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Clear Scraps Wood House Shape -- Shamrock Blessings

Hi there everybody!  Laura here with you today!!  Ready to get a jump start

on that St. Patty's Day home decor with this sweet little house!

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These solid wood shapes are fun to create with!!  Here I used the Clear Scraps

Wood House Shape.  They come in a 3 pack so you can create a mini album

(just use a crop a dile to punch holes) or use them to make 3 great gifts, or

use to make 3 different holiday/everyday themed home decor pieces! 

They are nice because you can paint, ink, stencil, or cover them with pretty

patterned paper like I did here.  Just trace and cut out.  I went for different

patterns for the roof and the base, to make it a little more interesting.

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Plaid makes a great choice of pattern for the roof, feels like tiles, or shingles,

at least a little bit!  But it still makes a great basic that the titles and words can

really stand out without the background feeling too busy.  You can see also, I

went around the edges of the papers with a bit of black ink to soften them.

And then the perfect addition, that cute Clear Scraps Shamrock Mini Shaker!!

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I traced the back of the shamrock on a fun Celtic print patterned paper, cut out, and

adhered.  I painted the front of the frame with black acrylic paint.  Glued all the layers

together and instant adorable!  Remember to remove the protective layer on the acrylic

pieces (BOTH sides!) and also--don't forget to add your sequins/sprinkles!

 

Love those Clear Scraps Mini Shakers!  Cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, so many

ways to use these cuties!  And the choices are A-MA-ZING!  You can find them HERE.

Also, you can find the newest of the new mini shakers (and some SUPER adorable

sprinkles to use in them!) under the "What's New" section of the store right HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Wood House Shape, Mini Shaker-Shamrock

Other:  Authentique-Dublin papers, die cuts, twine, sequins, enamel dots,

black acrylic paint, Black Soot distress ink, foam tape, adhesive.


Hello Spring Wood Shape Wall Hanging by Maya

Hello everyone! Maya is here on the blog today to share a spring wood shape. It was so much fun to create this mixed media home decor piece using Clear Scraps wood shapes, chipboard shape embellishments, and stencils. I am ready for spring to arrive! Who is also ready for spring?

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▼ I used the rectangle wood, old truck and butterflies chipboard embellishment for this project.

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▼ First, I painted the background with clear gesso. After the gesso dried, I applied another coat of white acrylic paint. Instead of using white acrylic paint and clear gesso, you may apply white gesso directly.

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▼ Next, I blended inks to the white background using distress oxide ink pads along with sponges.

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▼ Here I added another layer of butterfly patterns to the background by using 6'' monarch butterfly stencil and blending distress oxide ink with a piece of sponge.

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▼ I also added some embossed bubbles by applying VersaMark ink to the image through the 6" Bubbles stencil and white embossing powder.

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▼ For the chipboard embellishments, I painted them with pink acrylic paint.

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▼ The final touch is these paper flowers I made for decoration! You can also use any kind of paper or fabric flowers for decoration.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create your own spring themed home decor pieces. Blessings.

Additional products used:
Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
Clear Gesso: Winsor & Newton Artists Acrylic
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (colors: festive berries, twisted citron, tumbled glass), VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue


Valentine Love Desktop Frame

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm back today with a decorative wood desktop frame project, just in time for Valentine's day! Clear Scraps has several different wood frames to chose from. Click Here

For today's project I chose Clear Scraps  Love wood frame to use for Valentine's day. I also used Crate paper "Main squeeze" collection. 

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First I took some red acrylic paint and a sponge brush, and painted the Love letters, front, back and around the sides. Let dry. I didn't paint the heart shapes or the two stands, because we will be covering those with papers. But you may paint yours if you like. 

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Next I chose two coordinating papers, traced and cut out both shapes. Don't forget to mark where  the slots are on each wood base.  Glue your papers to each base using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Trim and distress all your edges. Use an exacto knife to cut a slit where the slots are. Make sure the top part of your frame fits securely into each slot before you glue both base pieces together. It should look like this.

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Now take another coordinating paper and trace around your heart shape and cut out. Take your exacto knife and cut out the middle piece of the heart. Distress around the edges and trim as you did before. Then glue a photo or journaling card on the back of your heart with craft glue. Trim off any excess paper. Then glue your heart wood piece onto your frame.

