Saturday, 27 May 2017

How To Create An Altered Nautical Clipboard

Hello crafty friends

I am guest designer for Thompson Craft Supplies for this month and my first project is an altered clipboard using Scrapberry's Primavera and 7 gypsies Maritime paper pads

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1) Paint the clipboard with white gesso
2) Paint the clipboard a sea green colour using acrylic paint
3) Paint  over with crackle glaze
4) Paint the clip with gesso and then with the Art Alchemy Mermaid Sparkle Acrylic paint.
5) Mix a little Mermaid Sparkle with modeling paste and use a mini stencil to apply to the clip.

6) Cut a large rectangle from the 7gypsies Maritime paper pad and adhere to clipboard
7) Cut out a polaroid frame using a die and mount the photo onto it.
8) Cut out a strip of patterned paper from the Maritime paper pad and add a lace boarder using a punch.
9) Cut out a small square from the Primavera pad and adhere behind photo.

10) Take a piece of cheese cloth and dye it with spritzing ink and glue these near the photo.
11) Add a stencil around the paper layers using a mini mask and modeling paste.

11) Decorate the clip with a variety of embelishments

12) Paint the lighthouse with Mermaid Sparkle and once dry add a layer of crackle glaze.
13) Spritz blue mist spray over a paper flower and adhere at base of the lighthouse.
14) Decorate with shells

15) Fill a tiny glass bottle with 2 mm seed beads and glue to clipboard
16) Add a few more embellishments to finish.

Thank you for visiting


  1. This is such a lovely idea - and a great way to display your art