Saturday, August 19, 2017

How To Create An Altered Box With Best Glue Ever

Hi all

It's Katie here with a box i have altered using paints and Best Glue Ever

You will need

Best Glue Ever
Best Cleaner Ever
No Clog Cap Large
Small wooden box
Metal box feet
air hardening clay
silicone molds.

Start off by painting a small wooden box with gesso and then paint over with chalky finish paint.

Stamp over the whole box with a texture stamp using dark green ink and leave to dry before applying modeling paste over the top with a stencil.

Use Best Cleaner Ever to clean the ink off you stamps and tools. 

Apply blobs of Best Glue Ever to the bottom corners of the box and then carefully attach the feet. Leave the glue to set. This glue is perfect for adding metal to wood because it dries fast and has a strong hold once dry unlike PVA glue which is a lot more runny so the bits tend to slid off while it its drying.

I used clay with silicone molds to create the shapes which i painted with Quinaodone Gold fluid acrylic and then dry brushed with gold paint. Once dry i glued the heart to the wings and adhered it to  the box. I added mdf cogs around the front.

I rubbed a bit of bronze metallic paint over the box to highlight the wood grain a little.

Thank you for visiting

How To Make Pretty Glittered Tags

Tracy here today with a quick and easy way to make some glittered tags.

I was wanting to use something gold on a layout I was making and really hated to cut into my one last piece of gold paper. Then I remembered how good the Best Glue Ever worked with glitter. So I grabbed a couple of plain white tags, my gold glitter and the Best Glue Ever

I spread some of the Best Glue Ever around on just part of the tags since I wasn't going to use the whole tag. 

I then spread the glue around with my finger being sure to get it all over.

Then I sprinkled on the glitter, shook off the excess and let them dry.

While they were drying I cleaned up my mess using some of the Best Cleaner Ever on my work mat. It worked great and cleaned up the excess gluey mess I had made. Then of course, I had glitter all over the place so I grabbed the Perfect Cleaning Cloth and was able to wipe up all the excess glitter.

Here's another photo of my finished tags on my perfectly clean work mat!

I hope this gives you some ideas on ways to add some sparkle to your embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017

How To Make Inexpensive Blocks Into Sensational Art

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with how to make inexpensive blocks into sensational art. The key is to have a wild imagination. Enjoying the clean up of your own mess helps!
~ Escher's Clocks ~
Supplies and Tools Needed:
3 foam cubes (mine were sent me from Floracraft)
Foiled Paper (mine is from Rinea)
Acrylic Paint (I used High Impact by Tattered Angels)
Sharpie, Ruler, Craft Knife, Paint Brushes,
 Step 1: Use a sharpie to mark a diagonal line that reaches around two sides of the foam block. Cut back the face of the foam block so that a 1/2 inch foam ledge protrudes.
 Step 2: Shape this ramp into steps by dividing the ledge into equal portions and leveling off each section. Cut the steps of the second block to rise opposite of the first and third blocks.
Step 3: Mark a square on the bottom of the second level of the tower. This square should extend from the under edge of the lower steps inward, to the center of the block. Carve away the block so that the square stands out 1/2 inch from the base. Repeat for the third level of the tower.

Step 4: Make a mark 1/2 inch from the edge of the upper-stair-side of the first block. Line up the square at the base of the second block with this mark. Trace the square onto the top of the first block. Cut a shallow crevice inside these lines. Test the pieces during carving, aiming for a snug but smooth fit. Repeat this process for the attachment between the third and second blocks.
 Step 5: Assemble the tower. The weight of the second and third block will balance each other out. Even though the tower levels hang over the edge of the one below, the tower will not tumble.
Step 6: Paint the blocks with bright colored acrylic paint. 
Step 7: Draw a variety of melted clock faces onto the Silver Foiled Paper. Cut out and attach the clocks to the painted foam. Form the foiled paper so that it appears to be dripping down the sides of the tower.

I discovered the best adhesive for this project is the Best Glue Ever. Other adhesives either didn't adhere to the foiled paper or didn't adhere to the foam. This project is a double whammy and a perfect test of the handy nature of ScraPerfect's glue. Squeeze a medium sized circle on the back of a clock. Let the glue dry to a semi-clear consistentcy before attaching the clock to the foam. Otherwise the glue will drip into the crevices and away from the foiled paper.

 If you have an appreciation for the surrealistic art of  M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali you will know this Never-Ending Tower and Melting Clocks are not my original idea. They are borrowed from the works of these great artists with my humble thanks and deepest admiration.

Scrap On


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to Remove Stickers Perfectly!

