Fin Mini Shaker Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products! Summer is in full swing and I am loving the warm days and extra sunlight! Which of course means time outdoors and fun activities like hanging out at the pool!  I  documenting this adorable photo of my niece and nephew swimming and thought the Fin Mini Shaker Shape would be the perfect focal point!


I began by painting my top chipboard frame of the shaker using chalk paint in a patina color.  Chalk paint isn't necessary but it does dry quickly.  And I just happened to love this color for my page!  I also painted the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames as well. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of my shaker. I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I  finished by sanding the edges to smooth any rough spots. 


Again using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered my two middle frames to the base as shown.  I then added a few different varieties of chunky glitter to the center of my shaker.  For adhering the acrylic piece, it is best to add your adhesive onto the chipboard as apposed to the acrylic overlay.  This will prevent smudging on the acrylic.


Here is the close up of the end result! I did again use my Beacon to adhere the Fin to my layout for a good seal. 


For my background, I secured the 12 Inch Fish Scales Mascil to my 12x12 white cardstock with washi tape. I then blended four different Distress Oxide Inks as shown. 


Here is a close up of the stencil + oxide ink! I love the bright colors and how it turned out!


Lastly, I added in different embellishments from the collection I used to accent my page!



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Echo Park Paper; card stock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp: October Afternoon; inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: The Twinery;   misc: thread, x-acto  knife


Choose Happy Wood Mason Jar Shape


Tami on the Clear Scraps Blog today with another project to show you.

Clear Scraps has some great wood shapes, and one of their NeWeSt is the Mason Jar! The Mason Jar Wood Shapes come 3 to a pack and are a nice size; perfect for decor projects!

I combined the Mason Jar shape with another of Clear Scraps' wood pieces the Choose Happy XL Script Word Quote...


To make it, I started by painting the jar a bright, happy blue! I added a layer of white paint to the jar lid to make it lighter...

While the jar dried, I gave the Word Quote a coat of white paint...


And once that dried, it was time to start embellishing! First I used the 6" Daisies Stencil to apply some cheery pink and orange flowers to the word quote...


I used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place white I worked. Its an easy way to get sharp crisp stenciling with no smudges.

Once the flowers dried, I distressed the edges of the word shape with yellow ink...


I also used the same stencil to ink more flowers on white cardstock and cut them out...


I fit a piece of ribbon across the bottom of the lid, and adhered it in the back...

To finish it up, I adhered the quote to the body of the jar, the flowers to the right side of the ribbon and I added a few ribbon "tails" to the bottom of the larger flower...

Thank you for stopping by today, please come back soon!


Clear Scraps: Mason Jar Wood Shape, Choose Happy XL Script Word Quote and 6" Daisies Stencil

Tools: Blue Painters Tape and Detail Scissors

Wood House Shape Home Decor

Hello crafty friends and happy Friday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a wood house home decor featuring one of the Wood Shapes and the Chipboard Word Titles. I also used the Brick Wall Masking Stencil to add some patterns to the background. The house wood shape is just so perfect for a family photo and I used one of our pre-wedding photos to create this Home Sweet Home project. Absolutely love how it turned out!


▼ Here I used the Wood House Shape and Home Word Title for today's project.


▼ I began by painting the house shape and the Home word title with acrylic paints in pink and brown. 


▼ After acrylic paints dried, I glued a piece of twin to enrich the background.


▼ I also added some brick patterns by using the Brick Wall Masking Stencil along with brown acrylic paint to add some textures to the background.


▼ As you can see, here I fussy cut a photo frame and some florals from patterned papers for decoration and layering. My little tip to add some depth for layering is to adhere the second or third layer of ephemera with double-sided adhesive foams. 

▼ Before I glued my photo and all the decorative pieces to the house shape, I also added a piece of lace ribbon for extra touches.


Close Ups

Thank you all for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a home decor project by using different kinds of Wood Shapes from Clear Scraps. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional Products Used:

- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Paper Products - Always and Forever Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Smart Craft Glue & Double Sided Adhesive Foam

Adventure Wood Slimline Album

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog using one of their newest Slimline Albums - The Wood Regular Slimline.

I started by spritzing the covers with water, then adding assorted colors of Brushos Color Crystals to create the background.
I wanted some of the wood grain to show so I spritzed additional water to allow the colors to spread.
Once dry, I taped the Adventure Stencil on an angle on the front cover and started inking the stencil with black ink. 

I continued inking and re-inking the stencil until adventure was dark enough.

