Friday, August 18, 2017

How To Make Inexpensive Blocks Into Sensational Art

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with how to make inexpensive blocks into sensational art. The key is to have a wild imagination. Enjoying the clean up of your own mess helps!
~ Escher's Clocks ~
Supplies and Tools Needed:
3 foam cubes (mine were sent me from Floracraft)
Foiled Paper (mine is from Rinea)
Acrylic Paint (I used High Impact by Tattered Angels)
Sharpie, Ruler, Craft Knife, Paint Brushes,
 Step 1: Use a sharpie to mark a diagonal line that reaches around two sides of the foam block. Cut back the face of the foam block so that a 1/2 inch foam ledge protrudes.
 Step 2: Shape this ramp into steps by dividing the ledge into equal portions and leveling off each section. Cut the steps of the second block to rise opposite of the first and third blocks.
Step 3: Mark a square on the bottom of the second level of the tower. This square should extend from the under edge of the lower steps inward, to the center of the block. Carve away the block so that the square stands out 1/2 inch from the base. Repeat for the third level of the tower.

Step 4: Make a mark 1/2 inch from the edge of the upper-stair-side of the first block. Line up the square at the base of the second block with this mark. Trace the square onto the top of the first block. Cut a shallow crevice inside these lines. Test the pieces during carving, aiming for a snug but smooth fit. Repeat this process for the attachment between the third and second blocks.
 Step 5: Assemble the tower. The weight of the second and third block will balance each other out. Even though the tower levels hang over the edge of the one below, the tower will not tumble.
Step 6: Paint the blocks with bright colored acrylic paint. 
Step 7: Draw a variety of melted clock faces onto the Silver Foiled Paper. Cut out and attach the clocks to the painted foam. Form the foiled paper so that it appears to be dripping down the sides of the tower.

I discovered the best adhesive for this project is the Best Glue Ever. Other adhesives either didn't adhere to the foiled paper or didn't adhere to the foam. This project is a double whammy and a perfect test of the handy nature of ScraPerfect's glue. Squeeze a medium sized circle on the back of a clock. Let the glue dry to a semi-clear consistentcy before attaching the clock to the foam. Otherwise the glue will drip into the crevices and away from the foiled paper.

 If you have an appreciation for the surrealistic art of  M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali you will know this Never-Ending Tower and Melting Clocks are not my original idea. They are borrowed from the works of these great artists with my humble thanks and deepest admiration.


Scrap On

~charity~

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to Remove Stickers Perfectly!

Hey there ScraPerfect friends!
Lisa here to share an easy way to remove stickers off of an object.
We recently replaced our back door after installing it, I needed to remove those stickers they add to them. Yeah, I didn't get a picture of the actual stickers, but did get some after I tried peeling the stickers off. Here is the window on the door:


This is the door:


Finally, frustrated, I grabbed The Best Cleaner Ever:


and sprayed both areas:


I let it sit for about 5 minutes and used some paper towel to remove the sticker. This was the result after on the door:


and the window:


So next time you have something sticky to remove, try The Best Cleaner Ever.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Quick How To for Fast and Fun Foiled Accents

Kathy here from Create.365 with a card for you and the ScraPerfect products I will highlight this time are the Best Glue Ever, the Best Cleaner Ever and the Transfer Foils.




Using a scrap of brown cardstock trimmed according to sketch #70 @ Your Next Stamp, the Copper sheet of Transfer Foil and a light coating of glue on the stamp, I applied it in a similar manner as to this video here -except that I used a sponge to apply the glue to the stamp and cleaned it up right away using the Best Cleaner Ever.




After stamping the design on the cardstock, I did give the glue a bit of a chance to set up on the paper before I laid the foil on top. I then used a small bone folder to help burnish it to be sure the whole design transferred.


The camper image from Unity Stamp company was inked in black on ivory cardstock and the coloring was done with colored pencils and Wink of Stella pens...Clear was used on the clouds, door and bumper while Silver was used on all the gray trim of the trailer. I added Liquid Glass to both the windows to give them the dimensional look of glass.


I used a black Micron Pigma pen to hand draw the stitched edges around the red patterned paper.  The sentiment banner was hand cut, stamped in gray ink, embellished with a large antique brad and adhered to the card front with foam tape.


The last foiled accent was added to the sentiment strip using a strip of red-liner tape. All patterned paper layers were then adhered to the A2 sized kraft card base using the Best Glue Ever. The camper focal was added using foam tape.


Inside I stamped a sentiment from CTMH in gray ink on an ivory scrap, punched the edges with a southwest corner and layered it on dark brown cardstock. I did trace over all the script lettering on the card using a StarDust glitter gel pen for added sparkle!


Hope you give Transfer Foils a try -they are very "on trend" right now and so fun to experiment with! Until next time -happy crafting with ScraPerfect!





Super Easy, Quick Removal of Decade Old Decals

Hello and welcome to the blog today!

Shelly with you today taking you out of the craft room and out to my driveway to show you another great use for Best Cleaner Ever and Perfect Cleaning Cloth.


These decals have been on the back window of my car for over a decade.  I have wanted to remove them, but it seemed like to much of a hassle.  I gave a half-hearted scrape to them, but it was obvious they were stuck on there good!

