Monday, January 2, 2017

Snarky Clipboards by Jess Madaglia

Hi Everyone,
It's the new kid on the block! My name is Jess and I am so excited to share my first project with you.
I created some mini clipboards and they are super easy to make.

I started with my blank clipboard.  They come four to a package and you get the bases, the clips, and the clip cover.

I did a light messy layer of gesso on the base and clip cover.

Once my gesso was dry I started to layer on vintage papers.  I used a whole bunch of random bits.  I can't read dictation, but how perfect is this little bit for this project? I just ripped and layered until I covered the whole board.

I added some scraps of patterned paper, smudged on a bit of acrylic paint, and topped the whole thing off with a layer of collage medium.

Once the collage medium was dried I used Distress Crayons to grunge up the paper.

 The lovely lady was added and her quote.  I stuck these on with collage medium too.

While the collage medium dried I glued my clip to the clip cover.  I painted the clip cover, but decided that wasn't quite working.  Embossing powder was the answer to my problem.
A few scribbles were added around the lady and the quote.  Clipboard complete!

I made a second board using the same technique, but I added some stamps and washi tape to this one.

I hope you enjoyed my first project.  I can't wait to show you what I have up my sleeve for my next post.

Gypsy Soul Products Used:
mini clipboards

Other Products Used:
Acrylic Paint
Archival Ink-Jet Black
Collage medium
Distress Crayons
Embossing Powder
Strong Adhesive
Various patterned papers and vintage papers
Washi Tape


  1. oh my gosh Jess-I love these! Sarcasm is my superpower and it's awesome to find another kindred spirit!! Great techniques and love the lively colours :)

  2. Love these Jessica! Bravo! ❤️❤️

  3. I love these! what a fantastic project! happy new year! xo

  4. Fabulous fun project Jess!! Can you tell me if the embossing powder is the new metallics from EC?

  5. Yes, they are from Emerald Creek. I used Hammed Metal and Charred Gold.