Clear Scraps | Mixed Media Art Journal – Peace and Be Still

Hello everyone! I hope you all are well and safe. Today I would like to share with you a new page of my mixed media art journal, Peace and Patience.

These two words speak loud in my heart lately, especially in my recovery journey and this uncertain time. God reminds me to be patience and be still in Him. He will give us hope and strength while waiting for Him in faith.

I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial with pictures at Clear Scraps Blog today so that you also can create it.

On my art journal page, I used Clear Scraps Stencils:

I got this new Zinnia Stencil a couple of moths ago and I knew it was time to use it for my art journal this month. When I work with stencils, I like to spray my stencils with Pixie Spray.

For the background, I used the Arteza Gouache (Silver, Yellow Ochre,Emerald Green, and Cerulean Blue) and White Gesso. I applied them on the page with the brayer.

I also used the Teal Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and Black Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon on the page. I used a wet round brush to blend the colors and while still wet, I tilted up the journal to get some drips on the page. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heater.

And then, I added some old hymnal paper strips on the page using permanent glue stick. After that, I used a flat brush to apply some more white gesso on the paper stripes to blend them in.

I used the 6″ Zinnia Stencil. I applied some DecoFoil Aged Copper Metallix Gel with pallet knife. I carefully removed the stencil and carefully drying the gel with craft heater. But the best way is to let it air dry.

I added the 6″ Fruit of the Spirit on the page, and I used post it tape to mask the other letters around the word “Patience.” I added the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Pigment Ink on the stencil using foam dauber. I removed the stencil carefully because the pigment ink was still wet. After that I dried the ink with craft heart.

I repeated the same step for the next words, “Be Still” using the 3×12 Peace Be Still Border Stencil.

I added more flowers and leaves around the page to fill up the white space.

I added some white highlight around the Zinnia flower in the middle of the page using the White Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and wet brush.

For more texture on the page, I added some paint splatters using Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray Cocoa and White Spray that I made my own. I dried the whole page carefully one more time with craft heater.

I hope this project give you an idea to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day, crafty friends!


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Clear Scraps | Peace Mixed Media Shaker Card

Hello everyone… I hope you all are doing well this season… It is still Summer here and I am dreaming of peaceful beach these days.

I grew up in a tropical country and my hometown is surrounded by ocean. We literally can just go to the beach by the side of the road. I miss my hometown a lot. It is inspired me to make this peace mixed media shaker card.

I am sharing this mixed media shaker card at Clear Scraps Blog, too.

I painted the beach shoreline with watercolor paint on a 140 lbs watercolor paper for the background. For me, painting is relaxing. I dried the finished painting with craft heater for faster drying process but you can let it air-dry.

I used the 3 x 12 Peace be still Stencil for the sentiment. I taped the stencil on top of the watercolor paper with some low-tack ThermOWeb purple tape, and then I used sponge dauber to add the Imagine Crafts White pigment ink on it. After that, carefully I peeled off the tape and dried the pigment ink with craft heater.

I added the finished background on the 5×7 card base with TapeRunner adhesive.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flip Flops with acrylic paints and small round detail brush. I used teal and white paints.

After the paints dried, I stacked them together with strong permanent adhesive glue and I put a heavy book on top until the glue dried.

After the glued dried, I added some of the giant irridescent sequins in the middle of the flip flop. I removed the clear film plastics from the acetate (all Clear Scrapes acetate plastic have protected clear films on both sides) and then I added the acetate plastic on top of the flip flop with strong adhesive glue. Then I added the last piece of the flip flop and the metal flowers on the flip flop with strong adhesive glue, and carefully I put the heavy book on top of it until the glue dried well.

I added the finished shaker flip flop on the card with the TapeRunner adhesive.

I hope this card cheers you all up today! Thank you so much for stopping by.


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Clear Scraps | Peace Tall and Slim Card

Hello crafty friends! Today, I would like to share with a tall and slim card. It has been a while I haven’t made this type of card and I had fun making this one.

This month, Clear Scraps is having a cross promo with TapeRunner. And today is my turn. On Clear Scraps Blog, I am sharing step-by-step tutorial how to make this Peace tall and slim card using the Fern Branch Chipboard Shape Embellishment and 6″ Fruit of the Spirit Stencil.