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Snap the top of your Love frame together. Then decorate with any embellishments you like. I used some Prima flowers, stickers and chipboard stickers to decorate my frame. I tucked a few hearts and pearls in between my flower petals. I added a mini heart charm and tied around the L letter with a piece of pink twine. Then I glued a few heart gems onto my vintage card image. 

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I hope you enjoyed this project idea and I have inspired you to make one for yourself or a friend. These frames are easy to take apart and mail to surprise someone special.   Thanks so much for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today. Can't wait to see your projects! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Till next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Prima flowers, acrylic paint, pearls, heart charm, twine. 


You and Me Desktop Frame by Maya

Hello everyone! Maya here on the blog today to share this home decor piece featuring the You & Me Desktop Frame. I had so much fun making this project. The cut out heart frame is so perfect for a favorite photo, and I decided to use our wedding photo. 

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▼ The desktop frame comes with 1 laser cut word frame, a heart shape cutout, and 2 base pieces for the standing frame. To start the project, I traced the wood word and both bases on a patterned paper. After that, I cut the paper with a carving craft knife. Then, I used tacky glue to adhere the patterned papers on the wood word and bases. 

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▼ For the cutout heart frame, I applied a coat of white embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. Next, I traced the heart frame on my photo, cut and glued it to the word frame, and glued the embossed frame on top of the photo.

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▼ After I assembled the pieces, I also tied a bow with cheesecloth and added two paper flowers for extra touches.

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Thank you for stopping by today! You can also see all the Wood Desktop Frames by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create one of your own! Have a great day, blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper You & Me Collection
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Detailed White


Clear Scraps DIY Heart Pallet--

Hi everyone!  Laura is here today to give you a little inspiration to kick start that

 Valentine's Day crafting!!  Who wants some fun ideas to create your own cute home decor?

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So cute, but super simple believe it or not!!  Just layering up some cute papers and

stickers, and it's even a great way to use up your scraps!!  The base that makes it

so easy to create these home decor pieces are the Medium DIY Pallets from

Clear Scraps.  Here I used the heart shape of course--perfect for Valentine's decor!

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The Medium size pallets are a great size for home decor.  You can find the medium

pallets in shapes for everyday, or holiday or seasons in the Clear Scraps Store HERE.

There are also some larger pallets to play with, you can find those HERE in the store.

These bare wood pallets are like so many Clear Scrap products, versatile to paint,

 ink, stamp on, stencil on, whatever you'd like to do.  There are always great examples

and ideas here on the blog--just put pallet in the search function and check it out!

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For this project, I covered the pallet with pretty Valentine patterned papers.  I just

traced the sections onto the paper, cut them out, glued them down, and then

started to embellish with some border pieces and ephemera pieces, layering them

in as I went.  I used foam tape to give a little extra dimension and then added

a few enamel dots.  When the project was complete, I decided I'd like the ability

 to hang it up, so I punched a couple of holes with a crop-a-dile, (a great tool when you

work with these pallets!) and then threaded a pretty pink ribbon thru to make the

hanger.  I love to embellish, so I added the twine and heart to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  DIY Medium Heart Pallet

Other:  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar paper and Odds&Ends,

enamel dots, twine, ribbon, foam tape, adhesive.


Quick and Easy Love Home Decor

 

 

Greetings!  Love is in the Air this time of year and who doesn't need a little love right now!  Today I am excited to share this quick and easy home decor I created using my Clear Scraps Products. 
 
To recreate this project you will need the following supplies:
Acrylic Paint ( red, black), Lace, Wax Rub, Stickles
 
 
Start by painting your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape in red.  Remember this is raw wood so you may need a thick coat or 2 coats. 
 
 
While your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape is drying paint your Clear Scraps LOVE XL Scripted Word black and let dry. 
 
 
 
Once your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape and  Clear Scraps LOVE XL Scripted Word  is dry, add a metallic wax to your pieces for extra accents! 
 
 
 
Turn your Clear Scraps Heart Wood Shape over and adhere behind your heart. 
 
 
Add stickles dots along the outside of your heart (I just love the dots of sparkle!) and add your finished Clear Scraps LOVE XL Scripted Word to your project to finish! 
 
 

 
I hope you are inspired to get crafty with your Clear Scraps supplies! 

