Make a Decoupage Photo Clipboard

There are a lot of perks to being married to a Pastor.

Like being invited along when he married a couple on the beach in SW Florida. 

Yup, right on the beach. With the beautiful, glorious Gulf of Mexico a few feet away. Walking the beach with my inquisitive, precocious daughter, bare toes in the warm sand. Laughing as she pointed out everything in sight...a plane, the never-ending pelicans flying overhead, the pretty shells...

Oblivious to the fact that the wedding photographer was snapping pictures of my daughter during breaks in the wedding. A whole roll of pictures. Who could resist really....just look at that adorable little face with its topknot ponytail and the floaty white dress, perfect for beach pictures.

I was beyond thrilled when I was given a CD of photographer-quality pictures of me and my daughter strolling the strings attached.

So many pictures to play with, scrapbook, document, display.

I chose three of my favorites to print and decoupage onto a clipboard as art for my daughter's room.

Clipboards are cheap and easy to find at Big Lots, Walmart and other big box stores.

My first step was to paint the clipboard white. I then arranged some scrapbook papers on top in a random pattern and then inked around the edges of the clipboard.

I added the pictures and various embellishments that were meaningful to this moment, including stickers, chipboard letters, a paper flower with brad, even a bit of lace along the edge of one picture.

Once everything was glued down, I used a foam brush and applied a couple thin coats of Mod Podge, waiting for it to dry in between coats.

The Mod Podge seals and protects the artwork. It also allows me to dust this piece without scratching or ruining the pictures. Um, that is when I choose to dust :)

I cut various pink and green ribbons and tied them to the clip, simply knotting them.
Tying them closely together gives fullness.

Look at that face!
My sweet little Abby is now "frozen in time", forever protected in Mod Podge in this unique,
one-of-a-kind portrait for her room.

Have you decoupaged anything lately??  Maybe it's time you gave Mod Podge a try :)

I was not compensated for this post; I just think Mod Podge is a really cool
 product and I enjoy using it and sharing my experiences with you.

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  1. That's a really cute idea! I love how you embellished it, with the flower, lace, and the scrap fabric. Very nice! I've just discovered mod podge about a year ago, wonderful stuff. It is good for so many things. And the dusting, I'm not to fond of it either (-; Thanks for sharing your lovely project. Pinning!!!

    1. Isn't Mod Podge wonderful? I love how it creates a seal over everything! Thanks for your sweet comments and for the pin :) And uh, about the dusting...well, we just won't go there!
      Have a great week!


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