Video Tutorials

Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   

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Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.

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Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.

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I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.

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Isn't she sweet?

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks


Wood Word on a Scrapbook Layout

The home decor and crafts route is an obvious choice when it comes to the XL Wood Words/Quotes.  But have you considered how you can work them into a scrapbook layout?  Christine joining you today to showcase how I used the Hello XL Wood Word on a Scrapbook Layout!

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When I first laid eyes on the different XL Wood Words, scrapbook layout was not what came to mind.  But the more I looked at them, the more I realized they could be a really cool title and/or focal point for a layout.  

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There are so many options for how to color these!  I opted for a quick and easy white spray paint.  

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This one measures about 9.75 inches by 4 inches tall, so it easily fits on a 12 X 12 inch scrapbook layout.  All the measurements are on the website - so you will know what's coming before you buy it!  I made a process video for this whole scrapbook layout - you can check it out here.

Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to checkout ALL of our XL Wood Words/Quotes!


New Mermaid Fin wood pallet

Hey Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today to share my project using the Brand new Fin Wood Pallet.
I gotta admit, the ONLY thing I saw when looking at this is part of a mermaid tail, and that's what I went with when decorating it.

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This was sooo much fun to work with. I prepared a video showing my process in making this.

 

One thing I found out about two weeks after I created the sign was that due to the glitter underneath Sophia's name, you should take some time to seal your vinyl using mod podge or more acrylic sealer. I had to go back and apply a new vinyl name to her sign so it will hold up longer now. That's the fun in learning as you go. :)

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Products Used
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This Is Us Scrapbook Layout with Christine

Sometimes the way you can use our products is totally obvious, but sometimes us designers use them in less noticeable ways.  Today's layout is one of those creations!  It would've been impossible to complete without Clear Scraps products - but that is probably not obvious to everyone looking at it!  Christine joining you today with a traditional scrapbook layout with amazing details made possible thanks to Clear Scraps!

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What do you think, have you figured out where Clear Scraps came in?  

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First up, I used it for my title! I used the new "This is Us" Farmhouse Stencil to trace and then handstitch my title.  There were multiple steps that I took in creating this background, if you're intrigued you definitely want to catch the video!  I'll be sharing that shortly!

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The second area I used Clear Scraps for was my floral frame.  Notice the acrylic flowers that are tucked in with the cardstock flowers. I love the subtle texture that these added.  They come in a package of four and for my design they were a little too big.  So to make them stretch and make them smaller, I cut them in half.  It was super easy to do with just regular scissors and at that size they were the perfect touch!

As promised I do have a video for you!  Here it is!

Thanks so much for joining me today - I hope you've been inspired to think outside of the box with the new Farmhouse Stencils!

 

 

 


January Bullet Journal Spread

I know, I know, it's not Christmas yet and I want you to think about January?  But seriously, it's gonna be January before we know it and so today I have a January Bullet Journal Future Log spread to share with you.  This one showcases a couple of our Mascils: the 6 inch Calendar Mascil and the 6 inch Paint Splats Mascil!  Here's the spread!

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I've made Future Log spreads the last two months using this same 6 inch Calendar Mascil but took a totally different approach this time.  There is a whole lot of inks and stickers and adhesives involved in this process today!  

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This time I used it to mask out an area instead of as a stencil!  

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The Paint Splats Mascil got a a workout on the left side of my spread.  My goal was to have it look like snow and I felt like the Paint Splats mimicked that look pretty well. Now there are a lot of details on this spread and rather than take you thru it in writing, I've got a process video for you!  Here's the video:

 

I think this is my favorite of the Future Log Spreads that I have done so far!  Hope you enjoyed all the techniques involved and that you, too, will dig into your Mascils for some Bullet Journal creations!

Thanks for joining me today!

-Christine

 


December Bullet Journal Spread

After playing with the 6 inch Calendar Mascil last month for my Bullet Journal, I knew it was going to be a staple in my monthly creations.  Christine joining you today with an example of how I used it to create my December Future Log for my Bullet Journal using a couple of different Mascils!  I needed to get an early jump on this spread because December is SO busy!  Here's how the full spread turned out:

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Lots of reds, greens, and gold foil help give the whole spread the holiday feel I was going for!  But the real showstopper is the 6 inch Stars Mascil that you can see on the left hand side of my spread!

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By doing one layer of red stars and then topping it with another layer of red stars I was able to create a unique background for my list.  Distress Oxide Inks worked nicely for creating multiple layers. To keep my stencil in place i used some Repositionable Adhesive Dots.  I masked out the area for the list using some old packaging and then drew the lines in following the dot grids already in my notebook.   I outlined the whole box with some washi tape.  

