitchen Cutting Board

What is your kitchen decor style?  Do you happen to have a farmhouse kitchen vibe in your cooking space?  Hi, Maureen here today - and I have the cutest project for those farmhouse decor needs you may have.  I'm using the new shiplap items from Clear Scraps, and they are adorable!!

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I've chosen the Large Cutting Board Shiplap wood item today, as this will be really fun to display on a wall or against my counter top area.  I'm also going to be working with the really fun shiplap shapes, and I've picked the Small Chicken Shiplap Shape too!

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I started with a base coat of gray acrylic paint - this is actually sanded down, and a second coat was applied to the front of the board.

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From there, I've traced some checkerboard print paper and cut it out to cover the 2nd strip of wood on the cutting board.  I've applied it with tacky glue, but another option would be to use decoupage also.

Now, when you think of chickens, you might just think of chicken wire!  I didn't want to buy real wire just for one project, but I searched and found this mesh silver ribbon that looks just like chicken wire.  It will be fun to use for other projects down the road too!  This is applied at the top and bottom of the checkerboard paper with tacky glue.

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My next step was to give our Small Chicken Shiplap Shape a makeover - in a pretty yellow color!  I've base painted the chicken in an acrylic paint, then sanded it, and coated it again.

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To assemble my display, I added a small green wreath to the board as a backdrop for the chicken shape.  To attach the wreath, I threaded the looped hanger through a checkerboard ribbon and tied it to the cutting board handle at the top.

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I added some final ribbon trim, both at the bottom of the board in black, and also a bit more of the chicken wire-esque ribbon to the top, along with some yellow too.

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My board is great as a display against my backsplash in the kitchen, but would also do well on the wall too.  I really love the simple design, and the pop of color it provides the room.  How would you display a project like this?

If you give this project a try, I hope you enjoy deciding on a color scheme!  A red or even blue color would do great as well.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  acrylic paint, assorted ribbon (chicken wire ribbon from Joanns), scrapbook paper, faux green wreath

 

 


Wood Shape Shiplap Cow Head

Howdy!

Texas Tami here on the blog today with a decidedly Texan project to show you!

Have you checked out Clear Scraps' new Shiplap Shapes yet? They have rustled up a herd of great designs. Shiplap is extremely popular in home decor and now you can create some unique projects of your own. The shapes come in 2 sizes, small and large. 

I used the Large Shiplap Cow Head to create this welcoming sign for my home...

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Here's how I made it - step-by-step...

to create a distressed, weathered look, I started by adding some craft ink in a dark brown across the grain, then I went back with a lighter brown...

I heat set the ink to be sure that it was set, then using a damp sponge brush, I went over the piece with white paint...

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Once the paint was dry, I used a sanding block to remove some of the paint especially around the edges and in the grooves of the shiplap. Sand with the grain...

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I used the Capital ABC 6" stencil to add "Howdy" in blue craft ink. Since the letters are close together on the stencil, I like to mask off the letters close to the one I am stenciling to avoid accidentally inking a part of a neighboring letter. Since I was using craft ink - which is a slower drying pigment ink - I heat set each letter after stenciling it. I also cleaned the stencil after inking each letter to avoid smearing...

I used the Lower Case ABC's Stencil to add "ya'll" in dark brown craft ink. I followed the same steps for inking as before. If you would like to close the "gap" on any letters, if you slightly offset the stencil, you can ink in the break. Just be sure to mask off any close areas...

Now that the Cow Head was all finished, it was time to embellish! And what else could I use to embellish this Texas Cow except denim and red bandana?!

I made spiral roses using different shades of denim. You can also use the backside of the fabric to add another variety of color.

To make the roses start with a circle - doesn't need to be exact. I used 2 1/2" to 5" circles. After you have the circle, start at the outside edge and begin to cut in a spiral towards the center. Slightly widen the width as you go and leave a small circle as the base at the center...

Add a thin line of glue along a few inches of the bottom edge of the spiral and then roll it up. Add more glue as you roll until you come to the center. Add a dab of glue to the center of  the base and press the flower down on it...

