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Grandkids Photo Frame

Hi Everyone!

Today I am bringing you a very special project.

I am proud to be a grandmother to 3 wonderful little grand daughters.

They are my whole world!

So I am super excited to show you today's project.

I have taken the Grandkids Birch Wood Frame and made it something special!

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Let me take you through my process on how I altered this frame.

I first started off by painting the frame with ivory paint.  I inked the edges with

distress inks.  I used 2 different colors.

Where the photos will go, I used some pattern paper from my stash.

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The heart and the rectangle photo slots are 2 pieces, so I took the top piece and adhered the pattern paper.

Once I cut out the insides, I used that as mats for my photos (which I am waiting for this years school photos).

Once they had time to dry, I added some ivory colored pearls to the insides of the frames.

The top part of each frame is open to slide my photos in.  This way I can change them out as the girls grow.

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I added some flowers and pearl sprays from my stash.  I also added some butterflies that I inked

and layered them together.  I added glossy accents to the top butterfly.

I love how this has turned out and can't wait to but their photos in it.

I will be hanging this in my craftroom.

Thanks for stopping and you can get yours at Clear Scraps online store!!

Thanks,

Kim :)

 

 


Halloween Mini Pallet Magnets

Happy Friday, friends!!!

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I LOVE Halloween and apparently, magnets as well. I LOVE using Clear Scraps Mini pallet wood shapes to turn into magnets!

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These come together so easily. I applied pattern paper to the front of the pallets and trimmed the excess using a craft knife. I also used the backside of the craft knife to rough up the edges of the paper on the mini pallets for a distressed look.

I then hot glued two magnets to the back of each pallet.

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I originally was making these to go on my refrigerator when I remembered my new front door is metal!

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I mean, how CUTE!! I need a few more Mini Wood Pallets and I could decorate the front door like a madwoman. :) And they're protected by my glass screen door.

Happy Halloween!

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: SEI; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid glue; Silhouette Cameo files: #302004, #151253; Magnets; Hot Glue; Craft Knife; Distress Ink; Twine; Sand Paper

 


Personalized Tractor Pallet Sign

Personalized Tractor Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing this fun, personalized tractor sign made with one of the wood pallet shapes from the Clear Scraps shop.  My four-year-old loves anything tractor, but is particularly fond of the green and yellow ones.   :)

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I started by giving the Tractor DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a sanding sponge before applying two coats of bright green acrylic paint.  This gives me a nice base to apply my other colors to.  Once dry, I continued by painting the steering wheel, gear shift, and tires freehand with black acrylic paint.

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For a fun, personal touch, I used painters tape to mask off the border of a long stripe down the side of the tractor and applied letters inside of the strip that I cut from stencil material using my Silhouette CAMEO to spell out my son's name.  The font I chose is very close to the one used by the "green and yellow" tractor company in their logos (recommended on their website).  I painted over the tape and letters with yellow acrylic paint, and peeled away the masks once nearly dry to reveal my son's very own tractor logo.

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To finish the sign off, I painted the wheel wells with the same yellow acrylic paint and the grill on the front with silver metallic acrylic paint.  Since the sign is fairly large and colorful, I didn't think it needed anything else.   And guess what...my son loves it!

I hope you enjoyed this fun, personalized home décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are so many gorgeous wood pallet shapes to customize in the Clear Scraps shop...which one would you make for your loved one?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green, yellow, black, and silver metallic acrylic paint; Silhouette CAMEO; stencil material; painter's tape; sanding sponge


Batty Boo

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Today I am sharing my Batty Boo!!

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I have used the Mini Bat Wood Pallet.  I love these mini pallets.

You can use them for just about anything from ornaments to magnets.

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I first painted my bat with black acrylic paint.

I added some wood letters from my stash that I painted with off white acrylic paint.

I inked the letters with some walnut stain distress ink.

I then accented them with glossy accents, just to give them a little shine.

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To finish it off I used a white gel pen to give the bat just a little definition.

This will look great on my fridge or even hanging in my craftroom!!

