Easy Altered Clipboard

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I wanted to share with you an easy project to transform those boring and ugly office clipboards into something really fantastic!  You may remember I posted a while back a few clipboards that I altered to hang inside my ironing board cabinet.  You can see the post HERE.  Well, these are done in a totally different way, with a totally different style.  I love the old timey look of them. 
 These clipboards are easily found at garage sales and thrift stores for under a dollar.  The best part is since you are covering it it doesn't really matter if it's in bad condition.  You will see that in the video.  The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Melange Tissue wrap was perfect for this project.  I love the collage effect that the paper has built into it with the beautiful butterflies, text, music and architecture.  If you are interested in another project using the Idea-ology tissue wrap check out my Magnet Board idea. 

       



The clip on top got a make over too with some Alcohol Ink and some awesome metal embellishments that I also attached with the Matte Multi Medium.

 Since I used legal size clipboards I had a few inches at the bottom extra after the paper was attached.  I tied on some twine and added a few adornments to make my creative soul happy.  Now I have a place to tuck in a business card or a few loose notes and leave my writing surface free of clutter.


6 comments:

Sandra January 31, 2013 at 5:20 PM  

I am so in love with these!!!!!! I can't wait to go and get me some clipboards. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Angels6 January 31, 2013 at 7:47 PM  

love the project and again thanks for sharing your talent
have missed seeing you - did you get to go to CHA 2013
this is something I can do and will

Marilynn

shari January 31, 2013 at 9:34 PM  

Christie, it is so nice to have you back. I had just visited your blog last week and wondered where you had been. I made a ink caddy and remembered how you had labeled your inks and came over to look at it again. If you'd like to check it out it's on my blog. sharis creations with the cricut dot blogspot dot com
Thes clipboards are wonderful, I'll be trying this one. Shari (cricutrookie)

Anita Houston February 1, 2013 at 4:52 PM  

Wondering what you've been up to. Cool clipboard...makes me want to take some notes!!!

Jannette February 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM  

Great project! love the look of the tissue paper and the antique color made for the metal pieces!!!!

Marcia September 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM  

I couldn't download the labeling list for the distress inks.......it said it was not available could you please send them at mmagnuson@comcast.net

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