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Stenciled Feathers Altered Tag

Hola!

Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog.

My projects this month feature different techniques you can use with some of your Clear Scraps products. 

Most of the basic supplies are the same, so gather them up and have a play day to try them out.

Some ideas may be new to you, and some not so new, but the idea is to experiment with the techniques and maybe find a fresh way to use your supplies and Clear Scrap products.

The first project is an altered tag using one of the tags from Clear Scraps' Chipboard Tag Album and the 5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil...

 

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Have you ever used modeling paste with your stencils? It is a great way to easily add dimension and texture to your project. 

The center feather in the tag was stenciled using modeling paste, then inked.

I used a page from a vintage dictionary as a background for my tag to add another layer to the project.

The layering stencils from Clear Scraps have a base image, then detail to add on top. You can also use each portion separately.

I put together a short video to show how to make this tag step-by-step...

                                                                                                         

You can use modeling paste to add stenciled designs to Clear Scraps' Wood and Acrylic products too.

You can paint or ink the paste after it dries, or try mixing in a paint or ink before applying the paste.

This altered tag would make a nice gift; slip it in a mailing envelope and send it via old fashioned snail mail.

SUPPLIES: 

Clear Scraps: 

5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Chipboard Tag Album

other: 

Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: White Pearl Modeling Paste

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Graphite Dyestress Ink and Bible Clear Stamps

Vintage Dictionary Page

Vintage Black Twine

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"Into The Woods"

Good Morning, all my crafty friends!! This is Dora and today we are going to be working on something out of the "box" for me. As you know, I love mixed media, however, I tend to choose more steampunk, grungy, or a mix for my layouts. Well, a friend and team member (Dana), has inspired me step out and try something new! I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial. I am using the clear acrylic scallop for the back piece which you can find here!

 



Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website! I just love all their pieces, because they fit so well with the mixed media I love doing! I hope you enjoyed learning another way to use the larger acrylic pieces. I just love stepping out of the box and making things unique. Thank you for reading/watching and hope you have a lovely day!! 

Other Materials used - flowers, mini pine cones, mini wreath (bird nest), floral assortments, shaker leaves, branches from my yard, moss, the deer is from an ephemera kit, and last but not least an embroidery hoop as the frame!! 

Here is a sneak peek at what is in the video!! 

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Fall Leaf Shaker Napkin Ring

Hola!

Tami here with an idea for using the new Maple Leaf Mini Shaker...

The design is so pretty, I wanted to embellish it with the fall colors that come to mind when you see this leaf.

I thought using alcohol inks on the acrylic piece would create the look I wanted.

And I decided it would be perfect to use to embellish a napkin ring.

Here's how it turned out...

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And here's how I did it...

I painted the top piece gold and the base white.

You need a light, bright color on the base to make the alcohol inks on the acrylic piece really pop.

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I used several colors of alcohol inks in autumn colors to ink the acrylic piece.

Scatter several dots of each color on the felt applicator, then dab the applicator on the acrylic.

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Before assembling the shaker, I filled it with sequins.

038A piece cut from a cardboard tube was covered with printed paper and adhered to the back of the leaf to form the ring.

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The napkin ring sits perfectly on the plate and would look nice of your fall or thanksgiving table.

You could also add a tag to the side with each guests name to use as a place setting. 

 

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Maple Leaf and Summer Sequins

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Iridescent Gold and Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Ranger: Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper, Ginger and Terra Cotta and Felt Applicator, Bo Bunny: Printed Paper and Paper Towel Roll

Tools: Trimmer and Scissors


Pumpkin Mini Shaker Halloween Decor

Hiya! 

Tami here today with a project featuring one of the new mini shakers to show you. Have you seen them? Clear Scraps has added over a dozen new Mini Shaker designs. 

This project features the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker...

It's perfect for your fall or Halloween projects, and it's NOT too early to start thinking about fall... it will be here SOON!

I had a few Large Chipboard Banner Shapes left from another project, so I decided to use one as the base of this project. I also added a Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment to it...

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Printed paper was adhered to the banner piece to form the background. The Circle Dots chipboard piece was painted gold and adhered towards the top of the base. The Mini Pumpkin Shaker was covered with printed paper. Once the shaker had been assembled and filled with sequins and stickers added inside and out, it was adhered to the banner as well.

