Wednesday, October 31, 2018

How to Get Your Crafting Mat Really Clean Video

Hi All-
Amy here to say that I had cleared off my table and I was about to shoot a new stamping video, 
when I saw this:


It's my Lifetime plastic craft table. To the "trained crafter's eye", it represents many fun hours with ink, paint, paper and glue. But to the "untrained" eye, it was a sticky mess!

So out came ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever™the earth-friendly and people safe solvent that dissolves ink, paint, adhesive and all sorts of gunky stuff. 

This cleaner is fantastic for the crafter for stamps, tools, brushes, (craft tables), No-Clog Writing Cap™ tips, as well as all around the house, garage and even the car or camper, and yes, for SKIN, too!


After spritzing and waiting a couple minutes before toweling it off, my "slate" is now clean and I'm ready for some more ink, paint, paper and glue!

What does your craft table look like?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mini Composition Books For ScraPerfect


Good morning ScraPerfect Fans! Kim here today, and I am sharing my next DT project and this time I have altered some mini composition books.  These books are about 4 1/2 inches high, so great to fit in a pocket or purse!

I started off by giving the books a coat of white gesso to cover up the colours and writing on the front of the books.


Next, I Mod Podged some of the Tim Holtz idea-olgy tissue paper on the front of the books.





Once the Mod Podge was dry, I got out my Christine Adolph adhesive rub ons. These are such fun rub-ons and work so great with the Transfer Foils!


I added my image and then placed the Transfer Foils over top and gave them a rub to adhere down to the book cover.


Once I was finished with the transfer foils, I used the Best Glue Ever for all my embellishments, even the trim on the side of the books, yes it works for this too! I also use the No Clog writing Cap on my bottle too!


I added some paper sentiments in the front and back cover of the books, again using the Best Glue Ever and some Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy.


Now its time for the rest of the embellies!  I used some wood pieces, some of the Tim Holtz paper dolls, some metals and some fabric flowers all glued down with the Best Glue Ever.


You will see the tiny flowers from the Wheel of Embellies on each of the covers as well for a final colourful touch! Don't forget to use the Best Cleaner Ever to do all the clean up when you are finished your project too!


I also added some thread behind each of the paper dolls for some fun texture.



I hope you like my little composition note books, they are a fun and easy project!



Other Products Used
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Christine Adolph Rub Ons
Tim Holtz Tissue
Mini Composition Books
Thread
Metal Key
Resin Flower
Wooden Embellishments

Monday, October 29, 2018

How to Decorate a Kid's Halloween Toy Pencil (video)

Hello all, it's Glen here with a fun project that will be an easy and cheap craft for kids parties or for rainy days when the kids are bored, if that even happens in this day of electronic stimulation. I like these pencils and have about four so far, they are only a $1.99 at stores like T J Max.


I like these pencils and have about four so far, they are only a $1.99 at stores like T J Max.Here I am just beginning to decorate it.


I thought it would be fun to dress him up a bit for Halloween, so I took some of Tim Holtz's fabric and then after cutting it in strips I used the Best Glue Ever to place each one just so and let it dry. Then I added an earring and some transfers for a great look!


So, as you can see after adding a cross to his chest which was inspired by new information that the Knights Templar made it to America and also that pirates like Captain Kidd supported the Knights and much of the treasure they stole from the Spanish was used to help the cause of the Templar's!


Here's a little Video that shows you how great this glue is.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it will help you to be inspired to create your own fun.
 Cheers
 Glen

Sunday, October 28, 2018

How To Make the Perfect Halloween Coffin

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.


 Then after finishing the inside I had to do the edges and try to tone down the bright hinges with some ink and use the Perfect Crafting Pouch again to make the edges dry after inking everything for ageing. 


  Here is the addition of a half skeleton, his legs are missing but that's okay because it wouldn't fit in the coffin anyway. Then it remained to cover the outside in some way that was appropriate to a coffin but also not drive myself crazy trying to match it to scale. I added some embellishments to the outside and inked the entire thing and used the Perfect Crafting Pouch again to fix the edges and add some dusty realism to the old coffin and it's inhabitant. I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out the great products offered by ScraPerfect.
 Peace
 Glen

Saturday, October 27, 2018

How To Add Foil To Diecuts

Hey there!
Lisa here to share a layout and tutorial with you today.
Here is my layout:


For this layout, I used Transfer Foil, The Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap attached, and The Perfect Crafting Pouch along with Crate Paper Love Notes collection.
I have had this XOXO banner sitting on my desk that I cut from my Cameo on white cardstock. I had planned on using it for another layout but didn't. So I decided to use it for this page of my hubby and I. I added Transfer Foil to it:


