Friday, April 17, 2015

Tombow USA and Clearsnap BLOG HOP!

WELCOME to the Tombow USA and Clearsnap Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Clearsnap Blog Hop! For this hop we got together products that were made for each other: Tombow Adhesives and Clearsnap Foils! I bet you want to join in the Foil trend, so in this hop we will show easy, affordable and fun ways to do it, so stick with us for the next two days!

You probably got here from Sabrina Alery but if you just stumbled across my blog go the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) and  Clearsnap Blog (on Saturday) to start!

Now, on to my project!



Start out with a Walnut Hollow Keepsake Box and stain it with Design Master Colortool Glossy Wood Tone 575 spray paint in a well ventilated area.  I applied several light coats to get the most even coverage. 

Once dry, decide on the placement of your design, then apply Stencil Stick Spray to the back of your Clearsnap Colorbox® Bloom Art Screen  and place on the lid of the box.


Squeeze out a half dollar size dollop of Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue on to a palette.  I use old mail order catalogs for my palettes because they are free!  Apply Glue with a Clearsnap Colorbox® Art Dauber  making sure to pounce straight up and down over the Clearsnap Colorbox® Bloom Art Screen, so the glue does not seep underneath.  Carefully lift up the Art Screen and remove any excess Glue with warm water. 

Allow the Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue to set-up (or dry) slightly.  I live in Florida where there is ALOT of humidity, so my tip would be to create a second Art Screen / Glue image on a scrap piece of paper to use as a drying guide and see what works best for you.  After about 10 minutes, the Glue was clear, but still tacky.

Place the Clearsnap Designer Foil Plum Crazy silver side down and rub gently with your fingers.  Do not rub hard or burnish as these Foils have a very easy release.  Just peel back the plastic release sheet and you have a Foiled design!  It is that simple!  The Foils are also very forgiving, so if you end up with a "bald spot" just press another section of Foil into the Glue until your entire design is deliciously Plum Crazy!




Paint the inside of the box with Americana paint by DecoArt in Lavender.  Apply thin layer of Tombow USA MONO Multi Liquid Glue with Clearsnap Colorbox® Art Dauber around the edge of the box bottom and box lid.  Wait for Glue to turn clear and apply Clearsnap Designer Foil Plum Crazy to give your box a special POP of color and shine!

Now on to the really FUN stuff!



To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 21st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 22nd, 2015.



Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Clearsnap on Facebook!

YOUR NEXT STOP is Jennifer Priest for more ADHESIVE and FOIL FUN!

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16 comments:

D.Ann said...

Wow, what a fab look! Thanks for the drying tip as I'm also in FL and probably wouldn't've thought to wait that long, impatient crafter that I am! : )

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the color of the flower. I have some foil but haven't used it yet. Glad to get suggestions before I start.
thanks for sharing.

QuiltShopGal said...

Inspirational project. Thanks for the great tutorial. I look forward to making this. Total #CreativeGoodness.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Gina Furman said...

That is beautiful! I have so many wooden boxes, and am never sure what to do with them. Now I have an idea!

Robin B. said...

Wow, your keepsake box is stunning! I love the purple flower, thanks for the inspiration.

Christy said...

Fun to see something not on paper!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL box Beth!!!
LOVE the GORGEOUS foil accent and you have made it sound so easy!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and TOP TIPS - I have this technique to my list to try :)

cjmont said...

beautiful box, thanks for sharing.

Donna Lueders said...

OMG what a beautiful box, I love that foil trick.

Janis said...

Ooooooohhhh....this is gorgeous!! Love that plum foil color!! Great tip on foiling the edges of the top and bottom where they meet to add that extra finishing touch!!! Fabulous project!!!
<3 J

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Lanie J. said...

What a great use of that foil! Beautiful box! lanie at laniejandco dot com

Liz O. said...

Cannot wait to try foil! This is a great idea! TFS!

tami sanders said...

very pretty box! great techniques!

Liz Lumsden said...

What a beautiful box! The foil really adds something special...

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful keepsake box! I love the stencil you used! The Mono Glue works great with the foils... can't wait to try this!

Sandra Jacobs said...

What a beutiful color combo box, Love the foil, the color,& shine thank you for a chance to win