Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Chip Off The Old Block - Use Chipboard

Hello, Crafty Peeples,

I am a day late with my post for Shopping Our Stash, but this was one of those projects that literally turned into a vendetta.  To make a long story short, everything that could go wrong did go wrong.   I was incapable of cutting a straight line or cutting paper, or applying paper completely straight. I only have good stamped images because I stamped using pigment ink on chalk paint and could remove my mistakes with baby wipes.

I started this project as a gift for my grandson's teacher.  The 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade classes went on a camping trip (4 days, 3 nights, what brave parents and teachers) and I wanted her to have this as a little thank you!  They left on Monday and the project was still in disparate pieces on my board. 

I was surprised to discover the clip would hold the chalk without any additional anchoring.   The problem of the chalk had plagued me throughout the process.  I shook it, dropped it, no problems!

I used the Frosted Flakes™ chipboard box to create my sleeve.  The clipboard is also constructed from chipboard.

Other Supplies Used:
Earth Safe Finishes® Chalk It Up™ Razzleberry
DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish™ - Relique (1 part) Sleeve color
DecoArr® Americana Decor© Chalky Finish™ - Yesteryear (1part) Sleeve color
DecoArt® Americana Decor© Chalky Finish™ -  Carbon (for the clipboard)
Graphic 45 - An ABC Primer Collect Papers and Stamps
My Mind's Eye® record it! - all things CHALK! - (Journal Card and Alphabets on sleeve) front and the Happy Campers paper on the sleeve back.)
Rubber Stampede® Paint Pad Pigment Ink - White

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