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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Altered Clipboard With Clay Rose

Altered clipboard using a polymer clay rose.

For this clipboard I used - a plain clipboard, scrapbooking paper, ribbon, a bone folder, Mod Podge, double stick tape, an emery board, a paper cutter, a paint brush and a polymer clay rose.

I used a piece of ribbon to tie the clip open. Then I painted the top and sides of the clip board. I used the paper cutter to cut the scrapbooking paper into strips. I didn't measure the width of the paper but I did measure the length to have the correct fit. You can use as many strips of paper as you want, if you prefer more strips, just cut them smaller.

I attached the paper strips to the clip board with double stick tape. In this case I applied the tape to the clipboard first and then attached the paper. You can use any tape or glue to attach the paper but you must have adhesive on the entire strip of paper. If there is a section of paper missing adhesive, it will bubble when you apply the Mod Podge. Trust me, I have made this mistake several times.

I rubbed the bone folder on the paper to make sure it had good contact with the tape.

I do not have a sanding block used for scrap booking but I found that an emery board works great. I sanded the sides of the clipboard. Sanding ensures the paper is well adhered along the edges. It also looks nice after sanding.

Once I attached the paper and sanded the edges, I applied Mod Podge. I gave the clipboard 2 coats of Mod Podge but you can apply as many coats as you want.

Once the Mod Podge was dry, I cut 3 pieces of ribbon and tied it to the top of the clipboard. Then I applied the polymer clay rose using E6000 glue.

I left the back of the clipboard plain but have painted or papered the backs in past projects.

And here it is, the completed clipboard.


  1. That's a great tutorial!! I want to try and paint a clipboard some day.

  2. Thank you Audrey :)
    They are a lot of fun to make!!


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