I used a paper drill to punch holes at the top of the Cow Head and inserted a piece of rope through the holes. I knotted the rope on the back to secure the hanger...

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A strong glue was used to adhere the flowers to the upper right of the Cow Head. I also made a bow from red bandana fabric and accented it with some twine. I also added some leaves cut from a "leather-look" embossed felt...

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Here's some closeup pics of the flowers and bandana trim...

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cow Head, Capital ABC 6" stencil and Lower Case ABC's Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac and Mixed Media Glue, Clear Snap: Blue, Tan and Dark Brown Craft Ink, White Paint, Sanding Block, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, Denim, Red Bandana, Tan Embossed Felt, Twine and Rope


Clear Scraps Shiplap Shapes--Happy Family Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura here with you today to share

some Spring (or Summer) home decor that would

be a great piece to hang anywhere you'd like a

little "sunshine" in your home!

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This starts with our ever popular NEW

Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large! These new

shapes are amazing!  You can choose the

small or the large depending on your

creative vision!  You can find these in the

What's New section in the Clear Scraps store.

As always, you can make them your own with

any thing you'd like--paint, stencils, stamps,

inks, papers.  For this one, I chose to paint it

white, with the "lid" gray and then lightly

brushed with a bit of black.  Next was decorating.

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The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Flower was a perfect

compliment for this project.  It's just painted with

a peachy pink and black, then sponged with a bit

of orange.  The back piece was traced onto a floral

patterned paper, then cut out and glued down.

A sprinkle of sequins and the pretty ephemera

flowers with the big ribbon finish this off nicely.

To decorate the rest of the mason jar, I grabbed

another of those awesome Clear Scraps mini shakers!

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The Mini Shaker Family was perfect since I was adding

photos to this one.  Honestly it would look good

without the photos as well.  You could add a few

more flowers, or another flower shaker.  Easy to

change these around to create whatever you'd like!

Super easy to add this touch--just some black paint,

a few sequins and the patterned paper on the back

piece of the shaker, glue together and it's done!

Just a tip--always remember to peel the protective

coating off of BOTH sides of the acrylic on the shaker!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Flower, Mini Shaker Family,

Mason Jar Shiplap Shape Large.

Other:  Ribbon, glue, foam tape, sequins,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--paper, stickers, ephemera.


3D Frameables Graduation

Hi crafty friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the fabulous 3D Frameables with you!  May is definitely time for high school and college graduations!  The Congrats-Hat Word N Shape is perfect to display your favorite grad! My first born graduated high school last year and I used one of my favorite photos of her!

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I began by painting my Word N Shape pieces with black acrylic paint. 

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For the Hat, I added a coat of gold glitter paint over the black for added bling!  

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I used the Deco Frame with Base which is one three designs available.  Using my Beacon Adhesive, I covered the frame as well as the smaller oval of the base with patterned paper. Fun fact: I actually used wedding paper that I had in my stash! I thought it would work perfect! I used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth off the extra edges. 

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For the base of the frame and larger oval, I painted each with chalk paint in grey. 

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I again used my Beacon to adhere the frame pieces together.  I then used clips to hold them together as the adhesive dried. 

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I  added smaller embellishments to the frame such as stickers and enamel dots. 

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Here is a close up of the Hat with the gold glitter! I  love how it turned out! 

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I sanded the edges of my Congrats Word to give it a distressed look as well as help it stand out on the base.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers, stickers,  enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc:  x-acto knife, healing mat, sanding tool. 

 


Friends

 

It's Sandy Diller here today and friends is the subject for this project where I used the Deco Pallet Shape and the Circle Dots Stencil  and the word "Friends" from Clear Scraps.

This display can easily be used for any photo.  I left the top part of the word "Friends" with no glue (as shown below) so a photo can be slipped in or out for any occasion.

I created some lovely flowers to decorate the frame using the same ink as below.

