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,
Loreen

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 =)

10 comments:

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.
Nancy
You can view the award details on my blog.
http://nancyscomfortablecottageliving.blogspot.com/

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

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

Jacqueline
http://www.sparklescharmsandbows.blogspot.com

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!
hugz

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 :)