I have been using Best Cleaner Ever on everything around me - - so had to give it a try on this tough job!

First I spritzed the old decals with Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for just a couple of minutes.

Then, using a plastic scraper from my kitchen (the kind you use to scrape your stoneware) I gently lifted the decals away from the car window.


Do any of my long time scrappers recognize the small white decal shape on the left?

I repeated the spray and scrape process just once more and the decals were completely removed.

Once the decals were removed, there was still a little sticky residue left on the window.  I simply spritzed some Best Cleaner Ever on the the sticky area and rubbed clean with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

This process literally took just a few minutes with no hard scrubbing!  And my favorite thing about Best Cleaner Ever -- it does not irritate my super sensitive skin!

There is just no end to the surfaces and situations that can be rescued with Best Cleaner Ever!


Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative (and clean!) week~

Shelly

Monday, August 14, 2017

How To Make Quick, Easy Metallic Frames For A Stunning Layout

Charity here with a beautiful layout that showcases stunning metallic frames. I try to include a trip to a park or two with any travel. These photos were taken last summer in Tacoma. The foiled paper frames and points mimic the shapes in this Japanese Garden.
   ~ Point Defiance Park ~  
The metallic sheen of Rinea Foiled Paper wis the perfect material for the frames on this layout.
 For the detailed points I used a fancy frame die and cut the corners off at a diagonal. The foiled paper takes the dry embossing in such exquisite detail.
 For the third photo I used a thinner frame from the same die set. The sketch I used had lovely groupings at the corners. I choose wood veneer leaves and chipboard cameras for my layers.
  The sketch I used had lovely groupings at the corners. I choose wood veneer leaves and chipboard cameras for my layers. ScraPerfect glue is the ideal answer for attaching wood veneer. It only takes a drop or two of the Best Glue Ever and holds securely. The No-Clog Writing Cap makes the drops super easy to place.  
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies and a look at the sketch by Laura Whitaker from Stuck Sketches.

Scrap On!


~charity~

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Remember

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Have you scrapped your wedding photos yet?
I have only scrapped a few so far.
Lisa here today to share a layout I created for my wedding album. Of course, I used the Best Glue Ever, because it really is the best glue ever!


I added some watercolor to my background and then added a few layers behind my photo, including a frame. I also added lots of ephemera:


I love adding dimension to my pages by adding some foam behind my embellishments. The Best Glue Ever is perfect for adhering the foam to my layout:


I also, love using the Best Glue Ever to adhere wood veneer to my layouts. The No-Clog Writing Cap is perfect to get glue in all those small spaces. And, a little bit of the Best Glue Ever goes a long way!


Here is one more close up of my layout:


Of course, the Best Glue Ever works really well on paper too!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Lisa




Saturday, August 12, 2017

Add Great Texture To A Canvas Panel With The Best Glue Ever How To

Hello there. Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog. 

Michelle here with you today to share with you a how to on adding texture & a pop of shine to create a fabulous background for your next altered canvas project, using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foils.



To begin, I chose a 5x7 pre-gessoed canvas panel as my background base and adding a 2x2 mini canvas & a 2x4 mini canvas panel, for the centerpieces for this project.


I used a gel medium on all three canvas's, to adhere tissue paper to the largest panel and  to add sheet music and text patterned tissue on the mini canvas's as a collage. While adding the tissue paper on the 5x7 panel, I "crinkled" it as I was applying it to the surface.

Using my hole punch tool, I pre-punched holes in the 2x4 mini panel before adding paper & tissue,  to later add copper metallic brads. I also used some texture paste along with a stencil, to add further texture to the 5x7 canvas.

Once the gel medium had set, I used a variety of metallic/pearl powders randomly over the main panel, in shades of pearl and jade, activating each with water to create splotches and drips.

Now for the really good stuff, the Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foils, working together to add some pop to the design. I applied the Best Glue Ever in random area's, including the stenciled surfaces, and lightly spread it, and let it set bout 10 minutes, to a good tack before adding the Transfer Foils.


I chose the black & copper Transfer Foils for this project, cutting small pieces from the each sheet, and placing them on the BGE areas, using a popsicle stick to apply like applying a rub-on transfer. I also used this same technique to add some of the copper Transfer Foil to the mini canvas's as well. 

I added Scrabble tiles spelling the word "FLY" to the mini canvas pane. To the Square mini canvas, l added shimmer ink sprayed chipboard vine designs and a "Frozen Charlotte" & wing embellishments to the square mini panel using the Best Glue Ever to adhere it all into place. Lastly, I used the Best Glue Ever, to add the mini's to the 5x7 base panel.






This glue is AMAZING! So versatile, and with no pungent odor, like other glues have. And the entire project, took very little time to make, as the Best Glue Ever sets very easily,  permanently sets in a good amount of time. The Transfer Foils come in an array of solid colors & patterns, for plenty of versatility too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy this project. 



While here at the ScraPerfect blog, check out more projects by the talented ScraPerfect design team, and be sure to visit the ScraPerfect online store for the Best Glue Ever and so much more.

Until next time...Be Crafty Fabulous!

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Michelle Wells