Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sept Challenge: Altered Clipboards


Jessica B at The Shabby Shoppe Gallery made this wonderful example:

http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/photopost/data/505/0806_shabbyclipboard.jpg

Here is a great intro to these beauties
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_home_accessories/article/0,1789,HGTV_3255_4224856,00.html

and another article on them
http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Techniques/Altered_Art/423.php

You can either make them with photos and with lumpy elements and hang them up as a display piece or make them without photos and lumps for actual use to write on. I have made them both ways. One as a gift for actual use and one with more embellishments for display. You can also make them to hold 8.5x11 office calendars for the new year.

Use some papers, photos and embellishments that reflect the interests of the person you are giving it to.
These take about an hour to do with Mod Podge and overnight to dry. I usually try to make several at a time and minimise the time taken and the mess made! If using Digital artwork, make sure your printing ink is waterproof when using Mod Podge to decopodge over the top.
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