Remove the stencil to see the fabulous result.  The slimline albums are the perfect size for the 12" stencils.
Place the 6" Beach Fun Stencil on the front cover and ink the flip flops with different colors of ink.   Next, place the 6" Summer Palms Stencil in the upper corner and ink with green and brown inks.

Add large rings and tie mesh ribbon to each ring.  I can't wait to fill this album with all the things we can finally do this summer.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Brusho Color Crystals, Oxide Inks, Ribbon

Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fun home project I created using the Mouse Medium DIY Pallet Shape along with a couple Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used so you can hopefully feel inspired to do some Clear Scraps crafting of your own!


I began by painting the front of my pallet with acrylic paint in black. I also used the same paint to color the Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.  I then set aside both to dry. 


I measured out a strip of patterned paper to adhere to the middle slat of my pallet. For this particular section, I cut 2 3/4 x 10 inches then used an x-acto knife to trim the edges.  After, I lightly sanded to smooth any paper overhangs. 


Next, using my 4x6 Stars Stencil I used a spatula to apply metallic embellishment mousse to the bottom and top slats of the pallet.  The color is almost a gun metal grey and looks nice in contrast against the black. 


After ensuring my paint was dry on the chipboard embellishments, I applied embossing ink to each followed by black glitter embossing powder.  Each were set with a heat gun and adhered using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Here is a close up of the second Mouse 2 Chipboard Embellishment Shape! You can also see the stencil/mousse end result as well! 


Last, I punched holes at the top sides of the pallet to string some fun chevron red/white ribbon to be able to hang my creation!  


Thanks for stopping by and reading today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see what's new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard stickers:  Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; metal clip: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections; circle punch: Fiskars; ribbon: May Art; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; metallic paste: Nuvo; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

A Bouquet of Daisies Stenciled Card



Today I am super excited to share this adorable Stenciled Thank you card I created.  I love how fun stencils are to play with! A Stencils are a great way to create fast and easy unique cards in any color and for any occasion.  

To recreate this project you will need :

 Clear Scraps Supplies

6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil

Other Supplies

watercolor paper, distress inks, blending brushes, sentiment stamp, ribbon, coordinating card stock

Start by securing your watercolor paper to your work surface. Secure your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil over your paper. I chose to use my stencil on an angle. 


Apply green distress ink to the leaf areas of your 6 inch Bouquet of Daisies Stencil


Apply distress ink to your flower centers.  I chose a bright pink but you can choose any color you desire. 

Ink flowers with distress ink.  Here I chose purples to coordinate with my pink flower centers! 

Stamp you sentiment with coordinating distress ink. Matt your bouquet onto card stock. tie a ribbon around your matted stenciled bouquet and adhere to your card base to finish your card. 

I hope you  are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Stencils  and create your own cards!



Flower Mini Shaker Card


Tami here on the Clear Scraps' Blog with you today.

I have a fun little project I want to share with you; it's sure to brighten someone's day!

It is a thank you card featuring the Flower Mini Shaker...


The flower shape is clean and simple and that made me think GRAPHIC! so I used bright colors accented with black to really make the elements PoP!

I started with a 5 X 10 card base of black cardstock.

Then I stenciled some bright rays on a 4 1/2' square of white cardstock. I used the 6" Spiral Stencil with yellow and orange ink...

Here are a few hints for working with stencils. First, use blue painter's tape to secure paper and stencil to your worksurface. Next, on a stencil like this one, with lined sections, it's easier if you glide your ink or paint along the direction of the design. In this case, I started with yellow ink on the outer edges. I pulled the ink from the inside down each of the "rays". Next, I added the orange, this time pulling from the center out toward the edges.

Next I got to work on the shaker. I wanted the background to match the sequins, so I used a pencil to outline the outer rim of the circle as well as the outside of the petals. I filled the designs in with yellow and blue ink...

Once the designs were inked, I cut them out - slightly INSIDE the lines. I checked to be sure that the papers fit properly and wouldn't stick out beyond the edges. Then adhered them to the back of one of the outline portions of the shaker...

Now for the fun part of any shaker --- FiLLiNg it! i used sequins that matched the ink colors...


I used a black marker to color the top outline part of the shaker, then assembled it. Be sure you remove the protective film from BOTH sides of the acrylic piece. I like using a glue like Zip Dry for this as any excess that might ooze out cleans up easily, and it holds well...

Clear Scraps has introduced some great new products lately! You can check them out in the What's New category of the Clear Scraps website.

