Stencils

Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall mini album I created using some new Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year with the changing leaves and fun activities!  I recently visited my brother and SIL in Michigan where we went to a local farm for donuts and hot cider!  

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I began with the 5x7 Chipboard Tab Album and painted the outside edges with off-white chalk paint. You can use any type of paint however I prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and adheres nicely to the chipboard. 

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On the front cover, I painted an additional width on the left side so that I could create my own background. Using the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks, I blended my colors from light to dark as shown. 

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Again using chalk paint (this time in a nice orange color) I painted the Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. Once dry, I backed the openings with patterned paper and cut away excess with my scissors. 

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Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide Inks! You can go as light or dark as you choose.  

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Each page has a background piece measuring 4 x 6.75 inches.  I then added embellishments and/or additional patterned papers. I usually reserve the inside of my front cover for journaling. 

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I printed my photos at 4x4 and matted them onto white cardstock.  However you can easily fit a trimmed vertical 4x6 or even a few wallet sized on these pages! 

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Its always fun to "stack" photos if you have similar groupings.  Here, I cut my pictures to 2.5 x 3.75 inches and added a "flap".


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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, epoxy shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; misc: chrome book rings, ribbon

 


Hello Sunflowers Acrylic Sign

Hola!

Tami here with a project I'd like to show you.

I wanted to try out my new paint pens on acrylic and decided to try them using Clear Scraps 6" Sunflowers Stencil and 12 X 12 XL Deco Squares Acrylic.

I have used techniques where you draw on, paint or ink both sides of the acrylic before and thought that would work well for this project. I love how bright and shiny the paint looks viewed from the front...

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here are closeups of the sunflowers and the wood word...

I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the acrylic. I then used a fine point sharpie to draw in the sunflowers across the entire square, letting the designs go off the edges. 

Next, I FLIPPED the acrylic over and removed the protective film from the other side. I used brown, orange and yellow pens to fill in the outlines I made on the other side. Then let the paints dry. From the side you are painting on, the inks look opaque and not that perfect. But the magic happens when you turn the piece over! When viewed from the front - the side I used the Sharpie to outline the designs - the paints are bright, shiny and look very smooth and even.

I decided the piece needed a little something more, so I found the Hello XL Script Wood Word in my Clear Scraps stash. I used the white pen to add a cross-hatch pattern all over it. Then outlined in brown to define it. I used Zip Dry to adhere the sentiment to the lower portion of the sign. 

You can display it on a stand as I have done here, or maybe punch holes in the top and hang it.

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today. Please come back soon to see what other goodies Clear Scraps talented designers have to share with you!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Hello XL Script Wood Word, 6" Sunflowers Stencil and 12 X 12 XL Deco Squares Acrylic

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Blue Painters Tape and Beacon: Zip Dry


Canvas Bag with Owl Stencil

HiYa!

Tami here with a project to share with you.

Just when I think I have EVERY craft supply possible, I discover something new. My friend Laura was telling me about a new set of pens she got and showing me all the cool things she was making with them and --- I hadn't heard of them! 

They work on all types of surfaces, are opaque and dry quickly. I'm always looking for a new way to play my Clear Scraps products, so I thought I'd try my new pens on different types of surfaces.

Today's project is an altered canvas bag - to be used for - what else - holding my new pens! 

I like owls and Clear Scraps has the most adorable little Owl Stencil, I used the 6" size for my bag...

I prepped the bag by ironing to be sure it was flat and wrinkle free. Then I put a piece of cardboard inside to be sure the paint did not bleed through to the other side.

Next, I decided on the placement of the design and used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place. Then it was time to color! I filled in the design with different colors. 

I wanted to define the design a bit, so before removing the stencil I used a fine point sharpie to outline each section. For the eyes, I outlined them with the sharpie, then used the paint pen to add the pupil.

Here's how it turned out...

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and here is a closeup of the owl design...

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Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Owl Stencil

Other: Posca Paint Pens, Blue Painters Tape, Fine Line Black Sharpie and Canvas Bag


Dare to Wonder

Hey!! It's Tmika on your feed here to give you something to think about. Have you ever sat and Wondered?? Just literally sat down, gazed into the air and thought. Wondered what would happen if you started that business, if you took a chance, if you took a risk.. I do. I often have to be nudged a bit to snap me out of it. I usually write down my thoughts and come back to them later. 

