Hey there! It’s Judy here with you today sharing a school themed altered clipboard project.
Have you ever created an altered clipboard? This is my first one! I am primarily a card maker, but the same types of techniques, images, papers, embellishments, etc can be applied to a clipboard. And these clipboards can be a great addition to your decor. I think mine here would look great hanging in a classroom.
To get started I gathered my materials starting with card stocks from CutCardStock. I pulled out CLASSIC CREST RECYCLED 100 NATURAL WHITE 80 LB CARD STOCK 8.5X11, DCS DISCOUNT CARD STOCK: CANVAS TEXTURED HABANERO RED CARD STOCK and BASIS BLACK 80LB CARDSTOCK.
Just a note that the Imagine That clip art is no longer available, but you can find lots of school themed clip art elsewhere. Also, I altered the size of the alphabet border before printing to measure 8 x 6 inches.
I grabbed a clipboard, black acrylic paint and a sponge brush. This clipboard measures 12 x 9 inches.
After painting the outer edges of the clipboard, I gathered a bunch of different colored ribbons. The ribbons are cut into short pieces and tied on to the clip.
Now, it’s time to decorate!
A piece of the red card stock was cut to approximately 10 1/4 x 8 inches for the background. I created a border piece with red and black card stock that measures about 7 3/4 x 2 inches. The patterned paper was trimmed down to 7 3/4 x 6 inches. Dies were used to cut letters for my title and I fussy cut the alphabet border and clip art pieces.
The bigger components from above are adhered to the red background piece as shown below.
At the last moment I decided to cut a piece of black card stock to resemble a blackboard. My title was adhered after layering natural white letters onto red for a shadow effect. This piece measure about 5 x 3 1/2 inches.
I added the blackboard piece to the center of the alphabet border. The background piece is adhered to the clipboard.
The clip art pieces are added last.
I really enjoyed putting this little project together and am quite pleased with the results!
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