Other Products: PAPER: Tan, Brown, Teal, White Cardstocks, Aqua Glitter cardstock, Rust Foil cardstock; INK: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Broken China Distress Ink, Ranger Black Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquamarine Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; COLORING MEDIUM: Spectrum Noir Pens (BGR 1, BT4, GB 4, GB 11), TRIM: Natural Jute Ribbon, Jute Ric Rack, Embellishments: Assorted Screw head brads, gold jewelry wire, small paintbrush handle; Gesso; Tools: Corner Rounding tool, Heat Gun, Glue Sticks, Studio Multi Matte Medium, bone folder or old credit card, 1/2" wide Scor-Tape or other strong double sided adhesive.
Watch this video https://youtu.be/qHDVXV3gPlQ to learn how to shape the All Geared Up flowers.
Instructions: View a larger project image here. Prime the sides and the top 1/3 of the clip board with Gesso and let dry. Sponge with Viva Décor 3D Copper Stamp Paint and let dry. Spritz with Tattered Angels Aquamarine Glimmer Mist and blow dry with a heat gun. Trace around the back side of the clipboard onto your chosen paper. Trim out, and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then glue down onto the back of your clipboard. Use a bone folder or an old credit card to smooth the paper down from the center toward the edges to remove all the air bubbles. Seal the back of the clipboard with Studio Matte Multi Medium and set aside to dry. Once it has dried, tap all around the edges with Copper Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paint. This will dry in just a few minutes. Now, tap the entire metal clip assembly with the Copper 3D stamp paint. Let it dry. Stamp again if you need heavier coverage. Then spritz with the TA Mist and heat dry.
Next, position the paper you have chosen for the front of the clipboard where you want it to be and underneath the clip as close to flush as possible. You do not have to worry too much about this as you have painted the top third of your clipboard. Trace around the clipboard and then trim the paper to fit. Ink the edges and glue down the same way you did on the back side. Tear a piece to run along the base of the clipboard if desired, and add a piece to the top of the clipboard if desired. When everything has dried, run the Scor-tape from the sides of the metal clip all the way around the back of the clipboard and around to the opposite side of the clip. Cut a piece of natural jute ribbon that is equal to the length of the Scor-tape. Pull out some of the strands to fray the top and bottom edge. Set these aside to use for a ribbon on the top of the metal clip. Remove the liner from the Scor-tape and press the jute ribbon into place. Use a glue gun to glue two pieces of the burlap ric rack on either side of the clip as shown.
Stamp the sentiment from Nuts and Bolts onto tan cardstock using black ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Trim out and round the corners with a corner rounding tool, ink the edges and mat with Teal Cardstock. Stamp the mechanical flower onto white cardstock three times. Color with Spectrum Noir markers. Cut the first stamp out in its entirety. On the second stamp, cut out the screw and the petals of the flower and shape with the molding mat and tools. Use foam dots to attach the screw to the first stamped image, then glue the bottom edge of the shaped petals behind the screw head, staggering the leaves a little to add dimension. On the third stamp, cut out just the petals and shape and glue on top of the second set of petals, staggering a little to add dimension. Coat the top layer with Crystal Lacquer and set aside to dry.
Print out your photo and use the 2B dies to crop it to size. Use the 2A dies to cut a mat from teal cardstock. Use a larger 2A die to cut a long mat from the tan cardstock. Use foam dots to attach the photo to the tan mat so that the tan mat is at an angle. Glue down as shown. Glue the prepared sentiment as shown. Stamp the U Inspire Me sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out with the license plate die. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo and the center with Broken China. Use foam dots to place below the photo, as shown. Use the tab die from Luggage and Tags to cut out Courage and Strength from the cut apart page of the collection.
To make the metal springs, wrap the jewelry wire around the paintbrush handle and push down to coil tightly. Remove from the paintbrush and shape. Set aside. Die cut several sets of the gears and leaves from all the various cardstock. Die cut the chains from rust foil cardstock. Layer all the gears, stamps, springs and chains as shown. Tie the jute string through the loop in the top of the metal clip.