Run on over to Clear Scraps Store and grab some before they are gone!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Items used:

Mini Bat Wood Pallet

Black Acrylic Paint

Ivory Acrylic Paint

Glossy Accents

White Gel Pen

 


Grandma & Grandpa's heart pallet sign

Good day, friends!! Leah here with you today sharing several Clear Scraps products on this home decor Heart Medium pallet shape.

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I started off by painting the heart pallet shape, the chipboard word titles Grandma and Grandpa, and the Double Hearts chipboard embellishment using unicorn spit stain.

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Once the word titles were I dry I placed a (messy) line of enamel accent in the center of the words.

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I love how that made the words pop.

I then used my Silhouette to cut out the rest of the words for the sign using plain black cardstock.

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I backed some pattern paper behind the double chipboard hearts and then adhered Grandma and Grandpa to it.

The rest was easy peasy adding the other words and embellishments. I think this will be a cute sign to hang in the house or on the front door.

Leah Crowe

Additional Products: Pattern Paper: Colorbok, Crate Paper; Unicorn Spit; Wendy Vecchi Enamel accents; Puffy Hearts; Cameo Silhouette; ZP Jackalope Font; Bazzill Basics Tulle; Ranger Stickles; Beacons 3-in-1 Liquid Glue; Craft Knife


Jingle Wood Tag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using some new products from ClearScraps.

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The Jumbo Wood Tag Scallop is approximately 6" x 15" and has lots of possibilities.  Since we are heading towards Christmas, I decided to go with a Christmas theme and painted it red.

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Once the tag dried, I taped the Jingle all the way Stencil to the tag.

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Next, I used Imagine Craft's Gold Creative Medium to create texture through the stencil.  Allow to dry.

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Place the Sparkle stencil in the upper corner and tape it in place.  Use the Gold Creative Medium to cover the words "tis the season".  Let it dry.

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Using modeling paste with the Sparkle stencil to place stars around the tag.

 

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You can use the included rope for hanging; however, I decided to use some Christmas ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Gold Creative Medium, Plaid Paint, Modeling Paste

 


Pumpkin Mini Pallet Acrylic Book

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a Halloween mini album I  created using the 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album.  The focal point of my front cover is the new Pumpkin Wood Mini Pallet Shape! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday so I  decided to make a "13 Days of October" book....much like a Daily December! 

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For my Pumpkin Wood Mini Pallet Shape, I  began by painting with chalk paint in black.  Once dry, I  added a couple heavy layers of chunky glitter gold paint over the top. I  love the effect and it brought a lot of shine to the pallet!  I  then added some stickers from the collection I  used to accent. 

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For each acrylic page, I  colored the outside edges with alcohol ink in orange.  Alcohol ink is the fastest and easiest way to add color to your acrylic! The ink dries quickly and does not smudge; anything solvent based will work!  

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I  cut my background papers to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches to fit the pages as well as to allow the alcohol ink to show.  I  also inserted extra pages such as this kraft envelope I  had in my stash. 

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Here, I  folded down a glassine bag to use as another extra page.

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I  also love to utilize my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to add in pages!  I  trimmed a sheet down to 4x5 1/2 inches and colored with black alcohol ink. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Wood Mini Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Paper Shapers; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; metal number charms, metal numbers: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, glassine bag, kraft envelope, chrome book rings. 

 


This is Us Hearts Wood Album

Happy October, friends! Leah here with you today sharing my take on the beautiful 6x8 Hearts Wood Album and the This is US XL Script Wood Quote.

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The incredible Wood Albums are perfect for creating your own album however you wish! I LOVE the grain in wood and normally choose to leave it showing by staining or whitewashing it. This time, I wanted to make it POP with color.
I painted the This is Us wood quote with chalk paint, it just makes a statement against the background paper.

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I covered the album covers with pattern paper, sanded the edges, then lightly distressed with ink. I then cut eight different pattern papers to 6 x 8" for the album pages.

