Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh, So, Beautiful

Hello Bloggers!

It's a lovely, if overly warm, day here in Texas.

I wanted to share another GASC project.

This one is from Clear Scraps.

I had never done anything with acrylic before this class and LOVED it.

 Susan, owner of Clear Scraps actually taught the class, which I thought was super cool. 

This blurry streak is her husband, who was manning the booth while she was teaching.
He darted in & out of the classroom to get something.
They're awfully cute together.

Susan started class by explaining the difference between Cast Acrylic & Extruded Acrylic. 
(No, I'm not going to try to explain it.  
It was 8am on a Saturday and I can't be held responsible for the Swiss-cheese holes in my brain at that time of day.)

The parts I remember is that Extruded Acrylic can be punched, dry embossed, etc., while Cast is stronger & super clear.

Our class kits came with all the goodies for each page packed into an individual bag.
LOVE that!

I learned how to use Alcohol Inks with the Acrylic pages.
Very cool, because I had just bought some Alcohol Inks, but had never used them.
We inked around the edges of the acrylic pages with it.

And I inked the whole back page with it, cuz I've just gotta be a little bit of a rebel.

We then added pearls to the edges of the pages using Pearl Pens.

We only used the Opal colored ones on the project, but seriously, coolest stuff ever.

We had to get those pages done first, so they could dry while we put together the chipboard pages.
I set mine on the floor next to my chair so I didn't smoosh my pearls.

Chipboard pages in progress!

I didn't get the whole project done, but I attribute most of that to the gab fest I had going on with the other girls at my table.

Besides, it was a good excuse to do some more scrapping when I got home!

Here's the finished project!
 Supplies: to the best of my knowledge all supplies are from Clear Scraps & Basic Grey

See the pearls?  Isn't that cool?

 I thought this was another cool technique.
We tore chunks of the paper lace that we were using on the album and added it to the tops of large flowers.
I love how easy it was to create coordinating flower layers without adding bulk.
Genius idea!

All in all, I was very happy with this class.
I learned a ton and love the finished project.

A big Thanks to Susan for such a great class!!


  1. Love how our album came out and the shapes are fun.

  2. Your album is beautiful.
    This sounds like a fun class.

  3. That is a gorgeous project! Looks like you are learning so much and having alot of fun! Love it!


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