I say all of that to say - my Buppa - my first grandbaby..always stares into oblivion.. I wonder what he thinks about, what he sees.. does he like us?? Lol!! I captured these photos (and many many more) of my little Buppa - thinking. I just knew that these little snaps were made for a layout.

I used the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base. I used some craft stain in espresso to give the blank wood some color. After a couple of coats - I let it dry. 

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I then went in with the 4x6 Brick wall stencil and white paste to give the layout some dimension and texture.

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I used Mintay's paper collection Tiny Miracles for the surrounding die cuts. Those were all fussy cut out by hand. Cause I love my Buppa :)

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I love the contrast between the dark wood and the lighter papers. I printed out and used a stitched circle die to cut them out.

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I finished the layout with some lace and webbing from my stash. Added some shimmer and flat back pearls to complete the layout. 


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What do you think Buppa is thinking?? I'd love to know your thoughts, lol!!  Anywho, that's all for now. I hope you liked what I created and will try some of these techniques at home. And remember - You're never too old to WONDER!

 

Virtual Hugs,

Tmika


Sweet Summertime Layout

Hi crafty friends!

Anyone scrapbook? I have to admit that I am not a consistent scrapbooker and when I create a layout, it. usually is 6x8 instead of 12x12. Today I am sharing a sweet and simple layout that I designed with my daughter in mind.

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To shake things up, I used the Mini Shaker Popscicle. I heat embossed the top layer of the shaker to add texture and color. I backed the shaker with a watercolored page and added a swirled sequins mix. 

 

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The background of the entire layout is filled with splattered inks. I wanted the yellow-orange hues to be more vibrant so I went back in with fossilized amber stain and used it as watercolor. I used the 4x6 Coffee Stain Stencil and added more splatters throughout. The floral die cut is stamped and ink blended to coordinate. I popped that element up to create more depth. Stitched accents were my finishing touch.

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All of these elements + my daughter make for a sweet summertime layout. I hope you enjoyed this post and project.

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. Questions are also welcome. Be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group and find this beauty posted there as well. If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @politecreations) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps). I would love to see it!

 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha


Stenciled Shiplap Cutting Board

Howdy!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to share with you.

Have you had a chance to take a look at Clear Scraps' new SHIPLAP SHAPES? You can find them along with some other new products from Clear Scraps in the "What's New" category.

The Shiplap Shapes come in 2 sizes, large and small. I used the Large Shiplap Cutting Board to make this home decor piece...

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I had painted a cabinet to match the new paint in my living room and I had some leftover paint. I decided to use that paint so it would match the colors I already had in the room.

I started by giving the wood a nice, thick coat of aqua paint and letting it dry completely.

After the paint dried, I started applying the designs on the Enjoy the Little Things, 6 X 16 stencil.

I used a dark grey pigment ink for "enjoy"...

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Pigment Ink takes awhile to dry, so I sped up the dry time using a heat gun. It is important to heat set each design as it is applied so that you don't smear the portions you've already done while you ink new areas.

A dark red color was used for the "the little things" and again, I heat set each word as it was added. I also cleaned the stencil in between each word too. Again, to avoid any potential for smearing or ink transfer.

Another good hint for using stencils is to use blue painters tape to hold the stencil and materials to your work surface and to keep the stencil from moving while you ink it

Also keep in mind you don't necessarily have to use a stencil as it is made! You can just use portions of it or change the placement of the items on the stencil. In the case of this stencil, the small words underneath were too long to fit on the cutting board. So I centered "little" under "enjoy", then brought the other 2 words in closer to either side of it.

You can also use pieces of blue tape to tape off any portions of the stencil design you don't want to use that are close to those portions you DO want to use. Don't forget to mark off the edges of the stencil where the design is close to the edge. Doing this will help you to keep the ink or paint where you want it!

To finish the cutting board, I made a bow from vintage black seam binding and a dotted natural ribbon. I also tied on a few pieces of greenery for a little "freshness"...