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I bound the album using twine from my stash. When tying off the binding, make sure to leave a little room to allow the album pages to move freely.

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I then used cardstock and scrap pattern papers to cut out some accent files from my Cameo Silhouette to add into the album pages.

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I am pretty certain I'll be giving this as a gift to someone who would like to add their photos too.

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Some of the pages I left blank, which I have not shown in the post.

 

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I made sure that the inside cover pages matched with the same pattern paper, as well as the outside covers.

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Take a look at all the other gorgeous wood albums, which are your favorites?

Leah Crowe

Other products used:
Prism Floss, Twine, Sand Paper, Waverly Chalk Paint, Distress Ink, Viva Decor Paint Pen
Crop O Dile, Cameo Silhouette, Kraft Knife
Pattern Paper: K&Company
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Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Happy To Be Haunting

Hey there everyone!  Who's excited for fall?  Do you love fall crafting?

Laura here, and I've got to say, fall is my favorite time for crafting!

I'm here today to share a fun home decor project for Halloween!

It was created using the new Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags.

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This project uses the scallop wood tag.  Love that little extra detail

at the top!  It's like all the wonderful wood items from Clear Scraps,

limited only by your imagination!  This one I painted with orange

acrylic paint, then brushed the edges of the tag with black acrylic paint.

After this dried, I used the new Clear Scraps 4x6 Oct 31st stencil.

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You can use washi tape to hold the stencil in place, and then

sponge on your paint.  The black acrylic really pops against the

orange paint on the tag, and fits perfectly on the tag right below

the little ghost pallet shape!  How cute is that little ghostie?!!

She's new from Clear Scraps too, of course!

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It's the Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape from Clear Scraps!

Just painted up with white acrylic paint, and then added a

cute face.  I'm not the best at hand painting.....so I just found

a printable on the computer, cut it out, glued it on, and done!

I added a few stickers and scraps of paper, journal boxes, etc, to

add pops of color and texture, using some foam tape to pop up.

To finish it off I added a bunch of Halloween ribbons, some tulle,

and the nice heavy duty cord....that one actually comes with the tag!

Make sure to check out the Clear Scraps store to find a bunch of

these great DIY Pallets in all sorts of shapes to get your creative

juices flowing and give you ideas for all your home decor projects!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Jumbo Wood Tags - Scallop

Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other:  Bella Blvd Sweet and Spooky, acrylic paint--black,

white, orange, black cardstock, adhesive, foam tape, ribbon.

 


Pumpkin Pallet Painting

IMG_3804wmFall Is in the air!   And to celebrate my daughter and I got together to create this adorable Pumpkin Signs.  I was a fun mother daughter afternoon! We both chose a different pumpkin to create with.  

 

 

Supplies Used 

Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Tall Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Welcome XL Script Wood Word

Paint, Crackle medium, Florals, Leaves

Start by painting your Pallets with your base coat.  (PSSST  Thats my daughter painting away!)


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While the base coat was drying, we painted the "welcome" word script. Let dry and set aside. 

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Once the pallet was completely dry, apply Crackle Medium.  Let the crackle medium dry completely.  paint stem. 

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Paint pumpkin.   Be careful not to repeatly go over an area as I found it messes up the crackle effect. 


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Once dry add florals and leaves and "Welcome" script to finish pallet. 

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And here we are showing off our creations! 


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Mouse Wood Accordion Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the newer Wood Accordion Shaker Albums with you!  If you are a fan of all things Disney then you will love the Mouse Wood Accordion Shaker Album!  Each album is constructed from sturdy birch wood and is easy to assemble!  I  scrapped some favorite photos from our trip to Orlando last fall!  

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The front cover consists of four pieces: 1 wood back, 2 wood cut outs, and an acrylic piece. I  have found its best to cover the both sides of the wood and use your hole punch before assembling your shaker.  Using black chalk paint, I  colored the 2 wood cut outs as well as the edge of the wood back.  I  adhered my first wood cut out to the solid back using my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive.  I  then selected coordinating colors of sequins to insert as my shaker pieces.  Next, I  adhered my acrylic piece followed by the second wood cut out.  