 
I began by cutting a shape from paper using the pallet shape as a pattern.  It can be attached using any method you like but I used my Xyron Machine to make the back sticky.  Some pink ink was added around the edges to create a soft edge.
 
 
After attaching the paper and cleaning up the edges I added some stenciling using the Circle Dots Stencil.  I masked off part of the stencil so it would have a random edge that I could make fade out.
 
 
I mixed some reinkers to paint with - now it will match the flowers and stenciling.
 
 
Thank  you so much for joining me today and I hope you have been inspired.
 
Sandy

 


Shiplap Heart Photo Board

How often do you put pictures out on display?  Do they stay on your phone or do you get a chance to print them for albums?  Hi - it's Maureen today, with a display board idea that may help get your photos off of your phone, and on your wall!

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I am bad about getting photos printed - but, there are such good ones I have that I want to put on display, so I decided to do something about it!  This project, using the Large Heart Shiplap Wood Shape, was perfect to get some of our recent photos from vacation out in the open.

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I've started by painting a base layer of white acrylic paint on to 2 of the striped wood panels and a layer of turquoise on the other 2 panels.  These colors are my color scheme in my craft room!  It helped me to get crisp lines by using a little bit of painters tape.

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Next, I stapled a sheer polka dot ribbon in a loop on the back of the heart.  It might take a stronger wood staple gun to help the ribbon stay put.  I did the same with 2 lengths of the same ribbon going across my heart.  It's a good idea to have someone help you pull these tight, or use clothespins like I did, so your photos will stay in place.

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On our trip, we got to travel to Disney World, and since my craft room has a Disney theme, I added the Mini Wood Mouse Pallet to my design.  This shape I painted in a black acrylic paint, then hot glued it to the lower left corner of the heart.

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I've added a small, white felt heart to the crossed sections of my ribbon and the mouse pallet, giving the board a look that mimics a soft photo display board.  This is glued on to the pallet, and also helps the photos stay in place.

My final additions are a couple of card stock sentiments, using a stash of die cuts I had.  These are done in black and white paper.

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I really love this design because it is so easy to assemble, yet looks striking on a white wall in my room.  What colors would you choose for this project?

A short supply list is below if you decide to make this yourself.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black and white card stock, hot glue, staple gun, acrylic paint, ribbon, embellishments, painters tape


My Happy Place

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I'm excited to share my Home Decor project using the brand new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps! Be sure to take a look at all the fun shapes and sizes available. Click Here

Today for my project I chose the Circle Shiplap Shape large Click Here and House Shiplap Shape Click Here small. 

To begin our project I took some chalk paint and a sponge brush and painted the front side of my round Shiplap Shape. Let dry. 

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Next I taped my Clear Scraps New Grunge Brick stencil Click Here in place onto my wood surface. Then with my pallet knife I spread some Crackle texture paste over my stencil. Scrape off any excess. Carefully lift off your stencil and let dry. I repeated this step on another section of my wood surface. Let your crackle dry throughly overnight before you go to the next step. I recommend you don't use a heat tool to dry the crackle. You'll get better crackle results letting it air dry.

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Now we can add some color to our crackle stenciled surface. I chose to use Spectrum Noir inks and a Distress ink along with an ink dabber and gently rubbed three different color inks over my stenciled areas. 

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Here's a close up!

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Now set aside and take your House Shiplap Shape and decorate the top surface. I chose to decorate my house shape with Mintay papers but you can paint, ink or decorate however you like. I chose 2 different coordinating papers and cut and glued to my house using Beacon glue. Then I cut away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and then took my sanding tool and smoothed around all the edges. To decorate my house shape, I added some chipboard sticker sentiments and circle shape from one of the coordinating papers. I also added a cute puffy sticker heart on the chimney!

Here's a closeup!

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Now the fun part is decorating your Shiplap Shape! I fuzzy cut some images from my papers and inked around all the edges. I like to arrange the placement of my pieces, before adhering them to my project. I added foam tape to the back of my Shiplap house shape before adhering down onto my round Shiplap piece. This adds some dimension which I love. I added foam dots to some of my embellishments and some matching stickers. Then I added a few crystal gems in scattered areas on my project. Added alittle glitter to my butterflies wings!

