>Clipboards: a work in progress


So last night I posted this post about my mod-podge FAIL…

After I wrote it, I worked hard with a scraper and some elbow grease to get the zebra print paper off. I was able to salvage the pink bottom, and here it is now:

Much better. Thanks for the comments…I learned a few things:

  • Use thicker paper for best results
  • Look into using a spray adhesive (I am a little weary of that one…I like that Mod-podge is non-toxic!)
  • Scrape the top of the paper with something hard (I am nervous about this one…I tried it once and my paper ripped…but I am sure I just didn’t do it the right way!
  • BE PATIENT and put the mod-podge on the back first…smooth out…let dry…and THEN put the top layer on. I am so impatient…ahh! I will have to try this.

Want to see the other finished ones? I hope so, because I will show you anyway 😉

I am debating whether or not to use the little ribbon/fabric embellishments at the top like the blue and green one…any thoughts?
BTW- the paper was all (except for the b&w print) found at Wal*Mart! I got a pack of paper for $5.00….and they’re SO cute! The ribbon was either around my house or ones that I got on clearance for 75 cents at Wal*Mart. I used black ink around the edges (which makes a world of difference!), and I just had that laying around my house.
You should go check out the site that gave me this idea…because I am not creative enough to do this without the inspiration 🙂
So…would you buy these at a craft fair? I’m going to sell them for less than $10…maybe $6-8 depending on the embellishments and size. I’ll market them as great teachers gifts/a way to get your little girls to have fun doing their homework! 🙂
Alright, I’m off to work! Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!
11 Responses to “>Clipboards: a work in progress”
  1. giggedygeekmum says:

    >I attempted a tut with modge podge on a notebook cover a while back. I had a bubbling issue too. I actually didn't do anything though. I just tried my best to get it as flat as I could and called it done. I noticed a lot of the air bubbles worked themselves out while it dried….and I guess there's no real moral or advice in that. Just thought I'd share. ^_^I really like how your clipboards turned out though. I think the ones where its divided on the bottom with a ribbon across it look nice, if I were in the market for a clipboard I'd buy one like that. I also think the tie at the top is cute and that yours look great both ways.

  2. >I like the green and brown one with flowers. I'd buy it at a craft fair

  3. >I love making clipboards, too cute! And your dog looks like my dog chloe 🙂 Please come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings http://www.ladybug-blessings.com

  4. >Great prints….Reminds me of Amy Butler or Michael Miller fabrics.Take care,Lisa

  5. >Absolutely sell these! We sell ours at our Bazaars and the sell! I also made them for teachers last year and they did love them!! And your prices are right on!

  6. Heather says:

    >I use an old, ugly clipboard. I could really use ones of these. What a great idea! Yours are so cute.

  7. Allison says:

    >These look fabulous! Good luck with the craft fair! Thanks for linking these up as well!

  8. Irene says:

    >I love these. I think they are a great placeto keep bills, or appts.BTW – I found you on Shabby Nest.

  9. Chris says:

    >You just can't go wrong with decorative clipboards. I just LOVE them! Thank you for sharing!

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