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Here's a small striped clipboard decorated with Stampotique's Vine Scroll (Arwen McCullen) and Angelboy (Daniel Torrente).
The first step was to paint the front, back, and sides of the clipboard with a layer of Black Media Gesso by DecoArt, which is delightfully thick and opaque. When it was dry, the Vine Scroll was repeatedly stamped with Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts. Verdigris embossing powder by Ranger was dumped on, the excess removed, then the Vine Scrolls were heat set.
There were some gaps between the Vine Scrolls and I thought the space needed something, so I sponged Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink over the Vineyard stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, then heat embossed with Verdigris embossing powder.
The metal clip was treated to the same process, though the inking, dumping, excess-removing, and heat setting procedure was repeated a few times until the Staples logo was eradicated.
Multiple widths of Washi tape were adhered horizontally across the clipboard. Blue Green Light, Cobalt Blue Hue, Diozazine Purple, English Red Oxide, and Vermillion Media Fluid Acrylic paints by DecoArt were randomly brushed over the Washi tape onto the clipboard, wiped back, and repainted until I liked the look. Interference Turquoise MFA paint was painted over the stripes to add a touch of iridescence. The paint was wiped off the embossed Vine Scrolls using a baby wipe. The tape was removed and I was disappointed to find that paint had seeped under the tape. Oh well. Perfection is overrated.
Angelboy was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with black marker. Several colors of Twinkling H20s were painted over Angelboy's wings, which made them shimmer.
Acrylic Matte Medium by DecoArt was used to adhere Angelboy to the clipboard. I had a total dunderhead moment and didn't realize that the appropriately named Matte Medium would obviate the shimmer from the Twinklin' H2Os. Silly me.
I used Carbon Black MFA paint to coat the balance of the metallic parts of the clipboard and pronounced it done.