To finish, I took two pieces of light blue and Pink Tulle and with hot glue I attached a hanger to the back of my wood shape. Now it's ready to display on your wall. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you were inspired today and you'll want to try creating some for yourself or as a gift to surprise someone special! Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Until next time Have a Crafty Day!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Winter Rose and Oasis, Distress ink Rusty Hinge,  Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, X-acto knife, sanding tool, Mintay My Happy Place paper collection, Stickles glitter-diamond, foam dots, foam tape, Prima crystals, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug

 

 


Decked Out Independence Day Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super fun project with you today! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he's all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

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I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase dsie cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form.

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I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he's gripping the flag pole. ;)

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5x9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress ink, paint pen, assorted acrylic paints, dies and punch, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, sequins, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Disney Layout with Mini Snow Globe Shaker

HiYa!

Tami here with you on the Clear Scraps blog and I have a project I'd like to share with you.

Clear Scraps has a LARGE selection of chipboard shakers and they can be used on a variety of projects. You can use them to embellish cards, mixed media projects, make fridge magnets, mini wall decor and MORE. You can also use them on your scrapbook layouts to add an interactive detail.

I saw the Snow Globe Mini Shaker and thought that Mickey's Magic Castle would look great inside it. Take a look...

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Here is a closer look at the shaker...

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I painted the "glass" part of the top layer of the shaker white and the base black. I also added a row of white dots using a gel pen around the base.

I adhered a piece of yellow cardstock to the base, then added the castle sticker and a few star stickers around it.

I filled the shaker with black and white sequins before assembling it.

Be sure that you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of Clear Scraps acrylic products. I like to remove the film one side at a time as I assemble the shaker so I avoid getting adhesive on the other side while I am putting it together.

To finish the shaker I added a few more fussy cut and sticker embellishments.

The layout itself was made from large strips of printed papers to create a colorful base. Then I added stickers and paper embellishments to accent the layout. I fussy cut the banner pieces out of printed paper and adhered them with pop dots to add dimension. I doodled the string for the balloon sticker down the side of the layout.

Dimensional layouts like this one are GREAT to display! Clear Scraps makes some 12 X 12 clear acrylic Page Displays that are just the thing to use to display your creations!

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Snow Globe Mini Shaker and Wedding Sequins

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black, White and Yellow Cardstock. Black and White Acrylic Paint, White Gel Pen and 3D Dots


Life is Good - in the hood

 Hello friends and welcome back,

It's Sandy Diller here to share a fun project using 4 great products from Clear Scraps - the new Large Shiplap Heart, the Small Shiplap House, the Life is Good Chipboard Script Word Title and the Sun Rise Stencil.  I had a great time making this so let's get started.

 
I was inspired to make this shiplap panel after a lovely bike ride around my neighborhood seeing so many cacti in bloom.  I snapped a few photos to display here. 

I began by blending some ink on the Shiplap Heart near the top and then added some washi tape at the bottom.

Next came some embossing paste and the Sun Rise Stencil.

I ripped up some corrugated paper to make a mountain that is edged in a darker brown.
After adding the mountains to the shiplap I covered the shiplap house with paper and then added it on the right side. 

I painted "Life is Good" with some gold paint and then cut out the words "in the hood" using dies.

 

 

 
Using some old slides, I removed the film and added in my photos.  Next came a camera that I cut using a die from the Movers and Shapers.  I have a red camera so I made mine red.
 
 
To finish this project I added the photos around the top of the camera.  I did use some foam tape on the back to make them pop up.
 
Thanks for joining me today - Life Is Good!!
 
Sandy
 
 

 


Small Shiplap Shapes Home Decor

Hello friends and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some of the new adorable Shiplap Shapes!  I create some spring themed door hangers using the Small Circle and Small Heart Shiplap Shape.  And I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I used the same technique for each background of my  Shiplap shapes so I'm just going to show you the circle.  First I added a light coat of chalk paint in Patina.  

