Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Design Team Members for ScraPerfect

New Design Team Members for ScraPerfect 

Good morning everyone Penny here, and today I'd like to announce our design team members for 2016! You'll recognize some old name's, and I hope you will welcome some new member's as well. So without further ado here is the list of our new Design Team members, and their blog links:

Design Team for 2016

Penny Arnold - DT Lead

Bev Code - Co DT Lead 
Colleen Lovette - Co DT Lead

Deborah Mahnken  

Chelsea Barnes  

Monique Mixon

Jessie Hurley

Kim Slade-Fuller

Kim Norman

Tracy Feeley

Lisa Moen

Shelly Hein-Simmons

Please give them all a warm welcome, and check out their wonderful blogs! 

We here at ScraPerfect are also lucky enough to have on hand several Guest DT member's that you will see from time, to time.  They are the following:

Amy Roszak - ScraPerfect's Owner

Robyn Coburn

Kathryn Haynes Gibson

Wendy Keenan

Glen Henley

Please give them a warm welcome as well, and give their blog's a look for some other great work's of art. 
Thank you to everyone who applied, and please apply again next time we have a DT call. Till next time Happy Scrapping, Love Penny 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Halloween Primer

Evenin All
 It's Glen here in a new role as Guest Designer, in the future I may be able to come back to the team but right now life is in the way. It's taken me weeks to finish this new project but I'm happy with the results.

 I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the new papers to the inside of the coffin first, I go over the inside edges with Distress pens to fill in before the papers are laid in.Then I use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to take the stickiness away where it squeezed out from under the paper. It also serves to add a dusty look to it which is awesome.

Craft Quote

A good friend shops for craft supplies with you. A True friend helps you hide the stash when you get home!   Yes, that is a true friend!:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pumpkin People Altered Clock by Kim

Good morning and happy Friday! I am excited to share my next DT project for ScraPerfect.
This time I have altered a Tim Holtz clock in a Halloween theme, featuring the Pumpkin People!
I have a lot of parts to this project, so I will try to keep it as short as I possibly can. There is quiet a few separate tutorials I could do with this project, but here are some of the highlights!
I started off making some of my own pumpkins out of air dry clay. I was inspired my a friend of mine, Mary TheCraftHoarder who created her own pumpkins last year out of clay. I needed some very small ones for the inside and outside of my clock and these are pretty easy to make. Just roll a ball out of the clay, make some lines for the grooves in the pumpkins and roll out a smaller bit for the stem. I added leaves to some of mine, just taking a tiny bit more of the clay and a pin to make the lines on the leaves. I am pretty happy with the outcome!  These take at least a good day and an half to dry depending on how big you make yours.
Once the pumpkins were dry, I gave them a coat of black paint. I let that dry and once it was, I dry brushed on two different shades of orange. I set that aside to dry and then dry brushed on a couple of different colours of leafy green for the stem and leaves.
I set these aside and then began to work on the clock. My first task was to take this clock from looking silver and modern to rusted and old. I gave it a coat of black gesso first, then got out some of the Finnabar Rust Effect Paste. I gave it a coat of all 3 of the rust colours in brown, orange and yellow.
Once the paste was dry, it was time to add more texture to the clock with the Best Glue Ever and some Orange Mica Flakes. I dabbed the glue on various places all over the clock and then sprinkled on the mica flakes.
I love the look it gave to the clock!
It really looks all rusty and has loads of texture now.
For the inside of the clock I gave it a similar treatment. I painted the inside black and then using the Best Glue Ever again, I went in random places inside the clock with the glue and then sprinkled the Stampendous Gold Lux Mix, which is a mixture of mica flakes and glitter.
The result is that it looks like a dark starry sky on the inside of the clock!
I next got out some of my flowers and gave them a spray with some of my Fireworks sprays in Cantaloupe and Tangelo. Once sprayed, I set them aside to dry.
Next, I used a wooden gate from Fernli Designs. I gave it dabbling of some orange and grey paints. Then using The Best Glue Ever, placed some of the glue in spots on the fence. I let this dry until it was tacky.

Once the glue was tacky, I used some of the orange Transfer Foils on top of the fence.

You Can see below the results of the paint and foils.

 I also used the Best Glue Ever to glue on some rhinestones on the metal sentiment and the wooden key.

I also used the Best Cleaner Ever and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the glass for the face of my clock. It worked so great and got all the fingerprints off the glass from me altering it.
I then began to add my pumpkins and embellishments to the inside of the clock. I put some moss down first to give the pumpkins something to rest on. I also added some flowers and butterflies as well.  On the back piece of the clock I glued down the fence and my Pumpkin people which I printed off a free image from Pinterest.
I also glued some of my little pumpkins to the top of the clock, added a few bits of moss and butterflies.



As a finishing touch I added some of my flowers I sprayed and also some Petaloo flowers in coordinating colours. I also added some seam binding, which I also sprayed and the wooden key from Fernli Designs.



 I hope you have found some inspiration here today!
Please check out the ScraPerfect Store for the items I used here today and lots of other great goodies to craft with!
Other Items Used
Tim Holtz Clock
Tim Holtz Sentiment Tag
Finnabar Wings
Petaloo Flowers
Flowers From My Stash
Steam Binding From My Stash
Iced Enamels Tattered Mica
Stampendous Gold Lux Mix
Free Pumpkin Image from Pinterest
Black Gesso
Moss and Fern Leaves From My Stash

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Variety of Embellishments? You Need the Best Glue Ever!

I love adding lots of embellishments to my projects.  I pulled all of these out of a monthly kit package -- there's cork, acetate and rubber embellishments.  The Best Glue Ever makes adhering all of these quick and easy!

One of the things I love about this glue is how little you need.  Seriously, these three tiny dots was more than enough glue to hold this letter.  It's nice to have an adhesive on hand that doesn't take half the bottle (or tape roll) for each layout.

Here's my favorite trick for acetate and clear embellishments:  place a few tiny drops on the back and then use a finger to spread the glue over the entire back.  The glue quickly dries tacky and will stick to your project without any glue marks, lines or tell tale signs.

Since these acetate embellishments had black clouds on them, I took advantage of the color and spread the glue only in the black areas. This lets them float a bit on the edges and gives me the dimensional look I like.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How to: Get out of "STICKY Situations" in Papercrafts

Amy Here with several ideas for what to do when you have some sticky something on your project. It could be some glue (Best Glue Ever, perhaps?), double stick tape, a glue dot, sticker, whatever that remains tacky even when dry.

DE-activate it! The Perfect Crafting Pouch is a perfect "adhesive de-activator".

Erase it! Really? YES, using a quality white vinyl eraser or any glue erasers on the market often works depending upon the particular adhesive. (With the Best Glue Ever, just let the glue dry to tacky before "erasing".)

Hide it! You might be able to stick an embellishment on top of the sticky.

Prevention, of course! With the Best Glue Ever, use much less than you think you need. It will dry faster, make the bottle last a really, really long time, and be neater--you won't get the "swishing out" the edges typical with most glues. (In the video, the little goober was created when I changed the location of the dark blue strip, leaving a little glue behind.

•  BUT WAIT! (There's more?) Yes, here's another idea that's perfect in many situations.  (I won't spoil it--watch this short video!)

Click here to learn more about Designer Transfer Foils.

So what do you do to get yourself out of a sticky situation?