I have had two clipboard in my craft room for a while and I had always meant to alter them so they would be photo display worthy. They were your standard looking clipboards. Like this one:
One is legal size and one is like a mini-clipboard. Well, we are having a bit of a winter storm here in St. Louis. We arlready have about 1" on ice on the ground (and it's still falling as I type) and the ever reliable weather guys are calling for buckets of snow as well. So, I decided that this was the time to finally do something with them.
Like ususal, I started with sheet music. I simply Modge Podged the sheet music right onto the clipboards and allowed them to dry. Once dry I applied a thin layer of Modge Podge to the front of both clipboards in order to seal the sheet music.
I then used stamping ink to distress the edges of the clipboards. I dug out my ribbon and lace and played around until I like the way it looked and simply hot glued it right onto the clipboards. I finished with some scrapbooking typrography stickers that I applied with Gorilla Glue. I love that they look like old typwriter keys. I didn't want those stickers to pop off. Finally I added some hand distressed, stained and altered tags and a couple of paper scrapbook accents.
I thought "vintage love" was perfect for me. All this sleet and snow we're having has me thinking about last year when I took (my then 1 year old) little punk outside to play in the snow for the first time. I dug out a couple of black and white photos of that first snow playdate and clipped them on. Perfect.
I'm really crushing on them now. I want to hang them on the wall but I need to find just the right spot.
I'm linking up to The CSI Project's typography contest.