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Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle and applied wax to the surface of the wood. The more wax you apply will equal a more distressed effect. 

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Next, I applied white chalk paint in small sections.  I used my scraper in an upward motion while my paint was still wet.  You can apply your scraper as gentle or hard as you prefer.  

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I adhered strips of patterned paper to the lower center of the circle followed by die cuts and stickers from the collection I used.  I  matted a favorite wallet sized photo onto white cardstock as well as added a metal clip. I thought the Circle Shiplap Shape would be a cute way to display a picture. 

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Here are close ups of the project! 

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For the Small Heart Shiplap Shape, I again used the same background technique with chalk paint and wax. Then using the 4x6 Hello Spring Stencil plus Distress Oxide Ink in pink, I blended my color directly onto the heart. 

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I also added a small strip of patterned paper as well as die cut flowers, butterflies and enamel dots. 

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For both of my projects I adhered pink/white chevron ribbon to the back for easy display.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the new Clear Scraps releases by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers, enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studios; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Ink, metal clip: Ranger; Ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, tealight candle, scraper. 


Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Springtime Flowers Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura is here to share with you today!

Who is ready for warmer temperatures and

the beautiful flowers they bring?  We are just starting to

see some activity here in the midwest and until then,

I have a great little spring decor project using some of

the new items available from Clear Scraps!

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This bright, fun home decor project starts with the

Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY pallet shape.

It's painted a bright cheerful aqua color of acrylic paint,

and then it was stenciled, using white acrylic paint that

was sponged on over the NEW Clear Scraps

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil.

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Love the fun detail and depth this stencil gives this piece!

I also love that you get 2 stencils in one on these

new 5x9 stencils!!  So many different possibilities! 

If you'd like to see all the  options available,

check out the NEW section HERE!

Another of the great new items you can find in the

Clear Scraps store are the fun Shiplap Shapes! 

They come in different sizes and shapes, and you

can use them to create in so many ways! I used

the Circle Shiplap Shape Small in this project.

It fits just perfectly in the center of this pallet shape

so it makes a perfect layering piece!  It was just

painted with orange paint and then I used a strip of

a bright, springtime pretty, floral print paper

across the center of the circle, then added the sweet

little flower cart and sentiment.

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It really creates the focal point for this home decor

project.  The circle is surrounded by pretty paper

ephemera flowers to really make it pop!

Feels like Springtime doesn't it?!  And super quick and

simple!  Just a few enamel dots and it's complete!  If

you wanted you could add a ribbon to hang this from,

or just display it in an easel.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil,

Circle Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--aqua, orange, white,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--papers, ephemera,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots.


Bizzy the Bee Gnome Decor

Little gnomes, little gnomes...everywhere I turn!  Hi, it's Maureen with you today - how did the gnome trend get to be so popular?  Is it their short little bodies, or their cute little faces?  I admit I have also jumped on the bandwagon and am starting to be a regular gnome lover.

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Perhaps it's because you can dress them up as practically anything!  And that is what we are doing in this project - I've got a cute idea to turn the Clear Scraps Medium Gnome #1 into a bumble bee.  I've actually named him - Bizzy the Bee!

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The little curl in this gnome's hat is undeniably cute.  I've started with the hat, in fact.  I've traced 2 copies on to both yellow and black paper and then cut out the shapes.  I did the same with the gnome's body.

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Next, I took a scissors and cut the hat apart in stripes (the body too).  When I eliminate every other piece, these pieces become the stripes of both the hat and body parts.

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Before gluing these on, I took a sponge and some black ink and sponged the sides of the yellow stripes for dimension.  These really make the design pop on your gnome!

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I've assembled the hat and body, and then I used tacky glue to adhere the yellow paper stripes on my gnome.  This is the point you will want to coat the top with a thin layer of decoupage, if you are hoping to seal it on your shapes.

Next up is the antenna.  For this, I'm taking black floral wire and wrapping it around a paint brush handle.  I'm poking a hole in a white pom pom and using a bit of tacky glue to stick them on the ends.  Let these dry completely.

