This mini clipboard easel is handy for holding lists for groceries, crafting supplies needed, and other notes that I scribble on post-its. It's also a good memory frame for holding photos of some of my favorite people.
I decorated this purple mini clipboard by first applying the solid color using Eggplant paint dabber directly over the wood. I used a sea sponge to dab some pearl alcohol ink with blending solution over the dry paint. I stamped the saying using distress black soot. Flowers were stamped using distress black soot and milled lavender. I stamped another flower using distress embossing ink then embossed it with lavender embossing glitter. I used golden rod stickles for tiny dots around the photo and some of the flowers. I also dotted some flower centers with lavender stickles. The frame was die cut using a Sizzix die and the photo was adhered behind the frame.
Here's how the base of the clipboard looks without the acrylic frame clipped over it.
The acrylic frame doesn't lessen the sparkle of the glitter here:
Here's a similar background with a crackle stamp added to the surface:
I added glitter to some stamped shells for a light embellishment for this playful photo of my daughter running in the ocean.
Here's another cool look using army colors and my attempt at creating a camouflage effect for a clipboard display that holds a picture of my sister's son, a fine soldier, and a pretty cool nephew too.
Sizzix die cut frames, scalloped rectangle or oval, fit nicely into the acrylic frame.
The small die cuts and punches work nicely for layering coordinating embellishments in small areas.
Decorating these mini clipboard photo display easels has allowed me to experiment with different techniques and try to achieve different looks. I'm happy with the results. Printing color photos in black and white is a nice change. Color photos look great too. Different shapes of frames are as appealing as using masculine and feminine die cuts and punches. It's possible to achieve a dimensional look even when the surface has to remain flat. This is a useful and functional item that holds photos, provides a surface for writing and keeps lists of needed items and other important information in an easy to find place. It's all good . . .