Clear Scraps: Flower Mini Shaker and 6" Spiral Stenci

Other: Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks. The Stamps of Life sentiment stamp, Clear Snap: ColorBox Black Archival Dye Ink and Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Black and White Cardstock and Blue and Yellow Sequins

Tools: Blue Painter's Tape, Trimmer, Detail Scissors and Pencil

Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishment Pallet

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a patriotic 4th of July home decor project I created using some fabulous Clear Scraps products! And I'm going to walk you through the techniques I used! 


Starting with the Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the front with two coats of chalk paint in red.  Just about any type of paint will use but chalk is my favorite as it dries quickly and looks nice with the birch wood. 


Once my paint was dry I was ready to use my Mascil.  Using a spatula and the 6 Inch Fireworks Splash Mascil, I applied gold metallic texture paste to the front of my pallet.  Since the Mascil doesn't quite fit the entire pallet, I allowed each area to dry before re-applying my stencil.  


I set aside my pallet to dry to work on the Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I painted each one with white chalk paint followed by adding embossing ink + powder to accent. 


Here is a close up shot of the stars! I  ended up only using three of the four from the set.  I love how they look next to the gold metallic!


I added a favorite photo from a past holiday along with patterned paper as well as some cute bakers twine. 


I used my Big Bite to punch holes in the top of my pallet to string this cute plaid red, white, and blue ribbon through to hang my creation!  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Hope this inspires you to create with Clear Scraps today! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Pink Paislee; paint: FolkArt; metallic paste:  Heidi Swapp; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; epoxy stars: Bella Blvd; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: American Crafts, Recollections; misc: ribbon

Under the Sea Circle Pallet

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a new project using the Circle Pallet Shape as the base.


The circle pallet was painted with several shades of blue paint. 
For a bit of shimmer, I spritzed on a spray ink.


Once dry, I used the 6" Beach Fun Stencil to add several stars and sea shells to the background with brown ink.


Next, I painted the Octopus Chipboard Embellishment with dark blue paint so he would stand out from the background.
I wanted the Octopus to appear happily floating amongst the sea shells.


The Octopus was adhered to the right side.  Then I added a crab from the 6" Beach Fun Stencil in a different color for a more dramatic effect.
With all the pallet shapes available, what will you create with yours?
Thanks for stopping by.
Other Supplies:  Plaint Paint, Ink


Father's Day Card with new Chipboard Border

Hi Ya!

Tami here with you on the blog today with a Father's Day card to share.

I wanted to design something using one of Clear Scraps' new Chipboard Borders; they come in 5 different designs. They measure 11" long so they are a perfect fit for Clear Scraps' new Slimline Albums. They are also great to use on slimline style cards, or--- if you cut them in half you get 2 - 5 1/2" pieces which fit exactly on a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" card.

While looking the borders over, I thought that the semi circle cut outs on the Curves Chipboard Borders might be interesting to play with.

I needed a card for my hubbie for Father's Day, so I decided to pull out some cardstock, inks and trim in blues and browns along with some Father's Day stamps.

The stamp set had a circle Happy Father's Day sentiment that seemed to match up to the size of the cut outs in the borders, so I started there, and kept adding!

Here's how the card turned out...











Here's how I made it... first, I cut one of the borders in half then inked with several different shades of blue and brown ink...


Next, I inked up a piece of white cardstock in different shades of blue, spritzed it lightly with water, blotted gently and set it aside to dry...

Once the cardstock had dried, I cut a 3 1/2 X 5 1/4" piece and punched out 3 circles...


I masked off the bottom of the circle sentiment, inked the stamp, removed the mask and stamped at the top of a circle; repeat for other 2 circles...

I also stamped the sentiment for the card on a leftover piece of the inked paper and hand cut it in the shape of a tag...



I adhered pieces of twine on the ends of the back of the border with double sided tape, then tied the towards the top...

Then it was time to assemble, I started by adhering the inked paper towards the right side of a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 kraft card base, then adhered the circles to the back of the border before adhering it towards the left of the card base. Attaching the tag with thin twine and a tiny pin finished the card...


Clear Scraps: Curves Chipboard Borders and 6" Quarterfoil Stencil

Other: Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks, The Stamps of Life: All Star Dad Stamps, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Pionerr: Double Sided Tape, Cardstock, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Jute, Twine, Tiny Safety Pin and Blue Painter's Tape

Bouquet of Daisies Stenciled Canvas Gift Bag


Tami here with you on the blog today with another project to share with you.

Clear Scraps has some wonderful stencil designs, and several of them are florals that are perfect for summer!

