I decided to alter this tiny clipboard I had on hand with Typography by Graphic 45. It was quite easy and I used a clever solution to cover this tricky item as you will see in the tutorial below.
Distress Stain, Black Soot
Clip board blank
Xyron Glue Stick For Corners
Xyron 1/2" Double-Sided High Tack Tape
Embellishments and Charms
I used stain along the edges of the clip board so that there would be cohesiveness with the intended color palate. Since I was planning to cover the rest of the board, I only did what I needed too.
After tracing the backing for the board, I connected it with the Xyron Glue Stick for Corners. Be sure to get all the edges, and especially burnish where the brads are.
To keep things looking finished, I added more stain after adding the paper. It is a tiny touch, but it really makes a difference.
On the front of the board the metal clip is in the way of easily attaching paper. I decided to use the new washi tape and it worked perfectly. I did add another layer of glue. Most washi tapes are very low tack (not all that sticky) so this extra layer of glue will ensure my edges stay down and my piece looks finished.
I added strips of tape extending past the edges.
Then I used small scissors to trim the edges. I could not find my bone folder, so I used this Popsicle stick to burnish the edges. This is important to really get everything stuck in place.
Now I planned for my focal and chose a few layers of mattes. I used the high tack tape to adhere them.
Here you can see my base, all set for embellishing. Now I had thought about keeping it simple and only adding a few bits at the top...but knowing that I just cannot stop shopping my stash, it ended up covered in all kinds of junk.
Now I had thought about keeping it simple and only adding a few bits at the top...but knowing that I just cannot stop shopping my stash, it ended up covered in all kinds of junk!
I thought this was the perfect spot for my big feather embellishment.
I love the use of gilders paste to make the letters stand out on these embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed today's post!