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Altering Shiplap Shapes is a fabulous way to create custom decor pieces for your home or for gifting. It's not TOO soon to start thinking ahead to the holidays! Get some of your holiday crafting and gift making done NOW!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cutting Board and Enjoy the Little Things Stencil

Other: DecoArt: Paint, Clearsnap: Colorbox Pigment Inks and Stylus & Tips, Blue Painters Tape, Greenery, Black Seam Binding and Ribbon


Sunset Anniversary Album

Hi everyone! Natasha here, debuting my first project for Clear Scraps. I thought the Boat Wood Accordion Shaker Album would be the perfect anniversary album. Make it with me!

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To begin, grab a few pieces of 12 x 12 paper and map which portions you would like to serve as mats for your album. 

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Grab your craft knife and glue and began adhering each wood page down one side at a time and cutting away the excess. Once completing one side, punch your holes, adhere the mat to the other side, and then punch again. Do this for all pages. 

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Begin inking with dried marigold stain from the top to the middle of each detailed panel.  Now meet the dried marigold with  stormy sky stain, working from the bottom to the middle. 

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Create an "acetate sandwich" once you have decided which panel would serve as the cover.*Remove the film from the side that you are adhering to the wood panel.

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Choose which matted page would serve as the background for the cover. Add your sequins mix inside of the acetate sandwich.  Apply glue to the detailed panel and adhere the solid panel on top, ensuring that everything is aligned.

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Using the 4x6 Plaid Stencil and picket fence ink, add detail to the top of the cover. 

 

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Now add all of the additional decorations you would like to the front cover. I used scraps from cutting out the page mats and some flowers from my stash. 

 

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And there you have it! Go back in with stickles, bling, and a sentiment and your cover is complete! To bind the album, I used some white cording that has shimmer. 

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. 

Happy Crafting,

Natasha

 


Stenciled Jeans

Hola!

Tami here with a project I'd like to share with you. 

Embellished jeans are growing in popularity this season, but they can be a bit pricey. With the kids heading back to school and needing new school clothes and supplies, shopping on a budget is a must for most of us. So why not add those embellishments to some inexpensive jeans or even upcycle some from a resale shop.

If you have a crafty teen or tween, they might enjoy trying this project all by themselves. It would be easy enough for younger kiddos to attempt too with a little help from mom or grandma.

I found some jeans on clearance for around $10 and decided to add a little bit of summer to them to enjoy the season a little longer before heading into fall...

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Clear Scraps has TONS of stencils in lots of great themes and designs. The stencils also come in 2 sizes: 6" and 12", so you can pick which size would work best for your project. You could even use both sizes to add a mix of different sizes of designs to your altered clothing.

I wanted to embellish the bottoms of my jeans with flowers so I selected the 12" Flower Power Stencil...

I started by washing and drying the jeans to make sure I removed any sizing that was in the fabric. The sizing can sometimes prevent the ink or paint you use from fully penetrating the fabric, or make the designs wash off easily.

If needed, also iron the fabric to make sure it is nice and flat. I tucked a few layers of paper in the legs of the jeans as I worked to prevent the ink from leaking through to the other side. Check the directions on the paint or ink you use to find out how to "set" it and make it permanent.

I used a craft ink that needs to be heat set to make it permanent.

Blue Painter's Tape is helpful to hold the stencil in place as you work. I also use it to tape over any designs that are close to the ones I plan to use so I don't accidentally ink a portion of a stencil I didn't want to use. 

I inked all the flowers first, then heat set them. Next, I outlined them with a permanent pen to make the designs stand out more. 

The last step was to sew on some buttons for the flower centers; I used white embroidery thread. You can add a drop of glue (that withstands washing) to the knot to keep the button in place.

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You could also sew on some trim along the bottom of the jeans.

Another option is to use some scrap denim to stencil designs on, then cut them out and glue or sew them on. the edges will ravel a little bit each time in the wash, distressing the look! Or you could zig zag stitch around them or use a product to seal the edges if you don't want it to ravel.

Your child will have something unique to wear to school that no one else will have! 

I hope you enjoyed today's project; please stop back by soon. Some brand spanking NeW designers have joined the team and will be sharing their projects and talent with you starting this month!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 12 Inch Power Power Mascil 

Other: Clearsnap: ColorBox Crafter's Ink and Stylus and Tips, Blue Painters Tape, Jeans, Buttons, Embroidery Floss and Black Permanent Pen


First Day of School Shiplap Board

August brings on the final days of summer - but here in the Southwest, school starts in the first few weeks of August!  Hi everyone, it's Maureen with you today - and whether you are excited or sad that Summer is over, I have a project that will make you smile as school begins.

