Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clear Scrap and Clearsnap

Clear Scrap and Clearsnap are teaming up this week! I had a blast experimenting with the Clearsnap SurfaceZ inks and trying to find new ways to use them!


The SurfaceZ inks are a multi-surface ink and can be used on practically anything. One of my favorite ways to use them was to water them down with either water or alcohol and use them as paint. Be sure to work on a non stick craft mat because when they dry they are permanent. 


I prepped my layout by spraying white primer spray paint on the left side of the Clear Scrap XL Deco Shape. This would give the SurfaceZ "wash" something to stick to and allow the colors to pop. 


After painting on the "wash" I allowed it to sit for approximately 30 seconds and then wiped it off. Because it was diluted, it came off the untreated acrylic and left a beautiful blue hue on the spray painted area. 


While I was playing with washes, I thought it would be fun to create some watercolor inspired background paper with the inks. When mixed with alcohol and dripped on the cardstock, the alcohol removed some of the previous wash and  created a water drop effect. 

When the cardstock was dry, I stamped on the cardstock with the ink. 


Supplies Used:
  • Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape, 12 " Numbers Mascil
  • Clearsnap SurfaceZ ink and refill (Dolphin, Bluebell, Marine, Caribean, Marmalade,  and Scarlet)
  • Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
  • Stampendous (Musical Motif)
  • Pebbles Diecuts 

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