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!
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.
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.
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.
Step Two: Paint the Poppets with Smooch® Accent Ink. Let dry.
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.
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.
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.
- Smooch® Accent Ink: Juniper, Copper, Gold Lame, Silver, Fox, Tuxedo, Sundance
- ColorBox® Art Screens: Cobblestone
- ColorBox® Chalk Ink: Chive
- My First ColorBox® Mini Stamps: Meow
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.