Thursday, June 13, 2024

Purple Butterfly Swirl Altered Paintbrush

 Hello everybody,

I hope you all are having a nice day today. Are you excited for these new kits for June 2024 I absolutely am loving the Mixed Media Kit and pairing it with the Scrapbook and Card Kit. 

I have a great fun project for us today using all three of the June Kits together, of course you can always swap out items you have to create this fun project. Down below I have the video tutorial for your convenience and the step by step instruction as well. 

Here are the kits I used for my altered paintbrush. 

     June 2024 Mixed Media Kit   null                                 June 2024 Card, Tag and More Kit -
                                                                                 Used the purple flowers & fussy cut window

To begin apply gesso to the front and back of your paintbrush from the top to the bottom of the bristles. You can use white, black or clear gesso. What ever type of look you are going for, let dry for a few minutes. 

Next mix the textured powder with the liquid acrylic violet from the Mixed Media Kit together and a bit of water until you get the desired texture you want. 

Next apply the acrylic texture to the chipboard butterfly swirl from the Scrapbook KitScrapbook Kit or to any chipboard embellishment you have in your stash. 

Once your done set aside to dry. 

Next place the stencil from the mixed media kit down on top of the paint brush and apply a coat of the modeling paste on top. Apply all the throughout the handle. Set aside to dry. You can use a heat tool but be careful as the heat will melt the modeling paste. 

Once your paintbrush is dry you can start adding your paint to the brush. I just added a few droplets from the Ochre and Violet liquid acrylic to the bush, spritzed some water down and let the paint run down to the bristles. You can add as much as you'd like. I also used a napkin to dab some of the paint off here and there as I didn't want a very dark paint brush. 

Here is where I am adding more violet to the paint brush and spritzing some water on and letting it run down the handle. 

After your are done with adding the paint let dry for a bit. I but the chipboard butterfly swirls in half and adhered down with my adhesive. (art glitter glue) I cut up some small pieces of black chipboard from my stash adhered them in the middle of the handle right above the bottom chipboard butterfly. This so I can build up my window I fussy cut out from the pattern paper. 

I fussy cut out this window from the Card, Tag and More Kit and placing it on top of the black chipboard pieces. This will raise the window to give it some lift and dimension. 

Here are few photos of the finished altered paintbrush. I did use the purple flowers from the and the fussy cut the window from the Card Kit and the Chipboard Butterfly Swirls are from the Scrapbook KitScrapbook Kit.  I also used some Glitzy Magical Gleaming Gold from a past Mixed Media Kit to make the chipboard a little light and not be so dark and plain.

I hope you enjoyed today's step by step tutorial. I had a great time using all three kits June 2024 Mixed Media Kit  , June 2024 Card, Tag, and More Kit and  June 2024 Scrapbooking Kit to create this lovely and fun Altered Paintbrush for you all.  For more details you can always view the video tutorial process, which is at the top of the page. 
Thanks again for joining me, I have all the links listed for you throughout the post so just click on the words and you will be taken directly to the store. 

Wishing you all a great day and Happy Crafting. 

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Happy Father's Day Cards - Megaphone Shaker and Chipboard Helm and Anchor

Happy June everyone, 

It's a new month which means new projects using Clear Scraps products. I have created some fun Father's Day Cards using some great pieces from Clear Scraps. When I saw the Megaphone in the online shop I new exactly what I wanted to create with it and same with the Chipboard Helm and Anchor. I was just so excited. I hope you enjoy the step by step tutorial today. 

Here are the products and links for these fun Father's Day Cards. 

Chipboard Helm and Anchor                              Mini Shaker Megaphone


Card 1 - Megaphone
Here are the measurements for Card 1 as it is a Pop-up Gatefold Card.
For this you will cut cardstock at 5 1/2 x 8 inches.
Score with 8 inches along the top of the score board at 2, 4, 6 inches. Place the cardstock in the trimmer at 1 1/4 inches and cut from 1 to 7 1/2 inches slide to 4 1/4 inches and cut again from 1 to 7 1/2 inches. You should have 2 slits now. Next place the cardstock back on your score board and Score 3 1/2 and 5 inches.

