Friday, August 13, 2010

Office Clipboard Before and After

Today I'm going to do my first tutorial. I was able to fix my old camera so now I can do more show and tells. I wanted a clip board to hang on the wall by my desk where I do my computer work. Since I sell stuff on ebay and blog I'm at my desk a lot. I wanted to clip board to be pretty. I decided to decorate one.



The materials you need are: plain clipboard, scrappaper (get more than one of the same pattern incase you make a mistake. Some clip art, stickers or any thing you want to embellish the board. Craft paint to match the scrap paper. Modpodge or any decopauge glue. One foam paint brush. One sharp edged card like an old credit card or library card.

First turn over your scrap paper and trace the bulleton board. You want to clip the paper right under the top part of the clip.

Once you see that the paper fits perfectly you paint the top of the clip board to match. Paint down a few inches more than will show. Let dry.



Glue the scrap paper on to the board. Make sure it's in place with the top even before gluing in place. Let the glue dry.

When this is dry, cover the whole clip board with decopauge glue. Let that dry. Then cover it with glue again. Between glue times you want to use the sharp edged card to smooth out the glue bubbles. The paper will start to pucker. Keep on smoothing because you want a smooth surface for writing on.

Let everything dry. Now is the fun part. Add what decorations you want.  I got these clip art from The Graphic Fairy.












This one I got from an image from google images.  I love the bold lines.  I think it's a vinyl wall sticker.  I just sized it to fit the board.

I printed the images on different colored paper and scrapbook paper.  Then created a document with the store's name "Kat's Purrfect Boutique" and printed that on darker pink paper (see below).




Images glued in place





Here is the finished product.


Clipboard for Office Area Wall



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23 comments:

Unplanned Cooking said...

That is so cute + creative! Love the idea of dressing up an old clipboard.

Alana, Author of Domestically Challenged said...

This is awesome - and it looks like something I could actually do! :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great idea and it came out beautiful!!

Great job!!

HPS!!

Debbie

Rebecca said...

Your clipboard turned out so wonderful-I'd love to have one of these! Happy PS!

rosechicfriends said...

What a great idea and how lovely yours turned out!
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Sarah said...

Great tutorial! Now I'm inspired to do one! :) Be sure to stop by my blog for a great giveaway!

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Gracie Jewellery said...

Great idea! Happy Pink Saturday. See you next week.

NanE said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Wonderful clipboard makeover, you did a great job on it. Nan

Kat from California said...

Thanks for the complements!!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

So pretty Kat!!! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Love the clipboard dressup. I think I will try this one!

Terrell said...

Ohhh I love how chic this turned out! You're so creative! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to my link at my weekly party, every Friday..hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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Judy said...

I love that clipboard. I just did a similar project using fabric. Yours came out great. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Really love the images you picked!

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