Hey there ScraPerfect friends!
Lisa here to share an easy way to remove stickers off of an object.
We recently replaced our back door after installing it, I needed to remove those stickers they add to them. Yeah, I didn't get a picture of the actual stickers, but did get some after I tried peeling the stickers off. Here is the window on the door:

This is the door:

Finally, frustrated, I grabbed The Best Cleaner Ever:

and sprayed both areas:

I let it sit for about 5 minutes and used some paper towel to remove the sticker. This was the result after on the door:

and the window:

So next time you have something sticky to remove, try The Best Cleaner Ever.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Quick How To for Fast and Fun Foiled Accents

Kathy here from Create.365 with a card for you and the ScraPerfect products I will highlight this time are the Best Glue Ever, the Best Cleaner Ever and the Transfer Foils.

Using a scrap of brown cardstock trimmed according to sketch #70 @ Your Next Stamp, the Copper sheet of Transfer Foil and a light coating of glue on the stamp, I applied it in a similar manner as to this video here -except that I used a sponge to apply the glue to the stamp and cleaned it up right away using the Best Cleaner Ever.

After stamping the design on the cardstock, I did give the glue a bit of a chance to set up on the paper before I laid the foil on top. I then used a small bone folder to help burnish it to be sure the whole design transferred.

The camper image from Unity Stamp company was inked in black on ivory cardstock and the coloring was done with colored pencils and Wink of Stella pens...Clear was used on the clouds, door and bumper while Silver was used on all the gray trim of the trailer. I added Liquid Glass to both the windows to give them the dimensional look of glass.

I used a black Micron Pigma pen to hand draw the stitched edges around the red patterned paper.  The sentiment banner was hand cut, stamped in gray ink, embellished with a large antique brad and adhered to the card front with foam tape.

The last foiled accent was added to the sentiment strip using a strip of red-liner tape. All patterned paper layers were then adhered to the A2 sized kraft card base using the Best Glue Ever. The camper focal was added using foam tape.

Inside I stamped a sentiment from CTMH in gray ink on an ivory scrap, punched the edges with a southwest corner and layered it on dark brown cardstock. I did trace over all the script lettering on the card using a StarDust glitter gel pen for added sparkle!

Hope you give Transfer Foils a try -they are very "on trend" right now and so fun to experiment with! Until next time -happy crafting with ScraPerfect!

Super Easy, Quick Removal of Decade Old Decals

Hello and welcome to the blog today!

Shelly with you today taking you out of the craft room and out to my driveway to show you another great use for Best Cleaner Ever and Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

These decals have been on the back window of my car for over a decade.  I have wanted to remove them, but it seemed like to much of a hassle.  I gave a half-hearted scrape to them, but it was obvious they were stuck on there good!

I have been using Best Cleaner Ever on everything around me - - so had to give it a try on this tough job!

First I spritzed the old decals with Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for just a couple of minutes.

Then, using a plastic scraper from my kitchen (the kind you use to scrape your stoneware) I gently lifted the decals away from the car window.

Do any of my long time scrappers recognize the small white decal shape on the left?

I repeated the spray and scrape process just once more and the decals were completely removed.

Once the decals were removed, there was still a little sticky residue left on the window.  I simply spritzed some Best Cleaner Ever on the the sticky area and rubbed clean with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

This process literally took just a few minutes with no hard scrubbing!  And my favorite thing about Best Cleaner Ever -- it does not irritate my super sensitive skin!

There is just no end to the surfaces and situations that can be rescued with Best Cleaner Ever!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative (and clean!) week~


Monday, August 14, 2017

How To Make Quick, Easy Metallic Frames For A Stunning Layout

Charity here with a beautiful layout that showcases stunning metallic frames. I try to include a trip to a park or two with any travel. These photos were taken last summer in Tacoma. The foiled paper frames and points mimic the shapes in this Japanese Garden.
   ~ Point Defiance Park ~  
The metallic sheen of Rinea Foiled Paper wis the perfect material for the frames on this layout.
 For the detailed points I used a fancy frame die and cut the corners off at a diagonal. The foiled paper takes the dry embossing in such exquisite detail.
 For the third photo I used a thinner frame from the same die set. The sketch I used had lovely groupings at the corners. I choose wood veneer leaves and chipboard cameras for my layers.
  The sketch I used had lovely groupings at the corners. I choose wood veneer leaves and chipboard cameras for my layers. ScraPerfect glue is the ideal answer for attaching wood veneer. It only takes a drop or two of the Best Glue Ever and holds securely. The No-Clog Writing Cap makes the drops super easy to place.  
Stop by my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies and a look at the sketch by Laura Whitaker from Stuck Sketches.

Scrap On!