Next trace the back piece of the megaphone onto a piece of pattern paper and cut out, and adhere to the megaphone. You then want to adhere two of the megaphone frames together, then remove the film from the acetate and adhere the acetate on top of the frames you just adhered together. The last frame you can paint, or color in with markers or any thing you would like, then adhere on top of the acetate. 

Next add in your shaker bits and adhere the entire megaphone pieces together. 
Be sure to burnish down well. 

Here is a close up of the megaphone placed on the middle panel of the card. I added Happy Day in gold stickers from my stash. . 

Here is the finished card. I layered my panels on the sides and I also added panels on the back. You can decorate you card how ever you'd like. 

Card 2 - Chipboard Helm and Anchor

For Card 2 it's super easy to create. This is a single step card. 
Cut cardstock at 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6, and 8 1/4 inches. 
Fold and burnish.

Next we are going to decorate the chipboard pieces using gold leaf, this is a light weight paper that is flaky and sticks to the adhesive. We are going to use the chipboard frame from the helm and anchor. Place some glue on the anchor first. 

Next place down the gold leaf on top of the adhesive and keep adding it as you apply the adhesive down. Once you finished simply just peel of the sides that overlap the chipboard. It tears off easily. 

Do this for the frame and anchor as well. I paint the helm with black gesso, I did the front and back. I then added the gold leaf around the middle. Let them dry. 

Next I cut panels and adhered them to the spaces that will show, you can also add panels to the back if you'd like. 

Next I adhered on the frame in the back, anchor and helm. I also stamped a sentiment in the front of the card next to the helm. Since the frame is on the back of the card and it is a bit heavy I added a little stopper. 

Here is the the stopper. simply cut a 1/2 x 2 inch piece and fold each end about 1/2 inches in and then fold in the middle. Adhere each end to the inside of of the card, as shown, it kind of looks like a "W". 

Here is what the finished card looks like. I think this looks so cool. I have not done a card like this before so I think my vision of this card turned out really good. 

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial sharing how to create wonderful Father's Day Cards using some of Clear Scraps chipboard and shaker products. I just had so much fun creating these. 
As always Thank You for joining me today. 
Happy Crafting my Friends, 

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Butterfly Dream Canvas for Tres Jolie

 Hi everyone, 

I hope you are having a great day. Today I have a colorful and beautiful Butterfly Canvas for you. I created this canvas using the June 2024 Mixed Media Canvas from Tres Jolie. 

I have video tutorial down below for your convenience.

     June 2024 Mixed Media Kit                                     June 2024 Scrapbooking Kit


If you have the Mixed Media KitMixed Media Kit we will be using the canvas, stencil and the modeling paste that come inside the Mixed Media KitMixed Media Kit

Place the stencil on top of the canvas and spread the modeling paste on the stencil, as shown below. 

Once you are done spreading the modeling paste take off the stencil and wash the stencil right away. Set the canvas aside to dry for a few hours or you can use the heat tool but be sure to lightly dry the canvas do not get the heat tool close to the modeling paste or it will melt the paste. 

After your canvas dries place some of the finnabair carmine paint on top of the canvas and spray with water so the paint runs and easy to spread around with the brush. You can also dab with paper towels.

below you can see the carmine paint and I used paper towels to blot. Next I added some of the Ochre to the canvas and spritzed some water on it and spread around around. 

Here is what the finished canvased look like after I dabbed with paper towels. Let dry or you can lightly dry with the heat tool. 

I fussy cut the large butterfly out from the Scrapbooking Kit, the paper collection is by Uniquely Creative. Adhere the butterfly to the canvas. I did fussy cut out the extra flowers and adhered some on the bottom. 

I adhered down the word DREAM using the letters from the ephemera pack in the Scrapbooking Kit ephemera pack in the Scrapbooking Kit. I then cut out some flowers from the 2nd 12x12 pattern paper with the large butterfly from the paper pack. 

I placed foam tape on the back of the flowers. 

Adhere the flowers down. I think this gives the flowers a nice 3D look. 