Googly eyes were added to the dots on the chipboard embellishment and a sticker added near the pumpkin finished off this decor piece.

You can display this project on an easel or add a hole at the top and hang it on the wall.

This project could also be adapted to be a fall project instead of a Halloween project just by changing up the printed papers and stickers used - and leave off the googly eyes! 

Please visit us again, the other designers will be bringing you more awesome projects using the new Mini Shakers as well as other Clear Scraps products.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Tall Pumpkin, Fall Sequins, Large Chipboard Banner Set and Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Reminisce: Printed Papers and Stickers, The Crafter's Workshop: Kale Smoothie, Spun Sugar and Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Googley Eyes

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and File


Friends "Stick" Together Card

Hola,

Tami with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog to share a fun with you.

With most folks "sheltering at home", frequent contact with friends is probably lacking at this time. Sure we can text, keep up on social media, even video chat --- but how about good old snail mail? How excited would you be to get a card from a friend? So why not make a few cards and send them out to your friends to give the gift of friendship with a little touch of surprise. Bet you'd make their day!

This card is super easy to make thanks to the Clear Scraps Cactus Pots 6 X6 Stencil...

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I used alcohol inks on glossy paper to make my "printed" papers for the cactus, pots and dirt mound. Then I traced around the cactus and pot elements with a black permanent pen and cut them out. I cut a freeform shape to set my pots on. And the background was made by inking the Chevron 6 X 6 Stencil with a blue alcohol ink; I stenciled the pattern one way, then flipped the stencil and inked again to create the pattern.

This card would also be quick to make in multiples. Just make more alcohol inked "printed" papers in the different colors, then trace and cut out the pieces.

If you'd like to see how I made this card step-by-step, please view this short video...

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Supplies:

Clear Scraps:  Cactus Pots 6 X6 Stencil and Chevron 6 X 6 Stencil 

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks, Glossy Paper, 3D Dots, Fine Tip Black Permanent Pen, Scissors and Trimmer


Start your 4th of July with a BANG!

Howdy,

Tami here today to share a project to kick off your 4th of July holiday with a BANG!

I made this decor piece to display for the holiday. Although it will just be a few family members coming over; these days that’s enough to qualify as a PARTY! And what’s a party without some decorations?

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I used several different products from Clear Scraps on this project...

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I started with the Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag as the base, then rounded up 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

I then grabbed some white paint, pigment ink, embossing powder, washi tape, glue and a few tools and I was set!

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this project yourself...

i hope all of you have a very happy 4th of July and stay SAFE!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Scallop Jumbo Wood Tag, 6 X 6 Fireworks Splash Stencil, Lower Case ABC Stencils, Stars Chipboard Embellishment and 2 PC Wood Stars

Other: Tthe Crafter’s Workshop: Spun Sugar Acrylic Paint, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Pearlescent Embossing Powder and Sylus & Tip, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, Black Fine Point Pen, Paintbrush, Heat Gun, Washi Tape and Scissors


Welcome Wagon Wood Pallet

Hiya,

Tami here today, thanks for stopping by to see what new project the design team has for you!

I wanted a home decor piece to put by my front door to welcome friends and family. I knew I wanted to use one of Clear Scraps Wood Pallets, and to incorporate one of the XL Script Words. I picked out the Medium Square Pallet and the XL Script Welcome Word seemed fitting. But I needed something else to embellish the pallet with. While scrolling through the chipboard embellishments, I found the Large Chipboard Wagon. Perfect! A "welcome wagon" for my welcome pallet...

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So once I had my parts picked out, it was time to put them all together. I chose colors that coordinated with my new paint and furnishings and got busy painting and embellishing, here's my finished piece...

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I put together a short video showing how I made this project step-by-step...

This project would make a wonderful housewarming or wedding gift.

If you wanted to use it on an outside door, you could use wood or silk flowers. Be sure to give the finished project a coat of clear matte spray paint to protect it from the elements.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet, XL Script Welcome Word and Large Chipboard Wagon

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint: Cobalt Teal Hue and Cadmium Red Hue, Acrylic Paint: Dark Brown, Tan and Cream, Paper Flowers, Rhinestones, Black Permanent Fine Tip Pen and Washi Tape


Mason Jar Shaker Box Lemonade Sign

Hiya,

Tami here posting from sunny Texas, hopefully you are catching some sunny rays and balmy breezes where you are at. Most of us may still need to "Stay at Home", but that doesn't mean stay inside!

