Altered Mini Clipboard

Craft Ideas Craft of the Day

Use a mini clipboard to create a piece of art that can showcase interchangeable photos.

Materials

  • Timber mini clipboard, size A5
  • Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper Collection (HCDP1 237)
  • Green cardstock
  • Brown organza ribbon
  • Photo

Tools

  • Die-cutting system
  • Heartfelt Creations PreCut Stamp Sets: Mini Vintage Floret (HCPC 3502), Open Vintage Floret (HCPC 3500)
  • Dies: Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die (HCD 727); Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage (472123) and Foliage Two (S5-129), Decorative Elements Nestabilities Timeless Rectangle (031458)
  • McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat and Tool Kit
  • Paint: Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal Guava, Making Memories Scrapbook Colors Manila
  • Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Ink Pads: Stazon Jet Black, Brilliance Crimson Copper
  • Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist
  • Ranger Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Acrylic block
  • Adhesives: foam dots, paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

On covered work surface, paint clipboard Manila; set aside to dry.

STEP 2

Cut 6-1/2”x9” patterned paper panel; round corners and adhere to clipboard.

STEP 3

Cut decorative panel from patterned paper; adhere to chipboard sheet (from back of paper pack) and trim as needed. Adhere chipboard panel to clipboard.

STEP 4

Die cut medium rectangle from desired paper; adhere to chipboard sheet and trim as needed. Adhere to center of decorative panel with foam dots.

STEP 5

Stamp, die cut, and assemble seven flowers in varying sizes from patterned paper. For large flowers, cut two each of die 5, 6 and 7. Use dauber to ink petal edges Crimson Copper; spray with Glimmer Mist to moisten. On back, rub with stylus (from tool kit) until cup shape is formed. Turn flower over and gently push center in to allow petals to rise up. Layer each piece from large to small, adhering as you go. Gently bend and curl each petal until overall flower shape is achieved. Repeat for medium flowers with dies 6, 5 and 4, and for small flower with dies 5, 4 and 3.

STEP 6

Die cut foliage pieces and adhere to clipboard as shown. Using foliage as base and photo as guide, cluster larger flowers at bottom left and smaller flowers at top right of chipboard. When desired arrangement is achieved, adhere in place.

STEP 7

Cut ticket shape title and subtitle from patterned paper; adhere to clipboard as shown, placing foam dots in center only to allow photo to slide in and out.

STEP 8

Detail cut tiny butterflies from patterned paper. Fold butterflies on each side of body; shape wings up. Layer two butterflies together, adhering bodies only and leaving wings free and dimensional. Adhere to clipboard as desired.

STEP 9

Apply lines of Guava paint dots along sides of each butterfly body, and in horizontal lines across body. Randomly apply glitter glue along rims of some flower petals. Let dry completely.

STEP 10

Tie ribbon through metal loop at top of clipboard. Place photo in clip.

Tip

  • For display, prop clipboard on small, tabletop easel, or hang on wall using picture-hanging adhesive.

by Alicia Barry for Heartfelt Creations (www.heartfeltcreations.us)

Baseball Pedestal

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

  

Does Dad have an autographed baseball he treasures from years ago? Use Krylon paint, a candlestick, and some vintage baseball paper to create a pedestal to showcase his special memento.

Materials

  • Wooden candlestick, 9” tall
  • Wooden 6” square, 1/8” thick
  • Vintage baseball paper
  • Black Rub-on alphabet letters
  • Black electrical tape
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paint: Flat Ruddy Brown, Gloss Black
  • Krylon Short Cuts Gloss Red Pepper Brush-on Paint

Tools

  • Handsaw
  • Découpage medium
  • Craft glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, sandpaper, soft cloth, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

(Note: Allow paint to dry before applying next color.)

step 1

Follow manufacturer’s instructions to spray paint candlestick Ruddy Brown.

step 2

Using photo as guide, paint candlestick cup top and bottom edge, top edge of center section, and base Red Pepper.

step 3

To create bat handle grip, wrap electrical tape around upper portion of center candlestick section as shown in photo.

step 4

Cut 2” corner from wooden square (home plate). Sand rough edge; wipe with soft cloth. Spray paint entire square Black; let dry.

step 5

Trace home plate on back of vintage baseball paper. Draw line 1/8” inside tracing line; cut on inside line. Apply rub-on letters to paper edge to spell “home” as shown. Adhere baseball paper to home plate using découpage medium; let dry.

step 6

Adhere candlestick to center of home plate.

by Colette George for Krylon (www.krylon.com)

Wedding Box

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Capture wedding day memories when you place keepsakes from your special day inside this beautiful personalized wedding box.

Materials

  • Walnut Hollow Large Lancaster Wooden Trunk, 9”x5”x5-1/2” (38219)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paints: Wicker White, Licorice, Ivory White, Metallic Silver Sterling, Metallic Copper
  • Darice Wooden Ball Knobs, 1”, four
  • Color copy of wedding photo

Tools

  • Plaid FolkArt Down Home Brown Antiquing Medium
  • Plaid FolkArt Satin Artists’ Varnish
  • Paintbrushes: round, #5; flat, #12
  • Plaid Bottle Top Tip Writers (30728)
  • Plaid Mod Podge Découpage Medium
  • Wood glue

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, ruler, sandpaper, pencil, transfer paper, soft cloth, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

Basecoat box Wicker White; sand lightly. Wipe clean with soft cloth.

STEP 2

Print pattern. Transfer heart pattern around sides of box bottom.

STEP 3

Paint the following: lid, wooden knobs, and top box section Metallic Copper; base and bottom of pattern Silver Sterling; hearts Ivory White. Let dry. Adhere wooden knobs to each corner of box bottom.

STEP 4

Transfer lettering to lid and names and wedding date to underside of lid. Use bottle top tip set and Licorice to add pattern details and write lettering. Spatter paint box and lid Licorice; let dry.

STEP 5

Trim photo to desired size. Following manufacturer’s instructions, use découpage medium to apply photo to lid. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to antique lid and box. Apply varnish.

Tip

  • To create a bridal bouquet keepsake display, adhere floral foam inside box, then arrange dried flowers and ribbon from the bridal bouquet as desired. The wedding couple’s name and date on the lid are the perfect background for this floral display.

by Kirsten Jones