Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Papered Over

What would life be like without ModPodge? Isn't it just the greatest for gluing paper all over everything???

I just got several packs of Designer Series paper in my last SU! order and I so love them all. I got Windsor Knot for a clipboard class.
I decided to paint the clipboards with acrylic paint and just add a strip of paper instead of covering the whole board. It gave me a place to stamp, which is important for a stamper! I choose a dotted pattern even though the stripes were my favorites, but the color scheme is awesome either way. My attendees snagged up those stripes and wouldn't you know, they're clipboards turned out fantastic!

Doing the beaded pen wasn't hard, but it was a learning experience. If you lay five strips of sticky strip on a piece of wax paper it makes transferring the tape to your pen easier, BUT if those strips are butted up next to each other you'll end up with a slight gap in your beads....so here's a tip: space them just a hair apart and the pen will come out perfect!!!

The day after my workshop a certain crafty child of mine, yeah you know the one, wanted to make a clipboard too. She choose the Bella Rose paper, and I gave her a flower out of the Eastern Blooms set to stamp with...ummm, her clipboard is GORGEOUS! How did that happen? LOL! Well I wanted the class clipboard to be neutral, not feminine, and it is. But Miss Thang wanted hers to be ALL GIRL! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

This Saturday I'm doing another workshop. This time we're making little recipe files. This was a cute project we saw at convention. Mine is different from the one that was shown to us there, but the idea is the same...converting PopTart boxes! hehehe Like I needed an excuse to buy PopTarts! This is the Maine Blueberry paper. Isn't it yummy?

3 comments:

Vicki said...

What really cool projects girl!! Love that box!! TFS!

Donna (Sapphire1968) said...

Love the clipboards adn the pop tart recipe holder is awesome!

Michelle said...

I love the clip board and poptart recipe box. I'm working on an Art to wear badge with my GS troop (we are making useable things too) and the clipboard would be great for them. Field trip to Michael's!!!!

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