Sunday, July 20, 2008

Altered Wooden Paperclip

Modge Podge & me - we go way back. I am talking way back to old school paper mache projects in elementary school. I try my best to keep it out of sight so that I can control the altering impulses. I just had to alter this cutie paperclip. I couldnt help myself ;)
To do this quick project, I took apart the wooden paper clip and put the metal piece to the side. Next, I painted the wooden paperclip blue to match the designer paper. After the paint dried, I traced the paper against the wooden paperclip. I cut the paper out for its front, back, and sides. I then put a thin coat of modge podge onto the clip and adhered the designer paper to it.
I allowed each section to dry before I moved onto the next. I then took my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China and inked the edges and tops of the paper. I sealed the entire project with another thin coat of modge podge. After everything has dried, I put the metal piece back onto the wood so that it became a paperclip again. If you stand the paperclip on its legs, you can use the opening to hold a picture, paper, or post-it notes as I have here in my picture. I am also a huge fan of double sided designer paper. This paper is from Fancy Pants and was in the July Contest Kit. Since I really like both prints, I used both sides of the paper for each side of the paperclip. This project did not take more than an hour to complete.

I hope you enjoyed my quick project,

P.S. Do not forget that we are doing a Premiere Design Team Call for Wish On A Scrap. Please email me your applications by August 15, 2008. Also, I am doing PIF Blog Candy and will announce a winner on July 25, 2008. Dont forget to enter =)


Kim said...

LOVE it! I can't wait to copy you now! It turned out AWESOME!
Hugs~ Kim

lashell said...

Hey Loreen...thanks for stopping by the blog, love yours

Kimmie0270 said...

This is awesome... is it a regular sized clothes pin or a large one?

Debby said...

Too Cute!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

I love your clip.... so kewl! The TH China Blue is my fave color. I just used his crackle paint in blue on a creation too ! It's such an amazing color!

But back to your clip .... LOVE IT!

basketmaster said...

I really enjoy your blog and all your projects. I nominated you for a for fun Weblog Award. Enjoy and keep up the great work.
You can view the award details on my blog.

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

Love your work! Loreen, I have left you an award on my site, come over and pick it up!


Catherine said...

very cool! i've been wanting to try these babies

deb said...

This is your paper clip!! I LOVE IT!! NY paper clips and MN paper clips are different!! LOL
This is so awesome! Not what I was thinking at all!!
Great job and love love that paper!

JUST JUDY and her STAMPS! said...

ADORABLE - - but isn't that a large size CLOTHES PIN instead of a paper clip and can SOMEONE please tell me where you find that size of CLOTHES PIN?

Love your blog and your artwork.
Judy :)