"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 :)


Wood "Write your Story" Album by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a Wood Album by Clear Scraps.  I created with the "Write your Story" wood album and matching 6" stencil. 
So fun and easy to make it your own.  I will use this one as an art journal~

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Creating the cover was the fun part !!!  The cover was painted with acrylic paint and then sanded lightly.  The feather was stenciled first using the 6" Write your Story stencil.  I used about 4 different colors of Archival ink but as you can see it all looks black.  So black it is!!!

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The stencils added to the background to create interest and dimension are ~ 6" Chevron, 6" Swallowtail Butterfly, 6" Quaterfoil, 6" Plaid and 6" Shiplap Clear Scraps has some really cool and fun images that look great for mixed media backgrounds.  Just start adding one at a time~
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I used black, cobalt, beige and white ink with the 6" stencils (for the background).  The cool thing is if you have an area you don't like just add more stencil images until you get the look you are looking for.  I love that, can't mess it up!!  No way!

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I added mixed media paper to the wood album because I  will be using this as an art journal~so excited to create a page!!

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The inside cover the 4"x 6"stencil  "All Created" was used by Clear Scraps.  On the side page (black) the 6" Diamonds stencil was used to create a background. 
I also used red rubber stamps by Darkroom Door for a the art images.  Beacon 527 was used to glue the inside pocket on the wood inside cover.

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This is the back cover~another pocket to hold any extras or notes.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT  Member


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

 

 


Autumn Thank You Card

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this bright autumn thank you card using chipboard embellishments and stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  What I love most about stencils is their versatility...and sometimes you can find some pretty unique uses for them!

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I started by painting the Oak Trees Chipboard Embellishments with yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints.  Rather than paint too much detail onto these pieces, I simply pounced a small flat paint brush full of paint over the shape with different colors until I was satisfied with the results.

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Next I applied three blue shades of Distress Oxide inks over a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with a foam ink blending tool until I had a smooth ombre effect as shown.  

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling Clouds

I wanted to create wispy cloud shapes but didn't have a stencil with the right look...until I realized that the 6" Pine Trees stencil looked just like wispy clouds when I turned it on its side!  I dabbed a damp baby wipe through two of the tree shapes onto the inked background panel to create faint white cloud images in the sky.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Hill

The hillside was die cut from some green cardstock with a wavy border die.  I added speckles of orange and yellow paint to the die-cut under where I knew I would be placing my trees to give the ground a beginning-of-autumn feel.

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The last detail was a small flag of white cardstock that I stamped a thank you sentiment on using orange ink.

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To assemble the card, I adhered the inky background to a 5" x 7" white card base using tape runner and popped the sentiment and grassy hillside up on top using foam adhesive.  The trees were then tucked into the hillside and adhered with liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this bright autumn thank you card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are tons of stencils to choose from in the Clear Scraps shop...what are some unique ways that you've used yours?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white and green cardstock; yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints; Distress Oxide inks; wavy border die; sentiment stamp; orange ink; adhesive; baby wipes


Tis the Season to Sparkle Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the new 4x6 stencil - Sparkle.  This stencil is the perfect size for cards so I've used it to take center stage.

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Using Rinea Foiled Papers, I taped the stencil in place.  Using a spackle knife and modeling paste, I covered the stencil.

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I removed the stencil immediately so I could create a second card.  Don't they look amazing?

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Putting aside the panels to dry overnight, I created my cards. 

I used some papers from my stash and added ribbon across the center.

The panels were matted with cardstock then added to the cards with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Papers, cardstock, pattern paper, ribbon, modeling paste

 


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 Card Set using Twig Leaves Stencil

Thanks for joining me for today's project.

I have created these super cute and very easy card set.

I have used the Twig Leaves 6x6 Stencil to make these lovely napkin cards.

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I started out with a kraft cardstock for a base.  I used the stencil on some cream colored cardstock

using distress inks in 3 different colored inks.

It gave a very nice background to my cards.

I continued by taking some napkins and decoupaging then to some cream colored cardstock.

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I trimmed them down and added them to some kraft colored cardstock.