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Here is the backside of the shaker portion which can be used as another page or painted a solid color.  I  added some journaling as well as embellishments to accent my page. 

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I  assembled my album accordion style but you can also insert chrome book rings/twine into one side of each page.  These albums do not strictly have to be accordion but can lay like traditional books. 

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I  did use black chalk paint to go around the edge of each page. I  felt that it added some depth as well sealed the paper to the wood. However, this is not a necessary step.  I  did use a paper sander to remove an excess paper which is always helpful.

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This particular album measures approximately 5x8 inches so you can definitely used 4x6 photos. Since I  tend you use a lot of embellishments and papers, I  chose to use wallet size photos (which I  matted onto white cardstock). 

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For this page I  opted to paint the top portion with my black chalk paint and only covering the bottom with patterned paper.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, washi tape, decorative bow cllps: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; journaling pen: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Making Memories; sanding tool: Ranger


Floral Whiskey Barrel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using the Whiskey Barrel DIY Pallet Shape and the Grateful XL Script Wood Quote.

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This is a fun wood pallet which I first painted with 2 shades of brown paint.

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Once dry, I realized I wanted it darker to I repainted it with a darker brown paint.  Once dry, I painted a layer of crackle paint across the horizontal boards.

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The wood word was painted with red paint then spritzed with yellow ink for contrast and sparkle.

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It was then added to the Whiskey Barrel.

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This Whiskey Barrel  is perfect to decorate with your favorite silk flowers.  

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I've hung it on my fence, but you can also consider placing it in your garden and let the flowers mingle with the barrel.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Fireworks Spray Ink, silk flowers

 


Glittery Hello Fall Sign

Hello Fall Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main 3

Hi everyone and happy first day of Fall!  It's Annie, and today I wanted to share a quick tutorial to make this glittery autumn décor project using one of the new wood shapes and a gorgeous farmhouse stencil from the Clear Scraps shop.

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I started by giving the Jumbo Wood Tags Rounded shape a quick sanding with my sanding sponge.  Then, I applied two coats of brown acrylic paint over the entire tag.  Once dry, I roughly sanded the piece with my sanding sponge, concentrating the heaviest pressure around the edges and in random small areas elsewhere for a distressed look.

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Next, I centered the Hello Fall stencil on top of my tag and secured it on two sides with some painters tape.  I carefully applied red, orange, and gold glitter gel through the stencil, mixing the colors a bit where they overlapped, for a fun rainbow effect.  Once I had finished applying the gel, I immediately removed the stencil and washed it gently with warm, soapy water.

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The tag comes with a rustic twine rope to use for hanging, but I chose to thread some fall plaid ribbon through the shape instead and tie a simple bow in the front to the secure it.

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Although a relatively simple project, I love how the thick, beautiful font used on the stencil looks with the brightly colored glitter.  The new tag shapes are the perfect size to use with any of the Farmhouse stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, so which one would you choose?

~ Annie

Additional products used: brown acrylic paint; sanding sponge; painter's tape; red, orange, and gold Glitz Glitter Gel; fall plaid ribbon 


"dream Big" Tag Cork Board

Thanks for joining me for today's project!

I am in love with this extra large tag cork board!

Let me take you through the steps on how I created it!

I have used the Jumbo Wood Tag, and the "dream Big" XL Script Wood Quote.

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I started out by painting the extra large tag with this beautiful sage green paint.

I painted the "dream Big" Wood Quote with some gray/brown paint to make the word pop.

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I attached the "dream Big" wood quote to the top of the Large Tag.

I then added the cork to the bottom of the tag.

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I embellished it with some brads, flowers, crystal stems, and pearls from my stash.

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To finish it off I tied the large cord into knots to hang it.

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This is perfect to leave little notes or reminders on.

Visit Clear Scraps Store and pick up this large tag and word piece and create one for yourself!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


Wood "Write your Story" Album by Clear Scraps!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT  Member