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We're making a first day of school chalkboard - and this is all the rage!  Many parents use it to help document that memorable first day of school - and I have an easy one you can make yourself!  I'm using chalkboard paint, and the fun Cutting Board Wood Shiplap Shape from Clear Scraps.

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I've started with 2 coats of a black chalkboard paint - according to directions, you will coat the first coat in one direction, then stroke the paint brush in the opposite direction for the 2nd coat.  Let these each dry thoroughly between coats.

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Next, I'm using a white chalk marker to write on the board, and my choice is a removable pen, where it can be wiped off easily.  I wanted something that would show up well in pictures, so I've decided to use the ABC Lower Case Letter Stencils.  I removed the letters from the storage ring and placed them out on the top of the board.  I've taped down the stencils lightly so they don't move as I do so. 

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I'm working backwards, starting with the letter "T."  Then I remove the stencil and do the next.  By the way, the ABC letters also are a great choice for a personalized board, if you choose to do a name instead!

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Taking my chalk pen, I gently trace the outside edge of the stencil letter.  Then, I remove the stencil and color in the middle.  Chalk pens are great for this project because they do not generally run underneath a stencil; however, if that happens, you can fix any edges with a wet paper towel.

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I'm also adding dots to the edges of the letter with a fine tip chalk pen - there are so many ways to decorate these letters and this will match the overall theme nicely.

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Next, I've chosen the apple shape from the Fall Wood Shapes collection, and traced it on a red polka dot paper.  Cut this piece out and glue to the apple shape.  I took some acrylic paint and did the stem in green.  In addition, I've given this shape some dimension by dusting the outer edges in black ink with a sponge and adding a green twine bow at the top.

The apple is glued to the board with hot glue, and then I've added some words with a black glittery sticker set.

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Final details on the board include adding dots to divide up spaces where you can write details about your student, and adding a rickrack ribbon to the top and bottom for color.  I've glued those in place with a tacky glue.

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My students are actually out of school now...and I sometimes miss those first day of school moments.  But this board will make a fine gift for some other parent.  How about you?  Will you give this project a try?  Feel free to save this project, and come find us out on Pinterest at Clear Scraps Crafting Inspiration Ideas.  See you next time, everyone!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  black chalkboard paint and brushes, white chalk markers, red rickrack ribbon, polka dot card stock, green acrylic paint, green twine.

 

 


Wings Chipboard Embellishment Shapes Layout

Hello crafty friends and happy Monday!  It is Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some Clear Scraps goodies! And I'm going to show you my easy techniques that you can recreate on your own pages!  

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I started with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock as my background and lined up approximately where I would adhere my photo.  

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I then secured the 5x9 Geo Burst Stencil with washi tape to my cardstock.  Using blending brushes and Distress Oxide Inks in pink and green, I added color to my background around my photo as well as under my top border.

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I did not worry about it being perfect as I knew some of the ink would be covered by my photo or paper.  

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I set aside my layout to work on my embellishments.  Using white acrylic paint, I added a thin coat the Wings Chipboard Embellishment (I only used one out of the set).  Once my paint was dry, I added a light coat of crackle effect and allowed ample drying time. 

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Once the crackle was dry, I painted my wings with chalk paint in pink.

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I then adhered my Chipboard Embellishment using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it works great and dries quick! 

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I added and layered smaller embellishments under and over my photo.  I also like to use foam dots to pop up my embellishments for extra dimension. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, foam words/stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L;  paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; crackle effect: Martha Stewart Crafts; Distress Oxide Inks, pigment ink: Ranger;   date stamp: Heidi Swapp; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Holy Cow! Christmas in July!

Howdy!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today. I have a project using one of the new Shiplap Wood Shapes that I'd like to show you.

Although it's about 100 degrees on any given day during summer here in Texas, I was thinking about Christmas! July IS a great time to start working on or think about working on projects for the holidays. 

It seems like once Halloween rolls around, it's a downhill slide into Christmas. The weeks between the holidays just seems to disappear. So why not do some of your holiday crafting during the summer?

I used the Large Shiplap Cow Head to make this Christmas decor piece for my front door...

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Let me show you how I made it...

I started by painting the wood with 2 coats of black chalkboard paint...