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On the opposite side I stuck with markers and pens using the Mascil as a tracing stencil. I used a fine tip marker for the tracing and then a regular tip one to fill it in.  I added in stickers for my borders and numbers.  Let's take a look at a process video to show you how I created both sides!

 

Thanks so much for joining me today - have fun playing with those Mascils!

-Christine

Supplies Used: 6 inch Stars Mascil, 6 inch Calendar Mascil, Distress Oxides (Ranger), Pens ( Marvy), Stickers (Paper House Productions), Washi Tape (Paper House Productions), Soft Cover Journal (Paper House Productions), Adhesives (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)

 


Future Log Bullet Journal

Over the last few months I have gotten more and more into Bullet Journaling.  It's an organizational hobby that allows you do some planning and tracking and add as much creativity as you'd like.  I wasn't sure if I'd get hooked on it but the more I played, the more I knew I liked it! As soon as I laid eyes on the 6 inch Calendar Mascil, I knew it would be perfect for my Bullet Journal!  Christine joining you today for a Future Log Bullet Journal Spread using Mascils!

November Future Log

A Future Log is a place to keep your plans for upcoming months that you can then use to tranfer to your real time planner at the right time.  I knew with the holidays coming I was going to need to get some November dates recorded! 

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On the left hand side I used the Wood Grain Mascil to create my background.  I laid down cardstock to block out the area where I didn't want the ink.  Then I did one layer with Distress Oxide and dried it.  I took the stencil off and followed up with a second layer of light inking to remove all the white.  Some stickers and washi tape finish the whole side off.

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The other side is where I used the 6 inch Calendar Mascil!  I used that and traced my boxes and letters.  I then used stickers to fill in the numbers.  Hand lettering and stickers pull the whole thing together!  If any of this seems confusing, I've got good news!  Here's a process video that will walk you thru the whole thing!

 

The 6 inch  Mascils fit the width of an A5 Journal nearly perfect - I know this is going to be a staple in my upcoming journaling!  On to December and tracking all the madness that goes with the holidays ;)

Thanks for joining me today!

-Christine

 


The Pug Life 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back again to share another project this week!  If you are anything like me, your pets are a huge part of your family. Our pug, Max, is no exception.  Truth be told, he's always been the most spoiled in our house. Then again Max was a rescue and definitely needed to be shown what a real family was like.  I  created a book with some of my favorite photos of him using the 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album.   I  wanted the Bone Mini Shaker to the be focal point of my front cover so I used a minimal amount of patterned paper.  

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I have a short video tutorial on how to assemble your Mini Shaker Shapes! 

I  tend to leave my acrylic "bare" because I  love the clean look of it. However you can color your acrylic with alcohol ink or paint. Any medium that is solvent based should work! 

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Creating pockets or hidden pages in my album is a good way to utilize space and add additional photos or journaling. Here,  I  cut my paper approximately 5x10 inches scoring in the center to create a fold.  

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This allowed me to place two photos on a page as well as a cute 3x4 journaling card.  

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I  will also use envelopes or bags to add in extra pages as well. Here, I  have a kraft treat bag that I  folded at the top and secured with adhesive.  I  added the button and bakers twine for show and then decorated the front.  

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One the back, I  adhered a 4x4 photo and some lettering (which got accidentally cut off by my hole punch).  To explain, it is supposed to say "pug loaf" because they often look like loaves of bread when they lie this way.  LOL

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For this page, I  did essentially the same thing by scoring my paper but instead had it "flip up".  I  used my circle punch to create a little tab that I  secured with a staple at the bottom corner.  

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And here is the inside of my page...just another photo with a little journaling.  

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Many times too I  will cut something out on my Silhouette that I  can use as a page. Here, I    cut a Library Pocket and added my own tag which I  jotted some journaling on about Max's life.  

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On the back, I  added another 4x4 photo and added stickers from the collection I  used.  

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Clear Scraps creates such an eclectic variety of products!  It's tough to choose which are my favorites but my go-to's have always been the acrylic albums!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all they have to offer!

Have a great day!

 

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, white letter stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; grey letter stickers: Sassafras Lass; chipboard: October Afternoon; kraft treat bag and inventory tag: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: May Arts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; cardstock: Bazzill; misc: Cameo Silhouette, thread, chrome book rings, button.