 

 

Love You More Wood Heart

Hola,

Tami here with you on the blog today to share a project for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones your love. Moms, dads, hubbie, kids, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and friends. Any of them would appreciate a special gift they will know was made just for them.

And although my project was designed for Valentine's Day; change up the colors and it would be nice as a anniversary gift or even a birthday present.

The base of the project is the Heart Wood Shape and accented by Love You More XL Script Wood Quote both by Clear Scraps.

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I covered the heart with 2 different printed papers; with the one on the right being slightly wider than the one on the left. Use a file to remove excess paper from around the edges, then place a sticker strip over where the papers meet. Trim sticker strip...

Paint "Love You More" with white paint; let dry, then outline letters with gel pens...

Use the 6" 5 Heart Stencil to trace and cut out different sizes of hearts on different colors of cardstock. You will need 3 of each size: Small, Medium and Large. Outline the hearts with gel pens, then use Foam Tape to stack the 3 sizes together to form 3 hearts...

Adhere "Love You More" to the left of the heart, and the 3 hearts on the right in a vertical row. Add stickers to accent the design...

Finish by adhering a ribbon loop to the back for hanging...

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SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Heart Wood ShapeLove You More XL Script Wood Quote and 6" 5 Heart Stencil

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, KingArt Gel Pens, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Cardstock, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Glue, Foam Tape and Ribbon

Tools: Scissors, File, Pencil and Paintbrush


Thank You Album by Kelly Parker

 Hello crafty friends, I am on the blog today with Clear Scraps creating a Thank You Wood Card Album using paint and paper napkins. 

 

To start this project, I used some Art Anthology paint, this paint has the consistency of a gel and goes on transparent. I wanted to be able to see the wood grain through the paint, had I used regular acrylic paint it would have been too opaque. 
 
 
Here are the covers finished, you can see the wood grain through the paint. Next, I dug around in my napkin stash, which is pretty extensive, and found the perfect design for my cover both front and back. 
Taking a brush and some water, I drew around the area I wanted to use and then tore it out while still wet. Using this method allows for a more feathery edge when gluing the image to the covers. Separate all of the layers using just the top layer on your project. 
 
I then used a bit of white glue on the back of the napkin pieces and applied them to the covers. You need to be a bit careful as the napkin is very fragile. 
 
I then used some jute to attach the front and back covers. 
 

 

 
Thank you for stopping by and check out Clear Scraps for all your fun project needs!!
 

Happy Winter Mitten Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun winter themed project I created!  Winter isn't my favorite time of the year but I do love to create projects about it! And I will admit some photos out in the snow can be beautiful! I used a favorite picture of my daughter from a photo shoot I did last year after a big snow! 

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Starting with the Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I painted the surface with chalk paint in a nice light blue.  Chalk paint works well with the birch wood and a little goes a long way!  

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The chalk paint dries quickly so I was able to move onto my next step.  I applied a light layer of modeling paste using the 6 Inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil to the upper and lower slats.  

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I allowed the modeling paste to dry and measured out a piece of patterned paper to fit the center slat.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I applied my paper cutting off any excess with scissors.  I followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool to smooth any rough areas. 

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Here is a close up shot of the modeling paste with my Mascil. I chose to leave the paste as is to help the snowflakes pop against the light blue paint. 

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For my main accent, I used the Mitten Mini Shaker Shape which I painted with a dark red chalk paint. 

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I covered the base chipboard of the shaker with patterned paper then adhered my two middle chipboard frames. In the center, I added a few snowflakes from the Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix as well as shaved ice.  

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Once assembled, I adhered my shaker again using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

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I then added a few smaller stickers and die cuts to accent as well as a decorative bow to the top edge of my photo. 

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Last, I punched holes at the top of my pallet to string some buffalo plaid ribbon in order to hang my project (plus it matches my daughter's coat)! 

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Thank you for reading today! Check out the large variety of Mini Shakers by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, decorative bow, enamel dots: Simple Stories; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  shaved ice: Stampendous; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SURPRISE! Winter Gnome

Hola,

Tami here on the blog today to show you the SURPRISE project using the XL Gnome that I promised back in a December post: XL WOOD GNOME CHRISTMAS ELF

While I was embellishing my Christmas Elf, I was thinking it would make a great centerpiece for my table if only... it was embellished front and back! Then, I thought, what if I embellished one side for Christmas and the other for New Years Eve and the rest of Winter?

