Monday, September 18, 2017

How To Make An Old Book Bright and Beautiful

Charity here with a tutorial on how to make and old book beautiful again. Vintage books are most wonderful to me and finding one with a favorite poem in it is an extra serving of whipped cream. I found this beauty while out thrifting. The pages have enough space for embellishment and so I did!
~ The Owl and the Pussy Cat ~

Before we start here is a look at the book, a gorgeous slim volume of verse bound in green with an embossed cover.
 As you can see there is plenty of room on the pages for beautification. I kept the additions simple, Stamps on Foiled Paper with fussy cutting.
 This pig with wings from Joy Clair stamps has a vintage flavor. It is right at home here in this beautiful book.
 To put it all together I used ScraPerfect adhesive.
The Best Glue Ever holds the glossy foiled paper securely. Spread it thin and let it dry to a translucent finish.

The finished product meshes well with the page design and leaves space on the pages. The shine of the Foiled Paper adds a luxurious touch. Look for more illustrated poems in the coming days. This quick and easy project was perfect for Rinea Ghost Ink on Foiled Paper and ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

How To Add Foil To Diecuts Plus A Bonus!

Hope you are having a great weekend so far!
Lisa here today to share a way to create foiled embellishments for a background with only a few products. I used the Foil Transfer Sheets, ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever and the Perfect Crafting Pouch along with Fancy Pants Family & Co for this fun Christmas layout:

These diecuts have been sitting on my desk for some time and I thought they would be perfect for this layout:

Using the Fine Tip Writing Cap on my Best Glue Ever bottle, I added some glue to the diecuts. Using a brush, I spread it over the diecuts:

I let it dry until it was clear, about 5 minutes. The glue is tacky:

I placed a Foil Transfer sheet, foil side up, on top of the diecut and used my finger to rub:

 I didn't spread the glue evenly so that I would get a more distressed look to my diecuts. I love how they turned out! 

Next, I took the Perfect Crafting Pouch and ran it across the diecuts to remove any sticky residue from the glue:

Using the Best Glue Ever, I attached the foiled diecuts to my page:

Here's the bonus part....
After I had glued down my diecuts, I realized I should have done my mixed media to the background first. I decide to add some mist using the packaging technique and decided to take a chance and placed it over the diecuts. 

I was happy with the results: the foil resisted the mist and just went on my white cardstock background! If course, I did wipe the foil off with paper towel right after.

Here are a few close ups of my page:

I absolutely love how this page turned out and will be using both of these techniques again!

Friday, September 15, 2017

How to Make a Fall Themed Coffee Card using the Best Glue Ever

Hello -Kathy here from Create.365 to share with you a Pumpkin Spice themed fall coffee card made using the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect.

Today's card was made using free pattern papers from a UK craft magazine and to save some paper, I cut out the inside of the yellow layer for the A2 card front and used it on the inside of the one will ever know because it's hidden under all the layers!

Assembling the layers according to the sketch I used, I chose ribbon for my accents and the perfect glue for ribbon is the Best Glue Ever because it will not bleed through the ribbon like so many other glues do! I applied a thin layer to the back, let it air dry until it was tacky to the touch and then applied it to the card front. Using the Embellie Gellie wand to apply the sequins kept the sequins under control and the glue off of my hands, lol...that's a win-win situation right there!

The sentiment and the Pumpkin Spice coffee cup were stamped in black ink and colored with my favorite watercolor pencils. I then colored the ribbon on the cup with my Gold Wink of Stella shimmer pen.

Finishing off the focal image was as simple as sponging brown ink around the edges and adhering it to the card front with foam pop dots.

I also popped the sentiment up with mini pop dots.

On the inside I used the left over layers from my card front die cut rectangles, stamped the sentiment in black and the pumpkins in orange hybrid ink several times using my stamp tool to get nice solid ink coverage. I utilized the masking technique to stack the pumpkins and colored the stems and shadows in with colored pencils...what a difference that makes! The little swirl was stamped in brown ink and traced over with a glittery gel pen.

