Welcome to the 

Clearsnap and Trinity Paper Arts Blog Hop!! 

Our Design Teams have “teamed up” to share layouts, projects, and more featuring Trinity Paper Arts' paper collections and Clearsnap's distinctive inks and accessories. From sports to summer and everything in between, kick your sandals off, grab a cold lemonade and enjoy the inspiration.   Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment.

https://hydrangeahippo.com/     YOU ARE HERE
http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/    GO HERE NEXT

Each comment is an entry into a drawing to win the entire Trinity Paper Arts' “Surf N Swim” Collection!

PLUS, a second winner will receive Smooch Spritz in Gingersnap, Designer Foils in Blue, and Design Adhesives! 

For extra entries, post about this blog hop to Facebook, Twitter or your blog! Just leave a comment on either company blog telling us what you did and each comment will count as your extra entry. And now, let's heat up the summer!!

The Trinity Paper Arts papers are just a natural fit for ink–they have a wonderful finish that takes ink really well, plus the subdued colors are just asking for a little distressing! 

I created this mixed media album for a class I taught in Texas last month and am teaching next weekend in Virginia at the Great American Scrapbook Conventions!  There's still space in the classes in Virginia if you would like to join me. And, if you're not in the area, I have a select number of kits available in my etsy shop here:  Mixed Media Summer Album.

On the cover of the book and on some of the pages, I dragged the edges of the pages through Clearsnap's Mix'd Media Inx in Truffle. Then I dusted them with Clearsnap's Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it — the result is a gilded edge! The Mix'd Media Inx are very “juicy” and excellent for inking the edges of pages and because they are a pigment ink, they stay wet long enough for embossing powders to be applied.

On the pages above, I applied the Mix'd Media Inx and Copper Embossing Powder but I also added a little Smooch Spritz in Navy Twinkle. On this page, it almost looks like spray from the ocean! The circles are applied with paint through Punchinella, which I will be offering my etsy shop soon!

Clearsnap is the original creator of the Rollagraph Stamp Wheel. You've probably seen these offered by other companies but Clearsnap is the original and they still have a HUGE selection of designs in wide and standard sized wheels to choose from. 

On the pages above, I used the Paint Splatter Wheel with some Limited Edition ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Candied Yam. The Rollagraph Wheels can be used with ink cartridges or you can leave the cartridge out of the handle and ink the wheels up with any formula and color of ink you'd like. To achieve this look, I randomly rolled the wheel all over the pages until ink had no ink left, then I reinked and repeated. 

Here I used the Faux Postal Rollagraph Stamp with Stephanie Barnard ColorBox ink in Chocolate to apply a postage stamp pattern randomly to my pages–the postage stamp is great for a summer travel themed project like this!

I hope you enjoyed the hop – don't forget to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. From here, you'll continue on to: http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Author: 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

14 thoughts on “Trinity Paper Arts and Clearsnap Blog Hop

  1. Love the way you mixed it up on this project!

    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm
  2. Looks like some pretty awesome colors for up coming summer!

    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm
  3. I just love this! So super cute. I need it for my trip to Hawaii!

    Posted on June 16, 2012 at 12:56 am
  4. AWESOME! Fabulous! Very Creative! What a great mixed media album. I love all the techniques you used and the tips you gave such as embossing the edge of the page to make it look gilded. My favorite project so far on the Hop. Great job!!!!

    Posted on June 16, 2012 at 2:55 am
  5. I LOVE this album. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on June 16, 2012 at 3:11 am
  6. Such a lovely album..you encourage me to be brave on mixing and working with different textures and layers on mini-albums..thank you

    Posted on June 16, 2012 at 3:39 am
  7. Very nice!

    Posted on June 16, 2012 at 5:00 am
  8. Hmmm…I thought I left a post yesterday..came by again today..to look over the album again for refresh idea..love your album..

    Posted on June 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  9. Love it. Very cute!

    Posted on June 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  10. I just love this beautiful mini. Very creative!


    Posted on June 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm
  11. great project!

    Posted on June 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  12. Wow…GORGEOUS!! I love all the misting and texture! That twine looped over the cover is amazing!

    Posted on June 21, 2012 at 12:04 am
  13. This album is so pretty! I love all the artistic touches with the ink and spray mist. Really wonderful embellishments!

    Posted on June 21, 2012 at 2:24 am
  14. thanks for sharing.

    Posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:24 am