Bloom Succulent Wood Card

Hello and happy Monday friends!  It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a project I  created with the Succulent Wood Card! This is one of twelve designs available in the Clear Scraps shop!  Succulents are a hot trend right now and this is one of my favorite Wood Cards! 

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I  used one of my favorite patterns to back the negative space of the succulent to show through as well as added a small heart sticker. 

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I  used two colors of chalk paint on the front of my Wood Card: patina and white.  After allowing my paint to dry, I  adhered patterned paper, stickers, and flowers from  Mon Ami Gabby.   I have a short You Tube video to share the technique I  used on my card.

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I  had originally wanted to insert note cards to the inside, but it ended up being more of a mini album type project. I  cut white cardstock and added embellishments.

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I  utilized the 3x4 journaling cards and embellished them to add extra pages to my book. 

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Here, I  used a scalloped border punch on the edge of my page which adds some extra flair!  I  then clustered embellishments at the lower right corner of the page. 

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I  created a pocket from both patterned paper and white cardstock and inserted a 3x4 journaling card.  After completing my pages, I  used black and white bakers twine to tie my pages together.  You can also use ribbon or chrome book rings as well!  

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Thank you for stopping by! Check out the selection of Wood Cards in the Clear Scraps shop including the two new designs: Paws and Mouse! 

Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, die cuts: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; chalk paint: Plaid; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Journey Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer back on the blog today to share one of the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums I created this month!  These albums are so fun to work with and you have 9 to choose from (including the NEW Pumpkin shape released this month!).  For my project, I  used the Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album which can be used for just about any theme! 

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I  wanted to document a recent family trip to Michigan so I  used the Journey Chipboard Word Title on the front of my album. I  simply painted my chipboard with white chalk paint and added die cuts and stickers from the collection I  used. 

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One of the great things about the shaker albums all the different items you can place inside the shaker space! Here, I  used mini heart and star shaped sequins to place inside each hexagon.  I  did not add a lot as I  wanted the sequins to be an accent and not a focal point. 

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I  did a short tutorial video on putting together the shaker portion of your album! 

I  covered each page with patterned paper using my sanding tool to get rid of any excess edges.  I  found using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive worked best in affixing my papers as well as embellishments. 

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Each page is large enough to fit a 4x4 to 3x5 photo. I  will usually trim my photos down as I  prefer to mat them onto cardstock as well as layer additional patterned papers underneath.  

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I  used pink and white bakers twine to tie my pages together. However you can use chrome book rings, ribbon, or jute string...really anything you prefer!  Also, the albums can be configured into a mini book format if you do not prefer accordion.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums plus additional Clear Scraps new releases by visiting the shop! Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard, die cuts: Simple Stories;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; cardstock: Bazzill. 

 

 


Acrylic Shaker Birthday Card by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, in lieu of yesterday's live video on Facebook, I decided to create a full on "Fancy" Acrylic Card using scraps just like shown on the video but adding the Shakers to the mix!

It's Pinky today and I have a photo tutorial for those who want to follow along set by step. 

So I added a sheet of acrylic INSIDE the Mini Shaker WINDOW, and made sure to take photos, so its easy to understand. First cover both sides of the base chipboard of the Mini Shaker WINDOW with patterned paper. 

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Then trim a sheet of 12X12 Clear Scraps acrylic to 4x5X6.5" (whatever works of the shaker size leaving a 1" lip above shaker on the acrylic). Remove protective  film from one side. 

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Using your Beacon Adhesive, adhere the second layer of the Mini Shaker WINDOW to the FACE of the card. Then on the BACK of the acrylic, remove protective film, and use Zip Dry following what you see through the acrylic of the Mini Shaker WINDOW second layer. 

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Now place the base underneath the acrylic, so it has a shaker piece on both sides. 

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Add the third layer of chipboard to the FACE of the card, then add sequins and or glitter, or as I did BOTH!

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Now remove protective film from the Mini Shaker WINDOW, adhere to the top, then remove the top protective film and set to dry. 

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Take the top chipboard layer from the Mini Shaker WINDOW and coat in glitter, paint, or whatever makes you happy!

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Use Zip Dry on the underside. 

Place on top of the acrylic on the Mini Shaker WINDOW.

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Punch edge of your paper that is trimmer 1" longer then the acrylic, and adhere onto the front of the acrylic. Now add embellishments. 

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Add a birthday quote and you are good to go!