I cut out the tall and slim card base using Silhouette Cameo 3. For the background mat, I trimmed a piece of scrapbook paper into 3″ x 8 7/8″ and then I distressed one edge of the paper with my distresser tool (if you don’t have this tool, you can also use scissors, but be very careful!). I added the paper on the card with the TapeRunner.

I taped the 6″ Fruit of the Spirit Stencil on the card using painter tape. I also taped around the word and then using make up sponge, I added the two shades of green VersaFine Clair Pigment Inks on the card. I removed the stencil to clean the ink of the stencil.

I dried the pigment ink on the card with craft heater, then I added some anti-static powder on it. I taped stencil back on the card. Using the Ranger Embossing Dauber, I added the clear embossing ink on the word. I removed the stencil carefully of the card and sprinkled some of the Ranger Fine Clear Embossing Powder on the word, then heat set the powder with craft heater.

I cut the Fern Branch Chipboard Shape Embellishment with scissors of its frame. Using the same embossing dauber, I covered the chipboard surface with the clear embossing ink. I put the inked fern branch on top of a coffee filter, and then sprinkled the WOW! Trio Bundled Up Embossing Glitter (Sage) on it. I poured the whole jar on it to make sure it was covered well with the embossing powder. I tapped off the embossing powder on the coffee filter and I pour the rest of the embossing powder inside the jar.

I preheated my craft heater for couple seconds and then heat set the embossing powder. It was super fun to watch the embossing powder melt on the chipboard. I added the embossed fern branch on the card with the TapeRunner. And then, I embellished the card with some pearl gems I have in my stash.

Hope you like this one and find an inspiration to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have wonderful day!

DIY Coffee Clipboard Decoration

Hello everyone… My project today is a fun decoration that I created inspired by things I love: Jesus and coffee.

I share the step-by-step tutorial on the Clear Scraps Blog today using the Clipboard Mini Deco, Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment, 4×6 Coffee Stain Stencil, alcohol inks and blender, DecoFoil sheets, Graciellie Design digital stamp, Divinity Designs dies, D.L. Arts Wrinkle Ribbons, Memento Luxe ink pad, Distress Ink, scrapbook papers, 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue, and 3D foam tape.

I hope you all like this project and get an inspiration to create a home decor project.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!


Clear Scraps | Rainbow Birthday Cards

Hello everyone… I love creating background for my cards and using stencil is one of my favorite techniques. And today, I would like to share these two rainbow birthday cards. 

I am sharing the step-by-step tutorial to make these 2 birthday cards using the 6×6 Party Stencil at Clear Scraps Blog today.

I used the same steps to create the backgrounds on both cards. The first card is a shaker card.

I taped the stencil directly on top of a piece of white cardstock that I already trimmed to fit on my front card.

For the rainbow colors, I only used 3 primary color inks: red, yellow, and blue. I used Catherine Pooler Inks (Rockin’ Red, Tiara, Something Borrowed). I added the ink with blending brush one color at a time and then blended the two primary colors to get the secondary colors.

After that, I removed the stencil off the cardstock, and then I sprayed it lightly with water using the Distress Sprayer bottle. I dabbed the water off the paper with paper towel and then I dried it with craft heater. Then, I repeated the same steps to make the second background panel.

I cut out one of the background panels using on for the stitched scallop circle die from Craftin Desert Divas.

I cut out a piece of clear acetate out of an old packing box. I used Scor-Tape to secure the acetate piece on the circle window.

Next, I added 3D fun foam on the back of the panel using the Scor-Tape and then added more double sided tape on top of the fun foam.

I trimmed a piece of blue cardstock to use it as front card mat. I added it on top of a white card with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

I added some sequins in the middle of the card and then I added the stenciled background panel right on top of it. I pressed it firmly to make sure the taped adhered well.

For the sentiment, I used the Today and Everyday Stamp Set from Divinity Designs. I stamped a sentiment on a white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad, dried the ink and then cut it with the Double-Stitched Pennant Flag Die. I added the sentiment pennant on the card with 3D foam tape.

And for the second card, it is a very simple and quick card. I added the stenciled background panel on a piece of red carstock mat with Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue. Then, I added them on top of a white card with the same permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) on another white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad, and then I cut it with Double-Stitched Circle Die. I added the sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope these cards spark an inspiration. There are many stencils at Clear Scraps store that you can use to make handmade cards. Check them out!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day!


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