I needed a gift bag for a thank you gift - school is out soon, you might need one for a gift for that special teacher.

The Bouquet of Daisies is one of the fabulous flower stencil designs...

The 6 X 6 size was a perfect fit for the canvas bag I wanted to use. 

I was very happy with how this project turned out; bright and cheery and perfect for spring!


Making the bag was easy. I had a canvas bag I wanted to use, so I used some fabric ink, but you could also stencil on a paper gift bag.

I put a piece of cardboard in the bag - so the ink wouldn't go through to the other side. then I arranged the stencil on the bag and taped it down using blue painters tape. I also taped off the areas beside the stencil where the design was close to the edge. This prevents accidental inking off the edges...


I started filling in the flowers using orange at the center and yellow for the petals - I let the orange go into the inside edges of the petals...


I filled in the leaves and stems with 2 shades of green...


Here's a closeup of the stenciled design...


I also stenciled a flower on a hand cut tag for the gift. I made sure I taped off the portions of the flower designs that were close to the flower I was using...


Thank you for stopping by today. Please come back soon and see what awesome projects the other Clear Scraps Designers have to show you!


Clear Scraps: Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 Stencil

Other: Clear Snap: Crafter's Ink: Sunshine, Tangelo, Limelight and Limon and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Canvas Bag, Cardstock Scrap, Fine Tip Black Pen and Hole Punch

Tools: Blue Painters Tape

Bow Mini Shaker Layout

Hello friends and happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a layout I created using the new Bow Mini Shaker Shape!  This cute embellishment can be used on girl-themed projects as well to accent your Minnie Mouse photos as I did here!  I thought it would be perfect for one of my favorite pictures of my daughter in her Minnie ears at Disney! 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard  base of the shaker. I then trimmed away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife.  A sanding tool works great smoothing any rough edges between the paper and chipboard!


Next, I used black acrylic paint to color the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two middle frames.


Before adhering my acrylic piece, I  filled the shaker with the new Magical Medley Sprinkles! These are so cute with yellow and red mouse heads and black sequins!


Here is a photo of the shaker all put together! I adhered it to my page again using the Beacon Adhesive. 


To add some extra color to my background, I used my 4x6 Stars Stencil along with Distress Oxide Inks in red and yellow. 


Here is a close up of the end result of the ink + stencil.  Remember your technique doesn't have to be perfect! 


Here are a couple additional photos of my layout: I used stickers/chipboard from the collection I used to layer around my photo.


I also added smaller embellishments to accent as well as stamped sentiments.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out what Clear Scraps has new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; flair: A Flair For Buttons; stamp: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb;   foam word title: American Crafts; punch: Fiskars;  paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool

Mermaid with Fin Shaker Tail


Tami here on the blog today with a project to share with you. 

I recently redecorated my guest bath but the two pieces of the previous decor I could not bring myself to part with were two old (and broken and repaired) plaster mermaids that I purchased at estate sales. 

The colors in the new shower curtain coordinated with them, so I decided the mermaids would be a part of the new decor.

I was excited to see Clear Scraps added a new Fin Shaker to their line; I thought I'd make another piece to add to my new decor. I needed a sign to sit on a shelf above the towel rack...


This project was so much fun to put together, has me wondering where else I might need a mermaid!

I started by printing out a portion of a coloring page (found online) onto watercolor paper, then I filled in the design with pearlescent watercolors I added accents to the crown using glitter gel pens...


Then I gave the background and the top layer of the shaker a coat of white paint...


When the paint dried, I painted them both with watercolors...


Then it was on to the background. I started with a Wood Rectangle, and painted it with 2 different shades of watercolors - the same colors I used for the Fin pieces...


After the watercolors dried, it was time to stencil. I used blue painters tape to hold the Fishscales Stencil in place - I also taped off portions of the frame around the stencil as I needed to repeat the pattern over the whole board. Then I inked in the design with blue ink...


I moved the stencil, overlapping the previous design; lining up the last line of the pattern each time so the designs would match up...


Then it was time to assemble the shaker, I adhered the 2 frame layers to the base, filled it with sequins, then added the acrylic layer (be sure to remove the protective film from both sides). To finish the shaker, top with the painted layer...


Next, I cut out the mermaid design and adhered it to the Fin Shaker...


For the quote, I painted some watercolor paper with the peachy color I used for the mermaids skin. After the paint dried, I added the lettering, cut them out and added the outlines...