I decided to give it a try. Granted, this would have been MUCH easier if this thought had popped into my head about an hour sooner - I could have just traced around the wood hat, hands and beard, but I was able to lay tracing paper on those pieces and rub the edges to make a pattern.

Then, I just started embellishing all over again! This did lead to a few challenges. Some of the embellishments I had placed on the front were visible on the back. So I had to paint the backs of some pieces and add some pieces like the snowflake at the tip of the hat, the leaves on the holly and most challenging, the wood "believe" sign. To avoid having to camouflage embellishments from the front when decorating the back, just avoid adhering anything past the edges of the wood.

So here is my Father Time or Old Man Winter or just a Wintery Wizard...

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And here are some closeup shots of how I incorporated the embellishments from the front that showed on the back...

Snowflake at tip of hat...

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Holly leaves...

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and the wood "believe"...

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and here is a pic of his glittery wand...

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If you have an event where you need centerpieces or decor that will be seen from both sides, think about embellishing the back side as well. Or do like I did and create a piece that can be used for more than one occasion. You can review the directions included in my December 22, 2020 post, embellishment techniques are similar: XL WOOD GNOME CHRISTMAS ELF

SUPPLIES: 

Clear Scraps: XL Wood Gnome #1,  Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments and 3 Piece Wood Holiday Collection Shapes

Other: Basic Grey and K & Co Printed Papers, Core Couture White Glitter Cardstock, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Spun Sugar, Blue Jellybean and Kale Smoothie, Plaid Folk Art Silver Anniversary Acrylic, Paint Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3-in-1 Glue, Mod Podge Matte Sealer, Vintage: Chunky Glitter, Wire Pine Branch, Vintage Button, Pink Cardstock, 3D Dots and Tape Runner

Tools: Scissors, Pencil and File


Make a Quick and Easy Snowman Pallet


BRRRR!  Winter Greetings!  I am excited to share this quick and easy snow man I created using Clear Scraps wood Pallets! I can't wait to hang him on my office door! 

To recreate this quick and easy project you will need:

Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque 

Paint- White, Black, Orange

Card Stock - Black

Ribbon

old Spool or small circle template

First off I have to share my EUREKA Moment.  So the  Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque  come shipped with the label so that the pallet is long ways as below.  

This is how I have always use the pallets! It wasn't until I was moving a few things around in my craft space that I rotating the pallet and stored it upright!  I literally all of a sudden saw a snowman! ( and several other person-type characters) So I decided to try it and see if my idea and vision would work! 


Start by painting the bottom two sections of your Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque  with white paint. 
Paint the top section with black paint. Let dry. 
Draw two circle for eyes and paint. Draw faint smile line for mouth with a pencil. 
Taking an old spool (or a circle template), stamp circle for mouth bits. Fill in with paint. 



Draw a long triangle, slightly rounded at base to create your carrot.  Paint with Orange paint. 

I did add a little shadowing with black paint to simulate the carrot surface.
Cut a 1 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch strip of black card stock and adhere just below black painted section to make your hat brim. 
Add a festive ribbon as your scarf to finish your snowman! I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Med Pallet DIY Plaque !

 


Winter Themed Scallop Wood Phone Stand

Hello friends and happy Monday! Jennifer on the blog today to share a technique I used to decorate the Scallop Wood Phone Stand.  Clear Scraps offers both wood and acrylic phone stands as well tablet stands! Because it is January, I wanted to create a winter themed Phone Stand.  How cute would this be sitting in your craft area or on your work desk?  I know I'm always losing my phone especially when I'm crafting! 

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I began by painting both pieces with chalk paint in grey. You do not have to use chalk paint but it dries quickly and applies well onto the birch wood.  Usually you will only need to apply one coat but it depends on how much coverage you prefer.  I tend to allow some of the wood to show through my paint to give it a distressed look. 

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Next, using the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil I applied glitter gel in silver using a spatula.  It helps to secure your stencil using washi or painter's tape. One great thing about the 4x6 Stencils is that they fit perfectly on the Phone Stands! 

