Nicole here with a project for you today. I have had a wooden clipboard going from junk pile to junk pile in my house for ages. (Everyone knows those junk piles I speak of, right?!) So I decided to finally turn it into something useful for my house. It was pretty boring as it stood so out came the supplies and I got to altering it!
What you will need:
- Papers and paints to decorate
- Adhesives – I used gel medium and glossy accents
I covered my clipboard with a coat of gesso. This was to prime the surface for painting and decorating.
I tore up a page of text printed paper to apply to the background. I was quite rough in my tearing and aimed to make the page roughly centered in the middle of the clipboard. I applied the paper with gel medium.
I applied a thin wash of gesso over this to knock back the pattern of the paper a bit.
I stenciled in white paint over some parts of this. Step 6
I used tissue paper to cover the metal clip on the board. I also applied some to the background of the board. I used gel medium to adhere it all.
I fussy cut an image from some Graphic 45 papers and glued this down with gel medium also.
I cut some notebook paper down to size for note pages. I liked the grid pattern on the note paper so I used it instead of plain paper.
I die cut a key from grunge paper and inked it black. I then added a layer of crackle paste. When dried I added some gold leaf gilding over this. I added the note paper on using the clip from the board. I added the key to this section also. I adhered a post it note block to the board for shorter quick notes that I can grab and take with me if needs be. The bigger list if for more long term projects or commissions and keeping me on track!
I hope you enjoyed this and it gave you some ideas for creating to do lists from some odd materials!