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I wanted the grooves in the shiplap to show up more, so I used a metal file to scrape down the lines to remove the paint...

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Next I used a chalk writer and the ABC Lower Case Stencils to add the wording...

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I gave the piece 2 coats of sealer to protect the chalk from smudging...

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I made a bow from some holiday ribbon and added some stems of pine garland behind it. I tied rusty bells onto some silver cording and hung them from the bow. A hot glue gun secured the bow to the wood...

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Don't forget about adding a hanger. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch holes in the wood, then used a heavy red and natural twine as the hanger...

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I was thinking that doing any of the Shiplap pieces in a chalkboard paint would allow me to change out the wording as long as I didn't seal it. And I could use magnets to add and change out the embellishments to change up the design for different holidays. Might have to try that next!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cow Head and ABC Lower Case Stencils 

Other: Black Chalkboard Paint, White Chalk Writer, Matte Sealer, Ribbon, Pine Garland, Silver Cording, Rusty Jingle Bells and Twine


Small Mason Jar Shiplap Shape

Hello crafty friends!  It is Jennifer here to share another one of the fun Shiplap Shapes with you! If you loved the DIY Pallet Shapes, then you will adore these!  Shiplap Shapes come in small and large sizes and there are nine different designs.  Today, I'm sharing the Large Mason Jar Shiplap Shape that I used to create a summer themed home decor project! 

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Using chalk in in light blue, I applied a thin coat to the front of my Shiplap Shape.  I did not worry if some of the wood was showing through the paint as I wanted a bit of a distressed look. 

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I taped off the "top" of the Mason Jar with painters tape and applied grey chalk paint as shown.  After my paint was dry, I lightly sanded the front of my Shiplap Shape. 

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Next, I secured my 12 Inch Spiral Mascil to the front of my Shape and blended Distress Oxide Ink in Fossilized Amber into the wood. 

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Here is a close up of the end result of the Distress Ink + wood.  Again, I did not worry about my ink being perfect. 

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For my focal point, I used the Bee Hive Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the front chipboard frame using off-white chalk paint. I also painted the outside and inside edges of the two middle frames. 

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I filled the spaces of my shaker with different colors of chunky glitter.  

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And here is the Shaker on my Shiplap Shape!  I added some die cut shapes to the front for accent.  I also adhered patterned paper to the middle third of my Mason Jar for added color. 

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Here, I used a die cut word with foam tape to give a title to my project. I also added smaller die cuts 

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I had originally planned on adding another Mini Shaker here but thought it overwhelmed the space. So, I opted for embellishments from the collection I used. 

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Thanks for stopping by today! You can find all of the new Shiplap Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam stickers, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; journaling pen: American Crafts; Distress Oxide Ink: Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool, healing mat, twine. 


You're Invited

 Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with a fun and easy party invitation.  With such great products from Clear Scraps it's easy to whip up a card in no time.  By using the 6" Party Stencil and some colorful paints along with the Surprise Chipboard Word Title you are good to go.  All that's left is to add the details on the inside.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sandy 


Celebrate America

 
Hi my crafty friends, it's Sandy Diller here.  Today I have a fun project to share using some great products from Clear Scraps.  I have used the Large Square Shiplap Shape like a canvas to create a 4th of July celebration.  This was fun to create so let's get started.
 
I used the Mini Shaker - Milk Can to hold the flags that I made myself but there are plenty flags of all sizes available for you to purchase if you don't want to make your own.
 
 

 
Beginning with the Square Shiplap Shape - Large, it was colored with blue and then black ink to make it look like a night sky.
 
 
The 6" Fireworks Stencil was used to create the colorful fireworks in the background.  Because I wanted to use many different colors the stencil was masked off several different times to get the desired effect.  I used transparent embossing paste and many colors of glitter.  This process took a while due to the fact that drying time was needed for each layer.
 
 
 
The shaker was painted and assembled.
 

 

Don't forget to remove the protective coating on the acrylic shape.
 
 
Hot Glue was used to hold the flags on the back of the Milk Can.  Using a die from my stash, I cut some grass for the bottom of the shiplap piece.  
 

Using fun foam, the word Celebrate was cut and added to the canvas.

