Friday, February 5, 2010

easy peasy weekend project

I have been wanting a clipboard to hang by my sewing table for a while now. But just any clipboard just wouldn't do so the project had to wait until I had time. And well, I still don't have time so I just didn't do the laundry so I could finally complete this. Hey, something had to give.

I bough the clipboard and the scrapbook paper. If you sew you probably know this paper is also a fabric by Heather Bailey and she makes FABULOUS prints. I bought the paper on sale for 40 cents at the scrapbook store in the Mall of America (the name escapes me at the moment) when we went to Minneapolis last month.

I had the white acrylic paint, the foam brush, and mod podge.

I painted around the outside of the clipboard with the white paint. The paper wasn't long enough so I used the backside of the paper (that was trimmed from the side) in the middle of the clipboard to add a little something. If you plan on writing on the clipboard this isn't a great idea cause there will be a small bump where the papers overlap.

Once it's all ready just put a layer of modge podge on the board and add your paper. I used a stack of flash cards (cause that's what I had handy) to push out all the air bubbles but you can use a credit card or something similar. Wait until the glue dries (at least 30 minutes) before you coat the top of the paper with the modge podge. The glue dries fast but if you do it too soon it makes a mess. This stuff gets on your hands whether you want it to or not so it could mess up your whole project of you don't wait.

And here it is in all it's glory just hanging there waiting to be used. I still need to finish bringing stuff back in my craft room after painting and organizing it all so if may be a while before I get to use my new clipboard. Luckily, it's beautiful and matches my wall color as it hangs there waiting to be used.


Mod Podge Amy said...

So pretty! I love.

Lacy said...

Thank you! I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by.