Happy Crafting friends, check out yesterday's live video on Facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/ClearScraps/

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Our Story XL Birch Wood Frame

Hi there!  Jennifer here today to share a tutorial on the Our Story XL Birch Wood Frame! The Wood Frames were released this past January and have been a huge hit! I  have loved working with them and hope you have had a chance to do so as well! The Frames make great home decor pieces or gifts!

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My favorite medium to use on the wood is chalk paint!  Here, I  chose a nice grey color for the letters as well as outside edges of the frames.  Using my 6 Inch Wood Grain Mascil,  I  lightly applied white chalk paint to the surface.  Below is a video tutorial of my process!  

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I  adhered patterned paper to the frame portions with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I  then used my x-acto knife and sanding tool to remove any excess paper.  I    did not worry about having my edges be perfectly smooth as I  wanted a bit of a distressed look. 

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Next, I  added pieces of die cuts, chipboard, and stickers to accent the edges as well as my journaling. 

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Thank you for stopping by today!  I  hope this inspires you to try one of the XL Birch Wood Frames to decorate! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all varieties plus Mascils!

Have a great day!

 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, die cuts: Simple Stories; ribbon: May Arts; paint: Plaid; ink, dauber: Clearsnap; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; misc: typewriter.  


Butterfly Heart Layout

Hello! Jennifer back to share a layout I  created using the 12 Inch Butterfly Heart Mascil with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet! And I'm going to show you my technique! Out of all the new Mascils, this one is a favorite!  

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To start, I  secured my Mascil to my 12x12 Acrylic Sheet using washi tape. It's also a good idea to use a craft mat or something that you don't mind getting a little messy. 

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Next, I  applied a generous coat of modeling paste to the Mascil. It does not matter if you apply your medium in one direction; just ensure you are covering all spaces.  I    also did not care so much about my paste being even as I  wanted it to have dimension when dry. I  allowed my modeling paste to dry overnight before coloring with my Distress Crayons. Scroll below for a video sharing this technique! 

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Using my Beacon Adhesive, I  backed my 12x12 Acrylic Sheet with patterned paper.  Since I  did not want my adhesive to show through the acrylic, I  applied only to the outside edges.  A simple way to hide your dried adhesive is to glue strips of patterned paper to the front of your layout as shown.

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Did you know you can sew through Clear Scraps Acrylic?  Using my sewing machine, I  stitched around the edges of my page to give it a finished look!

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Here is a close up of the coloring with the paste and Distress Crayons! I  tried to do a rainbow coloring scheme with going dark to light as I  went up my page.  Again, I  blended the colors to create different hues and variances.

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Thank you for looking today!  I hope this inspires you to try a new technique with Clear Scraps Acrylic and an art medium of your choice! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, washi tape: Simple Stories; Distress Crayons: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread.  

 

 

 


Acrylic Card Tutorial

Hello!  Jennifer here today to share acrylic cards along with a process video tutorial!  Did you know you can purchase 12x12 Acrylic Sheets from Clear Scraps?  Acrylic sheets can be used as backgrounds for layouts, cut to create extra pages in mini albums, or for cards!  For both of my cards the acrylic is cut to approximately 4x5 inches.  

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All Clear Scraps Acrylic has a protective film on both sides so be sure to remove before stamping or painting!  Using Staz On ink in black, I  stamped my images on the front of the acrylic. The ink will dry relatively fast but you do have to be careful to not smudge your image. Any mistakes can be removed with a non-acetone fingernail polish remover! Then you are ready to re-stamp!  

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Once your my ink was dry, I  turned over my acrylic and painted the images with my Zig Paint Pens!  These are great to use on any non-porous surface like acrylic but you can also use them on chipboard or wood! 

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I  cut my cardstock to have an extra half inch at the top or side (depending on the orientation of my card). I  then scored and folded the cardstock and used Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive to adhere my acrylic piece.  A solvent based adhesive is your best bet because it will "adhere" to the acrylic as well as dry quickly!

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Below is my video tutorial explaining the steps I  took to color the acrylic!  

 

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

 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard: Crate Paper; card stock: Bazzill: stamps: Ranger;  punch: Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics: ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; adhesive: Beacon; mini wood pin: American Crafts; misc: thread, sewing machine.


Mad for Plaid

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun Christmas card I made using the Stripes Layering Stencil and the Mini Christmas Tree Shaker and the Summer Sequins.  

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After creating the plaid background, I filled the tree shaker with the sequins and added it to the top of the card.  

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I love how you can create your own plaid patterns with the stripes layering stencil.  With just a bit of acrylic paint, the options are simply endless.  Curious how this stencil works?  I created a quick video to help....

 

 





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