“Blingy Grunge” with Clearsnap Designer Foils!

by | July 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on “Blingy Grunge” with Clearsnap Designer Foils!

Nothing associates “Made in the USA,” or Fourth of July better than the colors red, white, and blue.  So, taking cues from these patriotic colors (which happens to be this month’s color inspiration challenge), I’ve created a grungy Fourth of July mixed-media tag using an array of Clearsnap® supplies.


I created the base of the tag by adhering star sequins to the background and covering them with gesso.  Once the background was completely dry, I spritzed the tag with water and ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink in “Blueberry” and Aladine Izink Ink in “Tomato.”


Once all inks were dry, I applied gesso to the tag. I stamped text to the background using ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink in “Wicked Black.” The chipboard pieces are covered in our Designer Foils in “Silver Fog;” I applied liquid glue to the pieces and let them dry until tacky-then applied the foil.  I didn’t want perfect coverage-in keeping with the grungy feel of this tag!  Take the patriotic challenge with us this month-will you please?  Thanks for stopping by!

Clearsnap Supplies:

Other Supplies

  • manila tag
  • letter stickers, sequins
  • gesso, glass bead gel
  • flair button, chipboard shapes

About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

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