 
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July,
Sandy

 

 


Botanical Home Decor Printer Tray

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back to share another Home Decor project with you. I love to decorate my home for every season! Today we'll be using several different products from Clear Scraps. For our base I chose Clear Scraps 12x12 Printer Tray Rectangle Click here

Along with Clear Scraps Chipboard Fancy Butterflies, Click here  Decor border Click here and the new Leaves mixer stencil. Click here The papers I chose are from 49 and Market Botanical collection. 

To begin our project, I applied some creamy acrylic paint to the front shaker frame and my chipboard Deco border. I prefer to apply 2 coats of paint and after it's fully dried, I inked the edges using Distress Ink. 

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After my border is fully dry, I took my mixer leaves stencil and securely taped my stencil in place using some washi tape.

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Then taking some Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn , I applied my Distress Ink over some of the leaves, using my ink dabber. Set these pieces aside for now.

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Next from my Botanical paper collection, I cut and glued my papers behind each window of my bottom layer chipboard Printer frame piece. I recommend using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. It's fast drying and has a strong bond. Then I glue this bottom piece onto the back base of my Printer Tray. Glue your next chipboard frame piece on top of the previous layer. 

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Now I cut apart one of my Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I had leftover from a previous project. But you could use both butterfly chipboard embellishments if you like. I added some yellow and green glitter to my chipboard butterfly wings. Then set aside to dry.

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Now the fun begins and we can add our embellishments. I like to use some fuzzy cut elements and ephemera pieces using foam dots to adhere to the different sections of my printer tray. I added a stamp, and even glued some Butterflies to my chipboard Deco border piece. I chose to add a photo of my mother inside one of the windows too for a personal touch!

Now you can add your acrylic layer, but remember to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before gluing in place. Now you can glue your final top layer in place! Then I took my Deco border piece and glued along the bottom edge of my Printer Tray. 

To finish your project, I added a jute cord on the back and now it's ready to display on your wall!

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Here are some closeups

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate your support and we love to see your crafty makes! So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! Let your creativity flow!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: 49 and Market Botanical collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn and Rusty Hinge, Trimmer, Beacon glue, Marta Stewart glitters- Peridot and Lemon Drop, photo, 


Stenciled Birthday Card

Howdy!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to show you. 

Have you checked out Clear Scraps line of fabulous stencils? There are so MANY to choose from, seasonal, holiday, letters, words, designs and more! And the "square" styles come in 2 sizes: 6" or 12". So you can size up or down depending on your project.

I used 2 different 6" stencils to make this birthday card for my friend Tinka...

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As a paper crafter, it's nice to be able to create a special card for a special friend. Especially if that person is also a crafter and will appreciate the effort you took to make them a card!

I wanted to use the 6" Wishes Stencil to add the sentiment, but I wanted it to be unique. I thought about repeating and overlapping the words. I realized I could add to the look if I used oxide inks,

I started by taping around "HAPPY" on the stencil. Taping off portions of a stencil you don't want to use that are close to the portions you are using is a good way to make stenciling easier. You won't have to worry about accidentally getting paint or ink where you don't want it...

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After I had stenciled "Happy" in lime green, I removed and cleaned the stencil with a paper towel...

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I moved the stencil down and to the right, overlapping the lime "Happy" a bit, then inked in the word with orange ink. I removed and cleaned the stencil and repeated the process with pink ink.

Then I taped around "Birthday" and inked that in with blue ink, overlapping the pink "Happy".

I then lightly spritzed the cardstock with water. The type of paper you use is important. It needs to be strong enough to stand up to a bit of water without warping or pilling. You can also use smooth watercolor paper. Spritzing Oxide Inks with water makes the ink move like watercolor creating a softer look. Once I was happy with how it looked, I heat set the design...

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I wanted the sentiment to be "defined", so I outlined "Happy Birthday" with a black sharpie...

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I wanted to embellish the card a little more, so I added groups of flowers in the corners using the 6" Daisies stencil. I did not spritz the flowers, but I did outline them...

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While I had the stencil and inks out, I decided to also add some flowers to the envelope...

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I adhered the inked cardstock to a card I made from kraft cardstock. I added some black line doodles around the edges of the card and envelope and added black rhinestones to the flower centers.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps:  6" Wishes Stencil and 6" Daisies stencil

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Heavy Weight White Cardstock Kraft Cardstock, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Kraft Envelope and Black Rhinestones