Here is the finial Butterfly Canvas . I added one of the little round stickers in the right hand corner from the sticker sheet that comes in the Scrapbooking Kit. I like the simplicity and elegance of  this canvas. It really comes together quick and makes an excellent home decor in a hallway or bathroom or bedroom wall. Would make a nice gift for a friend.
I hope you enjoyed today's step by step tutorial. I had a great time using both the June 2024 Mixed Media Kit  and  June 2024 Scrapbooking Kit to create this beautiful and colorful Butterfly Canvas for you all.  For more details you can always view the video tutorial process, which is at the top of the page. 
Thanks again for joining me, I have all the links listed for you throughout the post so just click on the words and you will be taken directly to the store. 

Wishing you all a great day and Happy Crafting. 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Simple Altered Notebook & Pencil Box

 Hi everyone, 

I hope you all are doing well. Today I have a fun project using the items from the May Card, Tag and More Kit by Tres Jolie. This project is a super easy simple altered notebook and pencil box. This is a great gift idea for friends, family, co-workers  or for yourself. 

Here is the link to the video tutorial and down below I a step by step that will share some of the details you will do to create this project. 

May Card, Tag and More Kit 

We are altering a small notebook that measures 4 3/4 x 7. So I cut my cardstock from the card kit at starting at 4 3/4 x 7, 41/2 x 6 3/4, 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, 3 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches. 

Next adhere the larger cardstock piece to the cover of the front and back. 

Next cut a piece of pattern paper at 2 1/2 x 7 this will cover the spine. Adhere to the spine after you adhere the large piece of card stock on the front and back. 

Layer and adhere all the pieces together and adhere to the front and back of your notebook. 

Next cut a piece of cardstock at 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. Score 1/2 inch on the right, left and bottom. This is going to be cut into 2 angles for pockets. 

Next fold over the score lines and burnish, then cut the bottom corners where the score lines intersect. Fold the piece in half

Cut the little pocket and then cut both pieces at an angle as shown below. 

Here I have covered my inside cover with pink cardstock from the kit and adhere the small angled pocket we created. 

Next cover and decorate your inside cover front and back cover. 

To create a pocket in the middle of notebook, I cut 2 pieces at  4 3/4 x 7 and 2 pattern papers at 
4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. Adhere the pattern paper onto the larger piece of cardstock. Find the middle of the notebook and adhere the first layered piece to one of the notebook papers and do the same of the other layered piece. This will create a pocket as shown below. 

This is what your pocket should look like once you adhere the layered pieces to the sheet of notebook paper. 

Here is how I decorated the front using the beautiful chipboard honeycomb pieces along with the golden roses, plus I added the flower dies from the Flower Cluster Builder die that comes in the kit. 

Pencil Box
Pencil Holder (Box) - Cut 1 piece of cardstock at 9 3/4 x 3 inches Score at 1/2 and 1 inches 
on all four sides.
Pencil Cover - Cut 1 piece of cardstock at 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, Score at 1, 1 1/2, 2 5/8, 3 1/8 inches.

Pencil Cover  - fold the score lines and adhere the end of the cover to the other side of the fold. This is the cover that slides onto the box. 

Pencil Holder (Box) 
Below is a photo of the areas you need to cut off that are marked with an "X". Do this on each end. 

Next cut the two ends (shown below) to create little tabs. 

Place glue or adhesive in the midsection of the score lines and fold over each scored area. 

Here is what your finished box should look like. 

Place your pens or pencils inside and slide the cover over. 

Here is the finished box. I decorated with the cute flower dies that are inside the Card Kit. I just love these little flowers, they are so dainty. I used a white gel pen in create the little lines on the flowers and leaves. 

Here are both finished projects. They turned out so pretty. I just love them. This kit has everything you need to create cards, tags, boxes, a small journal and much more. 

I hope you enjoyed today's step by step tutorial. For more details you can always view the video tutorial process, which is at the top of the page. 
Thanks again for joining me, I have all the links listed for you throughout the post so just click on the words and you will be taken directly to the store. 

Wishing you all a great day and Happy Crafting. 

May Scrapbook kit - Card Making Kit - Mixed Media Kit -