Happy Summer Everyone! I hope everyone is finding time to relax and recharge during this wonderful time of summer break. I find that summer is a time when structure and schedules go out the window. We look forward to this, but then crave a schedule after a few weeks of chillin’ by the pool. I can’t live without a to-do list, but I love to keep everyone’s schedule to a minimum during the summer months. They go by so quickly and we want to savor every moment. So, I created this project – an easy-to-do, simple clip board that will only have the most important to-do’s for the day on it.
Simple is our word for the summer and here is my simple and cute clip board.
Enjoy your Summer!!
Materials used to make the simple clip board:
Tattered Angles Color Wash – Red Wine
Tattered Angles High Impact Paint – Aqua and Antique Gold
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist – Fern Green
ArtMinds Wood Clip Frame and Flower Cut Out
Aqua ruffled material
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
I have been waiting to use this red Color Wash stain for awhile. I thought this clipboard would be the perfect project for it. It is made from a light balsam wood and the Color Wash worked like magic on it. I love how intense the color of the wash is. It didn’t take much product to cover this board and I love that. Also, when I’m using a product like a stain, I’m not picky about my applicators. For this, I used an old, inexpensive brush and just dipped it dry into the stain. Washed my brush off in some clean water and was good to go.
Next, I wanted to give the laser cut flower a dark base to give some depth to it. I used a dark green glimmer mist and sprayed it all over.
Then I used a lighter color in the High Impact paint in aqua and covered that. The dark green showed through a little, creating some contrast. Again, I just used a dry brush and applied straight from the bottle. This paint is super easy to work with and clean up is a breeze.
Now the red is dry and I wanted to add a bit of metallic highlight to the board. The antique gold High Impact paint is one of my favorites. I grabbed another old brush (I’ve got a theme going on with the old brushes today) and just barely dabbed it in the lid of the paint. I wanted to achieve a worn look. So, I very lightly feathered my brush across the board, just in certain places. If you put to much paint on, you can alway use a napkin or baby wipe and take it back off.
All the paint layers are dry and I just need to assemble them together.
I used tacky glue to add the vintage buttons to the middle of the flower.
I love doing this, it give some dimension and a bit of character to flowers.
I also used the same glue to stick the flower and the ruffle to the board.
Pretty, quick and easy – the perfect project!
I love using it to hold my to-do list, but you could use it as a menu board or even a picture frame.
Have fun and happy creating!
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