Welcome to INSPIRE!
Today is and exciting day here on the blog.
Why you ask?
It is a collaborative Blog Hop with
Rita Barakat Designs & Faber-Castell!
I found a rustic style wood clipboard in one of those dollar bins at Micheals and had been waiting for the perfect time to use it.
This hop was that moment!
To begin, I used Faber-Castell White Gesso over the entire front surface of the board, and let set. Once the gesso had dried, I began the process of adding color and finishes to the clipboard, using a variety of Faber-Castell Gelatos in shades from the Iridescent & Metallic collections.
Once I had layered the colors, and blended with a light spritz of water and my finger, I added interest by using Faber-Castell Stencils.
I added additional interest to the Gelato stenciled butterflies using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen Brushes in White & Black.
I also used the Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Pen, on a stamp with a handwritten design, randomly stamped allover the surface, making a ghosted background.
Next I added Faber-Castell Transfer Images in a floral motif, along one side and bottom corner of the clipboard to coordinate with the floral die cut from
Using Gelato's & Faber-Castell Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, I colored in the transfer images, using water & a fine tip watercolor brush.
I also used this technique with the other Faber-Castell Transfer Images used on the clipboard.
To give a more rustic look to the design, I used PLAID Painted Finishes in Rust on the clip to give an aged look.
To finish the design, I added a beautiful cowgirl die cut from Rita Barakat's Wild And Free Collection, using Scrapbook Adhesives.
And there you have it, a clipboard to sit on your creative surface, or desk to clip creative ideas to, or use to clip on daily inspiring verses or quotes.
NOW........it is time to Hop along!
Follow the links provided here, to check out ALL the creative projects created by the talented Rita Barakat Design Team!
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