Monday, January 22, 2007

Daily Special - Anything But Cards 2 (Altered Clipboard)

Well, here is today's daily special - "Altered Clipboard". Scroll down for the tutorial. Okay, this is my very first altered clipboard and it actually, was pretty easy. I made a few mistakes along the way but it all worked out in the end.

Honestly, I'm not loving the colors I chose to use to create this clipboard. I really liked the scrapbook paper and the colors I chose to use were based on the color of the scrapbook paper.

I could have covered the whole clipboard with the scrapbook paper but well people, this blog is about rubber stamping so I needed to do a bit of stamping.

I made one crucial mistake when creating this clipboard. . .I used markers to outline my stamped images to have them stand out a bit and guess what!! They smeared when I applied the Modge Podge over it. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!

BUT. . . . there's a but in all of this! I was not about to trash this project so I covered my mistake by stamping a similar color cardstock, restamped the images, mat the image and applied alphabet die cuts to spell the word "NOTES", glued it on to the clipboard, then modge-podged over it. Never give up when making mistakes, there's always creative ways to fix a problem.


Now here is the tutorial:


Materials:

Acrylic paint in various colors
Clipboard
Rubber Stamp set
Modge Podge
Sponge brush
Scrapbook paper (optional)
Stickles glitter (optional)
Ribbons (optional)

Alphabet Die Cuts (optional)
Prima Flowers (optional)






Using the sponge brush color the whole board with the acrylic paint. In this case, I chose an olive green colored paint. Set aside to dry.





Once the coat of acrylic paint is dry, ink your rubber stamp with the desired acrylic paint using the sponge brush. Randomly rubber stamp the images on to the clipboard.






I added Stickles glitter to enhance the flowers. When you've rubber stamped the clipboard as desired, set aside to dry.






Once the paint is dry, apply Modge Podge to the back of your scrapbook paper and glue on to the desired area of your clipboard.







Apply Modge Podge on to the whole clipboard including the scrapbook paper using the sponge brush. The Modge Podge helps to seal your design and protect them from the elements. Set aside to dry.






When the Modge Podge is completely dry, add ribbons and other embellishments as desired. This is the completed project.






That's it. Sounds simple, huh! There's a lot of drying time required in between each step so allot time in your day for these drying periods.


Try it out and have fun! Be creative. . .use various types of ribbons and scrapbook pieces. Personalize it with a monogram stamp or die cut.

Until later!

4 comments:

Margaret LaFaive said...

I just stumbled on your tutorials and have bookmarked several of them for future reference. I love your ideas and appreciate you taking the time to document the step by step instructions to recreate your projects.

Maggs said...

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dictionar german said...

This is seriously one of my most favoritest (I know that’s not a real word LOL!) cards ever.

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