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Here is a close up of the glitter gel on the Phone Stand after it has dried. I love the way it looks as well as the added texture! 

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I thought the paint needed a little extra so I applied StazOn Opaque around the edges using a dabber.  

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Using Beacon Adhesive, I added patterned paper and die cuts to just above the slot for the stand. I wanted a majority of the Snowflake Stencil to show. 

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Lastly, with pop dots I added two red mittens adorned with bakers twine at the top of my Phone Stand.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Phone Stands by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; ink: Tsukineko ; glitter gel: Gina K Designs; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Faith Over Fear Heart Pallet by Maya

Happy new year everyone! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing this Faith over Fear Heart Pallet. To welcome 2021, I made this home decor piece using the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape, the Faith over Fear XL Script Wood Quote, and the 6" XOXOX Stencil.

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▼ Here are the Heart Pallet and Faith over Fear Script Wood Quote.

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▼ First, I decided to apply two coats of penetrating wood stain along with a foam brush on the pallet to give it a golden oak color.

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▼ After the wood stain dried, I gave the background some texture by using a 6" XOXOX stencil along with dark brown acrylic paint.

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▼ Next, I painted the wood quote to white by using white acrylic paint with a foam brush. I also added highlight lines on the word using a brown marker.

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▼ Last, I used tacky glue to adhere the word quote to the pallet, punched 2 holes and tied a piece of twine to it.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I really love how it turned out! This home decor piece reminds me to keep faith during difficult times in life because our Lord is always with us. Wish you a blessed, healthy and happy new year!

Additional products used:
Wood Stain: Minwax Golden Oak Wood Finish
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool

 


Clear Scraps Circle DIY Medium Pallet--Happy New Year Clock

Hey everyone!  It's almost time to leave 2020!  Who's with me?!!

Laura here today to help with a little home decor to ring in that New Year!

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Isn't this a fun little clock?  This project started with the Clear Scraps Circle

Medium DIY Pallet Shape.  It was painted with black acrylic paint.  I made sure

to paint the piece of the pallet that peeks between the slats, I really wanted it to

 be a solid black background for those poppin' metallics going on the top!

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 The geometric spiral is the Clear Scraps 6" Spiro Flower.  It's centered on

the pallet, and then I used washi tape to hold it in place.  I applied a gold

metallic wax/paste with my fingertip through the stencil.

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The center hands of the clock were made using the Clear Scraps

Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments.  I chose the one with the open

center so it could still let the center of the stencil show,  because it's so

cool!  I used copper metallic wax to color the gear, and brushed it with

black ink to give it a bit of a steampunk grunge.   The small center gear

is in the same set, was painted with black acrylic paint, and brushed with

a little silver metallic wax.  To create the hands for the clock, I used the

"frame" part of the gear chipboard that was holding them together.  I cut

2 of the sides, trimmed one end down to a slight point with scissors, then

held the hands on the clock face to trim them to fit.  I used the silver wax on

these as well, and then brushed with the black ink.  I love being able to

up-cycle packaging you might throw away!  The 12 was added, then the gears

and hands were glued down, and an enamel dot to finish the hands off.

Adding the "Happy New Year" with sticker letters finishes this project.

Thanks for stopping by today, and here's to a Happy New Year!

 

Supplies Used: 

 Clear Scraps:  Circle Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

6" Spiro Flower Stencil, Cog Gears Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black acrylic paint, Metallic Wax--gold, silver, copper,

enamel dot, Thickers, Black Soot Distress Ink.


Mixed Media Christmas Bulb Ornament by Maya

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas! It's Maya on the blog today sharing this Christmas bulb ornament using the Bulb Mini Pallet Shape

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▼ To start, I mixed two colors of acrylic paints (black & phthalo blue) to create a darker blue color, then painted on the wood.
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▼ Then, I decided to create a star-filled night sky effect on the top by sprinkling the white acrylic paint with small amount of water using a brush.
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▼ Next, I cut a strip of patterned paper and glued it to the wood for the background.
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▼ I also added some texture to the background using a strip of burlap ribbon. After the background is done, I used stickers from the kit to decorate the ornament. To finish it up, I glued a piece of twine on the back and tied another piece into a bow.
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Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. Blessings.

Additional Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Echo Park Away In A Manger Collection
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Enamel Dot: Echo Park
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue