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February 12, 2012

Fucshias & Fairies Altered Clipboard

Today I have an altered clipboard for you, approximately 6 x 9 inches, using new stamps from the Paint Fusion line by Sheena Douglass, and accented with a cute little fairy from the Fairyopolis die-cut decoupage sheets. (Yes, I'm a sucker for a guy in tights.)

My first step was to paint the clipboard white, using fast drying acrylic paint. While it was drying, I stamped the fuschia and leaves in black, and colored them with the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I really appreciate how very affordable these markers are.

Next I cut (and cut, and cut, LOL). Do your cutting while watching Downton Abbey and it will seem less tiresome. I positioned everything without glue first, to get a sense where I would lay the thin tan ribbon for the branch. Then, out came the Modge Podge. I adhered the ribbon, leaves, and fuschia, and in the bottom right, I adhered the large flower and leaves. I sat the fairy in the middle of the bottom flower, giving him an extra leaf as a cushion. I figured he might be stuck there for a while.

Everything then got a cover coat of Modge Podge, and was allowed to dry overnight.

Now for the fun part -- ribbons and bling! Once again -- dive into your ribbon stash; find all those short bits and pieces of pink and purple ribbon and tie them to the top. (Yes, in case you are wondering, I have an amazing endless ribbon stash.) Next, I used crystal glaze as a glue, and embellished with seed beads, rhinestone hearts, and flat-backed pearls. For the metal top, I used strong sticky sheet adhesive and poured on more seed beads and pearls.

Since this isn't a flat clipboard, it would be hard to write on. But you can put heavy duty magnets on the back and put it on your fridge as a note holder.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Hi Marge, I love this project!! You are so talented!!
    I am so proud of you, and your blog is wonderful. Today you are one of my picks for the Liebster Blog Award. I hope you have a great day sweetie. check out my blog. www.kathys'sdouble-k-krafts.blogspot.com
    luv ya and big hugs...