I popped this layer up on some foam tape to give them dimension.

I inked all layers with distress ink.

I added some nuvo drops to the bottom right of each corner.

The inside of the card is just as lovely.

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I used a strip of the napkin again to add some decoration to the inside.

I decoupaged it again to some cream colored cardstock and then fussy cut them out.

Thanks for joining me and hope you give these cards a try.

Kim :)

 


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.

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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


Beach Time vacation layout

Hello, friends! Leah here with you today sharing another layout this month. My daughter recently went to the beach so I have a lot of fun photos to play with! These two are my favorites from her trip, and I knew Clear Scraps products would be the perfect way to show them off.

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On this layout I have used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps 6" Bubbles Stencil
Clear Scraps Coral Chipboard Embellishment
and I didn't have this stencil in my stash, but wish I had - Clear Scraps 4x6 Sunrise Stencil (I used my electronic cutter to create mine, it came out ok)

I started by using white cardstock, gesso, and spray inks to create my background. I adhered that to the 12x12 acrylic sheet, then masked the 6" Bubbles onto the background using course gel texture.

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The texture is divine! I covered it up a little more than I had planned, whoops.

I then used my makeshift sunray stencil and applied that to the layout.

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Once that dried I added my large title I cut using my Silhouette.

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I then added the Chipboard Coral and my photos.

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Here's a look at the layout just lying on my glass table.

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Have a great week!
Leah Crowe

Other Supplies Used:
Silhouette Came Files: #295413 - BeachTime; 47228 - Sunburst; 79245 - Sea Creatures
Pattern Paper: Echo Park; Basic Grey; Christy Tomlinson
Cardstock: Recollections
Gesso, Spray Ink, Paint
Simple stories and American Craft ephemera/alpha


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


Mixed Media Cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a set of mixed media cards.

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Last month, I created a mixed media project using the 6" Shiplap and 6" Wood Grain stencils. Rather than clean the stencils immediately, I turned them over and rubbed the excess modeling paste onto cardstock releasing the remaining modeling paste. Then I cleaned the stencils.  It may look like a mess, but follow along as I show you how I created my cards.

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I cut the panels into 5 1/2" squares then added color with spray inks. After spraying each color I heat set the color before spraying the next color. 

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Once I liked the colors, the panels were matted with white cardstock and wrapped with white ribbon before being added to the cards.

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Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut cardstock elements for the card.

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Joy Clair stamps were used for the center of the card.

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The elements were added to the card with foam adhesives.

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Congratulations was added to the ribbon on each card with a paper tagger.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Fireworks Shimmery Spray Ink; Spellbinders dies; May Arts ribbon; Joy Clair stamps


Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello and happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a project I  created with some new fall/Halloween themed Clear Scraps products! I  love this time of year and creating my own DIY home decor.  Using the Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I  created a fun door knob hanger! And I'm going to share the techniques I  used! 

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I  began by painting my pallet with black chalk paint.  You can use any paint you choose as the birch wood takes the paint in nicely.  

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Next, I  used the Oct 31st 4x6 Stencil with modeling paste. I  held my stencil in place with washi tape for extra security.  

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Before lifting my stencil and allowing the modeling paste to dry, I  sprinkled some fine sparkle glitter to the top of the paste.  I  set my pallet upright to remove any excess glitter before removing the stencil. I  also found that using a spatula to remove any excess modeling paste from in between the slats was helpful.  

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Here is the end result of the stencil/paste! It definitely looks more "shiny" in person and I  love how it turned out! 

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Last, I  used the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments as a cute accent to my pallet!  I  adhered patterned paper to the solid pumpkin trimming any excess with scissors.  I  then painted the 2nd pumpkin with orange chalk paint and adhered on top of the patterned paper. I  thought some Halloween colored bakers twine would be cute tied around the stem!  

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I  punched hole in the top of my pallet with my Crop-o-dile and threaded ribbon through so I  could hang my creation! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; paint: Plaid; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; glitter: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers.