That's it for me today as I enjoy the kick off of Pumpkin Spice season! Until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect~

Thursday, September 14, 2017

How To Make A Beautiful Aquarium That is Worry Free

Charity here with a post on how to make a beautiful aquarium that is worry free. My kiddos are always wanting another pet, but not the chores that go along with it. Using stamps, pigment ink, and an empty jar I created an aquarium that will never need more than dusting!
~ Foiled Fish Aquarium ~

I knew I wanted a lot of different colors in my aquarium so I used the Jewels Variety Pack of Rinea Foiled Paper. This set has both glossy and star embossed papers. 
Pigment ink stamps easily onto the Foiled Paper but is just as easy to smear. The good thing with that is a smear can be cleaned off and the same paper re-stamped. Heat embossing the Foiled Paper is tricky but with a light hand and a little practice it is no big deal.
I placed the largest piece of "coral" at the center of the jar then built out from that on either side. I used different colored paper for the fish and coral but the same stamp. This view of the side gives an idea of the many layers. 
To adhere the foiled paper to the bottom of the jar I bent the lower edge under and applied a thin line of the Best Glue Ever. After letting the glue dry to a semi-clear state I placed the foiled paper image in the jar and used a bamboo skewer to tamp down the glued portion.
The lid of the jar is more Foiled Paper that has been heat embossed with an ocean wave theme. The Foiled Paper waves were glued to the jar lid using the same Scraperfect glue.
Once again I found I could NOT take gorgeous photos of my project without the help of the Perfect Cleaning Cloth. Every adjustment left finger prints on the foil decorated lid or glass sides. After a really good clean I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to reposition the jar for each photo.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How To Add A Thin Cut File To A Card

Lisa here to share a card with you.
I used Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper pad, their stamps & matching dies along with ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie for this fun card:

The fine tip cap on the Best Glue Ever were perfect for adding my "Congrats" sentiment. It allows you to add a little glue at a time and create a thin line. It also does not clog. The Embellie Gellie allows you  to place sequins or other small embellishment with ease. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

All About Breakfast At Tiffany's A Mixed Media Frame How To

Hello there crafty people! Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog.

Michelle here with you today, to share a project that I had created and entered into the August Challenge over at Canvas Corp Brands, the theme for this challenge was "Let's Visit The Cinema", using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever & Transfer Foil.

Most everyone has seen or at least as heard of the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's". As for me, it is one of my all time favorites (major Audrey fan here) and anytime I think about the movie, I think of Holly GoLightly's carefree lifestyle & her elegant fashion sense. And of course her bling accessories. And this frame does not lack on the bling element.

I started with a cheap (99 cents), two-sided plastic frame I had bought at IKEA. I first prepped the frame with gesso so that the acrylic paint would more easily adhere to the shiny plastic frame. Once the paint had dried, I used a couple of my favorite sprays to add a slight shimmer. 

My embellishments included crystal cabochon's, vellum printed film strip, cut cardstock film clapboard, a movie reel, stars and rhinestone trim.

Now plain cardstock stars were just not going to do for this project, so I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap to apply fine lines over the surface of each star & the movie reel, and lightly spread over the surface. 

Once the BGE dried to a very soft, not wet and not completely dry tack, I then applied ScraPerfect's Transfer Foil on each star using a popsicle stick. I also used the Best Glue Ever to apply each crystal cabochon.

The finishing touch of course was a mini print of a poster promoting the movie, and one of the most iconic views from the opening film sequence I added to the backside of the frame.

ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, No Clog Writing CapTransfer Foil were the perfect products to use making this project, no doubt about it.

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Thank You for stopping by today.

Until next time...... Happy Crafting to you!

                                                        Michelle Wells

Monday, September 11, 2017

Vintage cards with designer paper.

Hi Everyone, Ginny here.  This week I  made a sketch challenge card for a Face Book group Challenge.  I was in the mood for using a kraft card and a little stack of scrap paper I wanted to use up.

My card, using scrap paper!

Here is how I made it:
pulling my papers from a little pile I had hanging around 

This is a very inexpensive type of DP, the weight is 20# at best.

Using any kind of wet glue and a light weight paper is a challenge.  The problem is curling and rumpling of paper.   My bottle of Best Glue Ever worked just as well with this as it did with my 100# black layering paper! Just use a little bit with the fine tip and it will work perfectly!

perfect layers!

Ever get frustrated with using the expensive name brand glitter glues?  They take so long to dry!

Try using Best Glue Ever!
dries in under 2 minutes!

Give you ideas?   BGE holds all glitter - chunky or fine!

Best Glue Ever! 

Here is the sketch challenge if you would like to try it:

My fun Freebie for your card making and paper crafting

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