Hey everyone Katie here from Happy Scrappin Mom. I'm so excited to be on the Roberts Crafts design team. Before I get to my project I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I'm a full time wife to my awesome husband of 7 years. He is my one true love. We have two beautiful daughters 6 & 3 who keep us very busy. Now on to my project. I got this idea to alter a plain clipboard into something super fabulous from my friend Kim at Ricketts Cricuts. She a kindergarten teacher and made some of these for the teachers at her school.
An unfinished clip board, Paint & Brushes, Your favorite paper
Step 1: Remove the clip from the top of your clip board and store in a safe place (some clips can't be removed). Then paint the back & sides of your clip board. Let dry completely before moving onto the next step
Step2: While your paint is drying measure and cut your paper to fit on your clip board. Leave a little overhang, you'll trim this off later. I used a MS punch on the red sheet.
Step 3: Once the paint has dried, flip over your clip board to the unfinished side. Apply Mod Podge to the entire board and then quickly lay your paper over the top, use your bone folder to smooth out any bubbles
Step 4: Turn your clip board back to the painted side and use your hobby knife to trim the excess paper. Then use your sanding block to sand down the edges. Make sure to go from paper side down. Ink the edges of your paper.
Step 5: The final step is to Mod Podge both the front and back with a nice even coat. This will seal your paper and give it a nice shinny look. Apply one coat and wait 30 mins then apply another coat, let dry completely about 24 hours. Then repeat on the opposite side.
This project can be a little time consuming but makes the perfect gift for any teacher! I encourage you to jump on over to my blog and become a follower. When I reach 100 fabulous followers I will be giving away some great prizes. I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by~Katie