Today I am super excited to do a guest design for the wonderful Linnie Blooms! I love making gifts for my friends and family for the holidays!! I start now and usually, by December, I have something for everyone!! This is my first gift . . . although, I might just keep it because it looks adorable on my wall!!
This clipboard project started out in Goodwill. There was a stack of clipboards, that were .99 and since the color of the day was Green, they all turned out to be .50. Steal!! (So I bought a couple, thinking of teacher's gifts!!)
I was thinking how popular the chalkboard art is right now . . . but wanted something a little more permanent. Starting with black paint and gesso, and coated the front and back of the board! I tried it out and you can use chalk on it and wipe it right off!! Yeah!
Then I got out my Linnie Shapes. They are so fun!! I thought these arrows would be cute to put on the side of the board, pointing in at the To-Do List! These canvas shapes hold color so well! In these spray bottles, I have a mix of acrylic paint and water. This way the spray is permanent!
Look at the definition of the stencil . . . amazing! I love the Linnie canvas for this reason!!
The chalkboard look is so cute, but I wanted the To-Do list and the numbers to stay put . . . and the actual list to able to change. I took out my FAVORITE white pen and doodled onto the clipboard. Using my Helmarr 450, the shapes glued down to the edge!
I tied some ribbon onto the clippy-part and it was done!! So, teacher gift no more . . . I am keeping this clipboard on the wall in my art area!! It is so happy there!!