I have had a brown clipboard floating around my house, ready to be stashed away for a 'someday' craft. I just couldn't decide what to do with it, when I bought it in a package of two to make Carla's (low key) clipboard last month. Then....I saw this really cute clipboard spray painted with chalkboard paint. I've searched for two days so I could find it again, and link to that project. I can't find it :O(. I did comment on the gal's post, but....I...can't...remember I'm not giving up, just posting while I search). Anyway, all this to say, adding chalk to a clipboard-not my idea. I will definitely be saving all potential project links from now on, but I didn't know I'd be doing this until I made Regan's frames. I was looking at the red ribbon, red paper, modge podge, super glue, cricut, scissors etc, and all I needed to launch a second project was the spray paint, which I've wanted to play around with for awhile now. I even had the black dot paper (which I had from a page in the scrapbook I just completed last week!) to make a whole new project. It was a beautiful thing-having all but one thing for a project!
I went to Home Depot and bought some chalkboard spray paint. It was about half the price of the brush on paint.
I painted the edges white (from the last project), covered the back of the clipboard with the black and white dotted paper, and modge podged that, and then I sprayed the front 2/3 of the clipboard (after cover the metal). The spray went on really smooth, and dried really quickly! (I don't think my neighbors even question the square of black spray paint now dotting my front lawn, they give up, every neighborhood has one of 'me,' right?).
I added a little paper at the bottom with the word 'notes,' and a ribbon. The example I saw was completely covered with chalkboard paint, but I like to add senseless things that will probably just get in the way, because I like a challenge...or rather, I like to challenge other people b/c I won't be keeping this for myself. I thought it would be cute to hang on a wall and keep a to do list, or it could be a homework clipboard etc. Or....it could be a door stop.
Whatever, the beauty...or usefulness is all in the eye/hands of the beholder, and since I don't know who will be holding this....I can't tell you it's final destination, but for now. It was quick to put together. It was easy. I'm happy.
5 days ago