When the weather starts to warm up, my mind turns to all things sunny, including sunshine colored lemonade; it's cool, refreshing, tart but sweet at the same time.

Did you feel that pucker as you read that?

I combined 2 new products from Clear Scraps to create a home decor piece that will get you ready to welcome summertime...

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The base of the piece is the new Deco Wood Shape and it is embellished with the Mini Mason Jar Shaker. The Deco Wood Shape was painted in an ombre aqua to set off the bright yellow lemonade and lemons. The shaker is filled with rhinestone "ice" and a black and white straw. The wording and lemons are custom made stickers.

I've put together a video that shows how to create this project yourself, step-by-step.

Thanks for stopping by today; hope this project inspires you to create something sunny to brighten up your home.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Deco Wood Shape and Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Other: Grafix: Computer Grafix Matte Adhesive, DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint: Pineapple, Margarita, White and Silver and Media Fluid Acrylic Paint: Cobalt Teal Hue, Black Chipboard Letters, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Rhinestones, Black & White Striped Paper Straw, Paintbrush, Scissors


Inspirational Pallet

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Hola,

Tami here to share a little positivity with you today.

We find ourselves amidst troubling times; where our everyday life has become anything but "everyday".

So I thought I'd put some pent up energy into making something positive for my home. Clear Scraps has many messages of faith in their line, and I decided to use the "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood Quote as a starting point.

I noticed that the quote fit perfectly on the Medium Deco Pallet Shape, so decided that would work great as the base for the quote. 

I wanted something colorful for the background, but couldn't find a printed paper I liked and didn't just want to paint or ink it. Then I caught sight of my washi tape; I have a "slight" addiction to it as you can see from this photo...

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Washi tape comes in tons of patterns and colors and I thought it would work well to cover the pallet with.

I placed strips of washi tape horizontally on each section of the pallet, lining up each strip directly beside the previous one. Then used a file to remove excess tape from edges.

For the quote, I painted it white so it would stand out from the background; then distressed it, especially around the edges of the letters. Loosely outlining the letters in a black pen helped define them a bit more.

Washi tape was also used to dress up the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

Here is a short little video that shows you how I made this project step-by-step.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood QuoteMedium Deco Pallet Shape and Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Assorted Washi Tape, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock Scrap, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, File, Scissors, Black Pen and Paint Brush

 


Spring Floral Cone Using Chipboard Banners

Hello,

Tami here with a brightly colored project that is just perfect for spring.

As the weather starts to warm up, it's time to shake off the muted colors of winter and brighten up our homes with the colors of spring. And what is more "Spring-y" than flowers? I'll show you how to easily turn the Clear Scraps Large Chipboard Banner into a cone that you can hang on the wall and fill with flowers.

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The Clear Scraps banner sets are great to use to make decor, holiday or party banners. But they can be used for more than that as you can see from this project. 

The triangle shapes of the banner pieces make it simple to attach 3 together to make a cone. I used paint on the scalloped edge of the banner pieces, then covered the rest with printed paper. Cardstock hinges connect the pieces to form the cone. 

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this cone for your own home decor. 

This pretty cone would also make a special gift once you fill it with flowers. You could also cover the cone in neutral colors, then change out the flowers to match the season.

If you or a friend is planning a wedding, these cones would look beautiful on the church pews or on the chairs lining the aisle. For outdoor weddings, decorate the space by hanging them in the trees. 

For the sample project, I only embellished 2 of the 3 chipboard pieces as the back of the cone is against the wall and did not need to be covered or painted. If the cones will be hung where all 3 sides will show, just embellish the third side as well.

I hope this project will help you get in the mood for Spring.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Shapes Large Banners

Other: Graphic 45 Printed Papers, DecoArt: Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Pom Pom Trim, Cardstock and Ribbon

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Paint Brush and Bone Folder

 


Hello Spring Pallet

Hola! Tami here to share another project with you.

Are you ready for Spring? Better be ‘cause it’s here! March 19 was the first day of Spring this year.

To celebrate the coming of Spring I'd like to show you how to create a decor piece using Clear Scraps Medium Square Pallet Shape and 2 of their stencils; Hello Spring and Doily Mat.

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I whitewashed the pallet, lightly sanded it, then added portions of the Doily Mat stencil to different parts of the pallet using white paint. Gel pens were used to add the design. 