 


Back to School layout

Hiya, Clear Scraps friends! Today I'm sharing this cute back to school layout featuring Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet, 6" Magical fairy Stencil, and the swirl acrylic border & acrylic letters and numbers.

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I edged the 12x12 acrylic layout using Alcohol inks in yellow. Their school colors are yellow and green, so I tried to incorporate those colors with the stenciling in the title, the swirl border at the bottom of the page, and along the acrylic edge of the layout.

I loved the small stars on the magical fairy stencil and used washi tape to block off parts of the stencil that I didn't want to be transferred to the acrylic letters.

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I used stazon ink and stenciled the stars on the front side of the acrylic numbers.

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I then turned the letters over and alcohol inked the backside of the letters.


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I wanted the letters to pop and was going to outline them in a sharpie marker, but the ink ran out in my marker. I decided to rub the tip of the marker on my black stazon ink and used that to transfer the ink to the edge of the acrylic letters.

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Here are a could of close-ups from the layout.

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Products Used:
Clear Scraps: 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; 6" Magical fairy Stencil; Swirl Acrylic Border; Acrylic letters & numbers
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants; October Afternoon; Vellum
Ephemera: Elles Studio; Fancy Pants Rub Ons
Alphabet: My Minds Eye; American Crafts; Clear Scraps
Ink: Distress Oxide; Alcohol Ink; Stazon


Wood Vintage Truck by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a really fun and cute project.   Great home decor project. for the front door.  I created with the Wood Vintage Truck by Clear Scraps to create a  "Gone Fishing" sign.  We just need to go fish'in, like now!!

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Instructions:
1.  Sand the truck lightly with sand paper and wipe off with a soft cloth.
2. Paint the truck with acrylic paint of your choice.  Mark off the tires.
3. Paint the tires black and the hub caps gray or silver.
4. Paint the side bars brown.
5. Sand lightly and wipe off.

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6. Create a fishing pole out of a yard stick.  Attach it to the side bar of the truck.
7. Apply the "gone fishing" stencil by Clear Scraps to the front of the truck.
8. I used Jet Black Archival ink.

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9. I used the 6"Beach Fun and 6"Ocean friends stencils to add the fish and hook to the "gone fishing" (I wanted it to look more like a logo on the side of a truck).

A few tips to keep in mind when creating this project~
Rubbing Alcohol will take off the acrylic paint in case of a goof up.  Remove the problem area and then touch up with more paint. I use cotton balls.
To get the tires round (without a stencil or guide) I use my pinky finger as a stabilizer (like a compass) to get the shape of the top circle.
To put the "gone fishing"on~first apply the "gone" above the rear tire and then apply "fishing" above the running board.
One more~I used ink with the stencils and not paint. You will get  really crisp words this way.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


XL Wood Wagon

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing one of the new Clear Scraps releases!  I  used the XL Wood Wagon as a fun fall home decor project and I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I  began by painting the body of the wagon with white acrylic paint. I  left the wheels bare for now as I   planned to paint them later. 

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Once my acrylic paint was dry, I  applied crackle paint to the surface.  This step takes a bit longer to dry and you don't notice that its actually working until the next step.  

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After ensuring my crackled paint was dry, I  applied brown acrylic paint to the surface.  As your second color begins to dry, this is when you can see the crackle effect.  Here is a close up shot of my wagon.  You can also see I  painted my wheels with black acrylic paint. I  simply used a bit of washi tape to partition off the wheels so that my black paint did not bleed onto the rest of my project. 

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Here, I  used the Gather XL Script Wood Word which I  painted with cream acrylic paint. I  usually adhere my pieces with Beacon 3-in-1 but this time I  used my hot glue gun to ensure a good hold. 

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I  had purchased a couple bouquets of fall flowers at a local craft store. I  trimmed the stems and adhered the flowers with my hot glue gun. I  also added some fun fall ribbon to accent. 

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Last, I   adhered twine to the back of the wagon in order to hang my creation! It looks great on my front door...just in time for fall!  

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

Additional products used:  paint:  DecoArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart Crafts; misc: fall flowers, ribbon, hot glue gun, twine