All that was left was assembly. I used Zip Dry and 3D Dots to adhere all the pieces...


I hope you enjoyed this project and will come back and visit us here on the Clear Scraps Blog again soon!

Clear Scraps: Fin Mini Shaker, Wood Rectangle, Ocean Sequins and 6 X 6 Fishscale Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, Ranger: Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Pearlescent Watercolors, Watercolor Paper, Mermaid Coloring Page Image, 3D Dots and Fine Line Black Pen

Tools: Clear Snap: Color Box Stylus & Tips, Paintbrushes, Pencil, Blue Painter's Tape and Scissors

Clear Scraps Gnome Mini Shaker--Land that I Love

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little patriotic pride project

with Memorial Day right around the corner!   It's a fun and easy home decor idea!

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love pic 1(1)This project started with the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  I started

by tracing the different sections of the heart shape onto the red, the white/ombre and

the blue patterned papers.  I cut them out, brushed the edges with a little black distress

ink (just to cover the white core of this particular paper) and then glued them onto the

pallet.  As always, you can do whatever you'd like. Paint it, ink it, stencil it, a lot of options.

Next, I made the cute little gnome!  This is the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Gnome.  Such a

cutie, right??!!  Often I will trace these out on paper, but today, I decided to "shake it up"

(haha no pun intended).  I used paint on this sweet little gnome, painting the bottom with

blue and the hat area with red.  Then I went back after it dried a bit, and used a stencil--

the Clear Scraps 4x6 Stars stencil which matches my patriotic theme perfectly.

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love(1)

I used a sponge dauber with just a wee bit of white paint and added the little

stars all over with the stencil.  Turned out so cute, kind of like making your own

patterned paper.  It's always fun to play with different techniques with these

chipboard pieces.  Don't be afraid to play!

Clear_Scraps_Gnome Shaker_Land that I Love pic 1(2)

Here it is all finished.  I added a few splatters of white paint (messy can be

a lot of fun!) and then some sparkly red, white and blue sequins.  Just the

perfect touch for this Memorial Day decor!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you found a little inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, Mini Shaker Gnome,

4x6 Stars Stencil.

Other:  Red, White and Blue acrylic paint, Bella Blvd Bella Besties paper,

Bella Blvd Trinkets puffy stickers, Echo Park America stickers, sequins,

foam tape, adhesive.

Travel Regular Wood Slimline Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer to share one of the new Slimline Albums and Mini Shaker Shapes!  There are five different designs that come in chipboard, acrylic, and wood!  For my project, I used the Regular Wood Slimline Album which measures 5x11 inches!


I used white acrylic paint on the front cover of my album as well as painted the inside edges of each page.  


Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Distress Oxides, I  blended my two colors onto the wood cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!


For the main focus of my cover, I used the new Suitcase Mini Shaker. I  covered the base chipboard with patterned paper and smoothed the edges using a sanding tool.


I then painted the top chipboard frame and inside edges of the two middle frames with chalk paint in light blue.  Once my middle frames were adhered, I placed sequins in the center of my shaker before affixing the acrylic piece. 


And here is a close up of the shaker!  I adhered my shaker to the front of the album using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. It's best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive as it will not warp your wood or acrylic. 


Each Slimline Album comes with five pages; for my project I covered each page with patterned paper before adhering my photos. 




I added extra pages by inserting tags from the Acrylic Tag album.  This is a great way to add additional photos or journaling! 





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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons, glitter letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock, journaling pen, date stamp:  American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, typewriter,  thread



Creating a Stenciled Art Journaling Page


One of my goals this year was to create projects for an art journal.  This project features two Clear Scraps Stencils and Clear Scraps Chipboard. 
Creating the Background
Using the Clear Scraps 4x6 Brick Wall stencil, apply gold ink along edges of black card stock. 

Move stencil down and around page to create a full border. 


Add stenciled bricks to top and bottom of your background. 


Secure  the Clear Scraps 6  inch Diamond Heart Stencil to a piece of Bristol Board paper ( you could also use mixed media papers) . 

Apply distress inks through stencil.


Cut apart a crown from the Clear Scraps Crowns Chipboard. 

Coat Clear Scraps Crowns Chipboard with embossing ink and add gold embossing powder and heat emboss. 


Stamp a focal point stamp over your stenciled heart. I of course chose an Alice in Wonderland themed stamp. 

Border punch top of your page and add matted sticker sentiment. Mat onto red card stock and then onto your stenciled background.  Adhere crown. 




I hope you are inspired to try creating your own art journal page.