Painting with Smooch Accent Ink – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 2

by | May 24th, 2016 | 10

Welcome to day 2 of our team up with Eye Connect Crafts this week! Did you know that you can stamp, spray, paint, ink, and stencil all over chipboard die cuts? Today Dana Tatar shares how painting with Smooch Accent Ink can add shimmer and interest to scales on a lizard shaped Eye Connect Crafts die cut. Make your vacation pages POP this summer with hand painted embellishments like this!

Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts Blog Hop May 2016 (1)

Check out Eye Connect Crafts blog today where you can enter a giveaway to win a gift certificate to the Eye Connect Crafts site. Here on the Clearsnap blog we’re giving away a set of 7 our newest Smooch Accent Ink colors, including these five pictured above. Be sure to read through to the end of this post to enter, using the widget.

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a fun Summer vacation layout featuring one of my favorite four-legged friends–small lizards. I started this page with some action shots and the Totem Lizard and Totem Alligator from Eye Connect Crafts. These cute chipboard poppets are movable and I had a blast altering them for my scrapbook layout.

Clearsnap Smooch Accent Ink

I added life to these poppets by first stenciling a camouflage pattern onto the chipboard by using the ColorBox® Cobblestone Art Screen. Once I had the pattern traced onto the chipboard, I painted the lizards with Smooch® Accent Ink. I went from raw chipboard to painted lizards in just a few simple steps.

Stenciling with Art Screens

Step One: Place the Cobblestone Art Screen over the Totem Poppet and use a pencil to trace the pattern onto the chipboard. Note: Keep the Poppet attached to the packaging during this process to help hold the small pieces in place while tracing and to achieve a more natural camouflage pattern.

Smooch Accent Ink on Chipboard

Step Two: Paint the Poppets with Smooch® Accent Ink. Let dry.

Painting Brads with Smooch

Step Three: Assemble the Poppets by punching out the individual chipboard pieces and securing them together with mini brads. Paint the brads with Smooch® Accent Ink to help blend them into the design. Use a heat gun to dry the ink.

My First ColorBox Stamping

Step Four: Glue google eyes to the Poppets. Note: I trimmed the nose of the alligator with scissors to make the face more lizard-like. Secure the Poppets to the scrapbook page. To ensure that the Poppets remain movable, only apply adhesive to center of the animals.

Optional: Use the My First ColorBox® Meow Mini Stamp Set with ColorBox® Chalk Ink to stamp footprints onto the background of the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you! If you’re not a fan of lizards, there are dozens of different Totem Poppets available from Eye Connect Crafts. Alos, there are 32 pearlized colors of Smooch® Ink which makes it easy to personalize your Poppet to match your tastes.

Clearsnap Supplies:

Eye Connect Crafts Supplies: Totem Alligator, Totem Lizard, Mini Silver Brads

And before you go, be sure to enter our giveaway and check out the projects today on the Eye Connect Crafts Blog.


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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

10 Responses to Painting with Smooch Accent Ink – Hop with Eye Connect Crafts Day 2

  1. Bunny Dobbie says:

    Love this idea! When we go somewhere tropical in the winter I always take photos of the iguanas and lizards. They are so pretty! Love the shine!

  2. carolyn montgomery says:

    love all these beautiful colors and clever ideas for using chipboard shapes and the art screens

  3. Carla Hundley says:

    Cool looking.
    Made a nice
    looking layout.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Definitely good to Smooch in public, Dana, great job! I try to Smooch whenever possible, too, love them and have them all! haha xoxo

  5. Dana Tatar says:

    Thanks so much ladies!

  6. Erin says:

    Brilliant idea to trace and fill in the stencil! And love seeing someone use the alligator and lizard, they are two of my fave! Thanks Dana!

  7. Such a creative mind!!! Love your project! :)

  8. Rosali says:

    This look so cool! Love the metallic shine!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the chameleons.
    Make a great embellishment for the layout.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Jennifer Carmichael says:

    Love the projects.

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