I added a thin layer of The Best Glue Ever using a paint brush. After I had it covered, I moved it to another piece of paper just so that it wouldn't stick to the one I had glue all over:


I let it dry for about 10-15 minutes:


Once it dried to a clear finish, this stage it is tacky, I placed the Transfer Foil on top, with the color side up and used my fingers to rub over the diecut:


After you have rubbed it, peal away the foil and this is the result. Since I used a textured cardstock, I don't have complete coverage. This is the result I was going for:


Finally, I rubbed the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the front of my banner to get rid of any stickiness the glue may have left:


I decided I needed a few foiled hearts for my page, so I started the above process on 3 diecut hearts:


Here are a few close ups of my layout:
See those gorgeous foiled hearts? I love them!


and check out that pretty shiny banner! Love that too!


The next time you have some scrappy time, try foiling your diecuts. The end results are fabulous!


Friday, October 26, 2018

How To Make Embellished and decoupaged boxes for Halloween Decor

Hi, Robyn here, with a guest post for Halloween. This little project combines three of my favorite things – using several ScraPerfect products, dollar store crafts and repurposing things.



I found these little coffin shaped boxes at my local dollar store, where I also grabbed a bag of creepy-crawly plastic things. I was inspired by a Pinterest board where someone decorated some old books with skeletons and bugs. But they used hot glue, and I wanted to use Best Glue Ever.



First I selected my items and turned them over to add tiny spots of Best Glue Ever to the back. Being plastic, I left them to sit for a while so the spots would get super tacky. BGE is great for adhering different materials together.




Then, since I had no medium handy, I diluted some BGE with plain water, probably about 3-to-1 water to glue. I found that it worked best if I painted it on to the cardboard as well as the paper – pages from a vintage dictionary. I decoupaged the paper to the boxes and lids. Once they were dry, if there were corners raising up, I put a tiny dab of BGE to hold them.





I then placed the plastic pieces where I wanted the on the lids and they grabbed the dry paper. To be honest, if I were doing this again, I would probably spray paint the plastic pieces the day before, perhaps grey or black, with something that worked on plastic.

Now BGE is not really a decoupage medium – it isn’t a sealer. So I did have some tackiness on the surface of the boxes. I grabbed my Perfect Crafting Pouch and tapped over the whole thing, removing any tacky feeling and incidentally setting up the plastic to accept paint, as I happily discovered.

My fingers and work mat were pretty messy with glue, so I cleaned up with Best Cleaner Ever, before moving on to painting. 




I used acrylic craft paints with a sponge brush to create an aged effect on the boxes. I’ve added them to my Halloween mantel, and I will display with my mini-canvases and the bowls of candy for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.






Additional elements could be adding a border of lace or ribbon trim to the edges, or putting some bling on the surfaces with BGE and the Embellie Gellie.



Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

How To Make A Simple Romantic Card Using Best Glue Ever

Hello FABULOUS Crafty Friends!
Welcome to the ScraPerfect blog.

Michelle here today, to share with you a very simple, yet
very romantic card that I have made recently, using Scraperfect's
Best Glue Ever, No-Clog Writing Cap & Embellie Gellie to put it together.


Did you know that the No-Clog Writing Cap comes in a variety of sizes? Sizes that fit the tops of the smallest medium bottles like Liquid Petals or Stickles. And larger sizes that fit your favorite craft paint bottles too! There is even a medium size! As well as a variety of tips, from Extra Fine to Large.

Never waste product again!!!




In addition to the innovative products from ScraPerfect, I also used beautiful Sea Glass Tear Drops from The Robin's Nest, for the pop of color for the black & white card.

To begin, I used an 8.5x11 heavy cardstock in white for my card, folded and sharply creased. 

For a focal point, I chose a silhouette of a couple, embraced under an umbrella, cut using my Cricut machine.

I used a few light drops of Best Glue Ever, applies using a No-Clog Writing Cap around the edges and the center of the backside of the silhouette.




I then continued to use Best Glue Ever & Cap to add random drops over the surface surrounding the silhouette.



I allowed the Best Glue Ever to set to a slight tack, and then added the Tear Drops, using ScraPerfect's Embellie Gellie to easily set the drops into place.




It actually took only 15 minutes to create this card, and can be used with any silhouette design and embellishment, and made for any occasion.

For me, I really love the simplicity of this card design, and yet it somehow looks like a small piece of art at the same time.



Thank you so much for visiting with us today.
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Until next time........
Be Blessed!

Michelle Wells