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When the antenna is ready, I've taped and glued them to the bottom gnome piece.  I'm using tacky glue because it really holds well on the wood.  Glue the striped hat on top.  One tip:  I used clothespin clips to hold the top hat to the bottom piece while it dries.  Otherwise the hat gets pushed up by the wire underneath.

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Okay, this part excites me - have you seen the newest mixer stencils??  The Wave Mixer Stencil is PERFECT for creating the hairy beard look.  First, coat the beard piece in white acrylic paint, then lay the stencil over the beard.  Use a VERY dry brush of gray paint, and brush it back and forth, moving the stencil as you go.  It's super cute!!

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My final addition to my gnome is to add the Bee Mini Shaker piece along with his nose and hands, painted in peach paint.  For the shaker, I used the bottom base and added yellow polka dot paper.  The top layer is just one of the chipboard layers painted black.

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Final embellishments are up to you.  Here I've added a rosette and his name in paper for the hat, a bow to the bee and some white gel pen details in spots all over the gnome.

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I love this little guy...and his sunny disposition!  I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Additional products you need are below.  I'll "bee" seeing you soon!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  yellow, black and printed papers, acrylic paints, floral wire, pom poms, white and black detail pens, ribbon

 


Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the new Shiplap Shapes that were recently released!  How adorable are these home decor pieces?  I used the Large Cow Head Shiplap Shape to create a fun door hanger and I'm going to show you my techniques. 

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I began by painting the middle of my Shiplap Shape with chalk paint in off white. I did not worry so much about having perfect borders but did ensure there was adequate coverage.  

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Once my paint was dry, I added two strips of painters tape as shown.  I tried to space my tape evenly apart (but it does not have to be perfect). 

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Next, I used chalk paint in black to cover the outside edges of my Shiplap Shape. I found adding two coats of the paint covered the wood nicely. 

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Using my Silhouette and a fun font, I cut out a sentiment on black vinyl.   Once I  finished weeding my letters, I used transfer tape to apply the sentiment to my wood.  

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Here is a close up of the finished sentiment! 

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For accent, I added ribbon, eucalyptus, and a button to the right ear of the Cow Head.  I  affixed all of the above using my hot glue gun.  I then added some thicker rope in order to hang my creation! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see everything that is new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  paint:  FolkArt; vinyl, tranfer tape: Cricut: misc:  ribbon, eucalyptus, button, hot glue gun, painters tape. 


Clear Scraps 3D Frameables--Baby Mine

Hello there everyone!  Laura is here with you today

to share a sweet little project using one of the newest

3D frameables from Clear Scraps!

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The great thing about the Frameables, is you can chose

the frame you want and the add on set you want.  You could

paint the base and frame a neutral color and change the add

on for whatever season or look you are going for at the time. 

Or you can do as I did here and create this as a piece that

will stay on a desk, in a nursery or part of home decor!

This project started with the Base with Deco Frame

Next up, choosing the insert piece set (you can find the

 choices HERE)--the Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

The base pieces, frame and word "baby" were painted

with acrylic paint (white, gray and green).  Edges of the

frame and base were brushed with white.  You can also

cover pieces with patterned paper as well.

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That is what I did here on the rocking horse.  I traced it

onto patterned paper, cut it out, glued it on.  I did go over

the edges with a sanding file to make sure they were

smooth with no extra paper.  This is always a great tip if

you don't want to stress about your fussy cutting skills!

I also brushed the edges after it was glued down with

white acrylic paint for a softer look.  A sticker and a

bow finished it off nicely.  It's also great to add a little

something to the "word" portion of the set to make

it pop a bit more.

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Just a white organza ribbon tied around with a sticker.

It's a simple, but cute touch!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  3D Frameables--Base with Deco Frame,

Word n Shape Baby Rocking Horse.

Other:  Acrylic paint-white, gray, green.  Ribbon,

 Carta Bella Baby Mine--paper, stickers, foam tape.