Sunday, March 16, 2014

Clear Scraps and Paint

It's March and the first day of spring is only a few days away according to the calendar. I know it still looks and feels like winter for a lot of you but here in Georgia it's starting to look and feel like spring time. We've been having some warmer temperatures and we're already seeing little buds opening up on trees. The pollen will follow soon enough.

So with that in mind, I wanted to share a layout I create using photos of my daughter with friends doing a little tree planting for spring. I also wanted to try doing my first layout using an acrylic sheet.

Tree planting by Tena E. Supplies - Acrylic Sheet: Clear Scraps;  Cardstock: Bazzill; Clear Stamps: Prima, My Mind's Eye; Title Letters; American Crafts Thickers, Cricut Cartridge (Tear Drop); Die Cuts: Silhouette Cameo; Ink: Colorbox; Template: Heidi Swapp; molding paste, acrylic paint.

I started out with a Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheet. I added some acrylic paint and a little molding paste using a template from Heidi Swapp. When the paint and molding paste was completely dry I finished completing the page as I normally would any other paper layout. I added some embellishments, stamping and my title.

My first attempt at creating with an acrylic background was easy and fun, I can't wait to try it again.

Note: to see through to the clear acrylic background, I scraped some of the blue acrylic paint off, this also gives it a little grungy look.

Remember March is National Craft happy crafting!



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  2. Tena this is like Grunge Chic! Love it!

    1. Thanks Emonie, love how it turned out, at first I had no idea where it was going LOL.

  3. Awesome work, as always, Tena.

  4. Cute, cute, cute! I need that tree embellishment. What is that -- Cricut?

  5. Love what you did with the paint, paste and texture! Just Beautiful!

  6. this is really a beautiful background! shows off the sweet photos wonderfully. xo

  7. I love the way this turned out! The painted acrylic makes the perfect backdrop for the layout! I might have to try this.



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