When you look at a stencil, think about how you can use the parts differently. You can also flip some stencils over to change the direction of the design. For this project, I layered the flowers individually to create my designs.

Here is a short video that shows you how I made the sample piece.

 

My gel pens worked beautifully on the wood, but I would suggest that you try yours out on the back of the pallet. You could also use markers or ink to apply the designs. But make sure whatever product you are using will not bleed with the wood grain.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet Shape, Hello Spring and Doily Mat

Other: DecoArt: Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Kingart Glitter Gel Pens and Rhinestones

Tools: Paint Brush, Stencil Brush and File

 


Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today to share a mixed media project with you.

Some of you may be asking, "what exactly is mixed media?". Well, simply put, Mixed Media is any form of art that utilizes more than one medium or material. 

Using multiple materials or products in the same art project helps to create depth and texture.

For this project, I started with the Acrylic Tag Album, which includes 4 different shaped tags. The tags are great to use as a set to make a mini album, but they are also fun to use separately.

I picked one design, the traditional style tag, to use for this project.

One of the reasons acrylic is a good pick as a base for a mixed media project, is that you can work on both sides of the acrylic to layer and help create depth.

Here is the tag that I made...

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I actually started this project by working on what would be the back of the tag; I painted it black. Then I flipped the tag and painted the front blue. What this allows me to do is to scrape away some of the blue paint to reveal the black paint underneath. This is a great technique to use on acrylic.

Take a look at a closeup pic of those 2 layers...

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I was able to create a pattern and add texture to the tag base, and it also adds a bit of depth as the black layer is on the back.

I added another layer to the background of the tag with the Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil and white modeling paste.

For my next layer,  I used some VERY blingy glitter gel pens to color in some designs, then cut them out and adhered them to the tag. Some of the pieces were adhered using pop dots for even more dimension.

A twine bow finishes off the tag.

I took a video of this project while i was working on it. If you'd like to see the steps, please view this video...

    

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tag Album and 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil

The Crafter's Workshop: Blue Jellybean and Black Licorice Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint and White Modeling Paste, Ranger: Dylusions Colouring Sheets, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue and Pop Dots

Tools: Scissors, Wire Brush, Paint Brushes and Pallet Knife


Cowboys Wood Album

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl is tomorrow! Got your snacks ready to go? Your team gear laid out to wear?

I'm sure some of you have some football fans at your house. At my house, I'm the ONLY football fan, and the only gal. My guys just aren't into sports. But they do support and tolerate Mom tying up the TV all day Sunday! LOL! 

To show just how much they support my newest addiction, they planned at trip to Dallas last summer for the Cowboys vs. Texans preseason game for a Mother's Day gift.

When I received the Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album AND the newly released 2 Piece Wood Star I knew JUST what to do with them...

Create a mini book to hold the photos from that special trip...

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The Wood Albums by Clear Scraps can be painted, inked, stained or covered with paper to embellish them. I used a combo, I painted the covers silver, then embellished with printed paper. I separated the 2 Piece Wood Star and used the pieces separately. I painted the larger one silver and backed it with printed paper to hold part of my book title. For the smaller star, it was painted blue and embellished with a cowboys helmet and team name.

I made pages for my book using chipboard, but for a sturdier book, you could use multiple albums as pages.

I added stamped journaling spots and stickers to further embellish my mini book.

Once I was done, I put it together with book rings and tied on a ribbon with football stickers at each end.

Here is a short video showing you the book and pages inside.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album and 2 Piece Wood Star

Grafix: White 8 1/2 X 11 Chipboard, Reminisce: Stickers and Printed Paper, BGODigital: Digi Papers, GCD: Silver Paper, Core’dinations: Royal and White Cardstock, Clearsnap: ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink and Atlantic Blue and Midnight Archival Dye Ink, DecoArt: Silver Media Fluid Metallic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Mixed Media Glues, Circle Journal Stamp, Signo White Pen, Blue, Black and Silver Sharpies and 6 - 1 1/2” Book Rings

Tools: Scissors, Trimmer, Metal File Set, Foam Brush and 2 1/2 Circle Punch


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. :)

Leah Crowe

Products Used
Clear Scraps Fin Wood Pallet
Clear Scraps 6" Fishscales
Liquitex Gesso
Glitter
Distress Oxide Inks