Saturday, August 18, 2007

Altered Clipboard – Blackboard

Hello all, hope you are still enjoying what we are bringing you each day. Today I am doing an altered clipboard with a bit of a twist, I am sure a lot of you have already played with altering clipboards with paint, paper and photos, but today I am turning one into a blackboard to use as a shopping list because I know that whenever I do a list at the last minute to go shopping I ALWAYS forget something, well not anymore I write down things we need as we are running out then transfer it to my paper list to take with me. I started with a plain MDF bingo board, you can usually find these in pound stores, I started by sanding down the edges a bit as they were a little rough, then gave it a coat of white acrylic paint, just roughly painting it. When it was dry I gave it the first coat of blackboard paint, mine is by International and was bought at FOCUS, it takes 2 hours to be touch dry and needs a good 16 hours before you apply the second coat. I painted back and front with two coats. When your blackboard is completely dry you can decorate it as you wish, I used Moda Fabrics paper by DaisyD’s in a vintagey style of pale blue and pink to cut the title, cream cotton lace for the border and lashings of pink and pale blue ribbons of all different weights and designs. I punched a hole in the bottom left corner using my cropadile for some ribbon to hold the chalk and just tuck it into the bow to stop the kids from fiddling. I hope I have inspired you today, enjoy playing Trish xxx

4 comments:

Caz said...

oh trish that is such a cool idea!! I love it!

toothfairytrace said...

ooooh me likes!!! I have so many of these stashed away - what a fab idea!!!

joanna said...

Love it, Trish! What a great idea - would make a fabbo present :)

Paula said...

Oh fab! I'm off to look for blackboard paint! lol! Thanks x